There are hundreds of dog breeds in the world, between pure and cross breeds. However, now the vast majority of these dogs have become pets and there are some that are more suitable for living in a small apartment.
This is the case of a dachshund which, although originally used for hunting, today many families have fallen in love with its attractiveness and its sympathy and adopted it as a member of family. And like this breed, there are others who, because of their personality and, above all, their small size, stayed in our homes to give us love, companionship and pleasure. In addition to the dachshund, we suggest 10 more perfect dog breeds if you live in a small apartment.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
It is a funny, very elegant and affectionate little dog breed that enjoys family fun and long walks. But he is also happy if the pace of life is more sedentary. Males generally do not measure more than 34 cm and females 32, so it is a breed that adapts perfectly to a small house.
It generally does not measure more than 28 cm so it will adapt perfectly if you live in a few square meters. In addition, its hairs are short, so you will have less cleaning problems. It is a very calm and reserved dog. But very affectionate with its owners. Be careful to go with the goodies. He tends to gain weight.
It is a real miniature. And not only does it fit perfectly if your house or apartment is small, you can also take it in your bag. The Chihuahua dog breed is no more than 20 cm tall and weighs between 1 and 3.5 kg. But despite its size, it is a perfect guardian because it always remains attentive to any noise to start barking. Although it looks like a toy, it is not, and being pampered excessively can cause serious personality issues.
Although it is much larger than the previous one, we recommended, the cocker spaniel is also a great companion if you live in a small space. Females and males generally do not measure more than 41 cm. He is very cheerful, obedient and hardworking. But the blind and uncontrolled breeding of this breed has created unstable and nervous subjects. The best thing is that you go to a good breeder who cared about socializing and educating him right from the start.
It is a brave dog and very guardian and protective. It reaches about 39 cm and generally does not weigh more than 10 kg. He has a lot of energy and needs to go out and run. But when he is at home, with a good education since he is very stubborn, you will not find out what he is. Be careful, it’s from the Terrier family … and they bark.
We added Jack Russell to this list because it is one of the hottest dog breeds in the cities. With what is inevitable, they live in small apartments. The Jack russell can adapt perfectly, but you have to go out to exercise. It is an animal used to hunting and running, but is calm in the house. Of course, he is a loyal, fun, loving companion and will become the owner of the house. It measures no more than 35 cm.
There are three sizes of Schnauzers: large, medium and miniature. The latter generally does not measure more than 35 cm. It is one of the most suitable dog breeds for living at home, especially if there are children. They are smart, fatigue resistant and great companions for children. They need a good education because, although they train very easily, they must understand before they obey.
Do you live in a very small apartment? This can definitely be the breed for you. Some Shih Tzu owners say that it can be mistaken for a carpet, as quiet as it is. Despite this, he is a very cheerful and lively dog, intelligent and independent. It generally does not measure more than 26 cm.
Despite its small size, it is very solid and active. It adapts perfectly to smaller soils but must come out to demonstrate all its power, because it is also very self-confident and dominant. Spoiling it too much can cause personality issues, so it’s best to give affection but not treat it like a baby. It measures no more than 23 cm and its weight is less than 3.5 kg.