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7 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living in Franklin

Franklin Woman with her Cavalier King Charles SpanielFor dog lovers, having a furry friend at home makes life a lot better. However, for Franklin renters, having a dog can often become a challenge. Most rental homes have size or breed restrictions and pet fees. Renters also run the risk of their dog injuring others, damaging property, or worse. To help minimize these risks, you can choose a dog breed that fits both your rental home and your lifestyle. All dog breeds can make great pets, however, not all of them are suitable for renters. Depending on what you wish for in a furry companion, here are seven breeds that have been considered to be the best dog breeds for renters.

Boston Terrier

The American Kennel Club lists the Boston terrier at the top of the list of the best dogs for renters. This is most likely because Boston terriers respond well to training. They are also very smart and social dogs. They are usually small at about 25 pounds and are known to be friendly to both people and other dogs.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Looking for a lapdog? One of the best breeds for renters is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs bond very well with their favorite human, making them easy to train and eager to please. They are also good with children and are very patient.


There are few dogs more suited to an easy-going lifestyle than these bulldogs that are also known as professional couch potatoes. These calm dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy since they love to sleep all day.


Among the “Toy” class of small dogs, the pug is one breed that would be a good choice for renters. Pugs are generally emotionally sensitive and are easy to train. However, pugs become anxious when left alone for long periods of time, so they are best suited for renters who can spend quality time with their furry friends.

Bichon Frise

It’s hard to find breeds that can compete for cuteness with these fluffy little bundles of big personality. These somewhat excitable Bichon Frise dogs are often sweet, friendly, and are usually eager to play.


Another contender in the cuteness category is the dachshund. Being hound dogs, they are eager sniffers. That’s a common trait of this breed. They are also loyal and are quick to respond to positive reinforcement during training. Exercise is also a breeze as those short little legs can only go so far, making for quick and easy walks.


Chihuahuas are big on energy and sass for their small size! It is important to train them properly when they are still young because these intelligent Chihuahuas seem to be fully aware of their extreme cuteness. If you don’t, your Chihuahua might be in charge of your house.

Keeping in mind this list of top breeds for renters, it is up to you to determine which dog best fits your personality, lifestyle, and rental situation. No matter which dog breed you pick, you will definitely find a loving and loyal companion for many years.

Give Real Property Management Greater Milwaukee 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 262-309-6961.

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