11 Of The Best Dogs For Apartment Dwellers

And these 11 breeds make the perfect small-space companions.

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From tiny fur balls to giant horse-like pups, there's a best friend for everyone on this list.

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Thanks to their petite size — they typically weigh between 7 and 12 pounds — Bichon Frises are a great choice for tiny apartments. Though they are a playful and energetic breed, according to , they aren't your typical small, yippy dog. Bichon Frise's tend to show restraint when it comes to barking.

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Known affectionately as "American Gentlemen," Boston Terriers make great apartment companions. They're small in size, and only require moderate exercise, so there's no need to worry about your lack of a yard, according to .

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One of the tiniest breeds out there — they can — Chihuahuas are perfectly suited to even the tiniest of studio apartments. Although they do have a tendency to bark too much, a little training is all they need to help you avoid noise complaints.

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These short-legged, long-bodied cuties feel right at home in apartments, and according to the , they're one of the spunkiest breeds out there. So if you're looking for a pooch with plenty of personality, this is it.

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English Bulldogs are another breed that won't mind living without a back yard. reports that once they pass their puppy stage these low-key canines are happiest lazing around with their owners.

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While French Bulldogs are certainly one of the trendiest breeds out there, they're also undeniably great options for apartment dwellers, thanks to their . Also, those ears...is there anything cuter?

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Yes, Great Danes are pretty ginormous — females can weigh up to 130 pounds, males can weigh up to 200 pounds — but they're the gentlest of giants. These dogs are relatively inactive, and on the quiet side, according to , so they make great choices for apartments with a little extra space.

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These graceful beauties are ideal for people looking for a low maintenance companion. They require just one walk daily, and a weekly brushing, according to , and they rule the roost with a quiet regality.

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Another massive breed that is surprisingly in tune with apartment living, Mastiffs expend so much energy just existing in their giant bodies, that they're one of the mellowest choices, according to .

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Pugs are charming and loving, according to the , and their short hair means they require little grooming. They also usually clock in under 20 pounds, so they won't take up too much space in any apartment. And just try to resist that scrunched up little face — we dare you.

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All the personality of a Standard Poodle, but in a compact size, Toy Poodles only grow to be about 10 inches tall, according to . Their tiny stature also means they don't need a big open space to get in enough exercise, and as an added bonus, they don't shed at all.

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