10 Best Dogs to Live within an Apartment

As they say, you will never go wrong with keeping a dog as a company not only because of their loyalty but also for the happiness they bring. They also have an irresistible charm that nobody can ignore.

But deciding to keep one in your apartment is not that easy. Aside from the apartment rules on pets and neighbors that you have to consider. You also have to think about the characteristics and behaviors of your dog.

Here’s a list of dogs that you might want to consider being a companion in your apartment.

Shih Tzu

Also known as “lap warmers,” Shih Tzu is always an excellent choice to keep in an apartment not only for their size but also for their sweet-tempered behavior. Though they can be playful at times, they are generally calm and affectionate. They show affection to their owners and even to strangers, which makes them one of the best apartment dogs.

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Bichon Frise

Considering the size, another good choice is the Bichon Frise. These furry babies are an excellent choice for people with an allergy because they shed less than the other dogs with a similar breed. Because of this, you won’t be stressed about cleaning up your apartment. They love to play, so a bit of exercise at times will surely make them thank you.


Basenji, also known as the “barkless dog,” is nice to keep anywhere because it won’t cause any nuisance regarding noise. Though it sometimes makes a sound like a yodel when it gets excited or happy. Far from what we think that hunting dogs are scary, basenji loves being affectionate with their masters.

English Bulldog

As scary as they look, bulldogs are one of the adorable dogs that one must have in an apartment. Aside from their controlled size, they don’t bark as often and as loudly as other dogs, so you won’t have to worry about disturbing your neighbors. They also like napping, which is perfect for people who enjoy rest rather than adventure.


These fur babies are the best companion for people who like to travel because of their handy size. Due to the same reason, you won’t have to worry about preparing a big area in your apartment. These dogs don’t require a lot of physical activities, but a lot of training is necessary when it comes to noise, for they can have a happy personality. But, worry not, they can be easily trained and will surely bring you tons of joy.


You will surely be overwhelmed by the cuteness of this furry dog. They are usually gentle, and they like both cuddling and running around. So if you’re looking for a companion that loves to sit on the couch and watch movies with you. As well as to walk around with you on sunny or cold weather, consider having a papillon.


Corgi’s personality varies from one dog to another. They are energetic, playful, smart, and overly charming. They can be easily trained and are very obedient to their owners. It is a smart choice to live with them in a cozy tiny place because they believe that people are a pack that should always be together.


These dogs are known for being aggressive and active but could be controllable under the supervision of a great trainer, which could be you. These dogs are very good with children because of their personable and friendly nature. If you leave a lot, they are also a good choice because, with excellent potty training and temperament, they can be left alone without causing any troubles.


Another dog that loves to cuddle and be with their owner most of the time is the beagle. They are also very active and playful, so they are a perfect playmate and companion. They love being around people who make them want to get your attention most of the time.

Training them is not a big problem because they can easily remember what is taught. Besides, they are a good pet for people who have allergies, for they don’t shed a lot except in the spring.


Pugs are quiet and known to be less aggressive dogs. They are affectionate, charming, loyal, and smart, though training them could be a challenge because they are generally willful animals. They love people, so you won’t have to worry about neighbors who would always greet them because of their adorable personality.

Final Say

As you can see, it is not only the size that matters when considering which pet to have. Other than knowing their behaviors, you also have to know well about their needs to make sure that you’ll both live your life happily.

1 thought on “10 Best Dogs to Live within an Apartment”

  1. Again I’m saddened by you leaving out the Shetland Sheepdog. So loyal, smart, loving. I had two of them and they were the best dogs I ever had. Always there for me. So please consider getting a Sheltie. Easy to train, eager to please. Protective. Best dogs EVER!!

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