Top Miniature Dogs for Apartment Living

Yorkshire Terrier

Many Yorkshire terriers enjoy being carried around and sitting on their owners' laps.

Despite their diminutive stature, Yorkies are known for their big, bold personalities.


Many other names have been given to the dachshund over the years. Obviously, the unique characteristics of each breed inspired their naming. 

Miniature Dachshunds are great for people who love little dogs but can't commit to a full-sized one. 


Dogs can be classed by size, with norms being on the larger end and miniatures and toys on the smaller end. 

The toy poodle breed is famous for its extended life span, as well as its intelligence and distinctive curly coat. 

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is the epitome of the lap dog, and this is not surprising given that the breed was developed for the sole purpose of providing a human companion.

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

Miniature Schnauzer

The little schnauzer is an energetic and courageous canine. 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 may be among the tiniest dogs in the world and are frequently seen being carried in carriers.

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

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