Dog breeds

What are the best dog breeds to have in an apartment?

the dog It is part of the life of Argentines, so much so that a recent study revealed a strong predilection for this type of animal in a country that has the highest proportion of pets per capita in the world. In this way, live in an apartment It is not an obstacle to incorporate a dog into the daily life of the house, so you must take into account what they are best breeds to add in generally small spaces.

Though there is dogs large in size that can still adapt to living in a department (among them, the Labrador, the Golden Retriever or the Boxer), the best options go through the smaller breeds, for the health of the animal but also for the comfort of the people who live in said household.

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miniature schnauzer

It’s a race that comes from Schnauzer, but its size is smaller. Males and females measure 30 centimeters and can weigh between 5 and 10 kilograms. Their body is robust and they usually show braveso that they are characterized by being tutors faced with a dangerous situation. If there are already other dogs in the house, it may happen that they do not like them until they have finished getting to know each other and therefore become familiar.

A specimen of the Miniature Schnauzer.

These four-legged animals are ideal for families with children: they are obedient, learn easily and are affectionate and attached to the people he lives with. In addition, they adapt to any type of housing change, since they can live in an apartment or a house with a large patio.


It’s another ideal breed for children, although it will be necessary at the beginning that the parents supervise said meeting. The build of beagles is small: they measure between 33 and 40 centimeters and their weight can vary between 10 and 11 kilograms. Gets along with others dogsbut he should interact with cats since he was little so as not to try to fight with them.

Beagles can be very mischievous when they are puppies.  Photo: Pexels / Artem Beliaikin
Beagles can be very mischievous when they are puppies. Photo: Pexels / Artem Beliaikin

This breed is cheerful, family and guardian facing the unknown, but once the time has passed, she is surely ready to play, because they are too hyper. They need to exercise for two hours a day and are characterized by being hardy and healthy, provided they are well fed and walked around to encourage physical activity.

Bichon Frize

The Bichon Frisé stands out for its striking fluffy white fur. As in the previous cases, it is also a small breed that measures between 23 and 28 centimeters, but its weight is considerably less, being between three and six kilograms.

The Bichon Frize can weigh between 4 and 6 kilos.
The Bichon Frize can weigh between 4 and 6 kilos.

These happy and active little animals love to participate in all kinds of family activities, but they also like to have moments of solitude and enjoy the whole apartment for themselves. On the other hand, they accept the presence of other pets in the house.

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Yorkshire terrier

the Yorkshire Terriers They are among the smallest dogs: females measure 15 centimeters, while males measure 17 centimeters. In both cases, the step varies between one and four kilograms. Its physical characteristics make it a overly active and energetic breedqualities that come with his affection and guardian soul.

Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs.By: ksuksa –

Due to their size, they do not require a lot of space to live. They can be accompanied by other animals if the dimensions of the apartment allow it. Beyond their adaptability, they like to go for walks, at which time owners should be careful of low temperatures, as they are prone to cold.

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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are slightly larger (10.5 inches tall) than Yorkshire Terriers and weigh between 10 and 15 pounds. They are distinguished by their long fur which can vary in its tones. His way of being and his arrogant way of moving, make him an unmistakable race and different from the others.

The unmistakable mane of a dog of the Shih Tzu breed.  (AFP).
The unmistakable mane of a dog of the Shih Tzu breed. (AFP).

This dog guarantees intelligence, affection and a great desire to play. However, he has times when he likes to be independent and appear oblivious to strangers, not his owner, with whom they show all his love.

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