5 Dog Breeds fit for an Apartment Life

Dogs are great companions for human beings but most of the time people are not able to raise them due to their intolerance towards their high sound. So if you are someone who lives in a quiet apartment/ neighborhood where people just cannot curb to barking noises or if you or family member is intolerant to barking sounds, here are a few breeds that you can consider buying/adopting.


With its compact size and shape pugs are nothing but lap dogs that love human company. Their urge to bark loudly like the other dogs were genetically ignored while designing them. And, when there is a need to bark, they let out a sound of what might rightfully be called as a snort or a grunt.

Built: Small
Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Temperament: Docile, Charming, Stubborn


Although a hunting dog with its roots in Africa, Basenji is also called as the ‘Barkless Dog’. They are extremely affectionate and put family before everything else.

Built: Big
Life Span: 12 to 16 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Energetic, Quiet, Alert, Curious

Golden Retrievers

It might come as a shock to many that most of the breeds in this list have a big build. And, having a Golden Retriever in this list is no shocker. Their tendency to always hold something in their mouth makes it difficult to bark frequently.

Built: Big
Life Span: 10 to 12 years
Temperament: Intelligent, Kind, Silent, Reliable, Friendly


Bulldogs are apartment superstars. Their muscular and hefty body with a wrinkled face makes it difficult for them to bark. And even when they do, it is more like a snort. They require minimum grooming, exercising and are low maintenance.

Built: Medium
Life Span: 8 to 10 years
Temperament: Gregarious, Docile, Willful, Friendly


If you are looking for a small and cute dog, a spitz would be your first choice but they are one of the noisiest dogs ever known to mankind. Bolognese are as fluffy and beautiful as a Spitz but on the contrary are extremely quiet. They are known for their spoilt nature and therefore might require some training as a pup to overcome this.

Built: Small
Life Span: 12 to 14 years
Temperament: Docile, Enterprising, Loyal, Reserved, Serious

We have listed only the top 5 dog breeds here. That said, every dog is an individual and the characteristics of the dog may vary from one dog to another just like how the personality varies for each human being. Therefore it is recommended that you pick a breed that will fit your personality and lifestyle.
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