Three BEST Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Three BEST Dog Breeds for Apartment Living
By Kael Laselva

Dogs bring joy and happiness to everyone’s lives, and nobody should be deprived of the opportunity to experience their unconditional love and affection; However, a good number of people have never been able to own an animal because of their living conditions. Although apartment living is not necessarily optimal for most dogs, there are a good amount that can lead happy and healthy lives within said conditions. Here are the three best dog breeds for an apartment lifestyle.

French Bulldog

This breed of pup has adapted to close-quarters living for hundreds of years, as their country of origin, France, is notorious for its vertical and space-efficient housing. The Frenchy is a very friendly dog who does great around children and requires a relatively small amount of exercise. The only issue with owning a French Bulldog, is that they have a tendency to snore. This is because of a genetic defect caused by generations of overbreeding, similar to pugs and other short-nosed canines, so if you have a hard time sleeping around noise, maybe steer away from this furbaby.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the best behaved canine breeds in the world, making them very easy to house-train, and adapt quickly to living in a smaller and more confined area. However, as is the case with most (if not all) dogs, they require an adequate amount of play and exercise on a day to day basis. Being able to control your pup’s energy output to the best of your ability is very important when it comes to living in an apartment. This breed of dog is great around children because of its relaxed temperament and calm demeanor, as well as other animals and pets. 

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is one of the most common dog breeds in vertical cities such as New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. There are many reasons for its immense popularity, ranging from its very small stature to its adorable little face. According to an article by HillsPet,  these pups weigh in at an average of 12 pounds, making them perfect for apartment living ( .

This furry companion is mild tempered, very easy to take care of, and very receptive to complex commands (also making this breed one of the best for dog shows and competitions). Although the Bichon Frise has many upsides, it is a very high-maintenance dog compared to the other two on this list. The Bichon requires a great amount of grooming, and around 40 minutes of exercise daily, however if you are willing to invest some extra time into your furbaby, it can be a perfect fit for you and your apartment.