Best Small Dog Breeds for Limited Space


Because of their long, fluffy hair, Pomeranians resemble a cross between a plush animal and a miniature lion.

 These dogs are extremely loyal to their families, but they may also be watchful and dominant at times. 

Boston Terrier

The breed was developed in the city of Manchester, England, by breeding an English bulldog with a white English terrier.

Although they are known for their lively nature, Bostons often enjoy cuddling up in their owners' laps


The Maltese is known for its mild manners and bravery. This breed of dog is known for its outgoing personality and strong familial relationships.

The modern Maltese nevertheless enjoys being coddled and can live comfortably in an apartment.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is the epitome of the lap dog, so this is not shocking given that the breed was born for the sole purpose of providing a human partner.

Although many owners like to keep their dogs' long, silky hair, this is often trimmed for convenience. 

Miniature Schnauzer

This terrier breed is well-known for its distinctive bearded hairstyle and fierce devotion to its human family. 

It also has a reputation for being a noisy breed that requires early and consistent training.


Chihuahuas are devoted pets, but they also have a "tough dog" attitude and are full of energy. 

The bright side is that they don't require a huge area to run around and play in order to release their boundless energy.

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