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9 Apartment-Friendly Dog Breeds

We won’t be the first to tell you that dos are big commitments. But they are also the greatest joys. Perhaps you’ve wanted one since you were a little kid, or you’re living alone and the idea of having a four-legged friend by your side makes your heart skip a beat. You are ready to adopt a new family member into your life, but you have a tight space and apartment regulations to think about. Different countries and regions will have their own rules, but some breeds are nightly restricted in most places — like Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers to name a few. So, we’ve created a list of 9 Apartment-Friendly Dog Breeds to save you the tousle!

1. PUG

 

Pugs are small in size and have a mild and affectionate temper. They are curious and love exploring, but also love being home and ant need to be as active as other breeds. So, if you lead a busy life, this would be perfect for you. Don’t let that fool you though; since they love lying around so much, they are also prone to obesity, so make sure you get their little butts off the couch long enough to get some exercise in! However, if you can’t stand snoring, a bug might bot be the best idea… 

 

2. FRENCH BULLDOG & ENGLISH BULLDOG 

 

If you’re worried about having a dog barking and getting complaints from neighbours, look no further than the French Bulldog — they’re super quiet! Like the pug, they don’t need much exercise; a short walk a day will do. Be careful if you live in hot climates though, as they can’t take heat very well. English Bulldogs are cousins of French Bulldogs, so they are similar in nature. They may look tough, but they are quite last creatures in additions to be calm and sweet! 

3. BICHON FRISE 

 

So cute and so tiny! They have an enormous amount of energy for how little they are, so they do require more walks and playtimes. They are hypoallergenic, which is great for those who are allergic but  sill want a furry friend. However, we would not recommend them to people who work long hours and are away from home for long periods at a time — they will get separation anxiety from missing you so much! 

4. YORKSHIRE TERRIER

The Yorkshire Terrier is another hypoallergenic dog that take up very little space, although the size of their head are much larger. They are energetic and hyper, but nothing that a daily walk won’t fiz. They also don’t shed much for furry they are. Win-win? We think so! 

5. SHIH TZU 

 

If Shih Tzus could talk, they wold proclaim themselves the original couch potatoes. They may be a little high maintenance on the grooming aspect, but all that is with it when you realize how loving and affectionate they are. And in case you didn’t know, they were originally bread for Chinese royalty! 

6. CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL 

These dogs are known for their good behaviour, which is especially important when you live in a small space with neighbours within earshot. They are super sweet and friendly — some may argue too friendly (seriously, they are probably the type to cuddle and lick the burglar trying to enter your home). They also require more attention, so make sure you give them lots of love and affection in addition to regular walks! 

7. BOSTON TERRIER 

 

The Boston Terrier is nicknamed "The American Gentleman," so you already know how they will behave around you. They are quiet and calm in nature, and rarely bark! They are also very loving and don’t requiem that much exercise. 

8. POODLE 

 

Poodles are also known for exceptionally good behaviour. They tend to be calm and enjoy a good long walk. They’re highly intelligent (second smartest dog breed), so you can start teaching them tricks in no time. Bonus: They also happen to be hypoallergenic! 

9. GREYHOUND 

 

You might be wondering what a giant, tall dog is doing in this list — but hear us out. They may be the fastest dog in the would, but they mostly just love lounging around all day long (might even be a runner-up couch potato)! They are also quite mellow and independent. Let them have their regular sprints at the park, and you are good to go! 

We hope this made your dog search a little easier. Just remember that whichever dog you choose — or whichever dog chooses you — love them with all your heart and everything else will fall into perfect harmony.