The Best Dogs for Luxury High-rise Living in San Francisco

Recent statistics show that today, there are more dogs living in this city than there are children. Homeowners should be aware, however, that not all canines can be considered the best dogs for luxury high-rise living in San Francisco.

Size is not necessarily the defining factor. The ASPCA suggests homeowners consider the energy of a dog before they bring one home. Dogs with low energy levels don’t need extensive walks or workouts as long as they get sufficient exercise and are not overfed.

Here’s a list of the top 6 dogs that make natural city-dwellers:

Norfolk Terrier 1. Norfolk Terrier

Pug2. Pug

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

French Bulldog4. French Bulldog

Yorkshire Terrier5. Yorkshire Terrier

Shih-Tzu6. Shih-Tzu

If you are looking for a medium to large dog that can adjust well to luxury high-rise living in San Francisco, here’s a list:

  • Mastiff, Bullmastiff
  • Great Dane
  • Samoyed
  • St. Bernard
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Old English Sheepdog,
  • Shar Pei
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Briard
  • German Shepherd

Luxury high-rise owners need to keep in mind that an individual dog can have a higher or lower energy level, no matter what breed. If you are considering bringing home a puppy, be sure to socialize your pet and participate in obedience training, no matter what size or breed.

San Francisco can be a magical place for both humans and canines to live. However, homeowners that do a little research before bringing a dog home will save themselves the potential heartache of falling in love with an inappropriate breed.

If you are looking to buy or sell a new home in “the city” for your family and your dog, please email me at or give me a call at (415) 200-7744. In the meantime, be sure to check my website to see what’s on the market today.