It can sometimes be difficult to find the right dog for an apartment or other small space – and still be a respectful neighbor. Apartment size, age of the owner, and lifestyle are all possible factors in determining what type of dog will suit a person’s situation.
But choosing the right dog for an apartment isn’t as limiting as many people think. There are many breeds that most potential dog parents haven’t even considered before.
To compile a list of the best dogs for homes and small spaces, Tempo has reviewed information on each of the 282 dog breeds currently reviewed by the 24/7 American Kennel Club, the country’s thoroughbred dog registry. We have included the 42 breeds that the AKC has identified as the most home-friendly. The dog breeds are listed in order of general popularity, from highest to lowest. Nine breeds are still relatively new to the U.S. and didn’t have a popularity ranking until March 2021.
The best dogs for small spaces appear to be small – between 10 and 15 inches and weigh around 20 pounds on average. Most of the dogs on the list belong to the toy or terrier groups. Both types of race groups typically live between 12 and 15 years of age.
Many of the best apartment dog breeds are relaxed, loyal, and affectionate. According to the AKC, these breeds are awell fitted small places.
Deciding who your best four-legged friend will share an apartment with may involve more than asking about the dog’s activity needs. You can also consider how long a dog is likely to live. these 26 dogs have the shortest lifespan.
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