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7 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living in Winter Garden

Winter Garden Woman with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Even though all dog breeds can make great pets, not all of them are the right choice for renters. Looking for a dog that your Winter Garden property manager approves of can be strenuous. Not only do renters habitually cope with size or breed restrictions, pet fees, and so on, but in fact, you further risk your dog injuring someone, damaging the property, or worse. One way you can effectively minimize these risks is to choose a dog breed that fits your rental home and your lifestyle. Contingent on what you are seeking in a furry companion, the following seven breeds are mostly regarded as the best dog breeds for renters.

Boston Terrier

As a rule, Boston terriers are very sensible and social dogs who respond well to training. They are particularly on the small side, commonly about 25 pounds, and are extensively known as friendly to both people and other dogs. As such, they are largely a top choice for renters since they get along well in many various circumstances.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

If you are trying to find a lap dog, few breeds are better suited for it than the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs bond closely with their favorite human, making them easy to train and eager to please. They also tend to be 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 oftentimes quiet and love to sleep all day but do need regular exercise to stay healthy. The Bulldog is a medium-sized breed that ordinarily weighs between 40 and 50 pounds. This breed is known for being gentle, loyal, and courageous. Bulldogs are comparably easy to train and make excellent family pets.


The Affenpinscher is a small, compact dog that generally weighs between seven and 10 pounds. This breed is acknowledged for being quick-witted, playful, and affectionate. Affenpinschers are also really low maintenance, as they do not ask for many exercises and can be quite happy living in a small space.

Bichon Frise

Very few dog breeds can top the cuteness of these fluffy little bundles of big personalities. The Bichon Frise is a small breed that weighs between eight and 12 pounds. This breed is famous for being joyful, playful, and amicable. Bichon Frises are sufficiently easy to train and make suitable companion dogs. They similarly do not require much exercise, making them fit for city living.


Another contender in the cuteness category is the dachshund. This breed is technically a hound dog, which makes them zealous sniffers. But on the other hand, they are, in addition, loyal and swift in responding to positive reinforcement upon training. Though they do need to have exercise, those short little legs can only go so far, making your walks together very easy and quick.


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 exceptional cuteness, which makes it beneficial to train them properly when they’re young. Otherwise, your Chihuahua would tend to take charge of your house.

Now that you know very well the top breeds for renters, it is up to you to select which dog best fits your personality, lifestyle, and rental situation. But no matter which dog breed you like, you are sure to find a loving and loyal companion to share your life with for many years to come.


Give Real Property Management South Orlando a call if you’re earnestly seeking to find a pet-friendly Winter Garden 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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