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Best Dog Breeds For Apartment Living

– [Narrator] Nearly 100 million Americans have a canine companion at
home and it’s no wonder. Owning a dog has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce the risk of asthma
and allergies in kids, and lower stress levels. Now you might think the size of your home should determine the
size of your ideal dog, but that’s not always true. Turns out, tiny dogs, like
the Yorkshire Terrier, tend to have a big set of pipes with an even bigger attitude. – A lot of small dogs, they’re naturally really good alert dogs, they’re good little watch dogs, and they’re going to bark when they hear people
walking down the hall or talking in the lobby passageways. – [Narrator] Not a great
attribute if your neighbors live a few feet away. So what should you look for in an apartment-friendly pooch? – Dogs sleep about 16, 17 hours a day and as long as you can provide a dog with the right amount
of mental and physical stimulation and exercise, even a big dog can be
happy in a small place. – [Narrator] For starters, you want a dog who’s not a big barker, is sociable with new
humans and other dogs, and is comfortable with loud
noises and crowded streets. Mixed breeds can make an
amazing apartment pet, but if you’re looking for purebreds, here are the blue ribbon
winners for apartment living according to the American Kennel Club. First up is the Greyhound. That’s right. They may be the world’s fastest canine but these guys often spend 16 to 18 hours sleeping every day. Just make sure, in addition
to regular exercise, they have the chance to sprint two to three times a week. Next is the Bolonka. You may have never heard of it, but these guys were actually bred to be the ultimate apartment pet. They don’t need hours of daily exercise. In fact, the American Kennel Club suggests a long walk a few times a week in addition to their daily routine. They’re also excellent
at learning new tricks, but they do like to alert their owners of goings-on in the neighborhood so it’s best to teach them
proper barking manners early on. Now if you had your heart set on a Yorkie, you might want to try a Biewer instead. They were bred from Yorkshire Terriers. They’re more mellow and easy going. They enjoy the outdoors, but will also play catch inside and are easy to teach new tricks. Next up is an especially popular breed among city dwellers: the French Bulldog. Despite it’s name, this breed
actually came from England. A short daily walk is typically sufficient to keep them in shape. They also enjoy canine sports, like obedience and agility, but the flat-faced breed often
has difficulty breathing. So make sure your Frenchie
doesn’t overexert itself in hot weather. Last but no least is the
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. That flashy title isn’t a coincidence. These guys were the breed of choice for 17th century British nobility. They’re known for their smarts, they’re easy to train, and readily adapt to new
people and environments. Now it’s important to note that breed doesn’t guarantee anything. – Each individual dog within a breed is going to have its own temperament, its own personality. A good owner spends time with their dog and figures out what makes
their individual dog most happy. – [Narrator] And if your looking for more than just a walk around the block, places like the American Kennel Club offer local activities. – [Gail] One’s called scent work. It’s an event type that just tests a dog’s natural ability to use it’s nose, and we have a whole series
of events and competitions where you’re just training
your dog to find scents that are hidden in different areas. It’s fun to do things with your dog and by spending more time with your dog, your bond increases. – [Narrator] Want more options? Here are some other
apartment-friendly dog breeds that the AKC recommends. (catchy music)


Prins Ricky

May 5, 2018, 9:34 pm Reply

Mine is Bichon Frise!

TingTing Tan

Jun 6, 2018, 1:57 am Reply

Shiba Inus are perfect, perfect in size! Most are very quiet

Rebeka Fox

Jun 6, 2018, 11:47 pm Reply

after 3 couches and two coffee tables my siberian rat calmed down. that may have been because my bruh was raising him at the time and was lazy. i walk the siberian rat 2hrs to 3hrs a day. he is really demanding. he wants spicy mayo on everything, and will only eat certain veggies when they are cooked and well flavored. he can pick olives out of anything, but tolerates them in pizza. he should be eating dog food you say. he does, but have you ever seen a dog become anorexic because he won't eat $100/bag food? the siberian rat is starring at me, as it is time for his walk.

Dominic W

Jun 6, 2018, 2:04 am Reply


Jesica Bocanegra

Jun 6, 2018, 2:10 am Reply

I have a yorkie, and I can confirm that my neighbors hate her. ? she had such a loud bark and she barks ANY time she hears someone outside.

Metallic Serpant

Jun 6, 2018, 5:26 am Reply

Where's the Boston Terrier?

Gabriela Riera

Jun 6, 2018, 4:52 pm Reply

I have a two year old spaniel mix medium size and she’s fine living in an apartment and also a cat

Telly Vin-a

Jun 6, 2018, 12:25 am Reply

i knew there was a reason i love frenchies


Jun 6, 2018, 2:32 am Reply

Frenchie's have incredibly bad health problems. My brothers dog has already had 2 nose airway passage surgeries, and a palette surgery due to him not being able to breathe properly and severe vomiting issues. They throw up VERY easily, and can overheat very easily as well because they usually can't pant properly to cool themselves down, due to air restriction. You will 100% need INSURANCE for this breed or it can end up costing you 10's of thousands for the surgeries. The surgeries he has had already would have been at least $15,000 without insurance. The puppy was $5,000 to begin with.

Super cute, but super EXPENSIVE and VERY HIGH MAINTENANCE.


Jun 6, 2018, 9:26 pm Reply

The French bulldog comes from England…..?


Jun 6, 2018, 11:47 pm Reply

all of these are ugly dogs i would never want to own :(…oh well, I guess I won't own a dog as long as I'm in an apartment.


Jun 6, 2018, 2:27 pm Reply

What about Huskys?


Jun 6, 2018, 8:18 am Reply

Just get a cat….

nightmare in action

Jun 6, 2018, 5:08 pm Reply

Any dog breed is good they are always loyal and companion you I do own a german shepherd with her akc but it wasn't because I asked for her to be a pure breed it was gifted to me but I do own a pitbull boxer mix too but that's my sisters do even the I buy its food

Neutral Bruh

Jun 6, 2018, 12:27 pm Reply

Cats please..

Indigo Lavender

Jul 7, 2018, 7:34 pm Reply

How about corgis cuz im getting a corgi


Jul 7, 2018, 3:56 am Reply

I have a horrible and completely unnecessary phobia of chihuahuas ?? when I was younger I was ganged up on by like 6 of those devils ?

Martha Gomez

Jul 7, 2018, 8:06 am Reply

i have a Yorkie and she barks at everything lol.


Jul 7, 2018, 1:04 am Reply

french bull dog have many health issues if you are going to buy frenchie make sure you buy pet insurance or have a fund. It cost 1k a night at ER easily, dogs can be just as expensive as human. Spent over 10k saving my dogs in ER.


Jul 7, 2018, 3:40 am Reply

Frenchies are the small dog breed that tend to end up in our athletic large dog playroom at my daycare. Little Bailey for example is always the toughest and meanest dog in the room ???

john clhugyugihjbvgbkj

Jul 7, 2018, 5:07 pm Reply

4:08 Would bond and all.

Marta Fonseca

Jul 7, 2018, 8:07 pm Reply

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel do well in apartments with just a few decent distance walks a dog, twenty minutes three (or more) times a day would give you a great companion!

melisa Y

Jul 7, 2018, 1:14 am Reply

In the end my little bichon frise I have a puppy bichon frise

Cherie Leicht

Jul 7, 2018, 5:06 am Reply

I live in an apartment and I have a Papillon, they are a great little breed as they can happily live in small spaces. I also live within walking distance of a great park so she easily gets the chance to run around outside regularly.
This breed is intelligent and alert, so will bark if they hear noises, however they are not generally yappy and are good companion/lap dogs.


Jul 7, 2018, 2:02 pm Reply

Don't buy pure-breed puppies.
Just go to a shelter or rescue a dog from the street.
The dogs there are muuuuch smarter and friendlier.

Anna Gilligan

Jul 7, 2018, 8:53 pm Reply

Why am I watching this? I live in a 3 story house with a huge garden…

Edit: I’m not living by myself I’m a 13 yr old who lives with my parents, brother my Samoyed and golden retriever pups

Mia Carolina

Jul 7, 2018, 3:38 pm Reply

Umm… Honey I want my dog to bark if someone wants to break in or a stranger at the dog

Ande Linn

Jul 7, 2018, 11:52 pm Reply

King Charles Cavaliers Forever!!!!

Hufflepuff V.F.D

Jul 7, 2018, 4:25 pm Reply

I live in a flat and I have a French bulldog and she snours so loud

Gonzales Robert

Jul 7, 2018, 5:46 pm Reply

Yeah dogs makes u happy… The next day my dog pees on the floor god dangangit penny

Maleah Wonsia

Jul 7, 2018, 1:26 am Reply

Wouldn’t it be easier to own a cat

kaikora xX

Jul 7, 2018, 1:09 pm Reply

I want to adopt a retired racer greyhound

h i

Jul 7, 2018, 3:57 pm Reply

golden retriever? if you have a lot of space outside your apartment?

Ofelia Jaimes

Aug 8, 2018, 10:31 am Reply

I have a cavalier King Charles spaniel but a Maltese would be a good dog to have in a apartment they don't shed and there not super hyper


Aug 8, 2018, 2:25 pm Reply

i was watching this with my yorkie in a apartment…

spoopypennywise – Roblox & More!

Aug 8, 2018, 4:31 pm Reply

You forgot the pug!

Emma Mcpherson

Aug 8, 2018, 5:27 am Reply

do they do this for cats too?

Sasha Minimoore

Aug 8, 2018, 12:58 pm Reply

Borzois are good apartment dogs to


Aug 8, 2018, 1:51 pm Reply



Aug 8, 2018, 7:00 am Reply

I have a yorkie and she is the most quiet mellow dog I’ve ever had….

Facts Family

Aug 8, 2018, 3:54 am Reply

This video should be titled “how to ruin your life”

Vannessa Tiguila

Aug 8, 2018, 4:19 pm Reply

I live in an apartment and have a Husky, a Labrador and recently found a puppy while walking them. I honestly prefer to live in a place without a yard because it forces me to take them for nice long daily walks and to socialize at the park that is nearby.

Hayeon Plays

Aug 8, 2018, 4:21 pm Reply

I thought the man said fridge bulldog

Sachin T

Aug 8, 2018, 5:37 am Reply

Or just adopt a cat!

Mangle The Fox

Sep 9, 2018, 6:38 pm Reply

I wonder if papillon dogs and golden retriever dogs work too. I plan on getting 5 dogs and 1 cat in a condo when I'm a bit older.

r a i n y d a y s

Sep 9, 2018, 9:17 pm Reply

I want a Shiba Inu ;-;


Sep 9, 2018, 2:42 am Reply

0:44 missile is that you????

Rosie Mao

Sep 9, 2018, 8:29 pm Reply

I have a Maltese Poodle!

João Latado

Sep 9, 2018, 4:03 pm Reply

Let's confirm:
Best dogs to live in an apartment.
Images of greyhound running…on the beach (apartment, beach, apartment, beach, apartment, beach…).

Aliii Rxsa

Sep 9, 2018, 2:56 pm Reply

I'm getting a miniture poodle next week and i live in a flat.. Was it a good choice?

Psychedelic Spoons

Sep 9, 2018, 9:31 pm Reply

I have a Yorkie and she is vERY vocal when people and/or other dogs are out and about, but quiet when things are calm. She's a very good alert dog. I struggle with anxiety and paranoid thoughts, especially at night, and knowing that my dog is calm reassures me that I'm safe and helps me calm down so I can sleep. She's only good around small dogs around her size and ironically, she's fine with cats, we have a cat and she's fine with him.

Adelina rukma

Sep 9, 2018, 1:49 pm Reply

Lmao it's 4 20 😉


Oct 10, 2018, 6:38 am Reply

Chinese crested are the best!!


Oct 10, 2018, 2:23 am Reply

Greyhounds are wonderful apartment dogs! ❤️That said weight restrictions make finding an apartment a pain.


Oct 10, 2018, 10:15 am Reply

Would a husky be ok


Nov 11, 2018, 7:22 pm Reply

What about a Boston terrier?


Dec 12, 2018, 7:48 am Reply

0:08 anyone knows what breed is this?

Clown Shogun

Dec 12, 2018, 10:46 am Reply

Caucasian shepherd, alaboi,Alaskan malamute, Greek moises,Greek shepherd, illyrian shepherd,cane corso, Tibetan mastiff and ofc Turkish kangal are the best dogs breeds for apartments

Rafka B.

Dec 12, 2018, 4:41 pm Reply

Adopt! Dont shop

Dylan Power

Dec 12, 2018, 7:53 pm Reply

I live in a house and have a beagle. She is something so quite. But when she is not. OMG she is loud. She goes from quite to loud. There is no in between

Meg Martz

Jan 1, 2019, 8:13 pm Reply

Why wasn't the Boston Terrier on here?

Constantinus Augustus

Jan 1, 2019, 9:17 am Reply

Shiba Inu


Feb 2, 2019, 5:57 pm Reply

yorkshire terrier

Some Person

Feb 2, 2019, 10:25 pm Reply

Those spaniels hate children, just fair warning ?

XxxQueen_ AngelXxx

Mar 3, 2019, 2:51 pm Reply

What about a pug?I have a pug his name is leo

dahee wang

Mar 3, 2019, 1:43 pm Reply

I took french bulldog to Long Walk in windsor and he refused to walk when we had to walk back so I had to carry him all the way… the problem is I couldn’t lift him over for one minute. And it was exhausting… day…….. they are definitely indoor dogs

Tijana Mohar

Mar 3, 2019, 8:51 pm Reply

If I have multiple dogs will my blood pressure be 0? wAITT

Arely Rivera

Mar 3, 2019, 7:31 pm Reply

What about Cavapoo?

Melissa Misinco

Mar 3, 2019, 9:48 pm Reply

I have a yorkie

Timi Gabice

Mar 3, 2019, 2:39 am Reply

Thx for the tech insider

Carmen Dee

Mar 3, 2019, 6:30 am Reply

Boston terriers make great apartment dogs to

D She

Mar 3, 2019, 11:00 am Reply

No, bulldogs aren't good at agility.
And no, husky/malamutes aren't good in apartments. ?

Michael Cabral

Apr 4, 2019, 4:31 am Reply

What kind of dog is at 3:35

Slimer1 1

Apr 4, 2019, 2:37 pm Reply

I live in a apartment and I have a chihuahua he doesn’t bark at all!

Aurelija Garbanovaite

Apr 4, 2019, 5:56 pm Reply

…but always remember that a breed is not a limit. Important is energy level and just don't get a giant dog for ur own convenience.

Kittycatcat 11

Apr 4, 2019, 2:56 pm Reply

How about a Newfoundland for a apartment

Tyche Lotus

Apr 4, 2019, 5:24 pm Reply

I Have A Rottweiler-Black Lab , He’s Hyper , Sweet , Barely Barks & Loves to Cuddle . He’s Not Fixed So I Think ThatWhy Hes So Hyper Most Of the time . He gets a lot with Other dogs really well & Were Try To Teach Him not to jump on people. He gets too excited when he sees New people lol .

yeet me off a cliff

Apr 4, 2019, 2:59 am Reply

2:31 :O I need


Apr 4, 2019, 7:06 am Reply

If you're Indian, I'd recommend Indian dogs. They're medium sized, they don't have too much energy and are very low maintenance – great for apartments. I have one rescue dog and he's the best!
Also, PRO TIP: if you have a rescue, vets and every pet store will give you discounts.
Just grab one off the street – perfect companion (on a budget!)

nat cab

Apr 4, 2019, 9:31 am Reply

You can’t tell me what breed I can and cant have in my apt

Emma Downey

Apr 4, 2019, 4:45 pm Reply

I live in an apartment and I recently adopted a retriever/chow chow mix. He’s such a good boy.

Melodie Montes

Apr 4, 2019, 6:29 am Reply

My dog is a Cairn Terrier mix, only 6 lbs, and a very calm girl. She's the perfect dog in the world. I've never trained her, yet she learned to be potty trained extremely easily on her own, doesn't ever rip or bite anything, is extremely sweet and never aggressive, and she loves to cuddle. Idk what I'd do without my baby Bambi❣

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Apr 4, 2019, 7:09 am Reply


Randolp Ascano

Apr 4, 2019, 12:38 pm Reply

So yeah my dream dog would still be a corgi or shiba or golden retriever.

Cranberry Cake

Apr 4, 2019, 6:51 am Reply

I recommed a whippet if you want a greyhound but wish them to be smaller


Apr 4, 2019, 12:23 am Reply

Boston Terrier


Apr 4, 2019, 10:02 pm Reply

Google is spying on you, of course.

Tikki The kwami ;3

May 5, 2019, 2:54 pm Reply

I think we all agree when they say pet rock

Terrier Team

May 5, 2019, 9:51 pm Reply

What about the Boston Terrier???

Matt Solnick

May 5, 2019, 12:21 pm Reply

ha 4:20 thats sick bro

Hannah Peavy

May 5, 2019, 10:54 pm Reply

Funny that this video recommends a Biewer .. they’re not even recognized by the AKC and inCREDIBLy Expensive and hard to find ??

100000 suscriber with no video

Jun 6, 2019, 2:28 pm Reply

I have a bolanka

Mark James

Jun 6, 2019, 4:10 am Reply

I like none of these dogs

pratik karale

Jun 6, 2019, 1:46 pm Reply

What are mixed breeds?

im gay so

Jun 6, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

Am I the only one who notices its 4:20 minutes long?

LaQueena Sterns

Jun 6, 2019, 2:00 am Reply

I would love to adopt a disabled dog.

Frankie B

Jul 7, 2019, 6:34 pm Reply

"dogs sleep about 16 hours a day"
Bullterrier : hold my beer!

White Dandelion

Jul 7, 2019, 8:02 pm Reply

Complete lie. ALL dogs, regardless of breed MUST go out for a good walk every single day!

ema perez

Aug 8, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

So I live in an apartment and I want to adopt a yorkie. Is it really a bad idea? I mean from my apartment you can’t hear anything because it’s one per floor so can anyone tell me if I can get one?

Daxy S

Aug 8, 2019, 2:13 pm Reply

My ex best friend has a cavalier king charles spaniel and i have a pomeranian. Her dog is a girl and mine is a boy so they are supposed to get along. Her dog hates everyone and everything. Her owners say that she looks depressed, she is a young dog. She tried to attack my dog a few times. My pomeranian is friendly. We have an 8 year old cat and they are best friends. He is very friendly with strangers and kids. He is smart so it wasn’t hard to train him not to bark at the door. He can do numerous tricks. I live in a big city and he goes everywhere with me because he is tiny. Almost everything is pet friendly in Europe. Since the apartment is big he runs around so he gets extra exercise. He loves to cuddle, play, explore and learn. A perfect apartment dog. I am not here to bash other breeds. Pomeranians are portrayed as a bad apartment dogs and some other breeds that aren’t as apartment/big city friendly are recommended. I am speaking from experience.

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