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Dog Breeds for Apartment

If you live in an apartment that does not mean you cannot own a dog. Most dog breeds are very active, energetic and require a lot of space, while apartment life generally makes them unhappy. However, there are also dog breeds which do not require much space and movement and are appropriate for small apartments as well.

The best dog breeds for apartment are of course small breeds such as Chihuahua, Maltese and Pekinese although some small dog breeds are very energetic and active. Besides that it is important to keep in mind that some small dog breeds can develop a habit of excessive barking which can be very unpleasant for your neighbors as well.

Besides small dog breeds, some medium and large size breeds with low exercise needs are also appropriate for live in an apartment such as Bulldogs, Boxers, Rottweilers and some others but they generally require regular daily walking.

When you determine whether the dog breed you like the most is appropriate for apartment you should also take in consideration some other factors such as its behavior towards children and other animals if having any. You should also keep in mind that some dog breeds which are suitable for apartment can get very nervous if being alone for longer period and might develop excessive barking habit as well as chewing your shoes.