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10 Breeds That Are Perfect For Apartment living

11 Jul 2014 | by Natasha Nundy | Posted in: Wag Wiki

Who says that size does not matter? Size becomes a prerogative for pet owners who want to keep a pet in the cramped quarters such as apartments and condominiums. It becomes a necessity for apartment dwellers to consider the size of the pet before taking the plunge.
There are a lot of breeds that are not suitable for apartment living, they need large spaces, free runs in the yard or just because they bark a lot and can be a nuisance to others at times. Constant barking from a dog can get a lot of complaining neighbours to your doors. So, how do you decide which is the perfect breed to keep in an apartment?
There are a few factors to take into consideration before you take the final step. We aim to make it simpler for you. Here is the list of the top 10 breeds that are perfect for an apartment or condominium living.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever
This regal looking dogare an excellent breed to keep in an apartment. They  bonds perfectly with the family and is playful enough to keep you busy all day. The best part of having a Golden Retriever is that this breed does not bark much so no complaints from neighbors.
They are the perfect family dogs that can be fun for the whole family .


The dog that follows you everywhere; the Pug is a compact and friendly looking dog with an adorable wrinkly face. This is one of the easiest toy breeds to maintain. They can accommodate anywhere and will be your faithful companions forever.
The best part is that they get along with almost everyone so no unnecessary barking at strangers coming into your home. Even exercise is not a huge requirement with this adorable breed, just take it for a walk twice a day around the block and it is good to go.


This breed is small enough to adorn the purses of celebrities across the world so why not an apartment. A Chihuahua works perfectly for those who live in confined spaces. They are probably one of the most celebrated lap dogs of the world.
They do not require much maintenance and are not a noisy breed. The exercise requirement of the Chihuahua is completed with the confines of the house itself so you will not have to take it for a walk on an everyday basis.


A Beagle makes a great apartment dog, their small size makes them perfect for this set up. They are loyal pets and are attached to the family. They are great with small children and develop a special bond with them. Their high energy levels will keep your kids and the Beagle occupied for a long time.
Their exercise requirement can be completed within the house itself, so regular walks twice a day will be just fine for your very own Snoppy.

Labrador Retriever

A Labrador Retriever is a dog that will do well almost anywhere. They are large breed dogs but can be great pets indoor as well, whatever are your living quarters. They will love to play with the family and will be happy in an apartment.
Labradors bond well with the family and are the perfect friends to have for your children. They do not bark much so there is no fear of getting the neighbors to the doors.

Cocker Spaniel

The droopy ears and merry persona make Cocker Spaniel the perfect dogs for apartments. These medium size dogs can accommodate anywhere and their merry outgoing disposition will melt your heart. They do not have very high exercise requirement and most of it is met by running around the house itself.
They can be your perfect companions and will do well in an apartment or condominium living. Just remember to comb them on a regular basis. They are medium shedders.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a regal looking dog that makes perfect companions for small and compact spaces. These small dogs do not require much room to move around, they are happy to stay in an enclosed space and do not need much exercise.
If you want to keep the flowing hair then be prepared for regular brushing otherwise they look equally adorable in a puppy clip, which does not require much maintenance. You just have to get regular trims every six weeks and they are good to go.

Miniature Pinscher

This King of toys will look like a Doberman Pinscher but are excellent for apartment living. This toy breed  can accommodate well in an apartment and are almost zero maintenance. They do not have high exercise or grooming requirement.
Just give them a bath when dirty and the regular running around in the house with you and the kids will suffice for their exercise requirement.


This living and walking toy was bred to be your companion. A companion that can fit almost anywhere, they will thrive in apartment living. They do not bark much and have a low exercise requirement which can be easily met with regular walks and playing inside the house.
The only thing that needs to be done is to brush them on a regular basis and you are good to go.

English Bulldog

This medium size dog is not a dog that will run around the house, their subtle and laziness make them perfect for apartment living. Their exercise requirement is minimal as they are much happier to stay in the couch in your living room then go out into the park. This is perfect for the families that have low exercise requirement as well.
The grooming requirements are also not much and the only thing needs to be kept in mind is cleaning those wrinkles so not much of an effort.

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