If you're living in an urban environment, space is at a premium. Chances are, if you're a dog lover, you won't exactly have the pick of the litter when it comes to choosing which dog breeds you can have in your apartment. However, there are plenty of dog breeds that make wonderful pets and can fit well into an urban environment. Listed here are just a few of the best breeds for apartment living.
The small stature of a Yorkshire terrier make them a great breed choice for an apartment. They won't be taking up much space. Despite smaller dogs' reputations for being "yappy," the Yorkshire terrier is quite quiet. In addition, a Yorkshire terrier is also known for being kind and friendly to new people and other animals. As long as a Yorkshire terrier is supplied with an ample amount of attention, it can make a great addition to any apartment.
What makes an English bulldog such a great addition to an apartment is the fact that it is a relatively static creature. An English bulldog does not move around too much, so this medium sized pooch won't need open spaces in which to root around. An English bulldog can become quite complacent, however, so it is important that you walk this breed regularly in order to avoid health complications like obesity.
An intelligent breed that is known for learning how to entertain itself and make its own fun, such that even a small environment like an apartment can be good for a Boston. A Boston's energy level is relatively moderate, so while this breed may scuffle about your floor every now and then, it shouldn't ever be anything that your neighbors complain about. They're also a quiet breed that might growl every now and then but never bark too terribly loud.
A shih tzu is a small, moderate-energy dog that doesn't need much in the way of space. A shih tzu does need plenty of attention, but so long as you are a mindful pet owner – and one that doesn't mind grooming plenty of hair – this breed can make a great addition to your small apartment.
Picking the right breed for your apartment can be difficult. This brief guide should have given you some idea of some of the breeds that are right for you. If you're interested in one of the breeds, contact a trusted puppy breeder in your area.
For a local puppy breeder, contact a company such as Bar R Kennels.