Dog ownership - large dogs in an apartment, is that possible?

City, country, house, apartment? Which dog is right for me and my circumstances? Basically, if you make your dog's life as animal-friendly and species-appropriate as possible, your dog will want to live with you everywhere.

But if you want to get a dog, you should think about the following beforehand:

  • Do you live in an apartment or a house?
  • Can you give your dog plenty of exercise?
  • What character should your dog have?

The optimum would of course be a house with a garden. Every dog's heart jumps higher at such prospects. But not everyone has these options. Keeping a dog in the apartment is based on the following criteria:

  • Dogs that need little exercise and exercise
  • Dogs with a balanced temperament
  • Dogs, with low energy levels
  • Dogs that have no tendency to bark
  • Dogs who are friendly and polite

But does that mean if I don't have a big apartment or house, then I can't have a big dog? No - because if the nature of your dog is calm and the urge to move is not so great, then a large dog in the apartment can also be justified. There are also large dogs who like to just lie on the blanket all day and relax. But calm dogs also want to stretch their feet and sniff at markings.


Hundehaltung – große Hunde in einer Wohnung, geht das? -


IMPORTANT! Nevertheless, there must be an outlet!

If your dog has a lot of energy, he needs a lot of exercise and exercise accordingly. If this is the case, the energetic dog is also satisfied with an apartment. Depending on the breed of your dog, if your dog was bred for hunting or sheep herding, these dogs usually have more energy than others and want to work and be kept busy.

Due to their character, the following dog breeds are particularly suitable for apartments:

  • Bichon Frize
  • Bulldog
  • Cavalier King Charles
  • Chihuahua
  • dachshund
  • German Mastiff
  • French bulldog
  • Havanese
  • Japan Chin
  • Maltese
  • pug
  • poodle
  • Shiba Inu

If you have a rental apartment, you must first clarify whether your landlord allows dogs. Some landlords refuse to allow dogs in the apartment because dogs can damage things or there could be trouble with the neighbors. If you have discussed the finer points with your landlord and your fur baby is well brought up, we will see a good relationship between you and your neighbors and your landlord.

Once you have regulated your circumstances and decided which dog you want to take in, the next step is to make your surroundings dog-safe. No matter if apartment or house. If you raise your four-legged friend correctly and give them appropriate attention and exercise, nothing can stand in the way of your happiness.

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