Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you are not allowed to own a dog! Take a look at our list of the best apartment dogs:
10. English Bulldog
English Bulldogs don’t like to move around much and most of them would rather sleep on the couch than go for a walk. Their medium size and their natural laziness make them one of the best apartment dogs!
9. Shih Tzu
Although Shih Tzus need a daily walk, they don’t mind living in an apartment. These dogs are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.
8.Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Very friendly, low maintenance and easy going the Cavalier is an ideal apartment dog. Because this breed is very calm and small it won’t take up much space.
7. Great Dane
Yes. Despite their size,Great Danes can be great apartment dogs as they are calm, friendly and quiet. They are not as high energy as other breeds, but despite their couch potato ways, daily exercise is important. 30 min of intense walk a day should be enough for this gentle giant.
This breed has a lot going for it. It comes in a handy compact size (Pugs are 10 to 14 inches high and weigh 14 to 18 pounds) and it’s cool with just hanging out with you on couch. However Pugs need some daily exercise.
If a breed can fit into your purse, it can fit into your apartment! Tipping the scales at 2 to 6 pounds, the Chihuahua won’t take up much room and is considered by many as one of the best apartment dogs. However be careful to train your Chihuahua as most of them bark a lot. They are intelligent and fast learners so it shouldn’t be too problematic.
Pomeranians are small enough to live in apartments or condos. However they are notoriously difficult to train and always full of energy! Even if they are good apartment dogs, they need their daily mind and body workout!
The Chinese Crested may not be the best looking dog but this little fella makes up for it by being a loving companion and a wonderful apartment-sized pup. Don’t want to do anything today? No problem! The Chinese Crested will lie in bed with you for hours.
This little gentleman makes any apartment or condo look good. But you’ll have to keep an eye out on him – sometimes, he can be too smart for his own good and that can lead to trouble. This breed tends to keep its barks to itself, so you won’t have to worry about neighbors complaining about the noise. And his energy level is pretty moderate, so a daily walk will suffice.
Cute, cuddly and super compact Yorkshire are perfect apartment dogs. Really adaptable and friendly the Yorkie will be happy to curl up on your lap all day as long as it receives enough affection.
Finding an pet-friendly apartment is difficult but not impossible! Be sure to take a look at our tips to find pet-friendly apartments!