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Attention, city slickers! You, too, can own a happy, adjusted dog—even in the smallest studio space. These six breeds do great as apartment dogs. To them, a tiny space is more than enough as long as they receive the proper amount of exercise and socialization.


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They may be known for their speed while running, but Greyhounds are loving, lazy companions that enjoy curling up on the couch at home with their owners. They do exercise, so be prepared for long walks or trips to the local dog run daily. A plus: Greyhounds are generally quiet dogs, so they won’t bother the neighbors.




Bulldogs make excellent pets because they’re gentle and love their people. They are relatively easy keepers, making them perfect for those who don’t have a ton of time to dedicate to grooming and exercise.


Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkie is a big personality in a tiny dog. They are brave and energetic but require limited exercise due to their size, making them great dogs for small spaces. Make sure you train them well so that their high-pitched bark doesn’t drive your neighbors nuts.


Boston Terrier


Boston Terriers have a characteristically gentle disposition and make wonderful pets. They are easy to train and only need a moderate amount of exercise, so daily walks will do. They also don’t need much grooming.


French Bulldog

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A French Bulldog’s main role is that of a lap warmer. They are affectionate dogs that need a minimal amount of exercise.



Poms are excellent for city living because of their small size, outgoing personality, and moderate exercise requirements. They are also easy to transport because of their mild temperament and small size.
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