Top 10 Best Dog Breeds For Apartments
7. Great Dane
Can you believe that this pooch is on our list of dog breeds for apartments? A big boy like that? It’s no typo! Hear us out. Yes, we realize that the Great Dane is huge (25 to 29 inches tall and 100 to 200 pounds in weight), but this big fella is as lazy as he is large. (and that’s saying a lot, because no lap is big enough for this doggo). Sure, he may take up more room in the apartment and on the couch than a lap dog, but he’ll become more of a fixture than an energetic force to be reckoned with. Not unlike most giant breeds, these big pooches have a slow metabolism, which means low levels of energy and less need for serious exercise. Only 30 to 60 minutes a day spent in walks will ensure that your pet is happy and healthy, which is more than doable for most pawrents.
A Great Dane is calm, friendly and quiet. What more could you ask for in a roommate for your small living space? However, before you sign the lease on your condo, make sure your roommate is actually approved by the landlord. Due to their enormous size, this breed is often not allowed in apartments. Which is frankly a shame, because these gentle giants make ideal roomies!
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