4 Apartment Friendly Dog Breeds

4 Apartment Friendly Dog Breeds

For many apartment owners, the idea of adopting or fostering a dog while living in an apartment is a foreign idea. Apartments have no yards, and size can be a problem if you want a large dog in an apartment that might not be big enough. It’s not a lost cause, however. Things like temperament and size might not be a problem depending on what breed you choose. It’s entirely possible for dogs to live well and thrive in apartments. Not sure what kind of dog to adopt for your apartment? Check out our recommendations for the best kinds of dog breeds for apartment living below.

French Bulldogs

French bulldogs are one of the best dogs to choose for apartment living simply because their size is so convenient. French bulldogs tend to weigh around 20 pounds, are calm and quiet the majority of the time, and can be a bit lazy, often wanting to rest in comfortable places around your apartment. This dog is perfect for potential dog owners who want a laid-back and relaxed dog. Frenchies are also really great around kids as young as toddlers. They won’t be bothered by the constant petting kids might throw their way.


Pugs are great candidates for pet owners who live in the city. They’re relatively small, but are highly affectionate, have loads of energy, and will happily go on walks with you often. Pugs are smaller than the French bulldog, usually weighing in at about 18 pounds. Pugs also have a lazy but loveable side- they’ll often want to sleep in bed with you and cuddle. If you can’t stand dogs that snore, however, this dog is not for you! On the upside, pugs also get along great with other pets, including cats.


Don’t let their long legs, height, or racing background fool you. It may seem surprising, but Greyhounds are actually a good choice for apartment living. They can weigh up to 60 or 70 pounds, which is something to consider depending the size of your place. Like the other two choices on the list so far, they can be a bit of a couch potato, but are also great walkers. Just be sure you can keep up!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This breed is intelligent and super friendly, becoming buddies with everyone they come in contact with. They’re also the smallest dog on our list, usually weighing anywhere from 13 to 18 pounds, perfect for an apartment of any size. These sweethearts love to be spoiled by their owners and typically shouldn’t be left alone for long periods of time. They love to chase, which is perfect for kids, but not the best for cats or other pets.

If you’re thinking of getting a pet sometime soon, these are some of the best breed to look at for those who live in an apartment. If you’re interested in adopting a dog or even a cat, and want more information, contact The Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets today.


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