Smaller breeds of dogs make the best house dogs because they don't need as much outdoor time. Breeds that aren't highly energetic are great indoors. I have a chihuahua and he is absolutely perfect as an indoor dog. Just ensure that you get them potty trained as it will mean they cannot go wherever and whenever they want.
Almost any breed can make a good house dog given that you take time to train the dog properly. You should consider the personality of the people and the breeds personality characteristics to find a good match. This is the most important factor when choosing a breed.