Apartment dog

Having a pet is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can be complicated if you live in a small apartment.

Dog or cat hair allergy is quite common, so dogs whose hair does not cause allergic reactions are becoming popular in recent years. Many experts say that there is no hypoallergenic animal because the allergen is not a hair, but a protein that is excreted in dog skin. Thus, some dogs excrete it less and are therefore excellent breeds of dog for housing if you struggle with allergies.

Before you purchase only a dog that is considered hyper-allergenic, consider that the allergens are on the hair as well as in other airborne particles such as dust and cigarette smoke. Whatever pet you choose, keep the air in the house and apartment clean.

We have found several breeds that are small, hairless and have no specific odor, so as such they will be ideal breeds of dog for housing.

The Yorkshire Terrier

This is a small dog but with big character. His hair is long and lavish and shed minimally. Requires regular cleaning and brushing. These dogs are quite territorial, which means they will bark and respond to unfamiliar sounds and people. They are sociable, playful and do not need much space. A daily walk for them will be quite enough movement in the day.


Big and long ears and short and long body are the main characteristics of this dog. They are intelligent and fancy. They can be short-haired, sharp-haired and long-haired. Long-haired Dachshunds require daily brushing because can shed a lot, while the other two types are great breeds for the apartment. They are good keepers and distrustful of strangers. These dogs are not the best with children, so be careful.


Poodles are known for their royal posture and attitude. In addition, it is a great breed of dog for a apartment because they almost never shed. Their hair is curly, thick and shiny. Regardless of the fact that they do not shed, they need to be maintained constantly, so daily brushing is essential. Many owners opt for a haircut because it makes it easier for themselves and the dog. They can bark a lot. If you train them well, they will be attached to you.

Maltese Shih Tzu

These cute dogs come from Tibet and are known for their silk hair. Although it is long and thin, it almost doesn’t turn out at all. Their fur is made up of hair and undercoat, so daily care and brushing of this breed  is a must. Otherwise, their hair could become tangled. Many owners also opt for a haircut with these dogs to make their job easier, but keep in mind that their hair grows very fast. These dogs are like Pekingese in character, which means they are often territorial, jealous and like to be dominant. If you pay a lot of attention to them in dressage, this kind of behavior should not occur. These dogs are also quite playful and energetic but also gentle.

Dwarf schnauzer

Dwarf schnauzers are among the healthy, sturdy and durable dogs. They are stable and reliable, and they are true keepers and often serve the protection of property and people. They are very intelligent dogs, and they can boast of their courage. These dogs know what they want, they are cunning, but they love their owner very much and are ready to give him a lot. The hair maintain is needed at least 3 times a week, but their hair does not decline very much, and these dogs do not have a pronounced canine odor.

Boston Terrier

The nature of this dog is very gentle, affectionate and friendly. These dogs are becoming an increasingly popular breed of dog for housing. Their hair is very short, easy to maintain, and they shed minimally. He only needs a bath every now and then. However you need to take care of his face to wipe it every day because he is prone to eye problems. Like Dwarf schnauzers, they do not have a distinct odor, so they are great for keeping in the apartment. They like to be with people, especially children. They are quiet and rarely bark.


Maltese have a long and silky coat but they almost never line. This little dog doesn’t smell. In the case of carelessness, their hair can become very tangled, which is difficult to wash, comb and comb. They are very intelligent but also stubborn. They are quite dominant if you do not bring them up well. They are wary of other dogs, even those larger than them, so it is necessary to socialize them well while still puppies.

West Dam White Terrier

These terriers are also called westie terriers, and are known for their white double-layer fur. Their hair is smooth and firm, making them well resistant to low temperatures. There is almost no lynching, so you do not have to worry about hair on the furniture. Daily brushing required. These dogs are cheerful, energetic and true hunters. No matter how small they are, they will be very grateful if you bring them out into the wild so they can run freely.

Bichon Frize

These little white puppies line up a little and don’t stink so they’re considered the perfect hypoallergenic dog. They are very small and usually weigh 5-10 kg and 25-30 cm high. They need to be brushed and edited regularly. They get along well with other dogs and children, and are often described as playful and curious. They are easy to train and like to do tricks, but they need tenderness while learning.


This dog is often said to be similar to cats because it cleans itself. Few lines and does not require too much care about fur. These dogs don’t stink, but they don’t bark either! They usually grow up to 43 cm in height.

They need to be performed outside regularly as they are energetic and must move. Ideal for people looking for a quiet dog with short fur. They are devoted to families and do not like strangers very much.

Little English Greyhound (Whippet)

These medium sized dogs (47-57 cm in height) have no odor and rarely breed. They look similar to greyhounds and can run very fast. They have short fur that can be of different colors.

They are calm in nature and do not bark much, but they need regular exercise. They are extremely intelligent and easy to train.


Not only are they hypoallergenic and low-shedding but they are also incredibly friendly, affectionate, and smart, making them ideal for people who have kids or who like to entertain.

The hair of the Havanese grows very quickly and if not combed regularly it becomes very easy to get tangled or knotty. Also, although havanese hair is hypoallergenic, if it is not combed regularly, more frequent hair loss can occur