Best Inside Dogs

Many dog owners who have less active lifestyles, inconsistent schedules, or live alone may want to opt for an easy-going dog who is content to stay indoors. The key will be finding a pet that can trot happily along your side on a casual evening walk, but will mostly just prefer to snuggle with you on the couch after a long day. Breeds vary dramatically, and though a dog might not have the highest expectations of strenuous adventures in the woods, it will be important to consider other needs the particular breed might have. Consider if you are willing to have pet that need to be brushed often, or groomed on a regular basis, or if they are highly social and become anxious or depressed when left alone for long periods of time. Bear in mind, a smaller dog does not mean the breed has less energy or is more docile. For example, a Grey Hound is a gentle dog of a calm disposition and low energy, who makes a great inside companion in spite of his enormity. Whether small or large, long-haired or silky smooth, there is certain to be a perfect indoor canine companion for you.

Small & Medium Inside Dogs

  • Pug
  • Dachshund
  • Shih Tzu
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Chihuahua
  • French Bull Dog
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Boston terrier
  • Bull Dog

Large Inside Dogs

  • Grey Hound
  • Great Dane

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