Top 10 Dog Breeds in Miami, FL

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Dogs just want to have fu-un! With the abundance of sunlight, dog-friendly beaches, and plenty of places to play, it's no wonder the Magic City of Miami brings magic to every pup's life that lives here. Not only has the city stayed in the top ten list of most walkable cities in the country, but Miami is also ranked the 3rd dog-friendliest city in the country. Thanks to its number of dog-friendly places and safe walking spaces for Fido, you'll see a lot of pups out and about walking with their owners, but have you ever stopped to wonder which dog breed is the favorite in this bustling city?

#1 Chihuahua

Living in such a big city, you probably don't have as much space to walk around or play outside as you or Fido would like, that's why the top breed here is the Chihuahua. Chihuahuas are adorable little buddies who take up little space, but still needs lots of love from their owners!

#2 Golden Retriever

You can never go wrong with getting a Golden Retriever, thanks to their cute puppy form and protective adult temperament. These guys are very attentive and tend to listen better than most other pups, but be careful taking these guys to the beach as they will be surely blend in with the sand thanks to their beautiful golden coats.

#3 American Bulldog

Leaner and taller than their English cousins, American Bulldogs were originally used to control livestock on farms. That said, they can do well in the city as long as they get enough exercise, so this breed can often be seen burning off their energy at Miami's dog-friendly parks, trails, and beaches!
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#4 French Bulldog

Having a French Bulldog by your side will always bring some class and elegance to your daily routine when going out with Fido. These proud pooches are known for their adorable bat-like ears and stern looks, and have been a favorite since the 1800s when they were created from cross-breeding.

#5 Husky

With their beautiful looks and friendly personality, it's no wonder that the Husky has made it onto the list of top dog breeds in Miami. Though originally bred as sled dogs, Huskies can adapt to warmer climates as long as they get adequate shade and water. Keep your Husky's gorgeous coat in tiptop shape by taking them to the best dog spas in the city!

#6 Dachshund

Despite their short legs, the Dachshund has a big personality that's ready to take on a big city like Miami! This spunky breed is always game for anything, be it off-leash play at the Amelia Earhart Dog Park, lunch at Kush in Wynwood, or shopping at the upscale Bal Harbour Shops.

#7 Schnauzer

Schnauzers come in three sizes, making them pawfectly suited for living spaces of all kinds. Whether you live in an apartment or the suburbs, the Schnauzer is a furrific family dog who is protective of their loved ones. Whether Miniature, Standard, or Giant, Schnauzers need regular exercise, which they can get at Miami's many dog-friendly parks!

#8 Mutt

With a large city usually comes a lot of dog breeding of mixed breeds and mutts, but that doesn't make them any less popular thanks to their variety of looks, temperaments, and play styles! You can never go wrong with getting a Mutt in Miami, as they will tend to live longer, healthier, and happier lives then purebreds.

#9 Maltese

The Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta is what the Maltese breed used to be known as, and they have been popular for thousands of years. These ancient puppers make for great guard dogs thanks to their fearless and responsive behavior. Don't expect much attacking power out of them, as they are usually too affectionate and docile for that.

#10 Beagle

Cute but hardy, the Beagle is a hunting dog that has become one of the most pawpular pets in the Magic City. Despite their compact size, this friendly and curious breed has plenty of energy to spare and needs at least an hour of exercise every day. Furtunately, there's no shortage of dog-friendly places to do just that in Miami!