Best Small Space Dog Breeds

Are you someone like me that loves dogs but lives in a small space and is afraid that you won’t be able to give them the space they deserve???  If you are, then you have landed on the right space because I have good news for you. You can find dog breeds that dwell very well even in small spaces. Not only that,  but if you think you have smaller space so you will have to get a small dog but you want the big fluffy friends so this article has gold for you as well…


      Considering the health benefits as well as the amount of love, loyalty and friendship one can have with puppies everyone wants a dog but small space can be a hurdle. As long as you can provide the right amount of mental and physical stimulation a dog can be even happy in a small space. So, what are some dog breeds for apartment living or small spaces. Three things you want to be looking for in a dog breed which you can keep in an apartment are;


  • A dog which is not a big barker
  • A dog that’s very sociable
  • A dog that’s comfortable with noises and crowded streets   

   So, what are some dogs that have these qualities?!?… Don’t worry, I have made it easy for you so here are some dogs which are best apartment dogs.


1: PUG


                    Little cute, wrinkly, short, muzzled face and curled tail doggies that are absolutely perfect for adapting in smaller spaces. Also, they are described with a latin phrase “multum in parvo” which means “a lot of dog in a small space”. This breed with the fine glossy coat was actually brought from China to Europe. Besides, they have an even temper, they are charming, friendly, children loving dogs that are rarely aggressive that could be your perfect best friend.

Weight: 7 to 10 kg   Lifespan: 12 to 15 years




     This dog with small distinctive head, large eyes and triangular ears also called Russian toy is bred in Russia from the English toy Terrier. Its an active, cheerful, little dog possessing keen intelligence. Besides, it can behave a bit strange with outsiders but get  strongly attached to their owners and are very loyal to them.

Weight: 1 to 3 kg  Lifespan: 10 to 12 years



        Also known as Charles Spaniel, indicated from its name is a breed of choice for British nobility. They are very adaptable to new people and  environments. Furthermore, they are known for their smarts because they are very easy to train. Besides, these dogs are affectionate, gentle and very graceful sweet hearts.

Weight: 6 to 8 kg  Lifespan: 12 to 15 years



     These amazing watch dogs are perfect for an apartment, they are gentle, independent and very noble. They spend about 16 to 18 hours sleeping everyday. Also, they can best cuddle buddy and exercise partners as along with regular exercise they can sprint three to four times a week.

Weight: 27 to 32 kg  Lifespan: 10 to 13 years



        You might not have heard of it but they are best breed to keep in apartment, they don’t need hours of exercise just walk a few times a week is enough for them. They are very playful, charming, and inquisitive dogs. Bolonka are excellent in learning new tricks. They are small size rare toy breed of the Bichon type bred in Moscow.

Weight: 2 to 5 kg   Lifespan: 12 to 16 years


Before you get a dog, you need to know that breed doesn’t guarantee anything. Just like us humans, dogs have their own personalities and temperament. Consequently, A good owner spends time with the dog and figures out what makes there individual dog most happy.

Have an amazing journey finding the best dog for you and I hope this article was helpful. Let me know in the comments of other dog breeds you know that work best in small spaces. Cheers!!!

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