Size certainly matters when it comes to having a dog in an apartment. When picking the perfect pooch for your apartment, always take into consideration the dog breed, noise level, energy level, and friendliness of your new furbaby. These dog breeds will be a perfect fit for a small space and the close quarters of neighbors.
Maltese is an affectionate toy breed that has a white colored coat that is straight, long, and silky. The Maltese only weighs around seven pounds full grown. This breed is perfect for the small space of an apartment and this breed is perfect because they are charming, gentle, and playful.
2. Teacup Chihuahua
The teacup Chihuahua is typically around three to five pounds full grown and a regular Chihuahua can get anywhere between six and ten pounds as an adult. Chihuahuas are an energetic, fun breed and that makes them perfect for an apartment. Chihuahuas are one of the oldest dog breeds in America, which lineage dates back to the ancient kingdoms of pre-Columbian times. This breed is full of personality and character, which make them easy to spoil. Of course, depending on the dog they may or may not bark a lot, so be aware of that when you are looking for a puppy. This breed certainly tends to be a little yippy in many cases. Pictured below: Chico
3. Teacup Pomeranian
This tiny breed can weigh anywhere between three and seven pounds. The Pomeranian has a gorgeous coat, fox-like face, and lively personality, which is why many people choose them to be their companions. The Teacup Pomeranian makes a great apartment dog because of their small stature and spunky personality!
4. Yorkie-Poo Mix
The Yorkie-Poo is a designer breed which is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy Poodle. The Yorkie-Poo breed has a ton of personality while being on the energetic side. This breed is smart, friendly, and very easy to train. Depending on genetics and other factors they can have a long wavy coat or a shorter curly coat. Their features and coat depend on their lineage but this little dog is a protector through and through. They love to please and protect their master! Pictured below: Luna
The Pug is a small muscular breed that loves to love and be loved. This little bundle of joy has sparkling eyes and a wrinkled face that can give them a human-like expression such as surprise, curiosity, and happiness. A full-grown Pug gets between fourteen and eighteen pounds. The Pug can be happy in an apartment or in the country. This mischievous little dog will bring you lots of joy!
Bred to hunt smaller prey such as badgers, but these little dogs with short legs are a bundle of joy to have around. This breed has a loving spirit and is full of energy, character, and highly intelligent, which makes a dachshund a great apartment dog. A standard dachshund can weigh up to thirty-two pounds and a miniature will be around eleven pounds full-grown.
7. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Corgi is a strong, affectionate, athletic breed that makes a great companion, which is why they make a perfect dog for small living spaces. The Corgi does get much bigger than a toy breed at up to thirty pounds as an adult but this is a smart, delightful breed and perfect for an apartment.
8. Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Pinscher is the “King” of toy dog breeds. They weigh in at around eight to ten pounds as an adult and are fearless! This is a fun-loving, compact, leggy breed. The Min Pin makes for a great companion in a small living space.
9. West Highland White Terrier
The “Westie” is a loyal, entertaining, happy breed that is perfect for an apartment lifestyle. Full-grown the Westie can get up to twenty pounds but their intelligence and confident personality are remarkable.
10. Toy Poodle
A true star among the toy dog breeds, the Toy Poodle has a hypoallergenic coat, which weighs in at no more than six pounds full-grown. The Toy Poodle is very athletic, intelligent, and confident, which makes them great for living in an apartment. This breed is sure to win you over with their loving, caring personality!