Do you wish to have a pet dog but you live in a small apartment? When you live in such residential apartments or flats, you have second thoughts about having a pet. You start worrying about the size, noise and other things related to pets (especially dogs). Living in confined spaces means that a highly energetic dog won’t suit the place. Also, you have to consider the social skills of the dog because there will be times when you will meet other people and probably their pets.
So, if you live in an apartment and miss a dog buddy, then don’t worry. Here is the solution for it. We have brought you a list of dog breeds that are perfect for small apartments with confined space. Let's browse through the smallest, lightest and calmest ones that can be your pets!
Basenji is the kind of dog that one will prefer if there are a lot of neighbors and space is limited. This dog has the maximum height of 15 inches and weighs not more than 25 pounds.
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The only problem with this breed is that if they are left alone for a long time, then they become disobedient and troublesome.
#2. Bichon Frise
This breed is a little more energetic than the ideal apartment pets. Although, the good thing about them is that they have the maximum height of a foot, making them perfect for the compact area of the apartment.
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#3. Boston Terrier
This breed is taller than the Bichon Frise by almost half a foot. The only worry about this breed is that they need to be taken out on a walk daily and one has to engage them in constant exercise. Otherwise, they will turn fierce.
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#4. Brussels Griffon
This breed is known for being huge snugglers. They love to snuggle and are quite affectionate with their owners.
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Popular for their laziness, this is the breed that rarely gets taller than 18 inches. They are happy with a short walk and spend most of their time lying down and sleeping.
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#6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The best thing about these pets is that they cuddle and bond with their owners quickly. They have this habit of getting their belly rubbed at every chance they get. Although, the owner can face a hard time while training them!
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They are cute and tiny which makes them perfect to get used to the small spaces. The only issue with them is that they are not very good at socializing. So, the owners have to be careful and check them in front of new neighbors or people.
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#8. Chinese Crested
These dogs are ideal for apartments and incredibly lazy owners. They are happy with minimal exercise. They are extremely comfortable with small spaces and can lay in bed for hours!
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#9. Coton de Tulear
These dogs are extremely friendly and have low exercise needs. They are furry little creatures that do not require a lot of maintenance and will not mind staying at home.
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This breed has small legs and makes everyone happy by their appearance alone. The most surprising characteristic of this breed is that they can exercise entirely indoor if needed.
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#11. French Bulldog
Low exercise needs, comfortable with tight spaces, this breed gets happy and cheerful with human contact.
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The most astonishing thing about them is that they never bark without reason.
They are highly energetic and choose to stay with their owners most of the time. They play, run, cuddle and do all sorts of things as long as their owner is around.
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They grow merely one foot tall.
Don’t be surprised by their size. They may seem big for the apartment, but they are more than satisfied with a daily brisk walk. Not to mention their calm and soothing nature.
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