In today’s day and age, especially if you live in a big city, most people live in apartments instead of houses with yards. Some people believe that dogs shouldn’t live in an apartment but what they don’t know is that while some dogs thrive having a yard, most dogs can be in an apartment if you stimulate them and take them on walks. But some dogs are more fit for that urban living life than others. Overall, the best dogs for apartments are those that are calm, quite and have lower energy levels. Here are some of the best breeds for apartment living (in no particular order):
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Greyhounds may be known for their speed but in reality, they are extremely lazy dogs. These couch potatoes are happy laying around all day in the sun but they would still lvoe a trip to the dog park! Consider adopting a retired racing Greyhound from a rescue like
2. Great Dane
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These gentle giants are also giant couch potatoes. They might do best on a ground floor apartment as they are heavy walkers but they would rather spend the day sleeping.
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Keeshonds are the ultimate companion dog. Originally bred to keep sailors company on ships, they love to just chill and snuggle with their owner.
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Just like Great Danes, these giant pups are happy spending the day sleeping away. Just make sure you have a big enough bed or you might be sleeping on the floor.
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Cavaliers weigh only 12-18 pounds and were bred to be lap dogs. As long as they have a lap, they are a happy pup!
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These little but dense dogs are happy to just lay around, soaking in the sun. But be warned, they CAN be barkers!
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Look up the definition of lazy in the dictionary and you’ll see “English Bulldog” listed. Just make sure you have plenty of covers for your couches or they will be covered in drool in no time.
8. Bichon Frise
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These little pups only grow to be about a foot tall. They may be on the more energetic side and love to play, but their small size makes it easy for them to run around your apartment.
9. Lhasa Apso
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Lhasa Apsos are very similar to Bichons in their size. Living in an apartment building could be great for their socialization skills as well!
10. Pit Bull mixes
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There’s a reason why pit mixes are often dubbed “house hippos.” They love to be lazy and cuddle up on the couch watching Netflix. Remember, not all pit mixes are the same and some might require a yard!
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