Bichon Frise and Havanese
Why It's a Winner
Playful and loving, these small breeds are good for city dwellers. They're also great for kids with allergies or asthma because they have hair instead of fur. Both breeds like to perch on the back of a couch or chair so they can peer out the window at passersby.
These breeds don't shed much, but they do require professional grooming every month to keep their coats from matting.
Word of Caution
Since these breeds are sensitive to pain, they aren't fond of being tugged on by an overzealous toddler. They do best with children over 3 years old.