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Archive for October 26th, 2011

The best dogs for apartment living

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

There are certain types of dogs that do better than others in an apartment. Generally, the larger the dog, the more space required. First of all if you are moving into an apartment, make sure that it allows dogs.  Almost any dog can live in an apartment, if they get enough exercise and the right kind of exercise.  If you are jogging with your dog, provide the proper leadership. Make sure that you can make the dog “heel” while on the jog. If you live in an apartment, you have to spend much more time taking your dog for a walk to ensure that he gets the right amount of exercise. Keep this in mind before adopting the dog.

Here are the ten breeds that are best suited for an apartment.

  1. Pekingese – They enjoy romping outside but also like to stay in.
  2. Basset Hound – A very good natured and easy going breed.
  3. English Toy Spaniel – It’s a great lap dog but still playful.
  4. Bulldog- The most docile and mellow of all dogs.
  5. Boston Terrier- He’s well mannered indoors but playful outside.
  6. Lhasa Apso– this dog has a tough character and can be stubborn. They like to play indoors.
  7. ShihTzu – A great lap dog but also needs lots of exercise.
  8. Chinese Crested Dog– is devoted to its family and willing to please; it is also good with other dogs, pets, and strangers.  They don’t mind a short walk every day, but not in the cold.
  9. Toy Manchester Terrier – Playful with it’s family but can be shy with strangers. Likes to play outdoors.
  10.  Yorkshire Terrier – You can exercise them indoors but you should interact with some games for them.
Make sure that you dog has plenty of dog toys to keep him occupied when you’re gone.
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