Best Small Dog Breeds for Limited Space


The temperament of the Maltese is typically one that is calm but courageous. 

This dog spends most of its time being sociable and lively, and it forms strong ties with its family. 

Boston Terrier

The Boston terrier is a dog that is known for its even temperament, happy disposition, and undying loyalty.

The breed was called after the city in which it was developed after an English bulldog was bred with a white English terrier.


The long, fluffy coat that Pomeranians have gives them an appearance that is somewhere between that of a stuffed animal and that of a miniature lion. 

They have a reputation for being watchful and even dominant at times, yet they are incredibly devoted to their families. 


In the past, pugs were kept as pets by royalty and were even considered sacred by Tibetan monks.

Affectionate and even-tempered, they are adaptable to a wide variety of living settings, especially those seen in households with limited space. 


Chihuahuas are affectionate and devoted, but they are also lively and cheeky, and they have big "tough dog" attitudes.

The good news is that because to their diminutive size, they do not require a large area in which to play and expend their boundless energy.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu is essentially considered the poster child for lap dogs; the breed was initially developed solely as a companion.

These dogs often have long, silky hair, but many owners choose to clip the coat short so that the dog requires less grooming.

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