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7 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living in Hampton

Hampton Woman with her Cavalier King Charles SpanielFor dog lovers, having a furry friend at home makes life a lot better. But, sadly, for Hampton renters, owning a dog often becomes 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. A way to work around these risks is to choose a dog breed that is well-suited to your rental home as well as your lifestyle. Given that all dog breeds can be great pets, there are still some that appear to be the best options for renters. Considering what you look for in a furry companion, here are seven breeds that are considered the best dog breeds for renters.

Boston Terrier

The American Kennel Club ranks the Boston terrier at the top of the list of the best dogs for renters. Generally, Boston terriers are social dogs that are very smart and respond well to training. Usually, on the small side, they weigh about 25 pounds and tend to be friendly to both people and other dogs.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

If you are looking for a lapdog breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel might be a good choice for you. These dogs bond very well with their favorite human. They are easy to train and eager to please. They are also very patient are usually good with children.


Bulldogs are professional couch potatoes and are some of the few dog breeds suited to an easy-going lifestyle. Because they love to sleep all day, these usually calm dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy.


Another breed suited for renters is the pug– one of the small dogs in the “Toy” class. 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 are excitable and, at the same time, sweet, friendly, and eager to play!


The dachshund is another contender in the cuteness category. This hound dog comes from a breed of eager sniffers. They are loyal, as well, and quickly respond to positive reinforcement during training. They need exercise, but because they have short little legs, this can often mean just quick and easy walks.


Chihuahuas are big on energy and sass for their small size! Being very intelligent, Chihuahuas seem to be fully aware of their extreme cuteness. This means you have to train them properly while they are still young. Fail to do this and your Chihuahua could end up as the one in charge of your house.

Knowing the top breeds for renters, you can now pick 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 Seacoast New Hampshire 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 603-343-2202.

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