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Caissie Canine Instruction: Best Apartment Dogs



We begin this week’s “RUFF TAILS” with two beautiful K-9’s. Molly is a 7 month old Irish/Golden Retriever and Buddy is a 1.5 year old Labrador Retriever.


Our family travels up to the cottage and we will go boating the majority of the summer. We absolutely love it!!!! As you can see we look very fashionable in our “nemo” lifejackets. As you know safety is most important. HEE HEE!!!



When we are done boating, we love to swim. Our family has made us a homemade dry-off towel, and we love this best of all.


Welcome to Doggie Dialogue:


Certain breeds can adapt to city living. Most larger cities have an abundance of energy, with people running errands, going to work, and of course traffic.

Selecting the right dog that will best adapt to city living must be considered.


The following breeds have done very well living in apartments, condos, and enjoy the energy of city.


1. Bulldogs.

This breed can be very playful, but usually for only a short amount of time . Therefore they are ideal, as they prefer to go short distances.




2. Chinese Crusted.

This breed is high in energy and are very friendly with a variety of different people, which makes them great for city dwellers.




3. Boston Terrier.

This breed has great social behaviours with other pets, as well as people. These dogs are considered a “friendly” city dog.




4. Shih Tzu.

This breed is very alert to their surroundings, therefore great for walking around the block and up to the park.





5. Great Dane.

Believe or not, but this breed are great for apartments because of their affectionate and peaceful personalities. Great Dane’s require little exercise and prefer to lounge around most of the time.



6. Maltese.

This breed is known to be very quiet, highly affectionate and snuggly, however shed like crazy.




7. King Charles Spaniel.

This breed is considered the best apartment dog because they do not bark very often. They will not disturb your neighbours.



Other breeds that can adapt to city living are English Mastiff, German Shepherds, Bichon Frise, however these breeds need some proper training at the beginning, to help adjust to your living situation.


Whether you live in an apartment or house regular exercise for your dog is a must.

This will keep your dog healthy and happy.


We recommend that you create a relaxing space for your dog in your home, where the dog can wind down, and retreat to when they need a break.



If your apartment, condo, or townhomes are pet friendly, please ensure that your dog is up to date on vaccinations and parasite preventatives.

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