10 Best Indoor Dog Breeds

Want to cuddle with your dog instead of running a 10K run with them every day? Here are the top 10 best indoor dog breeds.


If you live in an apartment or small house, you don’t want to get a dog that needs too much space or that needs to exercise for hours on end. Here are the top 10 best indoor dog breeds.

1. Affenpinscher


Small and playful, the Affenpinscher also known as the Monkey Terrier is a great dog breed for those who want to avoid spending hours outside.

2. Afghan Hound

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Even though the Afghan Hound was bred to hunt, their energy levels are average so you don’t have to worry too much about them getting too excited.

3. Airedale Terrier


Friendly and intelligent, these dogs are bred to hunt. Expose them to other dogs and your family members early so they learn how to socialize with others.

4. American Staffordshire Terrier

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If properly trained and socialized, the American Staffordshire Terrier can be a great pet. They are loyal, devoted, attentive, friendly and will cuddle with you at home.

5. Australian Terrier

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These small pups are great companions since they are even-tempered and loyal. Very small, they don’t need a lot of exercise, which makes them great indoor dogs.

6. Basenji


These dogs love their family but are wary of strangers.

7. Beagle

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Beagles are small and gentle. As long as you take them out regularly, these pups will be happy.

8. Beauceron

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Even though these are big dogs, Beaucerons are calm, friendly, protective and intelligent.

9. Bedlington Terrier


Good-tempered and affectionate, Bedlington Terriers are very protective of their loved ones. They are a great companion.

10. Bergamasco


This shaggy dog breed is very low-maintenance, patient, devoted and easy to train. This is a great dog breed for those who prefer to stay in with their pet.

Source: Purina