(Closed) Apartment-friendly dogs?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I know you said no toy group, but Shih Tzu’s are really great dogs with BIG personalitiies.  I would highly recommend them to anybody – regardless of space.  Maybe try a meet/greet somewhere (?).  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

how about a bulldog? are they too small?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Boston Terriers aren’t too small and aren’t crazy energetic (usually). Also second bulldogs, french, american, or english. I prefer french, though. Those ears! Pugs, etc.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Bassett hounds bark/howl a lot so it probably wouldn’t work well. Personally I think that if you plan to take the dog out and give it lots of exercise, a dog like a golden retreiver would be fine in an apartment. They are typically quieter than small dogs πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No matter what type of dog you get, they will all need some sort of exercise, but of course, the smaller the dog, the less you need to walk it.

 

This site is really great.  Both of my dogs are actually on this website, but it can def help you find the perfect breed for you

 

http://dogbreedinfo.com/

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

My mom has a standard poodle and that dog could deal with an apartment, as long as you took it on a long walk every day. They’re definitely athletic and high energy, so the exercise is a must, but my mom’s just sleeps around the house all day until she gets home.

If you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t need much exercise period, the smaller breeds are better for that.

I reallllly want my own dog, but we’re gone for 10 hours a day, so it’s just a no go πŸ™

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

By The Way, since you like large dogs, some mastiffs actually work well in apartments since they are pretty inactive and if they don’t require too much exercise

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

You wanna hear something crazy… Bernese Mountain Dogs make the best apartment dogs in the world!  I  know they are bigger than you would think an apartment dog should be, but they are so quiet inside… So good indoors, but active outside.

My first Berner lived in apartments her whole life, the first of which was a third floor walkup in San Francisco!

A lot of smaller dogs are really high energy and don’t make the best apartment dogs, though it seems contrary to common wisdom.

Oh, and Berners generally don’t bark πŸ™‚

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

I know you said you don’t like little dogs, but I highly recommend a small mutt/mix! My yorkie/maltese mix is the best dog ever; he is extremely smart, he doesn’t bark, and he is really happy not going outside…he just likes to fetch in the house.

I’ve always wanted a Cavalier King Charles spaniel as well…they are slightly bigger and they are so pretty!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Galactic- we can talk lots more about this if you want!  The hardest part is puppy-dom, but we just made a plan with Zolie.  There was a long walk in the morning, short walk at lunch (usually by a dog walker or friend) and then a trip to the park (across the street) in the evening. 

The only thing that kind of stunk was potty training from a 3rd floor walk up… It meant putting on clothes to go downstairs every 3 hours during the night when she needed to go out.  I got her at a time, though, where my work schedule was pretty light πŸ™‚

Berner love!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I hear Great Danes are great apartment dogs, and they are huge! But my heart is with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. πŸ˜‰

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