You are faced with a major dilemma: you dream of adopting a dog, but you live in an apartment. Two incompatible facts you say, ready to abandon the idea of welcoming a new four-legged companion into your home. Rest assured! There are breeds of small dogs who live very happily in apartments. Breeds of short-haired dogs, long-haired dogs, or even dogs that don’t bark very much, we present you with 10 cute little breeds of dog designed for living in an apartment!
And all you have to do? To offer them regular exercise and a diet appropriate for their small size, the best course of action naturally being to offer them homemade food!
This is the smallest breed of dog in the world! And yet its small size is inversely proportional to its strong character. This dog needs little exercise and knows how to do its business in a litter box.
The Jack Russell Terrier
This mini terrier is very affectionate. Despite its small size, it has a strong urge to exert itself … And to dig. Fortunately, your nearby park should serve the purpose for his daily outings!
This breed of small long-haired dog is known for its playful and affectionate temperament. Caution! It needs regular grooming and a lot of attention!
Very close to the poodle, this small, long-haired or curly-haired dog is sociable and playful and cannot bear being left on its own. Adopt it if you work from home!
The Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier is sociable but highly intelligent, hence its strong character! This breed of small dog is known for its vitality and barking. It deserves a master who is part of its daily life!
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cute and silky, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is appreciated for its very soft coat. It is also a breed of small dog that does not bark much! Ideal when you like peace and quiet.
The Cocker Spaniel
This very voracious dog is small enough to live in an apartment but will need daily exercise. Endearing and faithful, it is the ideal companion for a family with young children.
The Pug is a little watchdog that comes from China. It has an easy-going and affectionate character and gets on particularly well with small children and other animals.
Intelligent and determined, the dachshund is naturally attracted to children. However, it is quite dominant and driven and requires proper training to teach it to respect the rules of the home. Feel free to call on a dog trainer!
This little dog from Germany has been very popular since the beginning of the 20th century. It is perfectly adapted to living in an apartment and is loyal and sociable.
And what about you? What is your favourite breed of small dog? Have you adopted a dog in an apartment? Don’t hesitate to share with us the most beautiful moments of your beloved dog’s life !