is possible for some dog breeds to live quite
happily with their owner(s) in a flat or apartment.
Any dogs living in apartments or flats will
need some form of daily exercise . For small
and “Toy” breeds this can be minimal
they often can get by with chasing a toy around
the apartment. Bigger dogs must however visit
outdoors daily for walks, runs, or games; a
flat apartment is fine for sleeping and eating,
but don’t leave them there all day. Ideal
breeds usually have laid-back personalities
with a generally quiet nature and tend not to
Good natured small dogs that make excellent
pets.Very bright and easy trainers. Attractive
and distinctive with a predominately white coat
and a pocket-sized appeal, they do not need
particularly long walks and make excellent gentle
and loving companions. Easily bonded and sociable,
mix well with families and other pets
Small impressive looking dogs who often prefer
the company of their owners to other dogs and
are often content to snooze at your feet. Not
demanding with a gentle demeanour. They are
gentle, friendly and intelligent dogs who are
easily housetrained. Make good watchdogs without
being yappy. They require little grooming just,
the occasional brushing.
The cairn is typical terrier; plucky,
spirited, inquisitive, hardy, clever, stubborn
and scrappy. An ideal pet it is responsive to
its owner's wishes with a desire to please.
It enjoys playing with children and is tough
enough to withstand some rough friendly play.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
A generally playful dog that likes human company,
but are sometimes reserved, not aggresive, with
strangers. Affectionate and devoted to owners
and children, good with other pets and friendly
towards unfamiliar dogs, thrives on human contact
and will love being part of your family making
an ideal choice for flat-dwellers.
Alert, spirited, bold little dog that is also
friendly and affectionate.Devoted to owners
and usually good with children and other pets
Chihuahuas have strong personalities and tend
to bond with one adult. Their tiny size makes
them easy to handle, a great indoor dog and
Available as long or short haired varieties,
Small but active little dogs. Friendly with
family and other pets but can become a "one
man dog". Playful, friendly, brave and
fearless. An ideal flat dweller but does need
The Maltese is a tiny, docile toy breed that
is extremely affectionate and loves to be pampered,
it is among the gentlest mannered of all little
dogs, and its trust and responsiveness are appealing.
Bright, alert and easy to train, they love to
play fetch and learn tricks. They do not shed
but require regular brushing to keep their coats
from matting. Like other non-shedding dogs,
they are a good choice for allergy sufferers.
A good pet in limited accommodation, the Maltese's
exercise needs are minimal, ideal lap dog.
The miniature poodle is lively, amiable,
playful, eager to please, responsive and obedient
making it one of the most popular varieties
of dog. Quite sensitive, tending to be devoted
to one person, may be reserved with strangers.
It is good with children, other pets and dogs.
Some tend to bark a lot. Will play happily indoors
but does require daily walks and exercise.
Feisty, independent, brave, curious dogs that
are constantly busy, Intelligent and easy to
train, affectionate and playful makes them a
good family dog easy to train and good with
children and other animals
A small pretty and lively dog ideal as a companion
or as a loving easily socialised dog for families
Its beautiful coat is prone to frequent shedding
and needs to be combed at least daily. These
dogs make wonderful lapdogs, and they are relatively
quiet, compared to other small breeds.They are
small and easily trained making them ideal pets
Small affectionate little dogs with long silky
coats and a shortened pug like face. They are
affectionate but have independent personalities.
Pekingese usually get along well with other
dogs and people, but may be wary of strangers.
They need regular grooming but require little
exercise making them ideal dogs for indoors..
These vivacious, extrovert little dogs will
bring a smile to any face, although sometimes
they can be noisy but do make good watchdogs.
They just love to snuggle up and nap in a person's
lap. They usually prefer adults to children
and get along well with other pets. They are
intelligent, feisty dogs and have a low need
for exercise. Despite having fluffy coats they
do not need much grooming. A small dog that
makes it a popular choice for flats
A small dog that is sociable, homely, companionable
and friendly , their playful and clownish nature
makes them ideal family pets.
Not overly intelligent which means patience
is required when training..Has a low exercise
requirement but can be high-energy dogs that
love to cuddle and sit in our lap. Can shed
quite a bit which mighy require regular grooming.
Active, friendly, alert little dogs with an
independent nature. Affectionate and devoted
to their owners, good with children and other
animals. They live for human companionship;
and have a have a sweet, gentle disposition.
Requiring little exercise they are a popular
choice for apartment owners.
Very popular pets, active and playful
they can sometimes be feisty and independent
but they are also highly affectionate lapdogs
(unusual for Terriers)l.
Alert dogs they make good watchdogs.
Affectionate and loyal towards owners and great
with children if raised with them. Friendly
with strangers and other dogs.
Wire Hair Fox Terrier
Very terrier like, quick, alert and feisty.
Freindly, extrovert, curious and often quite
stubborn. Moderately easy to train, good with
kids and great watchdogs but can be aggressive
with other dogs.
Small but feisty, tenacious and courageous.
Popular dogs that are intelligent and easy to
train, learning commands quickly .They love
human companionship without being too clingy
bit often enjoy being a lapdog.Good with children
and strangers. Very affectionate and loyal.
Their long coat needs brushing but can be trimmed
to a shorter length for ease of maintenance.
They do not shed and are good low-allergy dogs.
dog breeds should not be considered as pets
if you are a flat dweller
guard dog breeds
Active high energy dogs
that tend to not mix socially with other pets
Excessive barkers, yappers or howlers.