Top 10 Small Quiet Dogs That Are Perfect for Apartment Living

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In recent years, an increasing number of people are considering on picking smaller dogs as house pets. Their main reason for making such a decision is that of noise reduction.

In addition, smaller dogs are easier control than medium and large-sized canines. A lot of dog owners these days usually want smaller dogs to perfectly match their living conditions as well as lifestyle.

Some condo apartments simply do not allow big dogs, which gives dog lovers no option but to get dogs from smaller breeds.

Dog owners also consider that the sound large-breed dogs make will only be a source of noise and complaint from those living nearby.

If you are seriously considering getting a small-breed canine, here are some favorite breeds by canine lovers:

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkie enjoying a stick on the beach

This is a small, toy dog. Yorkshire Terriers do not realize how small they are and tend to behave like bigger dogs, thus they are known to be very active. They like going on adventures and talking walks outdoors. This dog breed is a great companion for its master.

They can be wonderful watchdogs, and very responsive after proper house training. Weighing in at 7 pounds and a height of approximately 7 inches, its dimensions make it perfect for homes with small spaces.

Toy Manchester Terrier

Toy Manchester Terrier

Dogs classified under this breed most commonly weigh in at about 7 pounds and are 11 inches tall. They feature the traits and physique of average quiet home dogs.

Toy Manchester Terriers are very intelligent in nature and are highly diligent. Although very quiet, they are very active and are fond of performing different activities like sports and other outdoor games.


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This small, quiet dog breed weighs in at 8 pounds. Affenpinscher boasts shaggy features and are known to be bold and quite stubborn. Regardless of their small nature, they still exhibit courage in challenging other dogs that are way bigger in size than they are.

English Toy Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel relaxing on dog bed

This small, but quiet dog breed is known to be the favorite of King Charles. The English Toy Spaniel originated from the Far East and eventually found its way in England.

Ranging in size from 8 to 13 pounds, this dog breed is well known to be a companion dog due to its remarkable loyalty towards its owner.


Kyi Leo Dog Breed

Although Kyi-leos are rather small in size they do feature great muscle tone. They are very fast and light on its feet too. These dogs weigh approximately 12 pounds and are typically 10 inches tall. Due to its size, Kyi-leos are very ideal for apartment living.

Japanese Chin

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Japanese Chins are also simply referred to as the chin. This dog breed is known to be very happy in nature and with positive temperament . Japanese Chins weigh in at 7 pounds.

This breed is known for their obedience and is regarded to be excellent watchdogs. They also have a tendency of snoring while asleep.

French Bulldog

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This sturdy dog is the smallest of the bulldog family. Regardless of its built, it is still as aggressive as the other bulldogs although not as loud or rowdy as its bigger bulldog counterparts, which makes them perfect for apartment or condo living.

Cesky Terrier

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Cesky Terriers are known for their remarkable musculature and sturdy nature. The Cesky Terriers are loyal family members and are known to be very quiet either outdoors or indoors. They were also traditionally used as hunting dogs in history.

Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound in backyard

The Italian Greyhound is a small breed dog weighing in from 6 to 10 pounds. This dog boasts fine skeletal structure and is very active in nature.


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A medium sized hound that weights in between 20 and 25 pounds. This dog breed just like the others in the hound family, is the perfect hunters and are extremely loyal to their masters.