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7 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Woman with her Cavalier King Charles SpanielFor dog lovers, life is always better when you have a furry friend at home. However, some Baton Rouge renters find that owning a dog often becomes a challenge. Renters often encounter size or breed restrictions, and pet fees. Aside from that, there is also the risk of your dog injuring others, damaging the property, or 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. While all dog breeds can make great pets, there are those that seem to be a perfect fit 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 puts the Boston Terrier at the top of the list of the best dogs for renters. Broadly speaking, Boston terriers respond well to training and are very smart and social dogs. Weighing only about 25 pounds, these small dogs are known to be friendly to both people and other dogs.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

One of the few lapdog breeds that are ideal for renters is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs bond very well with their favorite human, making them easy to train and eager to please. These spaniels are patient and good with children.


Bulldogs love an easy-going lifestyle. These dogs are also professional couch potatoes! Calm & love to sleep all day, these dogs do still need regular exercise to stay healthy.


Another breed suited for renters is the pug– one of the small dogs in the “Toy” class. Since pugs are usually emotionally sensitive, they are easy to train. This also means they could get anxious when left alone for long periods of time. Pugs are best for renters who can spend quality time with their furry friends.

Bichon Frise

These fluffy little bundles of big personality exude cuteness among dog breeds. Although Bichon Frise dogs can sometimes be excitable, they are generally sweet, friendly, and eager to play.


Another contender in the cuteness category is the dachshund. Technically hound dogs, dogs of this breed are 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.


Despite their small size, Chihuahuas are big on energy and sass! Chihuahuas are intelligent and seem to be fully aware of their extreme cuteness. This makes it imperative to train them properly while they’re young. Otherwise, your Chihuahua could end up being 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. Regardless of which dog breed you choose, you are sure to find a loving and loyal companion for years.

Give Real Property Management Baton Rouge 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 225-389-6860.

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