Small dog breeds that are ideal for living in an apartment


March 7, 2021, 7:46 p.m. | Animals

Small breeds are cheaper to keep, easier to travel with and can be kept in a small apartment.

Small dog breeds that are ideal for living in an apartment

If you are ready to take a decisive step and find a new furry friend, here are several small dog breeds that you should consider, informs Ukr.Media.< /p>


The cheekiest of all babies (and possibly the tiniest!), the Chihuahua proudly bears the name “Pocket Dog''. These animals do not grow higher than 20 cm and barely exceed 3 kg, they are loyal, cheerful and affectionate. Their character is formed depending on the person and the environment. They are perfect city pets, but they will need extra clothing during the cold winter months.


These are excellent hunting dogs, loyal companions that retain puppy-like curiosity and security until old age. Their big brown eyes and long ears make them one of the most charming family dog ​​breeds. Because beagles were bred to hunt in packs, they prefer large company and get along well with other pets. Grow up to 38 cm at the withers, weigh less than 10 kg.

Little Poodles

< p>Poodles are one of the most diverse breeds. They come in standard, miniature, or dwarf sizes, with black, white, or apricot coats. Mini poodles grow to 35-37 cm or less and usually weigh a maximum of 6 kg. Their curly, low-allergenic coat makes them ideal dogs. And they are energetic, athletic and incredibly smart.


Rare, very unusual breed. This is a small, light, graceful, but rather tall dog. The behavior and temperament of the Bassengi is almost feline. They take care of themselves like cats, do not bark and jump perfectly.

Yorkshire Terrier< /p>

Incredibly popular and adored Yorkies are "eternal" puppies, energetic and affectionate. Their long silky coat does not cause allergies, but requires careful care. They weigh about 3-4 kg, which makes them ideal for carrying and hugging.


< p>These dogs look like balls of fluff. Their charming faces are hidden in a puff of fur, which always looks stunning with proper care. True, Spitz have a reputation of being a bit “talkative”; dogs, so if you're looking for a quiet, calm dog, this breed might be a bad choice.


This breed gets its name from their funny, wing-like ears that look like a butterfly. Papillons have proven to be extremely intelligent dogs that are easy to train.

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The original work of this breed in the 1600s was to exterminate rats and vermin in Germany. Gradually, these dogs became the best friends for court ladies. These are the best puppies that excel in obedience, training, and learning. They are distinguished by incredible affection for the owner.


Whether you choose a standard dachshund or a miniature breed, these long dogs are always interesting, extremely friendly. They don't like to run long distances or swim, but they are ready to play all day long. Also keep in mind that dachshunds make excellent guard dogs because of their loud barking.


Royal dog! Probably the heaviest of its class of small dogs. Welsh corgi males can weigh up to 15 kg. Despite their short legs, these toothpicks limp along at a pretty serious speed. Cardigans are the older of the two corgi breeds and were once known for herding cattle in Europe.


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