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Top 10 Best Indoor Dogs

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2. Affenpinscher

 The Affenpinscher is a central European toy breed, so its size alone makes it a good candidate for our best indoor dogs list.

The Affenpinscher is a central European toy breed, so its size alone makes it a good candidate for our best indoor dogs list. These tiny little doggos can make a home out of even the smallest spaces. That said, it’s not only the petite size that got the “monkey dog” a spot on this list. Nope, these sweet little pooches have a myriad of traits that make them ideal for apartment living.

Affenpinschers were first bred to be ratters, but they’ve come so far from their beginnings in the slumps- it didn’t take long for the nobles and the royals to fall under the spell of these mini pooches! And with good reason too: these wiry little terriers have fabulous personalities. They are smart, playful, loving, and have a lot of spunk! Their vivacious temperament doesn’t make them energetic, though, as these are your typical lap dogs that don’t have much need for intensive exercise. They need more love than exercise, which is perfect for indoor kid puppy owners everywhere.

Your average Affenpinscher will be perfectly happy with a daily walk around the block, but their exercise needs can be realistically met with indoor playtime. So, even if you don’t plan on taking your monkey dog out for many walks, you will have to tucker them out with some hearty play sessions in your apartment.  And of course, don’t forget to provide them with mental challenges too. These smart doggos will love playing with puzzles and various dog toys that tickle their brains.

(Photo credit: Craig Pemberton/Wikimedia)


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