Top 10 Dog Breeds in Miami, FL

Introduction

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?
  • #10 Mutt

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    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.
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  • #9 Pitbull

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    The American Pit Bull Terrier is the official breed name for Pitbulls, and with such a title, they carry all the class and pride that comes with it. Short-haired, even-tempered, and great listeners make these guys great walking buddies on the Miami Streets, and thanks to their short hair, no need to worry as much about overheating!
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  • #8 French Bulldog

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    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.
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  • #7 Labrador Retriever

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    Energetic, loyal, and always looking to play, the Labrador Retriever is indeed a great pick when living in Miami. These energetic and loving dogs are great for snuggling indoors or going out to one of Miami's multiple dog-friendly beaches, parks, or restaurants.
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  • #6 Lab Mix

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    Labs have always made a fun-loving and caring family pet, so its no wonder lab mixes are so popular. When you get to enjoy the sweet and loyal temperament of a lab, mixed with the looks and behavior of Rottweilers, Pitbulls, or German Shepherds, that can offer some variety to such a great breed!
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  • #5 Maltese

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    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.
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  • #4 Shih Tzu

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    In Miami, you'll see a variety of smaller dog breeds around and one of the smallest you'll find is the Shih Tzu. This toy breed is the perfect pet to have in Miami, their small size makes it easy to groom, but if you're looking for a quiet dog, you're barking up the wrong tree. These dogs love to talk to their owners!
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  • #3 Yorkie

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    When you're living in the city, you'll see a lot of Yorkies running around, thanks to their small size, quiet demeanor, and love for puppy snuggles! These English pups will only weigh up to 7 pounds, but still have lots of energy to play, run around, and have a furific day out at one of Miami's great dog parks
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  • #2 Golden Retriever

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    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.
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  • #1 Chihuahua

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    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!
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