The Best Dogs for Apartments
Dog Breeds for Indoor living
It’s generally not the best idea to keep dogs in an apartment, or closed walls – that’s what some people say. That’s rather not true! Fortunately, dogs come in many shape, sizes and types. While we have dogs who excel in outdoor activities, like shepherd dogs… yet we have those types who don’t need too much space.
First of all if you are planning to get a dog, you must consider if the breed is adequate for you. Consequently dogs would suffer if their basic needs don’t meet.
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List of best breeds for apartments
1.) Pugs – This little guy is quite amazing to hang around with. Pugs do not need too much exercise… they don’t need much maintenance. Moreover, they don’t even bark too much. This is rather a dog for people who want to chill. They however, do like to explore and check their surroundings. This breed can be great to travel with too!
2.) Yorkshire Terrier – According to me, i believe this is the lowest maintenance dog ever. They are tiny in size, and don’t eat too much. The Yorkshire Terrier does not shed much hair, so it’s perfect for people who don’t like dog hair all over the place. It can live a happy life giving mild walks once in a while, and kept in the apartment like a cute little toy.
3.) English Bulldog – Also known as the “British Bulldog”, is a very calm fellow. This breed has a reputation of sleeping a lot, and has a tremendous drooling potential. They are considered easy to groom, and can gain weight very easily. They are usually friendly to strangers, have a friendly nature and are great with kids. A little bit of daily exercise is well enough for them.
4.) Shih Tzu – Personally, i just love Shih Tsu puppies.. they’re the cutest in my opinion 🙂 . Note that this breed is high maintenance, and you probably need to spend more money on them. They are very affectionate dogs, and love to follow their humans from room to room. ‘
5.) Chihuahuas – I’m sure you won’t be surprised to see this name here. They hail from Mexico, and are named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas are popular of being apartment dogs. I find this breed a bit funny, because they are always craving for attention and affection. This breed has swift mood swings between happy and angry.
6.) Greyhounds – This breed is bigger than the other mentioned in this list. But their size does not make them inadequate to keep in apartments. They do well in simple walk in the parks once everyday. The Greyhound does not like noise too much, and prefers to stay in a peaceful environment. They are very shy dogs, and are non-aggressive in nature. You usually find them submit very easily, if challenged or attacked.
7.) French Bulldog – Again, a great breed to keep in apartments. They are jolly, friendly, comical and are fun to watch. They love to chase balls, and some may chase small rodents nearby. This breed is a slow learner, and are not good swimmers considering their squat build and heavy head.
8.) Great Dane – As the name says, this is a BIG dog – perhaps, one of the largest breed around. They don’t need too much exercise, and are quiet dogs. A Great Dane in the house usually won’t miss to inform you of a visitor. Surprised to see this name here? Yes you should be… besides having a huge body, they can do pretty well with medium sized apartments. Let’s not be too rude here, and put them into tiny studio apartments.
9.) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – A beautiful breed of dogs. They’re widely serve as “therapy dogs”, because of their friendly nature and their beauty. They are amazingly friendly with strangers, kids and even socialize well with other dogs. If you get this breed, be sure to give them proper attention, and they HATE being alone.
10.) Dachshund – A unique long bodied, short height dog. It’s hard to not laugh at their cute and comical appearance, especially when they act confident. They’re pronounced “DAKS–hund”, and not “dash-hound”. Did you know they were primarily used to hunt Badgers and Foxes? Besides having short legs, they love to dig and run.
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