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What is the best dog breed for a small house?


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June 19, 2011 10:40AM

Generally, a dog breed that is small and requires little exercise is ideal in this situation.

Breeds include (in alphabetic order):

  • Affenpinscher
  • Australian Silky Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Boston Terrier
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Dachshund
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • English Toy Terrier
  • French Bulldog
  • German Spitz (Klein)
  • Havanese
  • Japanese Chin
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Lowchen
  • Maltese
  • Mexican Hairless (Miniature)
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Papillon
  • Pekingese
  • Pomeranian
  • Portuguese Podengo
  • Pug
  • Schipperke
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Shih Tzu
  • Yorkshire Terrier

However, if you are unsure if you are able to provide your dog with daily exercise, it is recommended that you might consider about not getting a dog at all. Other animals such as cats, rabbits and guinea pigs may be more suitable for living in a small house.