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7 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living in Wake Forest

Wake Forest Woman with her Cavalier King Charles SpanielDog lovers love having a furry friend at home. Sadly, for Wake Forest renters, having a dog can turn out to be a challenge. Most rental homes have size or breed restrictions and pet fees. Renters also run the risk of their dog injuring others, damaging property, or worse. One way to mitigate these risks is to choose a dog breed that suits not just your rental home but your lifestyle as well. All dog breeds can make great pets, however, not all of them are suitable for renters. Here are seven breeds you can consider when choosing a furry companion. These are some of the best dog breeds for renters.

Boston Terrier

The Boston terrier is listed by the American Kennel Club at the top of the list of the best dogs for renters. Broadly speaking, Boston terriers respond well to training and are very smart and social dogs. They are friendly to both people and other dogs and tend to be small, weighing just about 25 pounds.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

One of the few lapdog breeds that are ideal for renters is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs bond very well with their favorite human. They are easy to train and eager to please. These spaniels are patient and good with children.


There are few dogs more suited to an easy-going lifestyle than these bulldogs that are also known as professional couch potatoes. Calm & love to sleep all day, these dogs do still need regular exercise to stay healthy.


Among the “Toy” class, the pug is a breed of small dogs that go really well with renters. Since pugs are usually emotionally sensitive, they are easy to train. This also means they could get anxious when left alone for long periods of time. Pugs are best for renters who can spend quality time with their furry friends.

Bichon Frise

These fluffy little bundles of big personality exude cuteness among dog breeds. These somewhat excitable Bichon Frise dogs are often sweet, friendly, and are usually eager to play.


Another contender in the cuteness category is the dachshund. Being hound dogs, they are eager sniffers. That’s a common trait of this breed. They are quick to respond to positive reinforcement during training and are very loyal. Quick and easy walks are this breed’s usual exercise as their short little legs can only go so far.


Big on energy and sass, Chihuahuas pack a lot into their small size! Chihuahuas are very intelligent and seem to be fully aware of their extreme cuteness. This is why it is vital to train them properly while they are young. If you don’t, your Chihuahua might be in charge of your house.

Considering this list of top breeds for renters, you can now decide which dog best fits your personality, lifestyle, and rental situation. No matter which dog breed you pick, you will definitely find a loving and loyal companion for many years.

Give Real Property Management Raleigh a call if you’re looking to find a pet-friendly rental for you and your current or future dog. You can browse our listings online or give us a call at 919-481-0008.

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