Read about which dog breeds can be kept in a small home without a large garden. Dachshund, French Bulldog, Chihuahua and Havanese, for example. You will find the complete list at the end of this article.
Which Dogs Are Suitable for Smaller Homes?
- Dogs that don’t need a lot of exercise
- Calm dogs
- Dogs that don’t tend to bark
Large = a Lot of Energy = Needs a Lot of Space?
Small dog, small home. Large dog, large home (with garden). That’s often the case. But it’s not always true. Sometimes, small dogs have so much energy and character that they just want to spend all day tearing around the garden. And some large dogs want nothing more than to snooze on their beds and would be perfectly happy in a small home. Generally, dogs with less energy and a calm, relaxed temperament are more suitable.
Exercise is Still Always a Must
Almost any dog could be happy in a small home. As long as it gets enough exercise to meet its needs. Dogs that have been bred for long, tiring activities will be harder to satisfy. These include sheepdogs and cattle dogs. Irish Setters, Border Collies, Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, for example, have extremely high energy levels. They need a lot of exercise every day. As long as they get this, they will be happy in a smaller home. But this would take a lot of effort, so is not the best idea.
Large Dogs in Small Homes
Large dogs like Great Danes don’t seem suited to apartment living at first glance. They can weigh up to 50 - 80 kg and grow to over 70 cm, but don’t take up as much space as you’d think. They are generally quiet and relaxed dogs that enjoy lounging around.
What Should You Keep in Mind When Decorating Your Home?
Dog owners should make sure that their homes are not full of stuff. Anything that can be put away should be put away. The less on the floor, the better. This means your dog will have the most space possible to move around in.