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7 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living in Wake Forest

Wake Forest Woman with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

While it is a matter of fact that all dog breeds can make great pets, not all of them are the right call for renters. Deciding on a dog that your Wake Forest property manager approves of can be hard. Not only do renters steadily deal with size or breed restrictions, pet fees, and so on, but besides that, you particularly risk your dog injuring someone, damaging the property, or worse. One way to certainly help minimize these risks is to choose a dog breed that fits your rental home and your lifestyle. Contingent on what you are committed to finding in a furry companion, the following seven breeds are oftentimes found to be the best dog breeds for renters.

Boston Terrier

As a rule, Boston terriers are very wise and social dogs who respond well to training. They are also on the small side, mostly about 25 pounds, and are publicly known as friendly to both people and other dogs. Precisely why they are, again and again, a top choice for renters since they get along well in many different instances.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

If you are looking for a lap dog, few breeds are better suited for it than the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs bond perfectly with their favorite human, making them easy to train and eager to please. They especially are also very patient and good with children.


Also known as professional couch potatoes, few dogs are better suited to an easy-going lifestyle than the bulldog. These dogs are, in general, absolutely calm and love to sleep all day but do need regular exercise to remain healthy. The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed that generally weighs between 40 and 50 pounds. This breed is popular for being gentle, loyal, and courageous. Bulldogs are rather easy to train and make very wonderful family pets.


The Affenpinscher is a small, compact dog that often weighs between seven and 10 pounds. This breed is well known for being wise, playful, and affectionate. Affenpinschers are moreover fairly low maintenance, as they do not need extensive exercise and can be comfortable living in a small space.

Bichon Frise

Only a handful of dog breeds can top the cuteness of these fluffy little bundles of huge personalities. The Bichon Frise is a small breed that weighs between eight and 12 pounds. This breed is famed for being bright, playful, and loving. Bichon Frises are mostly easy to train and make excellent companion dogs. They, in addition, do not require too much exercise making them good for city living.


Another contender in the cuteness category is the dachshund. This breed is technically a hound dog, which makes them energetic sniffers. But on the other hand, they are certainly loyal and immediately respond to positive reinforcement throughout training. Though they do need the necessary exercise, those short little legs can only go so far, making your walks together pretty nice and easy.


Don’t let their small size fool you – Chihuahuas are big on energy and sass! As a breed, Chihuahuas are intelligent and seem fully aware of their supreme cuteness, which makes it necessary to train them properly when they’re young. Otherwise, your Chihuahua could take total charge of your house.

Now that you have an idea of the top breeds for renters, it is up to you to see for yourself which dog best fits your personality, lifestyle, and rental situation. But regardless of which dog breed you settle on, you are certain to find a loving and loyal companion to share your life with for many years to come.


Give Real Property Management Raleigh a call if you’re committed to finding a pet-friendly Wake Forest rental for you and your current or future dog. You can browse our listings online.


Originally Published on August 28, 2020

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