19 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What Is The Best Small Dog For An Apartment?

Living in an apartment with a small dog is possible with the right breed. Photo courtesy  dgphilli, Flickr

Living in an apartment with a small dog is possible with the right breed. Photo courtesy dgphilli, Flickr

“I am small, and I don’t need a yard. I just want to be your companion. Woof!”

In today’s economy living in an apartment is not uncommon. Many of us would love to have a dog, but are unsure of which breed is right for this type of living environment. The following article will explain what is the best small dog for an apartment, and will hopefully reignite your hope for a fur baby in your future.

 

What Is The Best Small Dog For An Apartment?

Boston Terrier

Though the toy breeds are always a good choice for apartment dwellers, any dog breed, given the proper amount of exercise, can live comfortably in an apartment. Many breeds have comparatively low exercise requirements, according to the World Atlas of Dog Breeds, 6th Edition, while others are small enough to get enough exercise indoors or from a brisk walk. That said, all dogs need exercise, not to mention bladder relief, so always plan to let your dog out of the house several times a day.

 

The Boston has been nicknamed “the American Gentleman” because of his dapper appearance, characteristically gentle disposition, and suitability as companion and house pet. They require only a moderate amount of exercise and a minimum amount of grooming. The breed is easy to train and they are easy keepers, preferring to remain by their owner’s side. Read more about Apartment Dogs in Dog Breeds: Apartment Dogs here.

After learning what is the best small dog for an apartment you may have received more insight on what small dog breed is right for you. There are several other factors that come into play when making this commitment:

• Do you have children? Be sure to choose a small dog compatible with families.

• What is your personality? When you meet that fur baby for the first time, decide whether they are the right fit for you.

• Do you want to a a low shed dog or do you enjoy the whole grooming experience?

Make a list of pros and cons when deciding on the right fur baby for you. It is amazing how many different breeds there are to choose from. If you are a city dweller then you will want to check out also our article on this called, Life in the City: The Best Small Dogs for an Urban Lifestyle.

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