Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Dwellers

Do you think that dogs aren’t the best choice for people who live in apartments? Think again. Oftentimes, people picture dogs to be big, messy animals who need tons of space. Sure, some breeds are like that, but lots of other breeds are actually quite peaceful and love to lounge on a couch in tight quarters with their beloved owner. Keep reading to find out which dog breeds are best for living in a small apartment. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a dog that suits your specific needs and fall completely in love with it.

The Bulldog.

Bulldog apartment friendly dog breed

Regardless of whether you choose a French or English Bulldog, this breed of dogs is perfect for people who live in tiny apartments. Bulldogs are very low energy and don’t mind sleeping on the couch next to you. Bulldogs are a great breed for people who own a small apartment but are also quite introverted. Bulldogs are known for being very loving and kind. All they need is a comfy place to sleep, food, and your company. Although they are content being at home, they still need exercise. Walks or a good game of fetch in the backyard does their wrinkly body good.

The Chiweenie.

Chiweenie apartment friendly dog breed

You can tell by the name of this breed that they’re great apartment dogs. A Chiweenie is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. The Chiweenie is able to fit almost anywhere thanks to their small bodies. This makes them perfect for people who live in small quarters. Keep in mind that the Chiweenie isn’t the easiest dog to train, but they’re very playful and low maintenance once they are properly trained. If you need any assistance training your Chiweenie, our Obedience Classes may be right for your dog.

The Basset Hound.

Basset hound apartment friendly

The Bassett Hound is a medium sized dog that fits well in small apartments. They are usually very quiet and calm, which is great if you’re living in an apartment complex with thin walls. All a Bassett Hound needs to be happy is some form of daily exercise and a loving dose of attention. Although the Basset Hound isn’t a small dog, he has nothing against hanging out in a small space the whole afternoon or cuddling up with you.

The Pug.

Pug apartment friendly

This famous breed is known for being a ball of happiness. Small and low energy (similar to Bulldogs), they are very easy to take care of. The only downfall to having a Pug is the fact that they can suffer from a variety of health issues due to inbreeding. If you don’t mind caring for a dog who could spend hours chasing his tail around, the Pug is probably the perfect fit for you.

The Morkie.

morkie apartment friendly

The Morkie is a cross breed between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. This dog is a bundle of absolute cuteness. Thanks to his small physique, he’s perfect for people living in a small apartment. Morkies do require some additional training, and here at Ruffger’s, we are happy to help. Visit our website to browse our puppy training classes.

We hope you consider these breeds when choosing the right dog for your apartment. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be more than happy to help assist you.