Dogs are indeed man’s best friend. But, many people avoid adopting a dog when they live in an apartment, often worried about the dog’s behavior and comfort level. However, there are dogs that are well suited to live in apartments.
If you are looking for an apartment friendly dog who is small, sturdy, intelligent, and that doesn’t need much outdoor exercise, then the Shih Tsu is an excellent choice. This little canine cannot tolerate extreme temperatures, and, is therefore, ideal for indoor apartment living. Patience and persistence are required to train this frisky dog. Shih Tsus shed daily and are prone to allergies, hence, do brush and bathe them regularly.
With a small, sturdy appearance and big round eyes, it is almost impossible to overlook the Chihuahua’s adorable appearance. They are great for small spaces, good watchdogs, and easy to groom. Chihuahuas bond well with typically just one person, making them ideal for people living alone. However, Chihuahuas can be very fragile and tend to bark loudly. They can suffer from low blood sugar and also have an underdeveloped ‘soft spot’ on their skull.
Beagles are sturdy, athletic canines that were initially bred as hunting dogs. They are attractive, easy-to-groom, peaceful, and friendly. They make good companions for both kids and adults. At the same time, they can be stubborn and require stern training. It may not be wise to leave beagles unmonitored as they may wander, howl, and dig holes. They are moderate-to-heavy shedders.
Poodles are an attractive breed and are elegant, energetic, and intelligent. Poodles learn quickly, respond well to training, and will often pay rapt attention to their owners. They make good watchdogs but are not very aggressive. They are sensitive dogs, requiring constant attention. Poodles are known to suffer from eye diseases.
Pekingese are small, quiet dogs with dark facial fur resembling a mask. These dogs are courageous, loyal, and loving pets, but require strict training to counteract their willful nature. The Pekingese’s long hair needs to be brushed frequently. They do not enjoy long hours of exercise, but it is advisable to walk them every few hours.
While all these breeds are nothing short of endearing, it is equally important to consider their nature and characteristics before adoption to ensure an ideal fit with your home, lifestyle, and personality.
Click here to know more about Pug, Pomeranian, Lhasa Apso and Daschunds.