Energetic Dog for Small Apartment?

I am young, very sporty and I have smaller apartment. I run every day so walking the dog is not a problem but small apartment could be a problem for energetic dog… which breed would you recommend?

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  • +3

    A rescue.

    • -2

      Deerb a ton si eucser a

      • No, but it should be the first qualifier for anyone who actually cares about dogs.

      • +2

        I assumed it was more of a ​'not all dogs have well defined breeds, often crossbreeds could be suitalbe, maybe have a look what rescue dogs are available and see if they would suit your situation'

  • What?

  • +6

    Italian Greyhound - small (only about 6kg), love to sleep during the day, enjoy walks, and can run at incredible speeds at the local dog-friendly park.
    Costs about 75c a day for food

    • +1

      Yep, this. Or a Whippet.

    • i thought greyhound can become quite tall/big ? (not fat, i know, but tall with slim and long legs etc)

      • +2

        Greyhounds are big, Italian greyhounds are small.

        • ah i see.
          and they are okay sleeping during daytime alone in the house?

    • +1

      good suggestion. see jennamarbles on youtube, she has 2 italian greyhounds (and a chiuaua and a greyhound)

      • +1

        i see. first i thought the 2 are puppies but they are italian then yes im sold

    • My neighbour has two. They have the most annoying bark on the planet. Sounds like they have laryngitis or pharyngitis. Horrible things.

  • Look up small dogs available to adopt, visit them or check their breed typical energy

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  • +10

    Energetic Dog for Small Apartment?

    None…..

  • +3

    Beagle :P

    I considered a Beagle but they are too active for me so im a #teamcorgi

    All the best finding the right dog :)

    • +1

      Oh my god. Don't get a beagle in an apartment. I was briefly living in a granny flat when I got my beagle puppy about ten years ago. I will never forget the day I very briefly left him locked inside and it was like a tornado had been through the place! Barking could potentially be a problem too. They have a loud voice! Of course if you're prepared for lots of training- and lots of enrichment when you're not home- it might be okay. I love my beagles but I don't really think they're entirely suited to an apartment.
      I have heard greyhounds are excellent apartment dogs but I don't think they are suitable to long distance running. My understanding is that they are actually a bit lazy.
      Maybe you could have a chat with the RSPCA about what kind of dog might be suitable for you? Even if you don't get a dog from them, it might give you a good starting point about what to get.

  • +4

    Just remember your neighbour’s if you are not home much during the day and the dog gets lonely and barks they are not going to be happy!!

  • +3

    So many young people getting dogs ATM. Not saying this is you but the pounds are going to be inundated once international travel resumes.

  • +8

    I wouldn't recommend an energetic dog - what you need is a lazy dog that has bursts of energy. Even walking an energetic dog a couple times a day could lead to issues in a smal space. Greyhounds, by all accounts, make great apartment dogs

  • +6

    If you have to get a dog rescue a greyhound. They like to sleep all day but are up for short periods of exercise.

    You should not have a dog in an apartment though, unless you're home all day. Think of your neighbours. Why don't you volunteer to take a friend's dog for a run with you when you go out?

  • +3

    i recommend you dont get a dog, because it will bark all day while you are doing something else.

    • most dogs i see on my friends house dont bark all day….

      • +1

        I’m assuming your friends are home at the time?

        • -1

          hmm correct they are most of the time

          • +1

            @ChiMot: Haha well I'd hope they're home when you're visiting. Either way it's middle of the day when the owner is out at the office that the long endless barking starts.

          • @ChiMot: what about when they are not home?

  • +6

    I honestly don't agree with dogs and apartments at all.
    There's nothing worse than having dog pee/poo when you get home, at least with a courtyard/grassed area they have somewhere to relieve themselves at night rather than you having to take them down in the lift to let them go to the toilet, which at 3am each morning for the first few months is not going to be fun, let alone the rest of its life.
    Dog's need places to sniff, they're not like cats.

    • i've heard it's normal in europe in to keep huge dogs like alsatians in apartments?

      • +2

        I wouldn't say normal, yes some people do it but if you look at it from a dog's perspective, would you like to be kept in a 40m^2 space with minimal outdoor area all day only to be taken out once or twice a day. There's a reason pounds get people to prove that the dog is going to a place that is big enough for them.

        The other half recently got a sausage dog and moved out from an apartment to a villa with a garden for the reason that there was a lack of space. Even though it's a small dog it still needs a place to run around, pee and poo, as it is it's probably still a bit cramped.

        taking a dog down a lift and outside in the middle of winter doesn't really strike me as something i want to do.

  • +2

    Dog in an apartment? Phux sake…

    • -2

      i like japanese sake

  • a rescue retired racing greyhound could be ideal
    they are tall but not big
    and they can be very quiet and lazy with huge energy spurts when required (this is called zoomies)
    they often badly need homes like ex racehorses do

    how are you planning for the dog to toilet when you are out? - do you have a balcony or courtyard or are you getting a dog toilet or?

    • +1

      I'd debate that.
      they can get up to 37kg and up to 70cm tall, that's fairly big. Yes you could get a smaller one though
      https://gapsa.org.au/greyhound/faqs/#:~:text=Greyhounds%20co....

      I do agree with the fact that they like to sleep though, although if they're cooped up in an apartment i can imagine they'd go stir crazy. Even dogs want to be outside during the day, not just when you get home or in the early morning.

      • whippet is the best

  • Energetic barker for small apartment?

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