Staying at home can get pretty dull, pretty fast, especially if you have a small/ nuclear family. One way to get a companion and disperse the monotony would be to get a pet.
But, considering the present apartment sizes and lockdown impositions on several states in the country, what would be a good apartment dog?
In this blog, we will discuss the 5 best small dog breeds that you can adopt as your new pet!
1. Bichon Frise
One of the most popular toy dog breeds, the Bichon Frise, is a perfect apartment dog. It’s cute, fluffy, and eye-candy for people who love cute dogs.
Its name comes from the Middle French word, Bichon, which means small dog. With just 9-11 inches in height and a 12-15 years life span, there is no denying that this dog breed will be a great addition to your family.
While Spanish in origin and predominantly used as sailing and herding dogs in their native land, the current version has been selectively bred to be a lapdog.
2. Jack Russel Terrier
The Jack Russel Terrier was initially bred in England some 200 years ago to hunt foxes. Clever, independent, and lively are just some of the characteristics of this apartment dog.
However, it is worth mentioning that this breed can be a handful with its intensity and energy, especially for first-time dog parents. This breed needs attention and regular play and training from its parent.
Jack Russel Terriers are incredibly family-friendly and comfortable around kids as well. It sheds very little and is generally one of the healthiest small dog breeds.
3. Cocker Spaniels
Cocker Spaniels get their name from their original work – hunting the woodcock bird. Considered good-natured, energetic, and sporting, the dog breed can birth up to 12 puppies in a litter.
As one of the most popular toy dog breeds right now, cocker spaniels can weigh up to 15 kilograms. It adapts very well to apartments and is considered a sensitive breed. It is effortless to train, personable, easy with kids, and gels well with other dogs.
With a 12 to 15 years lifespan and a playful nature, this dog breed can be a perfect addition to your family.
If you want a small and hardy dog who will be an active companion, the Beagle is an excellent choice for you. Well suited to apartment living, it is one of the most energetic small dog breeds around.
The Beagle is especially well-fitted for people who like to stay active and want their pets to accompany them. Built initially as scent hounds, it has a keen sense of smell.
Sensitive and well adapted to hotter climates, the Beagle could be the little partner you need.
5. Indie Dog breeds
By far the most suitable apartment dog breeds for all kinds of households, Indie dogs are a blissful addition to any family. Loyal and friendly because of the regular human contact these dogs face, Indie breeds also require very little grooming and maintenance and have very tough immune systems.
They are also fit seamlessly to all types of Indian climate, especially when you pick from local breeds. Some of the popular Indie dog breeds include the Indian spitz, Kombai, Kanni, and Jonangi, among others.
These are the top five apartment dog picks to choose from if you are looking to adopt a well-suited dog for your modern living ways.
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