The 5 Best Dog Breeds For Small Homes

The 5 Best Dog Breeds For Small Homes

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier doesn’t need much room; it just needs love. The Cavalier was bred for the Royals and to keep their laps warm, believe it or not! But that doesn’t mean you need to have a King-sized mansion to give them a happy home. Cavaliers only need about 20 minutes of exercise a day to be content. The rest of the time, they’re more than happy to lounge around and get tummy rubs from all your friends, while you tune out and jump on Openload.


The Basenji is a curious dog breed. Due to their unique larynx, they actually can’t bark, which is a huge plus if you have neighbors that like their peace and quiet. However, instead of barking, Basenji occasionally lets out a yodel noise, which is always a house entertainer, though a little peculiar.

Basenji’s need exercise but will also enjoy their naps, so there’s a bit of give and take there. Basenji’s have low shed coats on the plus side, so you won’t have to worry about fur getting everywhere. This dog breed is recommended for people who need to keep noise levels to a minimum and have plenty of time to give their dog attention.


Bet you weren’t expecting to see a race dog on this list! But, surprisingly, Greyhound’s love to laze around as much as they do running. Of course, they will require daily walks, but other than that, Greyhounds are incredibly low maintenance. They rarely bark, keep things mellow, and sleep for hours and hours on end. Believe me.


A Malteser is a perfect option for someone who doesn’t have time for exercise and walks. A Maltese will stay in good shape without regular exercise and won’t get all worked up from being in the same space all day. Even better, most Malteser’s get along fine with cats if you’ve already got a pet. There is a kicker, though. A Malteser will shed a lot and requires plenty of grooming attention. It’s best to go with a short haircut so that fur doesn’t get in their eyes.

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a wildly popular indoor dog pick for good reasons. Despite their tiny size and weight (23 cm, 3 kilos!) Yorkshires are obedient and quick to train, so you won’t have to teach them how to urinate outside for long. Yorkshire’s only need 15-20 of exercise a day and will be more than happy to be your lap companion when you’re home. A few warnings, though. Their bark is quite yappy and annoying, so be sure to train that out of them quick smart. The Terrier can also be quite bouncy and energetic, so be careful where you step!

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