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The Best Dogs for Apartments

May 19, 2022

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Apartment living offers some of Brisbane’s best lifestyle options. Our inner suburbs are filled with apartment buildings that put the occupants within easy distance of world-class dining, entertainment, amenities and more. If that sounds like exactly the sort of place you’d like to live, you aren’t alone. Thousands of people all over the River City are happily living in apartments and loving everything the lifestyle has to offer. And the best part is that apartment living is totally compatible with your furry friends! Whether you’re already living in an apartment or thinking about making the switch, we’ve got a list of our top 8 best dogs for apartment-dwellers.

  • French Bulldog

French Bulldogs are everything an apartment-dweller could want. The popular breed is small, they don’t make much noise, they hardly shed and they’re content with one short walk a day. Best of all, French Bulldogs are super friendly and they’re just as happy to be a lap dog as they are to take a snooze when you’ve got other things to do.

  • Bichon Frise

Small, cute and extremely fluffy, the Bichon Frise is an amazing apartment companion. Despite their fluff-ball status, Bichon Frise shed very little. Just keep in mind that they are high-energy dogs that love to be taken out every day for walks and exercise.

  • Chihuahua

Famously small and famously cute, the Chihuahua only needs a small amount of exercise each day. With proper training, your Chihuahua will become one of the world’s friendliest dogs, and you’ll avoid raising a dog with the yappy personality the breed is sometimes known for.

  • Dachshund

The famous sausage dog, Dachshunds are tiny, adorable and very friendly. They’ve got a small bark and small legs, so they won’t bother your neighbours and they only need a little bit of exercise to stay happy and healthy.

  • Greyhound

Not a small dog person? Greyhounds make excellent apartment dogs! They might be some of the fastest runners in the dog world, but Greyhounds are more interested in a low-energy lifestyle most of the time. A quick walk each day is all your Greyhound needs, and the rest of the time they’ll be quite content to laze around and enjoy the peace.

  • Basenji

Originally bred as hunting dogs in central Africa, the Basenji are a medium-sized dog well known for being quiet companions. They aren’t completely silent, but the breed has an unusually shaped larynx and they vocalise through an odd grunting sound rather than a bark. If you’ve got a running trail or park nearby to help burn off their energy, your Basenji will be right at home in an apartment.

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Small, fluffy and extremely friendly, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is perfectly suited to apartment lifestyles. Their size makes them ideal even for single room or studio apartments, and their exercise needs are easy to keep up with. Spaniels are also good with kids, people and other dogs, so your little companion is bound to make a few friends of their own.

  • Italian Greyhound

All the speed and grace of full size Greyhounds but only a fraction of the size, Italian Greyhounds love to relax almost as much as they love to run. Their compact size makes them perfect for apartments and it’s easy to keep them happy with a short walk each day and a lot of belly rubs.

Looking for a Pet-Friendly Apartment? Talk to Amazing Apartments Today!

The team at Amazing Apartments specialise in just one thing: we sell apartments all over Brisbane. A key part of our process is to sit down with each apartment buyer and find out exactly what they want from their new property. Getting to know more about you means we can match you to the lifestyle features you want, including finding apartments that will allow you to bring your cat or dog with you! Whether you’re looking to sell your current apartment or buy a new one, speak to our team today and let us help you find your dream apartment.