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7 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living in Winter Garden

Winter Garden Woman with her Cavalier King Charles SpanielDog lovers love having a furry friend at home. But for Winter Garden renters, having a dog can be a challenge. Renters don’t only encounter size or breed restrictions, pet fees, and the like, but you also face risks of your dog injuring someone, damaging property, or even worse. One way to manage these risks is to choose a dog breed that will fit your rental home and lifestyle. Given that all dog breeds can be great pets, there are still some that appear to be the best options for renters. Depending on your criteria for a furry companion, this list of seven breeds ideal for renters may narrow down your options for the best dog breeds to choose from.

Boston Terrier

The Boston terrier is listed by the American Kennel Club at the top of the list of the best dogs for renters. This could be because Boston terriers are very smart and social dogs that respond well to training. They are friendly to both people and other dogs and tend to be small, weighing just about 25 pounds.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is also one of the few breeds of lapdogs suitable for renters. These dogs bond very well with their favorite human. They are easy to train and eager to please. They are also patient and good with children.


Few dogs can be called professional couch potatoes. There aren’t many dogs that are suited to an easy-going lifestyle like the bulldog. These dogs are quite calm and love to sleep all day. They also need regular exercise to stay healthy.


Among the small dogs in the “Toy” class, the pug is also a breed that would be a good choice for renters. Generally emotionally sensitive, pugs are easy to train. Pugs are best for renters who can spend quality time with their furry friends because dogs in this breed usually become anxious when left alone for long periods of time.

Bichon Frise

These fluffy little bundles of big personality exude cuteness among most dog breeds. Bichon Frise dogs get excitable at times, although they are usually sweet, friendly, and eager to play with you.


The dachshund is another contender in the cuteness category. This hound dog comes from a breed of eager sniffers. They are loyal and quick to respond to positive reinforcement during training. Because they have short little legs, exercise time usually comprises quick and easy walks together.


Big on energy and sass, Chihuahuas pack a lot into their small size! Chihuahuas are also intelligent and seem to be fully aware of their extreme cuteness! This is why it is important to train them properly while they’re young. Fail to do this and your Chihuahua could end up as the one in charge of your house.

With this list of top breeds for renters in mind, it will now be easier for you to choose which dog best fits your personality, lifestyle, and rental situation. With any of these dog breeds, you will surely find a loving and loyal companion to share your years with.

Give Real Property Management South Orlando a call if you’re looking to find a pet-friendly rental for you and your current or future dog. You can browse our listings online or give us a call at 407-982-2000.

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