Dogs Perfect for Apartment Living
Published Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by PremierPups
There is no greater feeling than coming home at the end of a long day to your loveable canine friend greeting you with tails wags and kisses. Many dog lovers are under the false impression that living in an apartment means having a dog is out of the question. This type of setting is certainly not ideal for all dogs, but there are quite a few furry companions that would love nothing more than to share your small space with you.
All dogs no matter the size need an adequate amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation. There are some smaller breeds however, that make apartment living with a pooch very easy. These dogs require minimal space to roam and don’t need strenuous activity. In general a brisk walk or two each day will suffice. Most of these canine companions find comfort in sharing a space with their owner or family and are quite content with a basket full of toys for mental stimulation. Another great outlet for your pup is the local dog park, where they can meet and socialize with their four legged friends and it’s a great time for you to connect with other pet parents.
Below is a list of the top 10 breeds that make apartment living with a pooch a breeze.
Size: The Bichon Frise has an average height of 10 to 12 inches and an average weight of 10 to 16 lbs.
Size: The French Bulldog is about 11 to 12 inches tall. Males weigh 20 to 28 lbs., females 16 to 24 lbs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Size: The Cavalier has an average height of 12 to 13 inches and an average weight of 12 to 18 lbs.
Size: The height ranges of a Havanese are between 8-1/2 to 11-1/2 inches with weight ranges from 7 to 13 lbs.
Size: The Maltese has an average height of 9 to 10 inches and an average weight of 4 to 7 lbs.
Size: The average height of a Pomeranian is between 6 to 7 inches and the average weight is between 3 to 7 lbs.
Size: The average height of the Miniature Poodle is 12 to 14 inches and the average weight is 10 to 12 lbs.
Size: The Shih Tzu has an average height of 8 to 11 inches and an average weight of 9 to 16lbs.
Size: The Yorkshire Terrier has an average height of 8 to 9 inches and an average weight of 4 to 6 lbs.
Size: The Chihuahua has an average height of 6 to 9 inches and an average weight of 6 lbs.
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