If you are planning to keep more than one dog in your apartment it is important to have dogs who are not only good apartment dogs but who also get along well with other dogs. Breed is not the only factor in determining whether a puppy will become a dog-friendly adult, good apartment puppies who are not taken from their mother and litter mates before 6 to 8 weeks of age and who socialize often with other dogs and puppies will grow to be dog friendly adults.
1. Bichon Frise
The Bichon enjoys the company of other dogs, as long as he receives his fair share of attention from his owner. With proper introductions and training, the Bichon can get along with cats and other animals. Read more about Bichons.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
They get along well with other dogs and can learn to play nice with cats and other pets if introduced to them at an early age. Read more about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
The Havanese is an excellent family dog who’s affectionate with everyone, including kids of all ages and other dogs and pets. Read more about Havanese.
Maltese can get along with other dogs and cats if they are socialized to them at an early age. Read more about Maltese.
The Papillon is a small dog who would be great for an apartment and also gets along well with other dogs. Read more about Papillons.
5. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens do well in apartments and with other dogs. Read more about Petit Bassets.
Good for apartments and gets along well with other dogs. Read more about Poodles.
Properly trained and socialized, the Pug enjoys the companionship of dogs, and can be trusted with cats, rabbits, and other animals. Read more about Pugs.
8. Shih Tzu
This low energy dog is great for apartments. He gets along with other dogs. Read more about Shih Tzus.
9. Sussex Spaniel
His calm demeanor makes him a great apartment pet. The Sussex generally gets along well with other pets, including cats, although he’s said to be a bit bossy. Read more about Sussex Spaniels.
This is a pretty good list to start with if you live in an apartment and plan to be a multiple dog owner! You definitely want less aggressive types. There are many more breeds and mixes and mutts that would do well together. Don’t forget to check your area for breed specific rescues.