Best Dog Breeds For Apartment Living

– [Narrator] Nearly 100 million Americans have a canine companion at
home and it’s no wonder. Owning a dog has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce the risk of asthma
and allergies in kids, and lower stress levels. Now you might think the size of your home should determine the
size of your ideal dog, but that’s not always true. Turns out, tiny dogs, like
the Yorkshire Terrier, tend to have a big set of pipes with an even bigger attitude. – A lot of small dogs, they’re naturally really good alert dogs, they’re good little watch dogs, and they’re going to bark when they hear people
walking down the hall or talking in the lobby passageways. – [Narrator] Not a great
attribute if your neighbors live a few feet away. So what should you look for in an apartment-friendly pooch? – Dogs sleep about 16, 17 hours a day and as long as you can provide a dog with the right amount
of mental and physical stimulation and exercise, even a big dog can be
happy in a small place. – [Narrator] For starters, you want a dog who’s not a big barker, is sociable with new
humans and other dogs, and is comfortable with loud
noises and crowded streets. Mixed breeds can make an
amazing apartment pet, but if you’re looking for purebreds, here are the blue ribbon
winners for apartment living according to the American Kennel Club. First up is the Greyhound. That’s right. They may be the world’s fastest canine but these guys often spend 16 to 18 hours sleeping every day. Just make sure, in addition
to regular exercise, they have the chance to sprint two to three times a week. Next is the Bolonka. You may have never heard of it, but these guys were actually bred to be the ultimate apartment pet. They don’t need hours of daily exercise. In fact, the American Kennel Club suggests a long walk a few times a week in addition to their daily routine. They’re also excellent
at learning new tricks, but they do like to alert their owners of goings-on in the neighborhood so it’s best to teach them
proper barking manners early on. Now if you had your heart set on a Yorkie, you might want to try a Biewer instead. They were bred from Yorkshire Terriers. They’re more mellow and easy going. They enjoy the outdoors, but will also play catch inside and are easy to teach new tricks. Next up is an especially popular breed among city dwellers: the French Bulldog. Despite it’s name, this breed
actually came from England. A short daily walk is typically sufficient to keep them in shape. They also enjoy canine sports, like obedience and agility, but the flat-faced breed often
has difficulty breathing. So make sure your Frenchie
doesn’t overexert itself in hot weather. Last but no least is the
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. That flashy title isn’t a coincidence. These guys were the breed of choice for 17th century British nobility. They’re known for their smarts, they’re easy to train, and readily adapt to new
people and environments. Now it’s important to note that breed doesn’t guarantee anything. – Each individual dog within a breed is going to have its own temperament, its own personality. A good owner spends time with their dog and figures out what makes
their individual dog most happy. – [Narrator] And if your looking for more than just a walk around the block, places like the American Kennel Club offer local activities. – [Gail] One’s called scent work. It’s an event type that just tests a dog’s natural ability to use it’s nose, and we have a whole series
of events and competitions where you’re just training
your dog to find scents that are hidden in different areas. It’s fun to do things with your dog and by spending more time with your dog, your bond increases. – [Narrator] Want more options? Here are some other
apartment-friendly dog breeds that the AKC recommends. (catchy music)

99 Replies to “Best Dog Breeds For Apartment Living”

  1. anniMello says:

    What about a Boston terrier?

  2. anxiousbreath says:

    0:08 anyone knows what breed is this?

  3. Clown Shogun says:

    Caucasian shepherd, alaboi,Alaskan malamute, Greek moises,Greek shepherd, illyrian shepherd,cane corso, Tibetan mastiff and ofc Turkish kangal are the best dogs breeds for apartments

  4. Rafka B. says:

    Adopt! Dont shop

  5. Dylan Power says:

    I live in a house and have a beagle. She is something so quite. But when she is not. OMG she is loud. She goes from quite to loud. There is no in between

  6. Meg Martz says:

    Why wasn't the Boston Terrier on here?

  7. Constantinus Augustus says:

    Shiba Inu

  8. Mr. Lc Curiosity and Collections says:

    yorkshire terrier

  9. Some Person says:

    Those spaniels hate children, just fair warning 😅

  10. AngelicaD says:

    What about a pug?I have a pug his name is leo

  11. dahee wang says:

    I took french bulldog to Long Walk in windsor and he refused to walk when we had to walk back so I had to carry him all the way… the problem is I couldn’t lift him over for one minute. And it was exhausting… day…….. they are definitely indoor dogs

  12. pijana tijana says:

    If I have multiple dogs will my blood pressure be 0? wAITT

  13. YN YLN says:

    What about Cavapoo?

  14. Melissa says:

    I have a yorkie

  15. Yes Jasa says:

    Thx for the tech insider

  16. Carmen Dee says:

    Boston terriers make great apartment dogs to

  17. D She says:

    No, bulldogs aren't good at agility.
    And no, husky/malamutes aren't good in apartments. 😒

  18. Michael Cabral says:

    What kind of dog is at 3:35

  19. Slimer1 1 says:

    I live in a apartment and I have a chihuahua he doesn’t bark at all!

  20. Aurelija Garbanovaite says:

    …but always remember that a breed is not a limit. Important is energy level and just don't get a giant dog for ur own convenience.

  21. Poodle9 says:

    How about a Newfoundland for a apartment

  22. Tyche Lotus says:

    I Have A Rottweiler-Black Lab , He’s Hyper , Sweet , Barely Barks & Loves to Cuddle . He’s Not Fixed So I Think ThatWhy Hes So Hyper Most Of the time . He gets a lot with Other dogs really well & Were Try To Teach Him not to jump on people. He gets too excited when he sees New people lol .

  23. yeet me off a cliff says:

    2:31 :O I need

  24. Jay says:

    If you're Indian, I'd recommend Indian dogs. They're medium sized, they don't have too much energy and are very low maintenance – great for apartments. I have one rescue dog and he's the best!
    Also, PRO TIP: if you have a rescue, vets and every pet store will give you discounts.
    Just grab one off the street – perfect companion (on a budget!)

  25. nat cab says:

    You can’t tell me what breed I can and cant have in my apt

  26. Emma Downey says:

    I live in an apartment and I recently adopted a retriever/chow chow mix. He’s such a good boy.

  27. Allison Chains says:

    My dog is a Cairn Terrier mix, only 6 lbs, and a very calm girl. She's the perfect dog in the world. I've never trained her, yet she learned to be potty trained extremely easily on her own, doesn't ever rip or bite anything, is extremely sweet and never aggressive, and she loves to cuddle. Idk what I'd do without my baby Bambi❣

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  29. Randolp Ascaño says:

    So yeah my dream dog would still be a corgi or shiba or golden retriever.

  30. Cranberry Cake says:

    I recommed a whippet if you want a greyhound but wish them to be smaller

  31. justreallybored says:

    Boston Terrier

  32. darkdolores1 says:

    Google is spying on you, of course.

  33. Bork Nitis says:

    I think we all agree when they say pet rock

  34. Pepsi and Dawgs says:

    What about the Boston Terrier???

  35. Matt Solnick says:

    ha 4:20 thats sick bro

  36. Hannah Peavy says:

    Funny that this video recommends a Biewer .. they’re not even recognized by the AKC and inCREDIBLy Expensive and hard to find 🤔🤧

  37. 50000 suscriber with no friends says:

    I have a bolanka

  38. Mark James says:

    I like none of these dogs

  39. pratik karale says:

    What are mixed breeds?

  40. it was me, dio. says:

    Am I the only one who notices its 4:20 minutes long?

  41. LaQueena Sterns says:

    I would love to adopt a disabled dog.

  42. ciociaro irrequiete says:

    "dogs sleep about 16 hours a day"
    Bullterrier : hold my beer!

  43. White Dandelion says:

    Complete lie. ALL dogs, regardless of breed MUST go out for a good walk every single day!

  44. ema perez says:

    So I live in an apartment and I want to adopt a yorkie. Is it really a bad idea? I mean from my apartment you can’t hear anything because it’s one per floor so can anyone tell me if I can get one?

  45. Daxy S says:

    My ex best friend has a cavalier king charles spaniel and i have a pomeranian. Her dog is a girl and mine is a boy so they are supposed to get along. Her dog hates everyone and everything. Her owners say that she looks depressed, she is a young dog. She tried to attack my dog a few times. My pomeranian is friendly. We have an 8 year old cat and they are best friends. He is very friendly with strangers and kids. He is smart so it wasn’t hard to train him not to bark at the door. He can do numerous tricks. I live in a big city and he goes everywhere with me because he is tiny. Almost everything is pet friendly in Europe. Since the apartment is big he runs around so he gets extra exercise. He loves to cuddle, play, explore and learn. A perfect apartment dog. I am not here to bash other breeds. Pomeranians are portrayed as a bad apartment dogs and some other breeds that aren’t as apartment/big city friendly are recommended. I am speaking from experience.

  46. Denis Plouffe says:

    I’m disappointed that you did not recommend
    Boston Terriers, they are relatively quiet companions.😀
    My Bolonka is very very noisy and always demands
    attention sometimes in the middle of the night🤕

  47. SAD EGG says:


  48. pinkucat productions says:

    just get a pet rock.

  49. Wolf_Alpha17 says:

    Yep I would want a pug

  50. Maria Teodora says:

    My yorkshire terrier is one of the best dog breeds for families, they dont bark so much . I love my yorkie , best dog !!!💗

  51. Anmol Ramgiri says:

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  52. Johnathan Roan says:

    They’re all too small

  53. Mo and Gigi says:

    French people has tricked us

  54. Beril Dursunkaya says:

    What is the breed of this dog at 3:35?

  55. Amazing Doggo says:

    Causally drags in my woolly mammoth

  56. Zen says:

    Wasn't that a pic of a Boston and he said French bulldog

  57. Fan The 14th says:

    What about a St. Bernard?

  58. wsvx says:

    most of them are small dogs, is there any big size dog so it's easier to find when they're hiding?

  59. Nick S says:

    French bulldogs are kinda the worst. Farting all the time, pooping and peeing in the apartment etc. 4 friends of mine have frenchies in different ages and they all pee and poo in the apartment even after training etc..

  60. Jared Allen says:

    Boston Terrier, greatest dog on earth!

  61. Kevin Battle says:

    I work 8 to 10 hours and I'm worried leaving him or her for that long.

  62. Scooby Paredes says:

    I always wanted a dog but my parents said no

  63. TheRubinator13 says:

    Ok first, great dane should be on this list, theyre incredibly lazy, if not the laziest dog and they dont bark much and you can always train them not to. Also i have a Maltese mix, Maltese should also be on this list and he never makes a peep (didnt have to train him that way he was just lile that) and there are so many videos from south Korea of peoples pets and maltese is a very popular breed in Korea, and many people live in apartments with their maltese and it just sleeps and cuddles. Maltese's are literally like stuffed animals, i can cuddle and pet him all i want and he never gets mad, but my poddle mix (both dogs were mixed with Lhasa Apso) NEVER let me kiss or hug on him for more than 10 seconds and he barked any and everytime someone came to the house. So i definitely think its the maltese in my current dog that makes him so calm and lovable

  64. discolissa666 says:

    cocker spaniels are sweet and you should walk them everyday. they are the best!

  65. KIWI 3 says:

    Its cruel dont people get it they need to be out side

  66. Laura Garnham says:

    I live in an apartment and I have a standard schnauzer, he is doing just fine 🙂 we go out for walks and play outside, even in the snow, and we can also play tug and fetch indoors, he also likes to sit on my table on the balcony and watch the world go by below 🙂

  67. Requiem says:

    Point: Get a cat.

  68. PoliceWolfCE Studios says:

    I have two French Bulldogs (Minnie and Spike) Minnie loves to just lay around and Spike is ALWAYS around when we have food out xd

  69. Tony MTA says:

    Biewer and French bulldog is 3k

  70. Ebba Ahlsén says:

    French bulldogs🤮 ew

  71. GreyhoundGirl10 says:

    ( 1:43 )

    The dood narrating this: Hey dude! Check out the Greyhound umbrella!
    Random guy: Dude, That’s bad luck!
    Narrator: Chillax man—


  72. Gamma Angel says:

    0:14 reduce the risk of asthma, allergy and kids 😁
    (I know that's not what he said but it's funny to think he did)

  73. nina, part of BTS' DNA *taekook* says:

    German spitz all the day, everyday. I love my pomeranian and it's the best thing that had me happened. No regrets 10/10

  74. -Gemberkoekje- says:

    I thought the title meant something totaly different

  75. Valitsemlla Luo kanava hyväksy laitela says:

    I have a dog that is a mixture of Australian kelpie/german shepherd dog. And other mixed races. He likes living in the countryside. But also manages just fine in suburbs too

  76. Cinthia Vasconcelos says:

    Don’t support breeders. Adopt, dont shop

  77. Christopher Humphrey says:

    I only clicked on this video to comment why is tech insider making a video about dogs?

  78. Baatile Kgosiemang says:

    The best dog for apartment living is a cat…

  79. Bart Fart says:

    Im thinking that a small NYC studio is better than a cage and death.
    what do you think? I feel guilty having a dog in a small apartment.

  80. Krishna J. says:

    Thats a jojo reference right there

  81. The Country Coop Company says:

    This isn’t completely true. It’s not a good idea to have a big very active dog in a small apartment. That’s common sense

  82. Bedesha Lopa says:

    What abour golden retriever?

  83. Jean says:

    “French bulldog need a short daily walk….”
    Look at mine who needs 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon xD
    He’s also very attention dependent… but I wouldn’t trade him for the world

  84. Dave M says:

    Basset hound

  85. Risa Lockwood says:

    my dog is the perfect apartment dog even though i live in a house

  86. Lynn says:

    I have a Boston Terrier rescued dog and he’s great living in the apartment. He doesn’t bark unless he thinks there’s an intruder. As a matter of fact, my boyfriend was working from home when my dog suddenly started barking incessantly at the door. That’s how he found out someone is trying to break into our apartment and he pushed the door ASAP, locked it again and called the police. Luckily for the intruder, the dog just save him because my boyfriend could’ve shot him and he had every right to do so. So, Boston Terriers are great too! Btw, they love to cuddle too!

  87. SAITAMA says:

    Yea, my shih tzu would never want to go outside -,-.

  88. Jared Lester says:

    Keep in mind that the breed doesn’t always determine there personality. Some dogs are complete opposite of the breed descriptions.

  89. Marie Lalifali says:

    If you insist on having a french bulldog, make sure to buy a retro french or at least from a breeder who takes notes about the breathing abilites of their dogs. It's horrible to see all this poor dogs who aren't able to run and breath properly.

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  91. Logan Wheeler says:

    Greyhounds are lovely. So lazy and wonderful.

  92. Elena D says:

    Just an addition: another option to a Greyhound is a Whippet, which is basically like a smaller version of a sighthound. They are very similar in character, but a lot smaller.

  93. Just A Watch says:

    What about a Shiba-Inu or a Corgi?

  94. Courtney Hale says:

    I have a golden in an apartment. Honestly makes more a great apartment dog. Quiet and very fun and lazy. Though a golden is bigger 2 20-30 minute walks a day is usually sufficient

  95. Healthy Pets says:

    If a dog lives in an apartment it needs stimulation every day. Taking a dog for a walk will physically stimulate him but also it will be exposed to various sounds and smells which will make them happy 🐕 Always remember to keep your dog healthy and happy 😍🐕😍

  96. Bogdan Djukic says:

    There's the first myth right away at the start. I have a yorkie an he almost never barks. It's all down to how you teach your dog.

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  98. SludgeMan says:

    If you get a pug, be sure you have a fat stack of money set aside to have sinus operations to help it breathe.
    If you're not willing to do that for it, then don't get one.

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