Top 10 Best Dog Breeds For Apartments

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4. Bichon Frise

The fancy French Bichon frise does very well in smaller living spaces.

Oh la la! This fancy French pooch does very well in smaller living spaces. Tipping the scale at just 7 to 12 pounds, the Bichon Frise isn’t your typical yappy little dog. In fact, this pup will only bark if there is someone at the door. The name of the breed means “curly white lap dog” in French, so don’t be surprised if all your pooch needs is to curl up in your embrace! These doggos are very affectionate and bond strongly with their owners, so sharing a small condo is a blessing in disguise for Bichons, who can be a bit clingy. They will be next to you at all times in large spaces, so you can’t expect anything else in a small living space with nowhere to escape.

While their easy-going and lovable personality is another trait that makes them suitable for apartment dwelling, it doesn’t mean that they’ll be content spending their days holed up. This breed is energetic, so you’ll have to make sure your Bichon Frise gets enough exercise, whether it’s indoors or out at the dog park. Make sure your condo cuddle bug gets at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day! Otherwise they will find other ways to let out that energy and your landlord won’t like it at all!

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