What dogs can't live in an apartment: they can be dangerous or depressed

Yulia LoseynkoLife
Huskies and malamutes, herding dogs and beagles do not feel well in an apartment

Unlike cats, who can spend their entire lives in an apartment and feel happy, dogs need regular walks. And some breeds do not get along well within the four walls at all and can only be happy with constant free access to the street.

OBOZREVATEL tells you which dogs are better not to have in a city apartment. This can provoke them to aggression or cause depression in the animal.

Shepherd dogs and border collie

Breeds that were bred specifically for grazing livestock love long walks and significant physical activity. After all, they were created for such tasks. Therefore, they will be cramped in a small apartment, which can affect the animal's character and health.


Cute-looking beagles are known for their loud barking and conflicted nature towards other dogs. They were bred to participate in hunting, so they will be constantly busy sniffing for something edible and can pick up what they find from the ground. Therefore, living in a private house with a fenced yard is ideal for them.

Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers

Due to their tiny size, these breeds are considered a good choice for a city apartment. However, the tendency of both breeds to bark frequently and loudly can not only disturb their owners, but also greatly annoy neighbours. Moreover, this barking can be heard not only during the day but also at night. They can also sometimes have quite aggressive territorial attitudes, which can lead to conflicts with other dogs.

German Shepherds

This breed will be uncomfortable in an apartment because of its impressive size. German Shepherds are also very energetic, requiring frequent attention and a lot of activity. In addition, they are very jealous of their territory, and they can perceive not only the boundaries of the home, but also the entire house. This can lead to aggression towards neighbouring dogs.


Like German Shepherds, these lovely companion dogs can boast of large size and a high level of energy. They need a lot of attention and activity. They are also famous for their clumsiness and ability to knock over things in a tight space. Also, because of their curiosity, they may bark at the door whenever someone comes to get them.

Huskies and Malamutes

It's no wonder these dogs look so much like wolves - their wild temperament makes them a poor choice for keeping in an apartment. These breeds are extremely loyal to their pack, very large, and shed terribly. In addition, their irrepressible energy can result in destruction in the apartment and significant damage.

OBOZREVATEL previously told about the most beautiful breeds of dogs.

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