The Best Dog Breeds For Apartments

Thinking of adding a fluffy companion to your Forest Properties apartment? There are a lot of points to consider when it comes to getting a dog, including barking, having space to run and play, and potential shedding. Big or small, there are plenty of dog breeds that are suitable for comfortable apartment living. Whether you’re looking to adopt or shop, perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is the breed and personality of your pup. Here are the best dog breeds for apartments and small living spaces.

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French Bulldog

Did you know French Bulldogs were originally bred as companion animals? Frenchies are smaller than they are traditional Bulldog counterpart, but they don’t fall short in the playful and affectionate departments. They adapt very well to both small and large living spaces and tend to be no larger than 28 pounds.

dachshund laying on the couch


Whether you have a one bedroom apartment at Sagamore Court or a three bedroom unit at Parke Place Village in New Hampshire, Dachshunds are a small breed dog that has a big dog bark. Whether you call these friendly pups wiener dogs or hot dogs, Dachshunds are very friendly in nature, curious, protective over their family, and intelligent. Here are some other fun facts:

  • They come in two sizes: standard or miniature
  • There are three varieties: smooth, wire, and long haired
  • The average weight ranges between 16 and 33 pounds

Tenant Tip: The ideal apartment dog is polite to neighbors, remains calm, and can keep himself quietly busy when left alone.

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Poodles are known for their high level of intelligence, which makes them very easy to train and adapt to apartment living. In addition, they are also hypoallergenic, which is great for clean freaks or residents with allergies!

Poodles are pretty mellow, but they do love their playtime. If you live at Ranch Lake Apartments in Bradenton, FL or Spring Hill Apartments in Plymouth, MA and are thinking of adding a Poodle to your family, be sure to make use of the community’s dog parks and walking trails!

Tenant Tip: It’s important to note that dogs are social animals that need frequent exercise, playtime, and mental stimulation.


Corgis are a very eye-catching dog. Is it because of their big ears, short legs, or their wiggle butts? Either way, we love Corgis and they make for awesome apartment pups! Here are some things to know about this adorable breed:

  • While corgis are easy to groom, they do shed a lot
  • Easy to train
  • Corgis tend not to bark a lot
  • They look absolutely adorable in any outfit you put them in

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