Hypoallergenic and and utterly charming, Bichons learn quickly and love just about everyone. Clocking in at around 15 pounds, this is a playful companion that doesn't take up too much room on the couch either.
This breed has recently skyrocketed in popularity with metropolitan millennials, but Frenchies were uber popular in Paris all the way back in the 18th century. A brisk walk each day will sufficiently keep them in shape, and they rarely bark (a big boon for the neighbors).
You wouldn't think the fastest dog around would adapt to three-roomed abodes, but these sprinters truly like to lounge most of the day. Take 'em to the dog park for a good exercise sesh, and you'll have yourself a sleepy sweetheart while This Is Us is on.
A little mischievous but totally loving, pugs make it easy on apartment dwellers with their homebody nature. Take care if you live anywhere with extreme temperatures, and keep the treats in check — pugs' love of food and couch potato sensibilities make them prone to obesity.
Charlotte was onto something in Sex and the City by adopting a Cav. These toy dogs enjoy walks around the block — and then a place in your lap, of course. At 13 to 18 pounds, even a tiny studio can make room for one of these silky beauties.
Despite their muscled frames, bulldogs have developed quite a rep as lazy loungers. Brisk strolls should do the trick when it comes to exercise, and you'll appreciate their friendly and loyal demeanor. Cities in hot climates don't make the best home for their short faces.
Oh hey there, 10-pound fluffball. Just like their ancestors living in the Cuban capital, Havanese dogs excel in downtowns, perfectly content to clown around inside your pad. Here's your new best friend if you want an outgoing pup with a built-in entertainment system. Let the silky fur grow long or clip it short for an easier grooming schedule.
Originally bred to live inside Chinese palaces, Shih Tzus will settle for your more modest digs quite happily. Parents, take note: These affectionate little guys are especially great with kids and other dogs.
If you're looking for something with a much shorter coat, you're in luck. Nicknamed "the American gentleman," the Boston terrier is deserving of its citified name. This small breed is lively and amusing, yet still compact and eager to please.