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Best Dogs for College Students

Questions & Answers

Have questions about the best dogs for college students? We have answers!

What makes good college dogs?

There are several things to consider. For one, you want a dog who isn’t prone to barking or separation anxiety. A needy, noisy dog will drive your friends crazy. You also want a friendly pup who gets along well with others. Small dogs are a plus, and so are dogs that shed minimally—unless you want your roommates complaining about hair.

What is the best dog for college student in an apartment?

Some of the most popular dog breeds at Uptown Puppies for college students are Doodle hybrids (Cavapoos, Yorkipoos, Cockapoos, Maltipoos, miniature Labradoodles or Goldendoodles), Shih Tzus, Basset Hounds, Pugs, French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, English Bulldogs, Maltese, and many more.

Is size an important factor when picking the best dogs to have in college?

It can be. Many large dogs have high energy requirements, as they’re often bred for work—think Labrador Retrievers. Another thing to consider is that if you’re living in a dorm or any other small space with other people, bigger dogs simply take up more space! That said, if you have the time and drive to exercise your dog properly, big dogs can also make great companions.

Are Doodles the best college dogs?

They can be, especially smaller Doodles like Cavapoos, Cockapoos, Yorkipoos, Maltipoos, and teacup or mini versions of dogs like the Labradoodle or Goldendoodle. Some Doodles have higher energy levels than others, but all are gregarious, happy dogs who won’t shed much and are easy to train.

Are French Bulldogs good dogs to have in college?

French Bulldogs are class clowns of the dog world. While they might not fit in at college, they still make a great companion or roommate for their human college companions. Frenchies don’t shed much, and tend to be lazy. They also do pretty well when on their own for stretches of time, like when you’re at class.

Are Boston Terriers the best dogs to get in college?

Unlike most of their terrier cousins, Boston Terriers are far less likely to develop separation anxiety. Although these cuddly little guys love snuggling and playing with their owners, they tend to do well when left alone for a bit. They’re also fairly low energy, meaning they’ll be happy with light but regular exercise.

What happens after I find my new best friend?

So, you’ve looked at our listed litters and you’re ready to bring home the best small dogs for college students. We’ll connect you with your pup’s breeder, who can help answer any questions you and your family have. Your breeder will keep you apprised of health updates, dietary changes and upcoming travel arrangements until your puppy arrives.

Why is Uptown Puppies different from other places with the best dogs to own in college?

With the internet, nowadays finding puppies is easy. The problem is that scammers also know this, and take advantage of families with sickly, improperly bred puppies. Uptown is a place where integrity and ethics are what matter most. All of the breeders and businesses listed here have been thoroughly vetted—meaning NO puppy mills.

Are there any litters available now for good dogs for college?

There are dozens of litters available right now, meaning your perfect four-legged dorm buddy is waiting for you. But litters listed here tend to go fast, and it’s not out of the ordinary for puppies to be fully reserved within hours. If you see the dog you’ve always dreamed of, act now before someone else brings him or her home!

How do I get my puppy?

Because we assist families across the United States connect with breeders and good dogs for college students in apartments, it’s easy to connect you with the right pooch. Once you’ve settled on a puppy, your chosen breeder will assist you in setting up travel for your dog—typically via flight to your preferred major airport (contiguous US only).

How do you vet breeders with low maintenance dogs for college students?

We’re serious about screening breeders because it’s the only way to keep out puppy mills and put an end to scammers for good. All businesses and breeders who join our network are required to uphold our 47-point Pledge and abide by our strict No Puppy Mill Promise. It’s better for the dogs, and it’s better for you!

How do I know that my puppy will be healthy?

There are countless nightmare stories of families who brought a puppy home from a bad breeder or puppy mill and later discovered their pup was sick. All breeders and businesses in the Uptown Puppies Network are obligated to provide their puppies with a complete, nose-to-tail veterinary examination before they’re adopted.