The Top Miniature Dogs for Apartment Living

Yorkshire Terrier

A good number of Yorkshire terriers adore spending time on their owners' laps and are perfectly content to be carried.

Yorkies have big personalities that more than make up for their diminutive appearance. 


The Dachshund is known by a variety of aliases, including doxie, wiener dog, sausage dog, and even hot dog. 

Dachshunds can be found in both a regular and a tiny form, with the latter being preferable for people who have an interest in small dogs.


While miniatures and toys are considered to be small dogs, standards are considered to be on the larger side. 

The toy and miniature poodles are renowned for their extended life spans, in addition to the intelligence and characteristic curliness of their coats.

Shih Tzu

It should come as no surprise that the 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. 

Miniature Schnauzer

The miniature schnauzer is a tough-natured yet amiable canine that is known for its small size.

This terrier has a strong feeling of loyalty and protectiveness toward its family, which is evidenced by its unique bearded hairstyle, which makes it easy to identify. 


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.

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