5 Large Dog Breeds for Apartments

By ADDW / March 15, 2019

"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.


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

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