Cities The Best Dogs for City Living  

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List Rules Dog breeds that do well with limited space, a small yard, and close neighbors

List of the best dogs for city life, as ranked by dog breed experts and apartment dwellers. Since every canine breed comes with its own unique personality type, they also come with their own set of challenges. Certain dogs just weren’t made for life in the city, where you come across strangers every day and are often confined to the small square footage of an apartment. If you live in the city, chances are your home is not very large,especially when compared to a house with a backyard. Therefore the dog that joins your family should be able to take the small confines, as well as be friendly with strangers. As long as your dog gets enough exercise through long walks around the neighborhood, any breed can live in a city, but the breeds on this list are the most suited to the lifestyle.

Are you wondering, “What are the best dogs for city life?”This list has the most apt breeds for the life of a city dog. The dogs on this list have low to mild energy levels and are completely loving to most people.

If you’re looking for a dog that will be your best friend within the limitations of your small city dwelling, the breeds on this list won’tever let you down.

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116 54
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

2
105 54
Pug is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

3
99 54
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

4
98 49
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

5
100 53
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

6
74 35
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

7
84 47
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

8
73 37
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

9
84 46
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

10
111 68
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

11
69 40
Bichon Frisé is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

12
70 41
Maltese Dog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

13
80 46
Miniature Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

14
66 36
West Highland White Terrier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

15
70 42
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

16
72 46
Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

17
52 30
Pekingese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

18
84 55
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

19
39 19
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living
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54 35
Lhasa Apso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

21
57 44
Havanese is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

22
61 46
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

23
58 46
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

24
43 33
Japanese Chin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living

25
19 12
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for City Living
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