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Best Dogs Breeds for Apartments or Condos

Basset dogs don't bark. The basset is active, but as it gets older, it slows down. Basset hounds enjoy going for walks, but they don't need a lot of exercise.

Basset Hound

People who like small dogs like bichons. Medium-energy dogs that are loyal and friendly. Bichons aren't as noisy as some other small dogs.

Bichon Frise

Medium bulldogs have a lot of energy. The breed needs to move around, but it can't handle much. Most days, two walks and a few games are enough.


The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is a happy, friendly dog. It gets more energy from daily walks and games. It needs friends to do well.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chihuahuas are very strong-willed. The breed needs to go for walks and play often, but it is so small that it can live in a small apartment.


The Chinese crested is alert and loves spending time with its family. These small dogs with middle drive are great for flats. They are very strong swimmers.

Chinese Crested

Even though they run, greyhounds are lazy. They love to run, but they can't do more than walk every day. When left alone, dogs that are friendly may bark.


The Maltese are friendly and fun. It just needs to go for walks and play. The breed is quieter than most other small dogs. It likes to cuddle with you.


Poodles of all sizes are fine to live with in an apartment. These smart dogs are out and about. Poodles who live in small homes may need more exercise.


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