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The Best Dog Breeds for the Big Apple

Any Manhattanite will tell you that living in the Big Apple ain’t easy! Well, the same can be said by our furry friends… if dogs could talk that is. Just the way it takes a certain type of person to acclimate and thrive in the such a bustling, urban environment, it takes a certain type of pup as well. That being said, if you’re looking to move to the Big City or are a current resident interested in adding a furry new friend to the mix, here are some of the best breeds to consider when it comes to living large — in the confines of an NYC apartment.

  • Pugs – With their cute scrunchy noses, and wiggly tails, why wouldn’t you want to add one of these cute companions to your family? Pugs are spunky and playful, but love to lounge around — perfect for apartment living. Plus, they love to be in close quarters with their masters.
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Floppy, curly ears, big brown eyes, and a button nose — how could you resist? These pups love to loaf, as long as the occasional stroll around the park is tossed into the mix. Just think — you could be just like Sex and the City’s Charlotte with one of these cute additions.
  • Labrador Retrievers – While yes, they’re known to have a considerable amount of energy, they’re also known for their sweet disposition and stable temperament. Sure, they may require some extra time running around out in Central Park, but their friendly demeanor makes them loyal companions no matter where you live.
  • Miniature Pinschers – Mini apartment? Try a miniature pup! They sweet and lively, but require minimal exercise outside of a daily walk. Standing at only 10-12 inches tall, they’ll fit the bill for even the tiniest space, while still keeping their clever, brave disposition. Don’t let their size fool you! Min Pin’s make excellent watchdogs.

Do you live in New York City and own a pup of your own? If so, we’d love to meet your furry friend and make sure he’s on track to live as long and healthy a life as possible!

Learn all about our annual canine wellness programs on our site, contact us online with questions, or feel free to call the office at 212-396-3020. At Upper East Side Animal Hospital, providing the healthiest, happiest life for you and your pet is our #1 goal!

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