When King the Wire Fox Terrier won at Crufts 2015

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When King the Wire Fox Terrier won at Crufts 2015
Watch the Westminster Best in Show winner King when a few years ago he won a star studded class in Wire Fox Terriers. Ch Kingarthur van Foliny Home has certainly had a brilliant career in showrings around the world including another great win in the UK at National Terrier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feRABR2uDfE
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TOP #79: Are Dogs Good for Your Health?

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The popularity of assistance animals – therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, service dogs, etc. – is rising quickly. Similarly, there’s more research coming out every year on how “regular” pet dogs can benefit their owners in more than one way. Studies show they have positive effects on humans’ fitness, heart, social and emotional heath and enrichment.

To further explore this subject, in this podcast episode I’m joined by Kaushik Roy of The Shanti Project. He’s here to give us a broader view of such research and explain how pets actually benefit pet owners. On a separate subject, we also talk about their unique project that helps owners in staying together with their dogs and cats through financial hardships.

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Normal Heart Rate for Dogs: Important Things to Know

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When your dog is running, jumping, and playing at full speed, it’s clear by their panting alone that their heart working hard to keep that blood pumping. So how do you know when it’s time for them to slow down and take a break? What the normal heart rate for dogs really is?

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The Main 3 Things to Check For

Your dog’s overall well-being depends on not just their RPM, but their respiration, and their temperature as well. This trifecta is what vets examine when you bring your pup in for a physical, and it can tell them a lot about what’s going on inside of the dog’s body.

Respiration relates to their breathing, and a normal resting rate would be 10 to 35 breaths per minute for all healthy dogs.

How to Find Dog’s Respiratory Rate

To measure their respiration, place your hand against the roundest part of the chest where you can easily feel their breath. For 15 seconds, record how many breaths your dog takes. Then, take the amount of breaths and multiply them by 4. This gives you the number of breaths per minute and now you have their respiratory rate.

[Number of Breaths] x 4 = Respiratory Rate

How to Find Dog's Respiratory Rate

Body Temperature Matters Too

The average canine temperature regardless of sizes is 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit while at rest. However, when stress is placed on the body, whether it be psychological or just from chasing a Frisbee, the temperature can elevate a bit. While a small raise in body heat isn’t a problem, an extreme jump can cause clotting and heat stroke, and is a sign of potential issue.

If you suspect your dog might be overheating, don’t throw them in an ice bath. Instead, offer a cool room with a fan or some type of ventilation, water, and allow them to rest until their heart rate has gone back to normal. Proper recovery is essential; you don’t want to place more stress on the dog’s body than what they’re already experiencing, and an ice cold bath could cause your pup to go into shock.

The Breed Makes a Difference

While there is a standard bar for what constitutes as “normal” for a dog’s heart rate, there are some exceptions to the rule. Greyhounds, for example, have hearts that are much larger compared to that of other canines, and because of this their blood pressure is higher, and their resting heart rate is slower.

Beware of Strange Breathing

Heavy breathing is to be expected anytime your pup is forcing their heart and lungs to work a little harder than usual. It’s good for them and it keeps their organs strong, but consistently erratic breathing, respiratory issues and other similar changes in the actual sound or consistency of their breath are signs to take seriously.

Owners who have experienced a tragic loss of a dog due to their congestive heart failure or a tumor have discovered their dog’s unfortunate ailment after noticing a change in their breathing. After running, swimming, or chasing a ball, these dogs displayed labored or hollow sounding breaths. For some owners this may or may not be a normal thing for their pet, but if it’s something you began to notice as “unusual” after time or as your dog has gotten older, it’s time to see the vet.

Other things to look for if you notice unusual heart rate in a dog and suspect a heart tumor or related issues are whining due to pain in the chest, unusual lethargic behavior, and fluid build up near their tummy. King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, Dobermans, Boxers, and Irish Wolfhounds are all predisposed to genetic heart problems, and if you own one of these breeds you’ll need to be extra vigilant.

Tips on Keeping Your Dog’s Heart Strong

In order to keep your dog’s heart rate healthy and normal, and prevent heart problems in your pooch, the heart itself needs to be in good condition at all times. We spend hundreds of dollars throughout the span of their lives on skin, coat, hip, and joint supplements, but the most essential parts of their bodies are the things we can’t see – vital organs.

NextGenDog Dog Body Condition Score Chart (BCS)A silent killer among both people and dogs is obesity, and when fatty tissue builds up inside around the heart and arteries, it’s just a matter of time before it becomes fatal. A good way to tell if your pupper is overweight is to take a look at them from the top and use the BCS chart. If they have an overly round shape with no visible rib cage, they need to get in shape.

The space between their rib-cage and hips should taper inward like an hourglass, but there should still be fat covering individual ribs. Essentially, they should be able to be felt, but not seen.

Add fish oil or another source of Omega-3s and B vitamins to their diet regularly, and be sure that your kibble is high in protein and fiber, but lower in carbs. If you must, put your pooch on a overweight dog diet to reduce extra body fat and remove stress from your pet’s heart and joints.

Practice Taking Your Dog’s Vital Signs

Most of us go through our day to day routine assuming that if our dogs are eating, playing, and behaving as though they’re happy and comfortable, they’re doing just fine. However, it’s still a good idea to keep a notebook on hand and take your dog’s vitals at least once or twice a month. Here’s a guide on how to do it.

Practice Taking Your Dog’s Vital Signs

Even if there’s nothing wrong initially, if you do start to notice discrepancies in your dog’s heart rate or respiration, you’ll have detailed notes on the severity and time-span of progression. Sharing this information with your vet also helps to get a prognosis early on and give them a better picture of what might be going on.

After digesting all of this information, it’s easy to feel nervous about how hard your dog is pushing it during playtime. The good news is, unless your breed is already predisposed to irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Heart problems aren’t a common issue in most healthy dogs, but it is more likely to occur after age 5. Pay attention to your dog’s normal heart rate and check it once in a while.

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Dog Grooming Live

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When King the Wire Fox Terrier won the Terrier group at Crufts 2014

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When King the Wire Fox Terrier won the Terrier group at Crufts 2014
Watch when Westminster Best in Show winner King the Wire Fox Terrier won the Terrier group at Crufts in 2014.

Watch King a year later when a he won a star studded class in Wire Fox Terriers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9vWExyrlJk

Ch Kingarthur van Foliny Home has certainly had a brilliant career in showrings around the world including another great win in the UK at National Terrier:

National Terrier 2016 – Best in Show

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Dog Groomers Dont Do Their Job

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How to Tell Other Dog Owners They’re Doing Something Wrong

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One of the great things about being a pet owner is knowing that there are other like-minded people out there who share the same passion and adoration of their dogs as you have for yours. The trouble is that caring for a pet is a lot like caring for a child; everyone has their own way, and not all of us agree on what’s best.

The difference is, children don’t have sharp nails and teeth that could severely injure someone or their dog if bad behaviors aren’t corrected. Sometimes pet owners even encourage bad behavior without realizing it. If there’s ever been a time when you wanted to “give advice” to another dog owner, but you didn’t want to create conflict, you aren’t the only one.

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Indoor and Outdoor Dogs, Should You Say Something?

Indoor and Outdoor Dogs, Should You Say SomethingAmong the pet community there is some disagreement as to whether or not it’s alright to keep dogs outside for extended periods. For example, hotter states like Texas and Arizona can reach temperatures of over 100 degrees. Colder states like Minnesota can have freezing weather in winter. No matter how much your dog likes the outdoors, it’s just not safe or kind to leave them outside in that kind of heat or cold.

On the other hand, breeds like Labradors and Australian Cattle Dogs are generally the happiest being outdoors, as long as weather permits they’re satisfied spending a few hours sniffing and romping in the grass. So if you have a neighbor or family member who leaves their dog outside for extended periods and you’re concerned, take a moment to consider the situation and your approach.

Instead of saying “you shouldn’t leave your dog outside for so long” redirect the conversation to recent events in the news. For example, it’s not rare for random strangers to drop balls and toys into backyards and boarding kennel play areas that contain rat poison and other types of fatal chemicals.

Try something along the lines of  “Did you hear about this? Someone has been putting poison inside tennis balls and throwing them over fences!” It sparks up a natural conversation, and puts it in their mind to maybe bring Fido inside a little more often. Even if they are comfortable outside, this is a valid reason to be concerned.

Canine Socialization and Introduction

Canine Socialization and IntroductionThere’s nothing that makes you cringe more than when you’re able to detect something amiss in a dog’s posture and body language, while the other person can’t. We all know our pets best, and we’re aware of their quirks and habits. However, it’s also important to recognize the behavior of other animals; not all dogs are as friendly as yours may be, and if your pup approaches another canine who is fearful, it could easily start a fight.

Some owners don’t recognize this though, and still approach strange dogs they don’t know. For starters, if your pet simply doesn’t like other animals, it can be stressful, and it’s understandable to want to snap and tell the other person to get away. However, the other person may take offense and the situation could escalate.

Instead, try to offer up visual cues that warn them from afar. You can easily find a vest, leash, or harness that advises people to practice caution and keep their distance. If someone insists or a child wants to pet, simply let them know in a polite but firm way that “he doesn’t like strangers, please stay a few feet away.”

While this can be somewhat of an uncomfortable situation, you have to protect your pup and become the mediator when their safety is threatened. Should they nip a child who still reached out to pet them, your dog could be deemed “aggressive,” and we all know what happens after that.

Dogs with Guests in the Home

Dogs with Guests in the HomeWhen you’ve got a dog at home and you want to have people over, it can be tough to decide if they should be allowed to partake in the festivities as well. This is especially tricky when you have guests over and they feel like they know more about your pet’s behavior than you do.

One major problem pet owners run into are guests who are a little overzealous with playtime. They get the dog all riled up, and at the height of the excitement, your guest heading home to get a good night’s rest before work. Meanwhile, you’re stuck with a pup who is over the moon with energy and won’t settle down.

It’s not that the other person wanted to make your life difficult; this is likely how they handle their own dog at home. In situations like these, all you need to do is set the rules up front; this doesn’t mean you say “we don’t do things that way at my house.”

Instead, send a group text or email friends ahead of time and let them know that your pup may be present during your get-together. Explain that you want them to learn how to socialize appropriately with others, and this is a chance to teach them to stay calm when guests are over.

Sometimes excitement in a social setting is unavoidable, and at some point you may have to keep your pooch in a secluded area. It’s probably better that they take a time-out anyway and get away from all the people laughing, yelling, and playing games.

A friendly reminder ahead of time sent to everyone though sets the tone before the occasion begins, and doesn’t put you in an awkward position where you have to let Fred know that you don’t want his bad behavior reinforcement rubbing off on your dog.

No one wants to be the bad guy in any situation, especially when it comes to owning a pet. Safety is important though, and there may be times when people won’t want to cooperate. The most important thing is to learn how to diffuse, it benefits not just other owners but their canines as well!

Anything Else?

Have you ever found yourself in an uncomfortable situation when you needed to “correct” a stranger or a friend in how to approach a dog, or having to tell them to not do something? What was the situation, and how did you deal with it?

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5 Bladder Problems in Dogs: How to Recognize Them and What to Do

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Is your dog having accidents in the house even though he is properly housebroken? Does he have to urinate more often than usual? These are some of the most common signs of bladder and urinary health issues that many dogs suffer from. Here are the five most common bladder problems in dogs, how to recognize them and what to do if you spot them.

5 Bladder Problems in Dogs - How to Recognize Them and What to Do

1. Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a condition that makes dogs pass urine uncontrollably and it’s the most common sign of bladder problems in dogs. While it is often a symptom of some other urinary tract issue, it can also be caused by other health conditions. Some of them include dog’s hormonal imbalance, spinal injury, prostate disorders, congenital abnormalities and anatomic disorders. Some medications may also lead to urinary incontinence in dogs as a side effect.

Symptoms:

If your pooch becomes incontinent, you may notice that his sleeping area is contaminated with urine. Dripping urine and loss of bladder control are the most important signs of urinary incontinence, which can lead to irritation and redness of the skin. Some dogs may excessively lick the area around the penis or vulva. This problem is most typical in senior dogs.

Treatment:

Treatment for pet’s urinary incontinence entails dealing with the underlying cause. You can’t do this at home and will need to see a veterinarian. Your vet will prescribe appropriate medications to deal with the specific cause of urinary incontinence, like hormone therapy or drugs to strengthen the urethral sphincter.

Surgery may be recommended when medication doesn’t yield any results. There is also a rather new therapy that includes collagen injections, which has shown promising results.

You can do a few things to manage this condition at home as well, such as putting waterproof mats or pads on your dog’s bedding, taking your pup for a walk more frequently and using doggie diapers.

Bladder Infection in Dogs

2. Bladder Infection

A bladder infection, which is part of urinary tract infection (UTI) recognized in dogs, is a common condition, just like other infections of the urinary tract. In fact, it is estimated that 14% of dogs will get a bladder infection in their lifetime. It is caused by microbes, usually bacteria, which enter into the bladder of a dog and proliferate.

While all dogs can suffer from a bladder infection, females are more susceptible to them.

Symptoms:

A bladder infection can irritate the walls of your dog’s bladder, making him feel the urge to go even if there is only a tiny amount of urine present. Passing small amounts of urine is one of the most prominent symptoms of bladder infection.

Other signs of dog’s bladder infection include painful urination, passing urine with a bad odor, pus or blood in the urine, changes in the color of the urine and inability to hold urine, which often results with urinating in the house.

Dog urine color chart

Your pet may (excessively) lick his genitalia in an attempt to relieve the burning sensation. He may also feel lethargic and lack energy.

Treatment:

Typically, bladder infections in dogs are treated with prescribed antibiotics. What type of antibiotics will your vet prescribe depends on the bacteria that is causing the infection. Your vet may also prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs along with antibiotics.

Some homemade remedies might help your dog with the bladder infection, like adding apple cider vinegar to pup’s water, which corrects his pH balance. Herbs like barberry and bearberry may help because they have antibacterial and antiseptic properties. You can also try cranberry supplements.

Bladder Stones in Dogs

3. Bladder Stones

Bladder stones in dogs are a common occurrence and they can develop in any part of your pup’s urinary tract. However, they are usually found in the dog’s bladder. Bladder stones can be made of different minerals, including struvite, urate and calcium oxalate.

While the exact cause of bladder stones is not determined, there are some factors that contribute to their formation. These factors include bacterial infections in the pet’s bladder, abnormal metabolism and type of diet. Some breeds are more likely to have bladder stones, like Beagles, Bulldogs, Dachshunds, Pugs, Dalmatians and Pekingese.

Symptoms:

Straining to urinate, blood in the urine and excessive urination frequency are the most common signs of a dog having bladder stones. Animals with bladder stones may also experience lethargy, loss of appetite and vomiting, especially if the stones cause the obstruction of the urinary tract. This is a medical emergency and can lead to severe damage in a dog’s bladder, kidneys and other organs.

Treatment:

Treatment will depend on the type of stones, their size and underlying causes. For example, your vet will prescribe antibiotics if he finds evidence of a urinary tract infection. The vet may also prescribe pain medication if they think they are necessary.

Fluid therapy is recommended when stones are small because it can flush the urinary tract and kidneys and encourage the passing of the stones through urination. Some types of stones often require surgery. Surgery is also necessary if stones cause a blockage of the urinary tract.

Struvite stones can be dissolved by certain foods and adjustment of your pet’s diet, and the vet may prescribe a specific dietary adjustment if that is the case. This diet can also help you prevent reoccurrence. Here are some recipes that are often used for dogs with this issue, and Samantha’s recipe specifically for struvite bladder stones.

Cystitis in Dogs

4. Cystitis

Cystitis is an inflammation of the animal’s bladder caused by many different conditions and diseases. Bacteria are the most common culprit behind cystitis in dogs, while other causes include abnormal anatomy, bladder stones and polyps in the bladder.

Symptoms:

Blood in the urine or hematuria is the most common symptom of cystitis. Other symptoms include straining to urinate, frequent urination in small amounts and loss of bladder control.

Treatment:

Treatment of cystitis is based on the underlying cause. Bacterial infections are usually treated with antibiotics. Bladder stones can be treated with medications, diet and ultimately surgery. Benign polyps in the bladder are usually removed with surgery, as well as bladder diverticulum.

The first goal of cystitis treatment is to relieve pain and discomfort and increase urine outflow. Anti-inflammatory medications are usually administered for this stage to go along with any antibiotics or other meds.

Once the pain is relieved, increased water consumption is recommended in order to dilute the urine and flush out inflammatory debris, bacteria and dissolved stones and crystals. Due to their condition, dogs may often refuse to drink enough, so you must encourage them to consume plenty of liquids.

Bladder Cancer in Dogs

5. Bladder Cancer

The worst of all bladder problems in dogs is of course cancer. There are different types of cancer that attack a dog’s urinary tract, but the most common one is found in the bladder – transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). This is a type of malignant cancer that is also very aggressive. Luckily, bladder cancer is pretty rare. It is estimated that it only represents 1-2 percent of all cancers in dogs.

What causes bladder cancers is not yet known, although age is a significant factor since most cases of bladder cancer include dogs older than 6 years. Obesity might also be a contributing factor, especially in breeds that are more susceptible to bladder cancer. These breeds include Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Bichon Frise and some Terrier breeds.

Symptoms:

Bladder cancer usually mimics other urinary tract conditions, which is why it is so hard to diagnose. Common signs include straining to urinate, loss of bladder control, urinating frequently in small amounts and blood in urine. Some dogs may suffer from persistent and reoccurring urinary tract infections.

Treatment:

Unfortunately, bladder cancer is usually not curable, even with the most aggressive forms of treatment that may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and palliative care. Your vet will probably prescribe piroxicam, which is a medication that relieves discomfort and may slow down the progression of cancer. While these treatment options are not able to stop the disease, they can prolong your dog’s life and increase the quality of it.

Summary

Your dog’s bladder problems, or in a broader sense urinary problems in dogs, are fairly common. Pay attention to signs like frequent urination, urinating in small amounts, loss of bladder control and bloody or discolored urine.

Bladder problems cannot be cured or managed at home without professional intervention, so when you spot any signs of these issues, make a prompt trip to the vet for the right diagnosis and treatment plan. This often includes an increase in water intake and different medications, depending on the problem.

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Trouble With Your Dog Being Washed ?

We never like to out one of our dogs or owners under any stress , and we always look for better ways of doing things so that we can provide the very best care. 

One of our colleagues provides great tips on training your new puppy or even your older dog so they can be washed without getting stressed , hurting themselves, and being happy to see the Dog Groomer next time?

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Reducing the suffering of flat-faced dog breeds

Need a way to keep your dog clean then please keep reading below as they have some great tips and tricks to keeping your dog clean and looking smart . 

Of course if you need a professional dog groomer in Sydney then you can reach out and contact us as well and we will put you in touch with a mobile dog wash or grooming service

As most dog lovers know, flat-faced breeds of dogs, such as Pugs, French Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very popular right now.

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We never like to out one of our dogs or owners under any stress , and we always look for better ways of doing things so that we can provide the very best care. 

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Then check out this blogs tips here – Our Dream Dog  They Work !

25 Best Dog Breeds for Small Apartments

Need a way to keep your dog clean then please keep reading below as they have some great tips and tricks to keeping your dog clean and looking smart . 

Of course if you need a professional dog groomer in Sydney then you can reach out and contact us as well and we will put you in touch with a mobile dog wash or grooming service

Top Best Dog Breeds for Small Apartments

If you’re considering to welcome a new furry addition to your family, there are many things to consider including the dog’s temperament, energy levels and, of course, the size of the dog. All of these are even more important if you live in a small apartment.

Lack of space can cause a number of issues for you and your dog. A high energy canine that doesn’t have enough space may become anxious or destructive. Not having enough space may also force your dog to become depressed. A breed that tends to bark a lot may become a nuisance for your neighbors. And a dog that isn’t the right size for your current environment can cause damage, and it’s bound to be a stressful experience.

Not considering your current situation and adopting a dog that doesn’t fit your lifestyle is likely to make both of you unhappy in the long-term. When you have a small place, a large dog will end up knocking things over. An energetic dog in a small environment will be a nightmare to live with when you need just a little peace. So here are the best dog breeds for small apartments that are more likely to fit your lifestyle.

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25 Best Dog Breeds for Small Apartments

Boston Terrier

1. Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a friendly little dog who would suit a small apartment. They don’t grow to be more than a foot and a half in size, so that’s perfect, but they are very active and love daily walks. If you can keep your Boston Terrier active then you’ll have one happy dog. They are gentle and very affectionate. Boston Terriers really are great little companions.

Bichon Frise

2. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frises are another great choice for small apartments, as they don’t grow bigger than one foot in size. They are lively little dogs and love to play. This breed makes a great companion for those living in small apartments. Keep in mind that the breed is prone to several health issues, such as cataracts and obesity. If you adopt one, you may have to set up a pet savings account in case a health emergency arises.

English Bulldog

3. English Bulldog

English Bulldogs are known to be lazy dogs. Pair this with their small stature, and you’ve got one of the best dog breeds for small apartments. They only need a short walk each day and won’t get any larger than 18 inches in height. They are a perfect pet to spend time indoors and cuddle with in front of TV. If you’re not much of an outgoing person yourself, you’ll have a trusty companion that’ll be only happy to stay with you indoors.

Basenji

4. Basenji

Basenjis make great pets not only due to their compact size, but also because they’re the quietest breed out there. In fact, they are a “no bark” breed which is perfect if you have neighbors who may raise issues with you bringing a pet home. They rarely get taller than 18 inches and rarely get over 25 pounds in weight.

Brussels Griffon

5. Brussels Griffon

These dogs are small and lively, and make overall great companions. They are a very affectionate breed and will quickly bond with their owners. They might be a little needy because they enjoy pet owners’ affection, but will otherwise be a perfect pooch for a small place and make great pets to have around.

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Chihuahua

6. Chihuahua

This list of breeds for small apartments wouldn’t be complete without the famous Chihuahua. Obviously, size-wise this is one of the most apt dogs for anybody living in a tiny place, but keep in mind that Chihuahuas aren’t the quietest dog and tend to bark a lot. Other than that, they are fantastic little dogs that really will suit apartment life well. They need very little exercise and absolutely adore their owners.

Coton de Tulear

7. Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear are such happy little dogs and will comfortably live in a small apartment and enjoy their pet owners company in close proximity. The breed stays small and won’t require too much space, preferring instead to chill next to their owner. They also love to play and are very easy to care for and will get on great with other animals.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Another very popular small breed, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed is an adorable pet that will be a perfect fit for you. They absolutely love their owners and don’t mind being lazy at home. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are likely to be very happy living in a small place. They are pleasant little dogs and make great family pets.

Chinese Crested

9. Chinese Crested

These dogs are very laid back and are the perfect companion for small apartments, and it’s one of the more popular breeds among women due to their size and stylish fur. They are a relatively low maintenance dogs and won’t require too much grooming on your part unless you’re into that. They adore their owners, and if you can appreciate their unique appearance, you’ll love these little guys too.

Havanese

10. Havanese

Havanese dogs are very friendly towards their humans whom they love and are very affectionate towards. They are certainly one of the best dog breeds for small apartments due to their compact size. Havanese are, however, a very energetic breed that loves playing a lot, so you’ll need to spend time with them, both indoors sand outdoors. They rarely grow to be over a foot tall, making them a great breed if you don’t have much space.

Dachshund

11. Dachshund

Out of all breeds in their category, the Dachshund is the smallest. This extremely popular dog is often adopted by owners living in New York City and other metropolitan places where there isn’t much space both indoors and outdoors, and Dachshunds fit that lifestyle perfectly well. They have the smallest of legs, aren’t too high energy and will thrive in small places.

Japanese Chin

12. Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin will make the perfect companion and will enjoy living in a small apartment as well as anywhere else – they aren’t a picky breed despite their appearance. They have very elegant coats and need regular brushing to keep their coats in tip top condition. They don’t require much exercise and are the perfect breed for small apartments, but you’ll have to spend more time grooming them.

French Bulldog

13. French Bulldog

Another popular NYC dog due to their compact size that fits well into small places, the French Bulldog is a funny little dog that will be more than happy to join you in a tighter space. They do have higher energy levels and enjoy playing, so you’ll have to spend more time with your pup. These dogs are loyal and affectionate.

Greyhound

14. Greyhound

Greyhounds, despite their long legs, are one of the best medium-sized dog breeds for small apartments. While they do fit well within a small apartment, they are a very high energy dog breed that love walks and will require at least one a day long walk to keep them happy and content. Greyhounds are friendly dogs and are also calm, which is why they are a great choice for those living in small condos and tiny homes.

Lowchen

15. Lowchen

Lowchens are much less popular than many other breeds mentioned above, but they are worth considering for your small place. They are gentle little dogs that love their owner’s company and will be somewhat needy. They don’t require much exercise and will get along perfectly with other pets. They will be very happy living in a small apartment.

Manchester Terrier

16. Manchester Terrier

Another lesser known pup for your situation, the Manchester Terrier would make a great pet for small apartment living. They are highly intelligent and will require more mental stimulation than your average pup, so daily playtime is non-negotiable. They are small in size and otherwise will fit your lifestyle well.

Lhasa Apso

17. Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso rarely grows bigger than a foot in height, which makes them one of the best dog breeds for apartments size-wise. Due to their long coat, you’re also likely to spend more time grooming your pup, caring for their fur and finding more hair around the house. Otherwise, they are friendly and loyal, making them ideal companions as well.

Maltese

18. Maltese

The Maltese is a very popular breed of dog and it’s not hard to see why. Their looks make them memorable and adorable. Size-wise they will fit your apartment well, but you’ll need to spend more time with the pooch due to their needy temperament and playtime requirements. They love their owners and would generally be fine living in a small apartment.

Pomeranian

19. Pomeranian

Who doesn’t love a cute Pomeranian dog? These dogs are feisty little pets with a lot of character and energy. They thrive on human contact and enjoy being around other pets as well. There are many reasons why these dogs are perfect for apartment living, their extremely compact size being the obvious one.

Shih Tzu

20. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu dog will require more grooming time but otherwise will be a great fit for a tiny place. They are perfect companions who love being close to their owners, and have been bred to be lapdogs. They are affectionate little pups and are generally calm too, which makes them ideal for apartment life with neighbors around. They get on very well with children and other pets.

Pekingese

21. Pekingese

Another tiny dog for your tiny apartment life, the Pekingese thrives on human contact. They are a needy breed always seeking attention and love their owners. They will get on very well with children and other pets in your family. If you’re looking for the perfect dog for apartment living, the Pekingese would be one of the more often recommended breeds by other pet owners.

Pug

22. Pug

Speaking of most recommended breeds, the ultra-popular Pug is another choice you’ll hear often. Pugs are fantastic little companions and adore their owners. Their size and energy levels makes them absolutely perfect for a small apartment. They are loyal and are very playful too. They will be very happy with children and other pets too.

Yorkshire Terrier

23. Yorkshire Terrier

Another popular dog among women whom we often see being carried in purses, the Yorkshire Terrier – also known as the Yorkie – really do make great pets for tiny apartment living. Due to their small size they won’t require much space or exercise. No list of the best dog breeds for small apartments would be complete without the famous Yorkie!

Poodle

24. Poodle

Poodles come in three different sizes that include Miniature, Toy and Standard. Toy and Miniature poodles are the ones that’d be the perfect choice for your tiny apartment living. Poodles are highly intelligent dogs and are very easy to train. Poodles do need regular walks and plenty of grooming in order to stay fit and mentally happy.

Toy Fox Terrier

25. Toy Fox Terrier

Last but not least, the Toy Fox Terriers are highly intelligent little dogs and are easy to train to behave around neighbors if you live in a small apartment complex. They are a great choice for those living conditions and generally will make a good pet for city life. They adore their owners and will thrive on your company and close proximity to you.

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Trouble With Your Dog Being Washed ?

We never like to out one of our dogs or owners under any stress , and we always look for better ways of doing things so that we can provide the very best care. 

One of our colleagues provides great tips on training your new puppy or even your older dog so they can be washed without getting stressed , hurting themselves, and being happy to see the Dog Groomer next time?

Then check out this blogs tips here – Our Dream Dog  They Work !

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