Apartment-Friendly Dog Breeds
America is in the midst of an urban living renaissance. Between 2010 and 2013, cities with populations above 1 million grew by 3.1%, which is pretty staggering when you consider that they expanded by 2.1% during the entire first decade of the 21st century. Factors driving the urbanization of America include more demand for walkable environments, new technologies, and a decrease in average household size from 3.33 in 1960 to 2.58 in 2010.
If the majority of Americans call a city their home, most American dogs are probably urbanites too. Dogs in the city know how to safely ride the subway, the fine art of dog park etiquette and how to make new friends at doggy daycare. Pet parents know that raising healthy and happy dogs in an urban environment requires a little bit of effort. After all, you can take the dog out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the dog.
Just about any dog can be a city dog, but not every dog is ideal for apartment living. Use the helpful guide below to determine if your Frenchie will be happy or helpless in your pied-à-terre.
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