Having limited indoor space doesn’t mean you can’t welcome a canine chum into your life. While a Great Dane or a German shepherd might be out of the question, there are plenty of dog breeds that are perfect for apartment life.
Most of them are small, because size matters when you’re choosing the right pup for your place. Other factors worth taking into account if you live in an apartment are how much the breed sheds, whether it’s known for barking a lot and how much outdoor exercise it requires on a daily basis.
According to the American Kennel Club, these dog breeds adapt very well to urban life. Take your pick!
The adorable bichon frise wants to be everyone’s friend — and the feeling is likely to be reciprocated when your neighbors and doorman realizes this breed is not a naturally noisy one. There are exceptions, of course, but you can probably rely on a bichon not to cause a stir in your apartment block with incessant barking. And if it does let out an occasional yelp, that cute face is enough to win nearly anyone over.