BREEDS WE OFFER
Citipups specializes in small to medium sized breeds that can easily live a typical New York City lifestyle. On occasion, we may receive larger breeds for people who have bigger spaces or yards. The list of breeds we offer is located below. Just because a breed is on this page does not mean we have the breed available at all times. We receive some breeds more frequently than others. We ensure that pups arrive at Citipups only when they are ready to leave the breeder. The good thing is that we get a new litter of puppies weekly so if you’re looking for a specific puppy, check our available pups list every Friday.
MINI AMERICAN ESKIMO
American Eskimos are lively, active companion dogs who love to entertain and join in on all family activities. They’re outgoing and friendly with family and friends, but reserved with strangers. Although the Eskie is a small dog — 10 to 30 pounds — they have a big-dog attitude.
The Aussiedoodle is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and Poodle dog breeds. Incredibly smart, playful, and loyal, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. These active dogs, often referred to as an “Einstein” breed for their smarts, do well in homes that can provide plenty of attention and exercise. The Aussiedoodle makes an excellent family dog. They are also incredible therapy dogs, given how quickly they bond to a specific human or two.
Despite their name, the Australian Shepherd dog breed originated in the western United States, not Australia, around the time of the Gold Rush in the 1840s. Originally bred to herd livestock, they remain a working dogs at heart. The Aussie, as they’re nicknamed, are happiest when they have a job to do. They can be wonderful family companions if their intelligence and energy are channeled into dog sports or activities.
The Boston Terrier has been popular since their creation a little more than a century ago. They were originally bred to be fighting dogs, but today, they’re gentle, affectionate companions with tuxedo-like markings that earned them the nickname “American Gentleman.” Boston Terriers are highly affectionate dogs who get along with all members of the family in just about any type of home, even apartments. However, these playful pups also need plenty of exercise. If you can give your dog lots of love and physical activity, you’ll have an adoring and loyal best buddy.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats, this former Belgian street dog is a distinctive and unusual dog breed. Although the Brussels Griffon is small, they’re hardly a pampered pooch. Affectionate and lively, their intelligence, sense of humor, and air of self-importance keep them one step ahead of their people, who adore their pups anyway.
The Cavachon is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise dog breeds. Compact, spunky, and full of fun, these pups inherited some of the best traits from both of their parents. These adorable pups make great apartment dogs for active urban dwellers. They do well in houses with or without a yard. Households with or without kids are just fine, too. They can adapt to just about any loving environment! If you are looking for a playful companion pup who will love you unconditionally, the Cavachon could be your next family member.
CAVALIER KING CHARLES
Although they’re born to be a companion, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog breed retains the sporty nature of their spaniel ancestors. If they’re not sitting on a lap or getting a belly rub, nothing makes them happier than to flush a bird and then attempt to retrieve it. One of the largest of the toy breeds, Cavaliers are often as athletic as a true sporting breed and enjoy hiking, running on the beach, and dog sports such as agility, flyball and rally. Some have even shown their prowess as hunting dogs. The more restful members of the breed find success as family friends and therapy dogs.
The Cavapoo is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle dog breeds. Outgoing, playful, and curious, these pups inherit some of the best traits from both of their parents. These adorable pups make amazing family pets, as they’re outgoing and adore attention. While they can work in smaller settings, they definitely thrive in a “pack” setting. If you want a loyal, playful dog who enjoys romping around with you or snuggling on the couch, the Cavapoo may be the dog for you!
The Chihuahua dog breed‘s charms include their small size, big personality, and variety in coat types and colors. They’re all dog, fully capable of competing in dog sports such as agility and obedience, and are among the top ten watchdogs recommended by experts. Chihuahuas love nothing more than being with their people — even novice pet parents — and require a minimum of grooming and exercise. They make excellent apartment dogs who’ll get along with the whole family. Just make sure any children who approach know how to play gently with a small dog.
The Chiweenie is a cross between the Chihuahua and Dachshund dog breeds. Compact, energetic, and loyal, these pups inherited some of the best traits from both of their parents. These adorable pups make great apartment dogs for active urban dwellers; although, they’re best suited to small or single-person households. If you want an energetic “firecracker” dog who will keep you on your toes, alert you to any potential dangers, and love you unconditionally, the Chiweenie may be the right dog for you!
Breeders combined the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle breeds to make a completely people-oriented hybrid who’s intelligent enough to train easily, hardly sheds, forgives quickly, and is so affectionate that you’ll never feel alone. In fact, you might even have to shut the bathroom door for a minute of privacy. Your hybrid buddy will also be happy running around an agility course, showing off their tricks to company, being petted as a therapy dog, or just hanging out on your lap. Your lap is theirs, by the way.
The Cocker Spaniel is primarily a beloved companion dog breed, though they remain a capable bird dog at heart. Beautiful to look at–and labor-intensive to groom–the Cocker’s amenable, cheerful disposition also makes them a treat to have in the family. Never more pleased than when they’re pleasing you, they’re as happy to snuggle on the couch with their favorite adults as to romp in the yard with the kids. Apartment or large home with a backyard, the Cocker is a highly trainable and adaptable addition to the family. Read on to find out if this is the breed for you!
Dachshunds are scent hound dogs bred to hunt badgers and other tunneling animals, rabbits, and foxes. Hunters even used packs of Dachshunds to trail wild boar. Today their versatility makes them excellent family companions, show dogs, and small-game hunters. However, you may know them by one of their many nicknames, including Wiener Dog, Sausage Dog, Doxie, and more. If you’re looking a little pooch who will keep you on your toes and shower you with love, this may be the breed for you.
The French Bulldog has enjoyed a long history as a companion dog. Created in England to be a miniature Bulldog, they accompanied English lacemakers to France, where they acquired their “Frenchie” moniker. Besides being companions, they once served as excellent ratters, but today their job focuses on being fabulous family friends and show dogs. Even apartment dwellers and first-time pet parents will love this affectionate breed.
The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. The breed’s friendly, tolerant attitude makes them great family pets, and their intelligence makes them highly capable working dogs. Golden Retrievers excel at retrieving game for hunters, tracking, sniffing out contraband for law enforcement, and as therapy and service dogs. They’re also natural athletes and do well in dog sports such as agility and competitive obedience. These dogs are fairly easy to train and get along in just about any home or family. They’re great with kids and very protective of their humans. If you want a loyal, loving, and smart companion, then you should consider adopting one of these pups into your pack.
The Goldendoodle is a hybrid dog breed resulting from mixing the Poodle with the Golden Retriever. Affectionate, intelligent, and low-shedding, these dogs inherited some of the best traits from their parent breeds, along with good health. Good for novice dog parents and experienced canine families alike, you’d have a hard time finding a more loving companion.
The Havanese dog breed has won many admirers with their long, silky hair, expressive eyes, and cuddly size. Bred as a companion dog to the Cuban aristocracy in the 1800s, they’ve earned the nickname “Velcro dog” because they stick so closely to their owner’s side. Don’t write this small pooch off as just a lapdog; the Havanese is trainable and surprisingly energetic, and they’ve excelled in dog sports and canine careers ranging from circus performer to assisting people with disabilities. They adore their humans and don’t handle long periods of time left alone at home. Make sure your pooch has constant companionship, and you’ll have an intelligent, furry family member who’s eager to please.
The Havapoo is a hybrid dog breed — a cross between the Havanese and Poodle (usually, a Miniature or Toy Poodle). Affectionate, intelligent, and gentle, these small dogs are versatile for many types of families. Havapoos are lovers, not fighters, so they’re much more prone to want to cuddle than to be guard dogs. While they may bark an alert, they’re generally very affectionate to all. Although Havapoos generally do very well with other animals and small children, interactions are best supervised.
The Italian Greyhound dog breed was a favorite companion of noblewomen in the Middle Ages, especially in Italy. But this small hound was more than a lapdog, having the speed, endurance, and determination to hunt small game. Italian Greyhounds adapt well to apartment life, and they’re loving companions to everyone in the home, including kids and other dogs. Even novice pet parents will fall in love with these easy-to-groom pups. They’re highly sensitive and need companionship. Shower your pup with the love they deserve and toss in some vigorous play and exercise, and you’ll have a devoted best furry friend!
The Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog breed. Historically, they earned their keep as fishermen’s helpers: hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish from the chilly North Atlantic. Today’s Lab is as good-natured and hardworking as their ancestors, and they’re also America’s most popular breed. Modern Labs work as retrievers for hunters, assistance dogs, show competitors, and search and rescue dogs, among other canine jobs.
A gentle and fearless dog breed, the Maltese greets everyone as a friend. Their glamorous white coat gives them a look of haughty nobility, but looks can be deceiving. This is a sprightly, vigorous dog who excels not only as a companion but also as a therapy dog and competitor in such dog sports as agility, obedience, rally, and tracking. But most of all, they love to be with their people. Even novice pet parents and apartment dwellers will find these pups to be excellent furry family members.
The Miniature Schnauzer dog breed has it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an extroverted temperament, humor, and a personality that’s twice as big as their bodies. Throw in that walrus mustache and quivering enthusiasm, and they’ll make you laugh every day. With a Miniature Schnauzer in the house, you’ll never be alone, not even when you go to the bathroom. They’ve got personality-plus, and whether they’re bounding around ahead of you or curled up snoozing on your lap, you’ll never be bored with one of these pups around. Just make sure you can give them plenty of exercise to keep up with their high energy!
The Morkie is a a cross between the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier dog breeds. Small, energetic, and super silly, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both their parents. These adorable dogs make excellent apartment pets for urban dwellers, and they tend to thrive in small or single-person households. If you want an energetic, loving pup who will always want your attention, this might be the right dog for you.
PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an active and intelligent dog breed. Easy to train and eager to learn, Pembrokes are great with children and other pets, and you can find them in four different coat colors and markings. Adaptable and loving with the whole family, Corgis can fit into just about any household, whether it’s an apartment or large home with a yard. However, they do have quite a bit of energy for a small dog. They’ll need plenty of walks and active play sessions. You might be surprised by how quickly these short-legged pups can move! For humans who can meet the breed’s needs, the Pembroke will make an excellent family companion, even for novice pet parents.
The Pompoo is a cross between the Pomeranian and Toy Poodle dog breeds. Compact, intelligent, and affectionate, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. These adorable pups make great apartment dogs, and they also work well in large households. Socialize them early to bring out their best qualities and ensure a friendly, confident pup.
Descended from large sled-dog breeds, the now-tiny Pomeranian has a long and interesting history. The foxy-faced dog, nicknamed “the little dog who thinks he can,” is compact, active, and capable of competing in agility and obedience or simply being a family friend. Poms may be small, but they don’t always act that way and may even challenge larger dogs. As long as you give your dog plenty of exercise and playtime, keep them out of hot weather, and give them lots of love and attention, you’ll have a loving, adorable, furry family companion!
These adorable pups would be a great addition to a big family or single person household. They would also do well in an apartment. Just make sure to start training early to curb excessive barking. If you want a playful, cuddly, low-shed pup, who will love you unconditionally, the Poochon may be the right dog for you!
Elegant. Proud. Clever. The Poodle is an impressive dog, as the many best-in-show winners from this dog breed can attest. But behind the blue ribbons, impressive hairdos, and regal attitude, you’ll find an affectionate family dog with an ancient history and many talents. Poodles are regarded as one of the most intelligent breeds in the world. They’re highly trainable and well suited for just about any task you put them to — and you will want to give them tasks to do. Bored Poodles can get destructive if they aren’t physically and mentally stimulated. But active owners who can meet their dog’s needs will find a loving, smart, trainable, and loyal family companion.
What a pistol! Smart, active, and adorable, the Schnoodle has become a popular hybrid dog breed. They’re a cross between the Poodle and the Schnauzer and can be found in many colors. The Schnoodle has a place as a lap dog, a family dog, a therapy dog, or a performance dog. The vast majority of them are small dogs. The appeal of this hybrid is that they generally have the Poodle’s willingness to please mixed with the sturdiness and activity of the Schnauzer. Playful and lovable, this dog lives to have fun and is always the center of attention.
The Shiba Inu dog breed was originally bred to flush birds and small game, and was occasionally used to hunt wild boar. They’re one of Japan’s six native breeds: Akita (large), Kishu, Hokkaido, Kai, Shikoku (medium), and Shiba (small). Shibas are known for their spirited personality, small upright ears, and cat-like agility. Today they serve primarily as companion dogs in Japan and the United States.
The Teddy Bear is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise dog breeds. Affectionate, intelligent, and outgoing, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. These sweet pups are rather adaptable and are fit for apartment living, households with families, and single-person homes. They are the perfect companion animal for seniors, and their personalities and temperament make them excellent therapy dogs. If you want a companion who will follow you around your home and also protect their loved ones, the Teddy Bear may be the right dog for you!
The Shih-Poo is a cross between the Shih Tzu and Toy Poodle dog breeds. Small, hypoallergenic and cuddly companions, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. Shih-Poos make great companion animals for just about anyone, but a retired senior would most likely be an ideal match. They love to be doted on, pampered, and loved. They are pretty versatile and can thrive in almost any environment–family home, apartment, or tiny house in the middle of nowhere.
Single person, or family, just make sure your Shih-Poo gets lots of love and attention.
The name “Shih Tzu” means little lion, but there’s nothing fierce about this dog breed. This pooch is a lover, not a hunter. Bred solely to be companions, Shih Tzus are affectionate, happy, outgoing house dogs who love nothing more than to follow their people from room to room. Since ancient times, they’ve made themselves comfortable on the laps of people from all walks of life, even emperors! In recent years, however, pet parents have started taking Shih Tzus off their laps and into dog sports, training them for obedience, rally, and agility competitions. They make great family pets who get along with other animals and even children, so long as kids know how to gently handle and play with a small pup. If you’re looking for a small best buddy who who can adapt to apartment living, join you on the couch for cuddles, and shower you with unconditional love, this may be the dog for you.
The Shorkie is a mixed breed dog — a cross between the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier dog breeds. Small, fierce, and loyal, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. These adorable pups make great apartment dogs for active adults and seniors. They are best suited to small or single-person households, but can also do well in larger family environments. If you are looking for a fierce, huge dog personality that comes in a tiny package, a watchdog who will alert you to any visitors, burglars, and mail carriers, and a friend who will love you unconditionally, then the Shorkie just may be the pup for you.
Sturdy and fun loving, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dog breed is a friend to one and all. They’re relatively easygoing for a terrier, need a moderate amount of exercise, and can make a great family dog. These affectionate pups love just about everybody they meet. They’re even good for first-time pet parents and apartment dwellers. But beware: that soft, silky coat needs a lot of grooming, and the Wheaten can occasionally be hard headed when it comes to training. They also need a couple short walks and play sessions each day to stay happy and healthy. Meet the breed’s needs, and you’ll have a loving pup who will be popular with everyone!
A fun-loving mixed dog breed — a Yorkiepoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Intelligent, affectionate, and gentle, they make a delightful companion. They also fit in perfectly to apartment life. This mixed breed dog has plenty of energy to be burned off, and they love to play when they’re not parked on your lap watching the world go by. Their ability to run fast and jump high can be surprising to those who aren’t expecting a canine Superman in miniature. Even novice pet parents will find these sweet pups to be amazing companions
Small in size but big in personality, the Yorkshire Terrier makes a feisty but loving companion. The most popular toy dog breed in the United States, the “Yorkie” has won many fans with their devotion to their owners, their elegant looks, and their suitability to apartment living. Although Yorkies can make for great apartment pets, they also have a tendency to be yappy. While these pups are playful, they’re also small and can be injured by children. But if you can provide lots of love, attention, care, and playtime, you’ll have a loving, adorable companion who’ll stick to you like your shadow!