We pretty much covered the different questions that need to be answered about your indoor dogs. In this post I am going to begin to answer the questions we have come up with so far.
The first thing we need to decide is: What dog breed do we want.
We have to decide if we want a small dog or a large dog. Most people will want a smaller dog for apartment living and people that have a large back yard can expand their pick of dogs to include larger dogs.
Lets start with the smaller dogs. The general consensus of the top 10 indoor dogs are:
#10 Yorkshire Terrier. This is my favorite indoor dog. As I mentioned before “Mimi” has been my best friend for many years. A Miniature Yorkshire has the advantage that they exercise themselves within the home. They are smart dogs and easily trained. They have long hair but do not shed. You can trim their hair to compliment their own personality. AND I must say, they are so, so cute!!
#9 Toy Manchester Terrier. This dog has the advantage of being a beautiful dog with slim lines and a body that always seems to be in motion. Not big eaters but lots of energy non the less. They hate the cold but will run when it gets the chance.
#8 Chinese Crested Dog. This dog is a real family dog. Always willing to please and a loving dog. Gets plenty of exercise in the house with just some playful games between you and your dog. Needs a sweater when he goes outside in the winter!
#7 Shih Tzu. This dog is a very friendly lapdog. Spunky yet lovable. Not much for the outdoors but a very active indoor dog.
#6 Lhasa Apso. The Lhasa is a bold, independent dog that becomes a tough character with age. For sure likes playing indoors!
#5 Boston Terrier. A very playful dog that has a tendency to bark more then you would like. But well mannered otherwise.
#4 Bulldog. This is one of your more docile dogs. As a more mellow indoor dog, he is still a prize to have around but does like to hit the outdoors once a day if possible.
#3 English Toy Spaniel. This dog has a great reputation for being a known breed. Everyone knows about a Spaniel. The Toy is especially charming in looks and character. A great lap dog!
#2 Basset Hound. We have all seen this easygoing dog. They are very docile but do like a little walk everyday. But remember, he wants to relax!
#1 Pekingese. This is your #1 dog for our list of great indoor dogs. He is loving and always wants to be held and cuttled. Perfect indoor companion. He would rather be with you then be alone!
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