You love dogs, you want to take one at home, but you were thinking that you live in an apartment, not in a house and you don’t know for sure if your apartment is a house good enough for a dog? Well, there are some apartment dog breeds that would love to be your companion in your apartment.
When choosing a dog for your apartment, the first thing you need to know is that not necessarily the size of the dog must be a criterion for your choice. There are small size apartment dog breeds as well as big size apartment dog breeds. Your home is like a cage for your dog. What you need to understand is that no matter of the dog’s size, they need a lot of exercise and if you don’t have a yard, you must take your dog for daily walks if you want him to develop healthy and happy.
You must know the fact that sometimes apartment dogs are sometimes more favored than dogs that live in a house. The owner of a dog living in a house let the dog free in a big yard and thinks that has to be enough for his dog, but it’s not like this. Dogs need more exercise than that. Apartment dogs are more favored because their owner knows that in his apartment is not enough place for his dog’s exercises and that’s why these dogs are taken more often to long walks.
What is really important when choosing apartment dog breedsis the energy level of the dog. Even so, you need to know that between dog breeds is quite easy to make a difference of their energy level. For example a Clumber Spaniel will always have less energy than a Pointer. There are exceptions too. You might be amazed to find out that dogs from the same breed may have different energy level. It happened several times that a family had a certain breed of dogs which was suitable for their condition, and when their dog passed away they bought the same breed puppy, but he was proved to have a high energy level and this caused nightmares sometimes. But these are exceptions, you have no reason to be afraid.
Well, the best apartment dog breeds according to specialists are (not necessarily in this order):
- Shin Tzu- are friendly and trusting dogs, in conclusion a wonderful companion for you;
- Greyhounds are good apartment dogs because they like to be “couch potatoes”;
- Bassed Hounds are good apartment companions because they are very calm and can be kept busy with toys for entire hours;
- Pekingese is an inactive dog indoors, a daily walk would be just perfect for him;
- American Staffordshire Terrier is a calm breed of dogs and they can be trained very easy for an indoor life;
- Miniature Schnauzer will love to spend time with your child and will easily adapt to any situation;
- Lhasa Apso- were indoor watch dogs for years;
- French bulldogs- don’t require a lot of grooming, nor exercise;
- Dachshunds- are playful and sociable;
- Chihuauas – have a small size and are very alert;
- Bulldogs- require minimal grooming;
- Maltese- is only nine pounds, so you won’t have a lot of cleaning up after him;
- Yorkshire terrier- it’s seven pounds, don’t need a lot of space and do not bark;
- Boston Terriers- are easy to train, very intelligent and love being around people.
If a dog breed is not on my list, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t good to be kept in your apartment. Almost every dog breed can live everywhere if the right conditions are proved. What dog breed do you keep in your apartment and how do you get along together?