The relationship between dogs and humans is at least 15,000 years old. Early dogs were perhaps little more than companions. Some eventually became herd dogs and some became hunters. Of course, for most of the centuries of the human-dog relationship, dogs lived outside, as did their masters. Apartment buildings are a relatively recent invention, but when dogs moved in they lived in every type of apartment that was built. Dogs have gone from outdoor dogs to indoor dogs, domestic dogs, and more recently, apartment dogs.
There are 50 million domestic dogs in the United States. There is no exact breakdown of their place of residence. Still, 24/7 chose the best dog to live in an apartment.
To help select the best dog for homes and small spaces, Tempo reviewed the information for each of the 282 dog breeds currently being used by the American Kennel Club, the country’s thoroughbred dog registry. The best dog for small spaces is small. We looked the ones between 10 and 15 inches and weighed about 20 pounds on average. Most of the dogs we checked 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 adapt well to small spaces.
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.
The best indoor dog breed is the Bolognese. Here are some details
> Personality: Playful, easy-going, devoted
> Overall popularity: N / A
> Height: 10-12 inches
> Weight: 6-9 pounds
> Life expectancy: 12-14 years
> Group: Foundation Stock Service