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See Dogs Not Well Suited to Apartment Living Some dogs are simply easier than others: they take to training better and are fairly easygoing.
They're also resilient enough to bounce back from your mistakes or inconsistencies.
Consider whether you have the time and patience for a dog that needs a lot of grooming, or the money to pay someone else to do it.
See Dogs That Require More Grooming Due to poor breeding practices, some breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, such as hip dysplasia.
See Dogs Less Affectionate with Family Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make a kid-friendly dog.
You may be surprised by who's on that list: Fierce-looking Boxers are considered good with children, as are American Staffordshire Terriers (aka pit bulls).
See Dogs That Are Not Dog Friendly Stranger-friendly dogs will greet guests with a wagging tail and a nuzzle; others are shy, indifferent, or even aggressive.
However, no matter what the breed, a dog who was exposed to lots of different types, ages, sizes, and shapes of people as a puppy will respond better to strangers as an adult.
No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances.Dogs who are highly sensitive, independent thinking, or assertive may be harder for a first-time owner to manage.You'll get your best match if you take your dog-owning experience into account as you choose your new pooch.Contrary to popular belief, small size doesn't necessarily an apartment dog make — plenty of small dogs are too high-energy and yappy for life in a high-rise.
Being quiet, low energy, fairly calm indoors, and polite with the other residents, are all good qualities in an apartment dog.
Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dogs such as Chihuahuas aren't so family-friendly.**All dogs are individuals.