Dogs are adaptable, but there is a dog breed for every lifestyle and person. Dog breeds with somewhat laid-back personalities and low to moderate exercise needs are the better choices for city living, families with kids, and life in apartments.
There are plenty of options of dog breeds that is well suited to this kind of life. Here is 7 great apartment dog breeds.
1. Tibetan Spaniel
This breed has a low activity level, it is calm and very much laid-back. The Tibetan Spaniel enjoys long walks or snuggling in the sofa or bed. He can race around the house or play with toys during bad weather or when you have a tight schedule. All he need for in exercise is a daily walk.
The Tibetan Spaniel is great for the small apartment life and is also a great family pet, perhaps even the best among the small breeds for children. They also is the perfect pet for older people
2. American Mastiff
Might be a bit of a surprise, and not one you would naturally think of when the topic is apartment dog breeds. However, even though the American Mastiff is a giant breed, it has a moderate activity level and a very calm temperament.
The breed is also a great family dog and excellent around children. They also is great companions in a confined quarter such as small flat or apartment, provided you take care of him to survive the destructive and active stage of their puppyhood.
You should have elevator access if you live in a flat with multiple floors because carrying him is not really an option unless you are Superman of course. Provide the dog with an active daily walk to make his life more enjoyable.
3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small, sturdy and easy going dog breed. It was bred for the palace lifestyle, but can adapt easily in a small apartment provided he has plenty of love, treats and comfy.
Indoors, the Cavalier is not that active, but outside they are sturdy enough to chase balls, go on hikes and enjoy walks at the beach. Most of them are quiet, but a few may bark when they see squirrels, birds or people outside the window.
Pekingese is an imperial dog with a reputation of a snob. It originated from China and people who know it, can attest that he is a quiet and loving companion who needs lots of love and very little exercise.
You should take him for small walks though, regular activity is needed to keep him healthy. The Pekingese loves sleeping and has vigilant nature that makes him a good watchdog.
5. French Bulldog
French bulldogs love people and adores you! This sturdy, compact and stocky little dog is well suited for a life in the city. They need little exercise, but as most dogs, need a daily walk.
The French Bulldog is also great for apartment living as they don’t need a lot of space to be happy. However, they can be somewhat active indoors. They are great for families as they are playful and loving towards both children and adults alike.
Many thinks that since they Greyhound is used for racing and runs incredible fast, he needs a lot of exercise. Not true. The Greyhound is one of the laziest dogs around.
As mentioned earlier, every dog need a walk, but the Greyhound really is a indoor dog. He may spend his time indoors curling up on the sofa or any other comfortable and soft spot that cushions his bony body.
The Greyhounds are good with children and a very adaptable breed. They are clean, gentle, sweet-natured and will be a great dog for a family in an apartment.
The Havanese is an affectionate and cheerful dog. The love people and is overall a very friendly dog. They will live well in most types of housing, including small flats and apartments.
Although they are a small breed, they are sturdy and not fragile. They love people and children, they are extremely playful and is the perfect dog for kids and families.
Others that is considered to be good apartment dog breeds
There are other breeds that also could have been mentioned and is considered good apartment dog breeds. Some of them are: American Hairless Terrier, Basset Hound, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Maltese, Papillon, Pomeranian, Pug, Yorkshire Terrier and many more. More than enough for another post soon.