Top 5 dogs for living in the city
Three Dachshunds are all standing obediently with the Tower Bridge in view behind them.

Top 5 dogs for living in the city

1 June 2023

Size is not the only thing to consider when getting the perfect dog for living in a flat. Check out the five best dog breeds that will be a great fit for city dwellers.

Bliss the Bichon Frise chilling like a cat on the window sill

Bichon Frise

As long as you have the time to give these active pooches some good exercise and plenty of playtime, they are very happy to explore the city with you! Learn more about Bichons Frises.

Lily the Greyhound looking with adoring eyes next to a table hoping for a little nibble of their owner's food


Greyhounds are surprisingly suitable for flat living. Once they have their brisk daily exercise, they’re couch potatoes. Learn more about Greyhounds.

Stanley the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sitting in front of an old red telephone box

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

As long as they get a good walk, Cavies can be great dogs for city living. They are usually friendly and cuddly, and love spending time with their family. Learn more about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Otto the Miniature Dachshund posing at home wearing a smart green leather collar


Dachshunds will happily explore a city with you. They’re also adaptable to any living space. Learn more about Dachshunds.

Canela the Yorkshire Terrier standing on a park bench having a mid-walkies break

Yorkshire Terriers

These loving pooches, enjoy an adventure as much as snuggling up at home with their family. They can be quite vocal though, so might not be ideal for a quiet building. Learn more about Yorkshire Terriers.

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