Benefits of Owning a Dog

Our fur buddies don't just give us friendship. They are funny, and  seem to understand us in a way no other human being can. They are truly a man's best friend, a complete bundle of joy!

We made a list of  exactly what a dog can do for its owner.

5 Benefits of Owning a Dog

1. Dogs are the ultimate stress revliever.

Owning a dog can motivate you to exercise every day. On those days when it might be easy to skip a workout, looking at your dog standing by the door waiting to go for a walk can give you the push you need to get out there. Taking your dog for a 30 minute walk every day can greatly improve your health.

From: ​Open Farm Pet​​​

2. You'll exercise more.

Owning a dog can motivate you to exercise every day. On those days when it might be easy to skip a workout, looking at your dog standing by the door waiting to go for a walk can give you the push you need to get out there. Taking your dog for a 30 minute walk every day can greatly improve your health.

From: ​Life Hack​​​

3. You have a more active social life.

Not only does dog ownership indirectly tell others that you're trustworthy, your trusty companion can help facilitate friendships and social networks. A 2015 study published in PLOS One found that dogs can be both the catalyst for sparking new relationships and also the means for keeping social networks thriving. One study even showed that those with dogs also had closer and more supportive relationships with the people in their lives.

From: Mental Floss

4. Home Security

 don’t think that anyone would ever rob my house because my dogs sound so vicious. They are actually very sweet and loving, but they get very excited and protective if a stranger comes to the door. Studies have shown that potential burglars are put off by barking dogs. Home security systems can cost thousands of dollars to install plus monthly fees. Using your dogs as your home security system can be a great savings, and help prevent home burglary and break ins.

From:  ​Money Crashers

5.  You're less likely to feel depressed.

The benefits of dog ownership extend to your mental health as well. Dog owners are less likely to be depressed. Dog owners who have been diagnosed with clinical depression aren’t likely to be as depressed as other people. Caring for a dog helps relieve symptoms of depression and encourages people to be more positive.

From: ​Life Hacks​​​

5 Funtastic Activities You Can Do This Spring

Gone are the boring days indoor. Goodbye winter, Hello Spring! 

Humans are not just the ones who get excited on spring. , Dogs get excited for pretty excited too. That's why we have listed 5 funtastic activities so that you and your fur buddy can celebrate the end of winter.

1. Walk

The warm, sunny weather of spring is perfect for walking. This is good for not only your dog’s health, but also your health. Take your dog on a 10 to 30 minute walk every day and don’t be afraid to increase the pace or discover new routes.

From: ​Pet Paradise Resort​​​

2. Take A Swim

A lot of dogs absolutely love the chance to have some water fun, whether that means hitting the beach, finding a hiking trail near a lake or exploring a nearby river together. Even if there’s a stream, creek or pond somewhere near home, you and Fido can spend a couple hours splashing around and playing fetch in the water. If you’re planning on getting in, though, save this one for the warmer days or pack a towel so you can dry off.

From: ​Pet Finder​​​

3. Go Camping

Spring is a great time to introduce camping to your furry best friend. Find pet-friendly campsites, take plenty of treats and make sure there’s room in the tent for the two of you. The best part? You can camp all the way into fall, giving your dog plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors. (Tutu optional.)

From: ​She Knows​​​

4. Take A Vacation

Don’t forget to include your pet in the plans. If you are traveling commercially make sure that the transportation is pet-friendly as well as the place where you decide to stay. If you decide to travel by car and camp, it’s a pretty big chance that your dog is going to enjoy both activities.

From: ​Kobi Pets​​​

5. Meet New Friends

Dog parks are very common nowadays, and this is probably one of the easiest ways to spend some quality time with your dog. It is a good chance for both you and your pet to meet new friends or just enjoy the spring breeze alone.

If you allow your dog to hang out with others, be sure to always keep an eye on him, especially if it is a smaller dog because accidents happen from time to time.

From: ​Kobi Pets​​​

Already got an idea? How will you spend time with your dog this spring? 

All You Need to Know About Puppy Vaccinations

Like us, our fur buddies also need vaccination to support their immune system. Vaccinations play a vital role in protecting your fur babies from many dangerous and even deadly diseases.

In this article, we answered the FAQs regarding puppy vaccinations.

FAQs About Puppy Vaccinations

What are dog vaccines and why are they important?

Vaccines help prepare a dog's immune system to defend itself from any invasion of disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens, which mimic disease-causing organisms in a dog's immune system, but don't actually cause disease. The purpose of puppy vaccines and dog vaccines is to mildly stimulate the immune system by having it recognize the antigens present. This way, if a dog becomes exposed to the real disease, it's immune system will recognize it, and therefore be prepared to fight it off, or at the least reduce its effects.

From: ​Northwood Animal Hospital​​​

What do vaccinations do?

Vaccinations are designed to protect your dog against an array of illnesses. Vaccinations work by injecting your dog with a small amount of infectious organisms. The organisms are placed under your dog’s skin, and as your dog’s immune system recognizes them as foreign bodies, it begins to fight them. After being exposed to a specific infectious agent, your dog’s body will be able to identify these agents and release antibodies more quickly in the future.


From: Canine Journal

What are core vaccines?

Core vaccines are considered vital to all pets based on risk of exposure, severity of disease or transmissibility to humans.

Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk. These include vaccines against Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira bacteria.

From: ​ASPCA​​​

When should the first puppy vaccination starts?

Your puppy’s first vaccination will normally be at about eight weeks of age, with a second dose at 10-12 weeks. Your puppy won’t have full protection until two weeks after the second vaccination takes effect. After that, annual booster vaccinations are needed to maintain your dog’s immunity.

From: Pedigree

Are there possible side effects after the vaccination?

If your dog does experience any reaction to vaccinations, symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Sluggishness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Facial or paw swelling and/or hives
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain or swelling around the injection site
  • Collapse, difficulty breathing, and seizures (anaphylactic shock)

Just as with human vaccines, mild symptoms can be ignored. The majority of reactions are mild and short lived. If you suspect a more severe reaction to puppy vaccines or dog vaccines, such as facial swelling, vomiting or lethargy, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

From: ​The Drake Center​​​

Puppy Vaccination Schedule At A Glance

Puppy’s AgeRecommended VaccinationsOptional Vaccinations
6 to 8 weeksDistemper, measles, parainfluenzaBordatella
10 to 12 weeksDHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis],
parainfluenza, and parvovirus)
Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordatella, Lyme disease
12 to 24 weeksRabiesNone
14 to 16 weeksDHPPCoronavirus, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis
12 to 16 monthsRabies, DHPPCoronavirus, Leptospirosis, Boradetella, Lyme disease
Every 1 to 2 yearsDHPPCoronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease
Every 1 to 3 yearsRabies (as required by law)None

From: Dummies

How to Tell Your Dog I Love You

Humans don't communicate the same way dogs do. Unfortunately, our fur friends can’t understand the words  “I love you” the way we we do. However, that doesn’t mean that our fur babies can’t feel the love!

We made a list on what you can do to make sure your fur baby gets how much you love him.

Telling Your Dog You Love Him

1. Gaze Into His Eyes

While staring down a dog in a forceful manner will spark aggression, when a dog gives you long, lingering eye contact, it’s a way of saying “I love you.” A recent study shows that oxytocin, the ‘love chemical,’ goes up in both dogs and humans when they share a kind gaze.

From: ​The Dog People​​​

2. Rub His Ears

Instead of patting your pup on the top of the head, try giving him a gentle rub behind the ears. Watch his reaction — he will most likely melt into a ball of doggy happiness. This is because rubbing a dog’s ears actually stimulates the release of endorphines– hormones that relieve pain and bring on feelings of pleasure.

From: ​Kristen Levine​​​

3. Lean on Them

Not just figuratively, actually press your weight against your dog physically. Not to the point where he feels cornered (or crushed!) just a little to show that you trust him. This is something our pups do to display their affection for us that is often overlooked.

Have you ever had your pooch press up against the backs of your legs while you’re busy in the kitchen? That’s a type of dog hug! Try giving him one right back.

I Heart Dogs​​​

4. Talk to Your Dog

Studies using MRI technology show dogs can understand human languag better than previously thought. So talking out loud to your dog isn’t as crazy as you might think. Reading to dogs has been shown to calm anxious and high-energy dogs in shelters, and brings shy dogs out of their shells.

From: ​The Dog People​​​

5. Have Fun Together

Spend some time every day doing something that your dog enjoys. Try teaching him a new trick or practicing ones he already knows. Take him out in the back yard or down to the dog park for a game of frisbee or fetch. Not only will your dog feel loved, but the exercise will help to keep him (and you) healthy.

From: ​Kristen Levine​​​

6. Let Emotions Show

Dogs are extremely perceptive animals. They pick up on emotions, social cues, and body language. If you're excited about something, don't be surprised when your dog gets a sudden burst of energy. If you're feeling stressed or anxious, your dog will often mirror those feelings.

The same goes for feelings of affection. Letting your dog know you love them is as easy as acting normal and letting those emotions shine through.

From: Wide Open Pets

Summary

To sum it all up, here's your go-to list on how to tell your adorable fur buddies you love them. Enjoy! 🙂

Signs that Your Dog is in Pain

Dogs and humans don't share the same language. And sometimes, just looking at your fur buddy won't tell that something is wrong.

We will discuss the common signs which show that your dog might be in pain.  Take not one these, for we never want your fur buddy to suffer silently!

Common Signs

1. Constant Grooming

It's normal for dogs to groom themselves, but if the behavior becomes compulsive and excessive it could be a sign of pain. Pay particular attention if your dog starts to obsessively lick a localized area of his body. Dogs will often lick where it hurts, even if the pain is internal.

From: ​Sit Stay​​​

2. Changes in Eating, Drinking and Sleeping Habits

Dogs that are in pain often sleep more – they may be trying to heal, or it might even be difficult for them to move around and be active. A loss of appetite and noticeable differences in the amount of water they’re drinking are often common symptoms. Difficulty eating, particularly dried food or firm chews, can indicate dental pain.

From: ​Vets Now​​​

3. Difficulty Resting

If your dog is hurting, it can make it difficult to sit or lie down. Because of this, you should check them if you notice they are sitting or lying in an unusual position or seem to have trouble staying put. For example, they might keep trying to sit or lie down and almost immediately get up and move around again.

From: ​Cesar's Way​​​

4. Aggression

Sudden changes in a dog's behavior can indicate pain – and aggression is no exception. If your dog is usually docile and friendly, but suddenly becomes aggressive, there's a good chance that he's in pain. 

From: Sit Stay

5. Withdrawing or Seeking Attention

Some dogs, when they aren’t feeling well, try to keep away from you and may even hide. Others will be all over you, seeking affection constantly.

From: Cesar's Way

Summary

Have you noticed one of these signs on your fur buddy recently? Be sure to keep an eye on them and seek professional help! Here's your guide to keep you on track.

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6 Most Common Dog Diseases

Our fur buddies are unable to tell us exactly what's wrong and where it hurts. So, as responsible parents, we should be able to recognize the symptoms of  potential health risks and seek professional help. 

Here's a list of  some of the most common health problems our fur buddies may encounter.

6 Most Common Dog Diseases

1. Cancer

Dogs can suffer from all the types of cancers we do, such as lymphoma, melanoma, breast cancer and even prostate cancer to name a few.

Treating cancer can take the form of surgeries, chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Like all cancers, catching it early is the most important thing, so look out for any unusual lumps or spots on your dog’s skin, ears and eyes.

Source: Bow Wow Meow

Finding out that a loved one has cancer can be very scary and confusing. When that loved one is your dog, it’s important to keep in mind that different veterinarians might have different views on the best way to treat the disease. It’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion, perhaps from a veterinary oncologist, and carefully review your options.

Source: ​ASPCA​​​

2. Parvovirus

It’s part of the core vaccines all puppies should be given—which means most dogs should not actually get this preventable viral disease that attacks their intestines and heart.

Symptoms include severe diarrhea and weight loss, vomiting, and lethargy. The chance of survival is not great—more than half the dogs that get parvo will die.

Source: ​The Dog People​​​

Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted to any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog’s feces.
The virus can live in the environment for months, and may survive on inanimate objects such as food bowls, shoes, clothes, carpet and floors.

Source: ​ASCPA​​​

3. Kennel Cough

Unfortunately it’s not something that can really be avoided and in reality, although kennel cough can sound bad, it’s equivalent to the common cold for us. The best way to look after your pet with kennel cough is to give them rest and plenty of good food and water.

Source: ​Bow Wow Meow​​​

4. Ear Infection

Often, dirt, dust or some other alien object like a grass seed can become lodged inside your dog’s ear, causing it to become irritated and, eventually, infected. You’ll know if your dog has an ear infection if they’re pawing at their ears a lot.

Ear drops with antibiotics will usually be prescribed by your vet in order to fight off the infection. Another good habit to get into is cleaning your dogs’ ears.

Source: ​Bow Wow Meow​​​

5. Kidney Disease

Unfortunately, kidney disease that develops over a pet’s lifetime—a.k.a. chronic kidney disease—is not preventable most of the time. Dogs with a genetic predisposition to kidney failure are most at risk.

However, there is one cause of chronic kidney disease that is preventable: dental disease. In the advanced stages of dental disease, bacteria from the dog’s gums can enter the bloodstream and damage vital organs, like the kidneys.

The Dog People​​​

6. Arthritis

Arthritis is very common amongst older dogs. In fact, 1 in 5 Australian dogs suffer from arthritis, or osteoarthritis as it is known, at some point during their lives.

You’ll notice that your dog is slower to get onto their feet (especially in the morning or in cooler weather) and will be far less active than they used to be. It’s often very hard to tell if your dog is suffering from arthritis. Even though it’s very painful, your dog won’t show much sign of complaint.

Source: ​Bow Wow Meow​​​

Summary

There are plenty of dangers lurking out there for your dog, but by arming yourself with the knowledge of the most common and preventable deadly diseases, you can keep him safer.

Source: The Dog People

We created a simplified list to help you keep track.

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Shape Your Dog to Love His Crate

By ADDW / March 29, 2019

A dog's den is a dog's home. It is where they feel secure and find comfort. In your apartment, his den becomes his crate.

The main purpose of a crate is house training. However, remember that once a crate is not used correctly, our fur buddies might feel trapped and frustrated.

Here are some useful tips on shaping your dog to love his crate.

Training Your Dog

1. Choose the Right Crate

Choose a crate big enough for your dog to stand up and turn around in, and also to stretch out comfortably when he lies down. Make it inviting with a cushy bed. If your dog’s inclined to chew his bed, get a chew-resistant bed, give it some competition from safe, chewable toys, or use rags and old sheets that your dog can destroy without giving you an aneurysm. 

Source: ​Quick and Dirty Things​​​

2. Introduce Your Dog to the Crate

Place the crate in an area of your house where the family spends a lot of time, such as the family room. Put a soft blanket or towel in the crate. Take the door off and let the dog explore the crate at his leisure. Some dogs will be naturally curious and start sleeping in the crate right away.

Source: ​The Barking Lot​​​

3. Train Your Dog to Love the Crate

When your dog enters her crate to get the treat, say “Yes!” and deliver another treat to her while she’s still inside. If you happen to catch your dog resting on that supercomfy bed you put in the crate, tell her what a good dog she is and drop a treat in with her. You can also feed your dog his meals in the crate. All this sends a simple, clear message: good things happen to dogs inside their crates.

Source: ​Quick and Dirty Things​​​

4. Lengthen the Crating Period

After your dog is eating his regular meals in the crate with no sign of fear or anxiety, you can confine him there for short time periods while you’re home. Call him over to the crate and give him a treat. Give him a command to enter, such as “kennel.” Encourage him by pointing to the inside of the crate with a treat in your hand. After your dog enters the crate, praise him, give him the treat, and close the door.

Source: ​The Barking Lot​​​

5. Crate Your Dog at Night

Put your dog in the crate using your regular command and a treat. Initially, it may be a good idea to put the crate in your bedroom or nearby in a hallway, especially if you have a puppy. Puppies often need to go outside to eliminate during the night, and you’ll want to be able to hear your puppy when he whines to be let outside.

Source: ​The Barking Lot​​​

What You Should Never Do

Crates are a good house-training for your fur buddy. It can be their comfortable, safe place to go, when they are used correctly.

NEVER use a dog crate for punishment! If you do confine them as a punishment, they’ll start to dislike their crate and will then lose the benefit of a place of safety and security all of their own. And you’ll no longer be able to use it for time-outs and management as they’ll start to fear the crate and feel anxious.

Source: ​Labrador Training HQ​​​

Summary

Keeping track with all these tips won't be a problem! Here's your go-to guide on how to shape your dog to love his crate.

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Are Labradors Good Apartment Dogs?

Are Labradors good apartment dogs? Is it okay to bring a Labrador into a small apartment setting?

For a fact, Labradors are intelligent breeds and they are  extremely adaptable to any situation including apartment living. Yet, there are some things you also need to consider before bringing a Labrador into your apartment.

Things to Consider Before Getting a Labrador

1. Commit to Daily Time with Your Lab

Make sure that you’re willing to set time aside every day for regular potty breaks, leash time, and exercise. If your apartment is on an upper floor, then multiple trips downstairs (probably several times a day) for walks and bathroom breaks and will inevitably be in your future.

Source: Loving Your Lab

2. Provide Enough Exercise and Mental Stimulation

Many owners don't give this breed the exercise it deserves. These athletic, bouncy dogs need regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things. Otherwise they will become bored, which they may express by becoming rambunctious and destructive.

Source: Your Pure Bred Puppy

3. Devote Yourself to Potty Training

Puppies require more supervision than full-grown dogs in the potty training department. Training a puppy requires considerably more trips outside than a trained dog. And if your apartment is on one of the higher floors, this can prove especially challenging.  

Source: Loving Your Lab

4. Introduce Your Lab to Your Neighbors

Since you will be taking him on walks often, make him comfortable with his surroundings. For the first few days, take him on long strolls, around the neighborhood. He will enjoy a really slow walk. Let him sniff everything he wants to.

Source: ​Wiki How​​​

5. Visits to the Vet

Living in an apartment and in the city means that your dog will live and interact closely with other pets and people.

Regularly he will share and use common areas with other pets so it is necessary he is dewormed and have his vaccines up to date for his safety and that of others.

Source: ​City Dogs Life​​​

Summary

Should you get a Labrador as your fur buddy? Here's your go-to guide to help you decide.

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Top 12 Dogs for Apartment Living

Choosing the right fur buddy  when living in an apartment  can be tough. Which dog breed do well in small places?  What dog is best for apartment living? If you are living in an apartment, you might have considered to let go of the thought of having a dog. 

However, you will surely be happy to know that there are a lot of dog breeds to choose from! Check out the top 12 dog breeds the make the best apartment fur buddy.

1. Yorkshire Terrier

At around 7 pounds, this extra-small wonder makes the list of best apartment dogs not only because he takes up little space but also because he is not a barker. He is also friendly with people and other pets and very adaptable to new experiences.

Source: Dogster

2. Maltese

The slightly larger Maltese (around 9 pounds) has a silky coat with no undercoat that sheds very little, making cleaning in a small space easier. He is also a quiet dog who mostly wants to be where his owner is, earning him a solid spot on this roundup of good apartment dogs.

Source: Dogster

3. Pug

This snorting, wrinkly-faced little character with a cinnamon-roll tail is one of my favorite toy dog breeds. He’ll grow to be about 18 lbs (unless you over feed him and make him a big fatty!), follow you around the house, and want to sleep in bed with you. If you can’t stand snoring, then the pug is not your dog. He’ll wheeze louder than your drunken grandpa, who’s passed out in front of the TV. And his beauty is unique.

Source: Apartment List

4. Boston Terrier

While he will definitely need a daily walk to subdue his energy, a few trips around the block to stretch his legs are usually enough. Bostons are ideal apartment dwellers because of their size and coat: They rarely get larger than 25 pounds, and their short coat is easy to maintain with a simple brushing. They're also quick learners and easy to train.

Source: ​Nylabone​​​

5. Chihuahua

 little baby weighs in at 2-6 lbs, so she can definitely fit in your Fendi handbag. But you don’t need to be a reality show has-been like Paris Hilton to walk around toting one of these babies. Chihuahua’s can be bigger divas than J-Lo if overindulged, so remind your doggie who’s the boss. That being said, they’re affectionate, intelligent and fast learners.

Source: ​Apartment List​​​

6. Dachshund

Lively, comical, and kind, the Dachshund may be short in stature but not in personality, which is what Doxie lovers tend to value most about these stubborn little hounds. As loyal companions, they do want to please, and a positive, persistent approach to training will do wonders. Your Dachshund won't need long periods of exercise; when his daily walk is done, he'll be ready to nap. And if you choose the smooth-coated variety, you won't have to worry much about grooming or shedding, but the wire-haired and long-haired varieties will need some more attention. 

Source: Nylabone

7. Bichon Frise

Apartment List​​​Your Bichon Frise will get along well with other animals, should you already own any. His energy level is high, so be sure to take him for walks in the park and to play indoor games as well. Except scrabble. He’s intelligent, but c’mon, he’s still a dog. If left alone for long periods of time, the Bichon suffers from separation anxiety. Workaholics who spend all day and night at the office will break his fluffy little heart!

Source: ​Apartment List​​​

8. French Bulldog

His small stature and low energy make Frenchies the perfect apartment dogs. This big-eared buddy loves to play and thrives on human contact. He also has a short, low-maintenance coat that comes in a variety of color combos. Just make sure you don't mind some snoring, and keep him cool—he's susceptible to overheating because of his short snout.

From: Nylabone

9. Basset Hound

This breed might not seem likely to land on the list of best apartment dogs with his bulky stature (around 60 pounds), but like the Bulldog, he is a very calm dog who is easily kept busy with treat toys and lots of petting.

Source: ​Dogster​​​

10. Greyhound

These gentle souls are affectionate, playful, noble, and elegant. Even though he's one of the fastest animals in the world, he actually loves to lounge most of the time—he will be satisfied with a simple daily walk. He would especially love to go a safely enclosed area where he can indulge in some sprinting.

Source: ​Nylabone​​​

11. Great Dane

“Huge dogs” don’t seem to be good candidates for “great apartment dogs,” but the Great Dane (at a majestic 100 to 130 pounds) is such a natural loafer that, though your couch will probably be fully occupied, he’ll take up far less space than you might think. Add to that his calm demeanor, friendliness, trainability and quiet nature, and the Great Dane makes an excellent choice among best apartment dogs.

Source: ​Dogster​​​

12. A Bitza

What’s a Bitza you ask? A bitza this and a bitza that! In other words, a mixed breed, a mutt, a few little slices of heaven all mixed into one great dog. Mixed breeds are great because they tend to not have any super dominant traits. Since they’re a mix of different breeds, their personality traits tend to blend together into a much more mellow mutt. 

Source: ​Apartment List​​​

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Finding hard to keep track of all things related to choosing your best fur buddy?

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5 Large Dog Breeds for Apartments

"If you are  living in an apartment, you can't get a  big dog". Hmm. We don't quite agree. 

There are a lot of things to consider before getting a large dog in an apartment. Will your space be enough? Will you have the time to take care of your dog?  Will you be able to manage the cost?  Will this dog's characteristics fit for apartment living? It can be hard at first, but it's not impossible!

To help you decide, we come up with 5 large dog breeds that can be a great buddy for apartment living.

1. The Mastiff

English Mastiffs are one of the heaviest breeds around, require adequate space, exercise, and have a huge appetite. They are at the top of this list because they are one of the calmest breeds around and do well even without a backyard to run around in. Source: Pet Helpful

2. The Greyhound

Greyhounds, though traditionally known for their high energy and lanky legs, make surprisingly great small home pets. Their energy needs are well-satisfied with a daily brisk walk and their friendly, calm nature makes them a great choice even for smaller apartments. Source: ​Dog Time​​​

3. Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as a Bordeaux Mastiff or French Mastiff, is one of the most ancient French dog breeds. They love being with people, especially children. They are very patient and generous dogs, who are always up for some fun. Source: ​Holidog Times​​​

4. The Great Dane

This is another large dog that gets used to small spaces. Great Danes do not need a large yard to romp in as long as the family is willing to give them plenty of exercise. They are not excessive barkers and are fairly easy to obedience train. Source: ​Pet Helpful​​​

5.  The Saint Bernard

They are amazing dogs with brilliant and loving natures who can be easily trained.  Luckily they’re also known as one of the most loving and lazy breeds. As a big plus, Great Danes aren’t usually known for being barkers. As generally even-tempered, docile cuddle-bugs, Great Danes often make the best roommates for urban living situations.

Summary

Here's your go-to guide. Which one would you choose? Feel free to re-pin! 🙂 

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