One of the toughest aspects of finding a dog, much like finding a roommate is finding one that compliments your lifestyle. Purebred Breeders LLC is featuring the top 5 breeds for apartment living:
Generally for apartment dwellers, smaller breeds are more suitable due to space issues. However, there are exceptions to every rule and with that being said, there are reasons a larger dog may be more suitable for you depending on what kind of lifestyle you lead.
The Dachshund dog makes a great apartment pet because of their small size and their charismatic personality. They are lovable, playful companions. They require moderate amounts of exercise and can adapt to most living environments. Dachshunds are clever, courageous and outgoing companions.
The Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in the United States. The variety in what this breed can do is outstanding; they serve as guide dogs, hunting dogs, and as parts of rescue and law enforcement teams. Labrador retrievers are the ideal sporting and family dog and are easily trainable. Although they are larger in size than our other four selections, they can adapt to smaller living environments like most apartments.
The Miniature Pinscher is a small dog with a big personality! He is very active and curious. They prove to be very loyal dogs, family-oriented and protective, even barking at intruders despite their small size. They grow to be 10 to 12.5 inches in height.
Pugs are a great choice for apartment dwellings because of their small size and because they require minimal exercise. Their short coat requires very little grooming. They love to be around people and are friendly with almost anyone.
The Shih-Tzu is a small breed that makes for a great house pet and companion, they require minimal exercise though their distinctive coat do need to be brushed and maintained daily. They have lively, alert personalities.
Hope this list has helped some of you thinking about finding a dog to make sure that your new companion matches your lifestyle and living arrangements. Do you live in an apartment and have a great well-adjusted dog that is not listed? Leave us a comment!
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