What dogs get along best in an apartment: breeds and photos

Alina MilsentLife
Jack Russells, Bichons, and Pekingese will feel good in city apartments

Not all dog breeds are suitable for living in city apartments. Large dogs, such as St Bernards, Bernese Sennenhunds or Huskies, need space. In addition, experts do not recommend keeping dogs of fighting breeds in apartments.

Not only the size and weight of the dog is important, but also its temperament. OBOZREVATEL figured out which breeds will get along best in an apartment.

There are dogs that get along well with children and have a mischievous nature. Other breeds are more balanced and calm, they don't need too much movement and won't require much attention from you. Some dogs love walks and outdoor play, while others are more passive and lazy. Some breeds are easy to train, while others require more time and patience.

All these nuances should be taken into account when choosing a pet to live in a city apartment, because even for a large apartment, small and medium-sized dogs are best suited.

According to experts, a dog weighing up to 30 kg is ideal for an average apartment. Below are the top 10 dog breeds for which life in a high-rise building will be comfortable.


Labradors have a very friendly nature. These dogs are not characterised by aggression.

Labradors will be ideal friends for children. They are calm, balanced, unpretentious, not too fluffy, and moderately active.


French Bulldog

This is a rather calm breed of dog, not too picky and a bit lazy. French Bulldogs are also suitable for families with children.



Pugs are real lazy dogs. This is a "sofa" dog that will happily snore next to you in bed. Adult pugs are characterised by their leisurely and not very active lifestyle. They do not shed much, so the apartment will be relatively clean.


Pomeranian Spitz 

Spitzes are easy to train. They are intelligent, inquisitive, funny and very cute animals. Their fluffy coat requires special care. These dogs shed a lot.


Jack Russell

If you need an active companion, choose a Jack Russell. They need frequent walks and an active lifestyle. Jack Russells are very sociable and intelligent.


Yorkshire Terrier 

Yorkies need to be carefully groomed. This is a calm, balanced breed of dog that will feel perfect in a city apartment. Yorkies are very quiet and obedient.



Chihuahuas can be carried with you at all times, and they don't take up much space, even in your purse. Adult dogs are very calm and easy to remember commands.


Welsh Corgis

Corgis are real goodies. They will be fun, cosy and calm. Corgis love to run, so you will have to walk the dog often. Sometimes they can be stubborn and restless.


Bichon Frise

Lovely, active, curious and funny bichons need frequent walks and special attention. They do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. These dogs have a very delicate white coat that needs careful and regular grooming.



According to experts, Pekingese are not very fond of children. This breed will require a lot of attention from the owner. Pekingese can conflict with other animals in the house. In general, this is a sociable and intelligent dog that gets very attached to its owner.


Earlier, OBOZREVATEL published a rating of the cutest dog breeds.

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