Apartment Dogs: Breeds that Can Live in Small Spaces

Not every dog can make the cut for apartment living. But these breeds can!
Apartment Dogs: Breeds that Can Live in Small Spaces

Last update: 25 February, 2018

If your house is not very big, you can still enjoy the company of a pet. Not all breeds are suitable for the small dimensions of a home. For that reason, we will tell you in the following article which dogs can live in apartments, although they do not have very much space or external environments.

What are breeds of dogs that can live in apartments?

Do not worry if you have a small house, without a patio or garden, since some dogs can be comfortable in small indoor places. However, you should bear in mind that in these cases, walks to the park or going around the block are essential to keep the animal from being stressed, depressed, or in many cases hyperactive.

If you are looking for your new best friend but do not have a huge house in the middle of the country, take a look at the following dogs that can live in apartments:

1. Chihuahua

This furry native of Mexico is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world (weighing a maximum of 3 kg) and adapts without problems to life in a space of a few meters. Chihuahuas are a very intelligent animals that are always alert and can become excellent guardians. In some cases, they bark too much and can disturb the neighbors. This is solved with a little music and training when they are puppies.

Author: Stuart Richards

2. West Highland White Terrier

This is a beautiful terrier originally from Scotland and popularly known as a “Westie.” Of a small size (between 5 and 10 kg in weight), it is one of the dogs that can live in apartments because it adapts without problems to where the owner takes it. It will show its happiness at being by your side by covering you with kisses and wagging its tail without stopping when you arrive. It has the temperament of a large breed, so it will need some moderate physical exercise every day. Ideal for both of you to enjoy the outdoors!

3. Cocker Spaniel

This dog can live in a small place, but be careful: it is not recommended if you will be out all day. It can be an excellent option for those who work from home, for example, or in homes where someone is always there. If it is alone, it will bark a lot and feel depressed, culminating in breaking things and urinating all over. Cocker Spaniels are athletic canines that require moderate exercise to prevent obesity. They love being in the company of their family.

4. Poodle

Poodles are another dog breed that can live in apartments because of their small size and because they do not have a smell like other pets. Poodles are suitable for small spaces due to their size. They are very active, playful and cheerful animals which need exercise to be disciplined. They get along very well with children and need grooming and brushing to prevent their coat from getting tangled.

5. Yorkshire Terrier

Another of the Terrier breeds that can live without problems in an apartment in the center of the city. It is very small (weighing up to 3.5 kg) but, despite this, it is an excellent guardian who will stay alert and bark warnings of danger. Yorkshire Terriers demand a lot of attention from their owners, and although they can be left alone, they are not recommended if we spend too many hours away from home.

Yorkshire Terrier lying down looking at the camera

6. Maltese Bichon

This is a medium-sized dog that weighs between 3 and 4 kg, making it suitable for small homes. Maltese Bichons are very intelligent, friendly, affectionate and excellent guardians. They bark if they hear an unknown noise, and they are not afraid of anything. In addition, they do not need much physical activity. Therefore, they can accompany the elderly, for example.

7. Pug

The last of our list of dogs that can live in apartments is the beautiful pug. It originally comes from China. And, it has a loving and playful temperament. It is essential that pugs learn to be social from puppyhood so that they are not shy or suspicious with strangers. They are lively and active animals that require daily walks, especially during the first three years.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.