Ideal Dogs for Apartment Owners

Ideal Dogs for Apartment Owners

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman.

Keeping your pet happy is of prime importance to any human parent. Their happiness is the key to your own happiness. Hence, understanding their needs and requirements forms the first step towards happy pet parenting. It is a known fact that dogs require ample exercise and spaces to play around. However, there are selective breeds who prefer to be indoors and enjoy small spaces. Unaware of this fact, many apartment owners refrain from being a human parent inspite of being animal lovers. In this article, we present to you ideal dogs for apartment owners.

Bichon Frisé

Petite and energetic, Bichon Frise is an ideal companion for you. It can adjust easily to compact spaces and follow you around in a cheerful way that preps your spirit. One must be mindful about its sensitivity as working human parents can cause separation anxiety if it is left alone for a prolonged period of time. Hence, it is best to appoint a caretaker if you are working parents and ensure that you spend enough family time activities with your furry friend.


Ever since people have witnessed the cute activities of pug in the famous Vodafone advertisements, pugs have garnered worldwide attention. Their small size and friendly nature have made them ideal for apartment living. They crave for human attention and love them unconditionally. Playful and socializing in nature, they interact freely with humans and rarely bark.

French Bulldog

A little bigger in size than pug, the French Bulldog is another perfect pet companion for apartment owners. They are ideal partners for your daily walk routines and easily become friends with your neighbours as well. They find their cosy corners around the house and laze around there without disturbing other family members or their chores. It also naturally inhabit to the dynamic weather conditions without any health isuues. 


Pomeranians are one of the most popular dog breeds for apartment living. Its fluffy appearance and endearing looks, makes it one of the most loved and pampered breeds for nuclear families. Its excitement in encountering new experiences and people permeates into every family member’s spirit. It does not suffer from prolonged anxiety much and hence, adapts in an optimistic manner to working or busy human parents. 

Indian Spitz 

Pomeranian and Indian Spitz have an uncanny resemblance to each other and share similar character traits too. It is cheerful by nature, compassionate and playful. It is wary of strangers and barks often at strangers with the good intention of alerting its human parents. They love the company of children and are highly protective of them. Unlike, Pomeranians, they love attention and easily go into depression if left alone for too long.


Carefree and friendly, Beagles love making friends and get along happily with their human parents as well as neighbours. They are a popular breed amongst apartment owners as they are obedient and easy to handle. They have a tendency to over eat and it is imperative to check its weight gain tendencies.

Indian Pariah

This breed is a silent player, who express their love in profound ways by jumping on their human parent in its two hind legs and stretch to their best to lick the face. Their intelligence and versatility makes them ideal companions in small spaces. They do not growl or bark unnecessarily. However, they intuitively sense unwary attention and hence, make good guard dogs. They are models for training and do not have high demands. They easily adapt to changes and different natures of people. 


A greyhound is most patient and calm companion. They are accommodating by nature and enjoy daily activities. The higher they are exposed to outsiders the happier and loving they turn out to be. As long as they are interacting with you, they are comfortable indoors and are ideal choices for apartment owners.


Poodles adapt to changes easily and climatic conditions. They are intelligent, compassionate and loving pets to their human parents. They may have mood changing tendencies and hence, it is important parent to gauge their emotions and act accordingly.


Bulldogs love to laze around and have a tendency to cling to its masters. They bask in the touch of their master and enjoy playing with them. They love their naps and company of their human parents. Since they love children, they are ideal companions for families with children.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The petite size of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel make them ideal companions for apartment owners. They love their daily walks, lounging around aimlessly and prefer to stay close their human parents. They are friendly by nature and love to entertain others with their cute tactics and public show of affection.


Known to be friendly, accommodating and loving, their family is their life. It prefers a homely life and enjoy being indoors. It thrills at daily walks but does not complain if one or two walks are skipped. Being a part of the family drives his enthusiasm and increases his happiness levels. Leaving them alone can cause anxiety and depression. Hence, it is best to have one companion stationed for taking care of it.

Whatever breed you take responsibility for, ensure that you value their unconditional love and divine presence in your life. They are beings with the purest souls and needs love in return to stay happy. Taking care of them and pampering them is the ideal way to mould your pet to your lifestyle. Big or small, extra love and attention make them easily accommodating in any place you decide to live. You simply have to be mindful about their desires and health factors to make them your companions for life. It is rightfully said by French Author Michel Houellebecq, “The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.”

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