Top 32 Small Breeds That Make Good Apartment Dogs

Are you wondering what the best small dog breeds for apartments are? The adaptability of a dog to a small living space, like an apartment or condo, depends primarily on their energy level and exercise routine.

High-energy pooches may live quite happily in apartments, as long as their humans fulfill their mental and physical fitness needs. However, the higher a dog’s energy level, the more time you’ll need to spend doing activities with them, like walking or jogging.

While dogs with lower energy levels may require less activity, they still need exercise or they can become overweight, destructive, and depressed. Since small dogs take up less space, many apartment dwellers prefer smaller breeds.

For low-energy apartment dogs, DogTime suggests trying this orthopedic dog bed to let them rest and relax!

Remember you can find just about any breed of dog, purebred or mixed, at local shelters and rescues. You can also search DogTime’s adoption page to find adoptable dogs of any breed near you. Adopt! Don’t shop!

Here are 32 small dogs, both purebred and mixed breeds, who make great companions for those who live in apartments or condos, listed in alphabetical order.

Please remember you can adopt just about any breed of dog from a shelter or rescue. You can also search DogTime’s adoption page to find adoptable dogs of any breed near you!

Which of these small apartment dog breeds is your favorite? Do you have a small dog not listed here who is a good apartment dog? Then tell us about them in the comments below!