These Are The Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Living in the city means many of us have to compromise when it comes to our living space. Dog lovers know that most dogs need space, walks, and nature in order to be happy. But that doesn't mean it is impossible to have a happy healthy dog even while living in less than ideal conditions. Here are the dog breeds who’ll enjoy spending time with you in your apartment, no matter their size.

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English Bulldog

The English Bulldog is known for its wrinkly, droopy face. But Bulldogs don’t just have adorability going on for them, they also have a great easygoing personality. They are incredibly loyal and are relatively lazy, which is great for people who live in a city and are a bit too busy to go on elaborate adventures with their dogs.


The Maltese are white fluffy dogs that look like little angles. They are very sweet and kind. Because of their sweet nature, they actually serve as amazing therapy dogs. These dogs are perfect for apartment living since they don’t need much grooming or exercise, as long as they have their fair share of cuddles. Maltesers adjust to small places quickly. 


Pomeranians are not just soft and fluffy, they are also affectionate and active. Because they are so small they’ll fit right into any space. Another thing this breed has going for it is that despite being so fluffy it doesn’t shed as much as other dogs. It is also smart so you’ll be able to teach it cool tricks!

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Commonly known as ‘wiener dogs’ the Dachshunds are literal hot dogs! These long dogs have a big personality, always cheerful and pleasant. They are good for apartment life because they don’t need much grooming, but they do need a lot of exercise and playtime. They especially enjoy playing fetch, as long as they get plenty of movement.