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Top 5 Toy Dog Breeds For Apartment Living In India

Dog breeds of any size whether it’s small or big make excellent companions for a family. However, sometimes we have to choose a smaller breed based on our location and environment.




The smaller dog breeds are also known as toy dog breeds. These toy breeds tend to be bundles of energy. They are ultimate companions in small packages. They are often known as perfect pets for the family who can’t accommodate large dogs.

Here is a list of the top 5 small dog breeds in India with pictures.

Top Toy Dog Breeds In India

1. Chihuahua

Chihuahua dog breeds are one of the cutest toy dog breeds in India. They are very intelligent and perceptive dog breeds. They are extremely devoted, alert, confident, affectionate, and daring.

They are generally considered one-person dogs as they are very devoted to their owner. This might not be the best breed for your kids. They might be small but they require a firm master that they can respect.

They have a high barking tendency and are extremely alert. This makes them quite amazing guard dogs. They are a very active dog breed and require a daily exercise routine.

2. Pomeranian

Pomeranians are one of the cutest, independent toy dog breeds in the world. They are an alert, active and lively little dog breed. They are fluffy, intelligent, and very loyal to their family. They are excellent watchdogs.

However, they have a tendency to get swayed easily with affection. They are a docile dog breed and their small size makes it easy to take along while traveling.

Pomeranians are a very healthy breed but they are also prone to some common health problems like food allergies, eye problems, etc. They require extra grooming attention because they have long, thick and dense coats, which require grooming at least 3 to 4 times a week.

3. Pug

Pug is known for its wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. The pug has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors. Its wrinkled body and big eyes make them one of the cutest toy breeds.

Pugs are known as gentle companion dogs and are silent and docile. They are very lively, loyal, and affectionate breeds that are quite intelligent and easy to train.

They are very funny and known as the clown of the dog breeds. They don’t need much exercise and are perfect lap dogs. However, pugs need plenty of attention in the grooming department.

They are generally a healthy dog breed but they are prone to some common health problems like hip dysplasia, Legg-Perthes Disease; Patellar Luxation and vaccination sensitivity, etc.

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4. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu’s are pure toy dog breed. They are alert, lively, little dogs that are always happy. They can be trained to be excellent watchdogs due to their alert nature.

They are very gentle and easily make friends. They respond well to consistent and patient training. Shih Tzu’s are very well-suited for apartment living.

They have a beautiful long coat and are generally known for little shedding. They are generally a healthy dog breed but like other breeds, they are also prone to some common health problems like hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, bladder infections, ear infections, etc.

5. Toy Poodle

Toy poodles are active, adorable, alert, and highly responsive family dogs. They are an intelligent dog breed and are most easy to train. Poodles have curly or corded coats and are mostly found in various solid colors like black, gray, silver, brown, apricot, white, and cream.

They are affectionate family dogs but they do have a high barking tendency. The most unique aspect of a Poodle is that it is a perfect pet for all generations.

They are specifically perfect for those who suffer from dog allergies caused by pet dander. They are well suited for apartment living. Toy poodles are generally a healthy breed but prone to some genetic disorders.



So, which toy breed would you choose for apartment living? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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