I have to agree with everyone who says you're better off selecting an individual dog and not a breed. I've had two rescues: one a Shetland Sheepdog/Beagle/something mix and the other a Border Collie/Red Heeler. Both would be considered unlikely apartment dogs, and both were great in my one bedroom. The Sheltie mix was an older dog and loved nothing more than curling up in her bed and sleeping. I rescued the Border Collie mix when he was six months old. I'd been hoping to get a smaller, older dog and swore I'd never get a Border Collie of any sort, but when I saw my dog, my heart just melted. He very calmly stepped out of his cage, did a few cute puppy spins, and then curled up in my lap and fell asleep. He's still the same way years later, which I never would have expected from his breed, but certainly knew to expect when I met him for the first time. He's destroyed one toilet paper roll and thrown up a couple of times over the years, and maybe once every six month he howls inside the apartment for thirty seconds or so. I take him for an hour-long walk in the morning and a shorter walk when I come home. We usually go for another at night and play games in the apartment in the meantime.
Apartment Therapy Chicago | Best Dogs for Apartment Living?
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