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    Best Dogs for Small Living Spaces

    What to look for when searching for a pooch for your pad.

    Any size or shape of dog can live in a small apartment or house, as long as Fido gets enough exercise. However, some dogs are a better fit for small spaces — and it turns out size isn’t the most important factor. To find a dog that’s best for your apartment, look for a breed with the traits listed below, then visit for a comprehensive breed finder tool to help narrow down your search. 

    Traits to look for:

       • Laid-back personality

       • Low to moderate exercise needs

       • Low tendency to bark

    Examples of dog breeds that carry these traits:

    • Boston Terrier

    • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    • English Bulldog

    • Maltese

    • French Bulldog

    • Shih Tzu

    • Chihuahua

    • Pomeranian

    • Dachshund

    • Cocker Spaniel

    • Greyhound

    • American Eskimo

    • Pug

    • Beagle

    • Yorkshire Terrier

    • Shetland Sheepdog

    • Havanese

    • Boxer


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