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38 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

By Kara Bednarik

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Living in an apartment can be tough. You share walls with your neighbors, you hear them vacuuming at weird hours, not to mention your storage space is limited. Plus, if you’re not a cat or fish person, the pet situation can be challenging. But we’ve got some good news for you – there are dog breeds suitable for apartment living! You might even be shocked to learn that some large breed dogs do well living in small quarters.

Apartment dwellers beware: Just because dogs are okay to live in a confined space does not mean that all of them are couch potatoes. Pets should be taken out and exercised regularly. Depending on their breed, some require much more exercise than others. And keep in mind that a bored dog can take to destroying your furniture, carpet, clothes, even drywall.

Small Dog Breeds for Apartments (under 25 pounds)


Medium Dog Breeds for Apartments (25-50 pounds)


Large Dog Breeds for Apartments (51-100 pounds)


Giant Dog Breeds for Apartments (over 100 pounds)


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