Best dog breeds for apartment dwellers


So you’re considering adding a canine family member to your household, and you’re one of the lucky ones, because your building allows dogs. Now, to decide what kind of dog to get. Are there differences – other than who I think it cutest? The short answer is yes, different dog breeds tend to have different temperaments and some will do better in the confined areas New York City apartment living offers.

The American Kennel Club has a list of recommended breeds for apartment dwellers based on a number of factors including: size, energy levels, exercise needs, and personality traits. Some larger breeds may need to be outdoors more often than is practical, some smaller breeds may be too nervous for all the noises and movement that occurs in most apartment hallways.

The staff at Hudson Animal Hospital is well versed in the considerations of dog ownership in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is happy to help with any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at 212-706-4088 with your questions or to set up your initial check-up appointment.

Take a look at the following article from the American Kennel Club that lists their recommended dog breeds: