Top 7 Apartment Dog Breeds

These so-called Apartment dog breeds refer to dogs that are suitable for apartment living.

So what are the characteristics of an apartment? Due to limited space, neighbors live in close approximation on both sides of your unit. Under such conditions, it is definitely not appropriate to raise large dogs that require a lot of exercise. Some smaller apartments may even be crowded for people, let alone large dogs, therefore, the first trait of Apartment Dogs is that they’re usually small or medium-sized dogs.

Although Apartment Dogs are quite energetic, they wear themselves out quite quickly, so they don’t require a high level of exercise like large dogs. It’s enough to go for a daily walk every day to solve the excretion problem.

However, Apartment dog breeds have a common problem, i.e. they’re usually barkers, are suspicious of strangers and unusual sounds, and they bark to alert their owners. This is also an expression of their courage to protect themselves and their owners. In fact, barking is not a problem that cannot be corrected. If they’ve been well socialized since they were pups, by taking them out to see strangers and play regularly. This should usually have a positive effect on them and help with the barking issue.


We’ll go through the 7 Apartment Dog Breeds below

1. Pomeranian

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Pomeranian‘s personality is very gentle. If there are children in the family, they are the best choice to accompany the children when they play. Moreover, they are like a little fluffy pompom. They’re so cuddly, but they do shed quite a bit.

Pomeranian is a breed from Germany and one of the most highly regarded breeds in the world today. Beautiful, small, and flexible are usually what the people think of them. The biggest shortcoming of the breed is restlessness, and sensitivity, they will be quite noisy if there are other noises around, and they’re a bit stubborn.

2. Chihuahua

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Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world, it’s about the same size as the Teacup Poodle. Although it’s small, it’s very alert and territorial. The disadvantage of Chihuahuas is that their IQ is relatively low, and many canine skills cannot be taught to them.


3. Poodle

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Poodles are the most well-known of the Apartment dog breeds. The breed is divided into four varieties based on size, the Standard PoodleMedium PoodleMiniature Poodle, and Toy Poodle, although the Medium Poodle variety is not universally recognized.

The Poodle originated from Europe, most commonly claimed to have been developed in Germany, although it is also claimed to be from France. Poodles are known for hunting in the water and are water hounds, however, only Standard Poodles can work. It is extremely intelligent and understands directions quite well. For many years, it has been considered the national dog of France.

Poodles have unique temperaments and changeable shapes, which have won the hearts of many people and give people a beautiful and intelligent impression. The Poodle has also become extremely popular in recent years, and has been styled or used to breed the “Teddy Bear Dogs”.

4. Dachshund

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Short calf? Long body? Unpredictable personality? Difficult to control? That’s a Dachshund! It’s naughty and cute and has a mind of its own. No wonder it’s become one of the most popular breeds in the United States, but don’t be surprised that it hides when a stranger comes knocking on the door, it’s also quite skittish.


5. Bulldog

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Bulldogs are known for their loyalty. They can get along well with children and other pets. They’re very suitable pets because they like to play with children and like to participate in family activities.

Even though they can drool and snore, they are also very gentle and quiet dogs. Bulldogs will bring joy to people and families. Bulldogs have a strong physique and are very suitable for children who like to fight. Although Bulldogs are not “the most energetic dog”, they are gentle, friendly, and loyal. They can get along well with other pets and dogs. Both large houses and small apartments are suitable for them to live in.

6. Schnauzer

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Schnauze is a dog breed that originated in Germany, there are three breeds: the Standard, the Giant, and the Miniature. Toy and teacup are not breeds of Schnauzer, but these common terms are used to market undersized or ill-bred Miniature Schnauzers.

They are known for their gentle characters, they like to cuddle and get along well with children and other pets. They do not shed that much, which is a plus.

7. Pug

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The Pug is a breed of dog originally from China, with physically distinctive features of a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs. The American Kennel Club describes the breed’s personality as “even-tempered and charming”. Pugs remain popular into the twenty-first century, with some famous celebrity owners.

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