Best Dog Breeds for Small Places

Best Dog Breeds for Small Places

Adrienne Breaux
Sep 11, 2008

We recently came across an article discussing two important topics around Austin: dogs and condos. Specifically, the article broached the important issue of which dog breeds are best suited to apartment and condo living. Whether you've already found your doggie pal or you're thinking about adopting one soon, you might be surprised by some of the breeds that showed up on the list...

When choosing your puppy companion, you should decide which breed's characteristics work best with you first and your apartment size second. It's probably also a good idea to check with your landlord or condo association to see about the rules of dog breeds and sizes allowed. This list of small, medium and even some large size dogs was chosen based on each breed's relaxed energy levels, their tolerance to small homes and their enjoyment of indoor spaces:

  • Chihuahua
  • Dachshund
  • Pug
  • Bichon Frise
  • Pekingese
  • Bassett Hound
  • Whippet
  • Mastiff
  • Great Dane
  • St. Bernard

As mentioned, this list was compiled of just a few of the breeds that don't mind living in small spaces. They'll still have to be walked, of course, and probably would love a trip to a dog park.

As we're sure there are exceptions to this list, we want you to weigh in! What breeds have you found particularly perfect for smaller spaces and what dogs do you think should never live in a small apartment or condo? Let us know!

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