The 5 Most Suitable Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

When it comes to having a dog and living in an apartment, it is important to choose a dog that has the right temperament. Whilst any dog could live in an apartment some breeds are more suited to small space living than others.

You will need to consider several things when it comes to choosing a dog and no matter what dog you choose, having the time to give your dog sufficient exercise is important. Even very active breeds can survive living in smaller spaces when they are well exercised.

These 5 breeds are listed as the best when it comes to living in apartments according to the American Kennel Club.

  • Shit Tzu
  • English Bulldog
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Pug
  • Greyhound

These dog breeds tend to have easygoing and friendly personalities and relatively low energy levels which makes them great apartment companions.

What You Need Before Bringing a Dog Home

If you decide you do want to bring a dog home there are a few things you will need to have on hand before your welcome your new family member, these include;

  • A bed or a¬†comfortable spot for your dog to sleep.
  • A crate or baby gate so that your dog can feel secure in a smaller area.
  • Food and water bowl.
  • Suitable dog food.
  • Grooming tools like a brush and small scissors.
  • Toys, this is especially important when living in a smaller space.

These basics will help make your dog more comfortable and provide a safe and happy environment.

If you are looking for pet-friendly apartments in Charlottesville, Live with MSC can help. We have a range of apartments, townhomes and houses to help you find the perfect space.

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