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7 Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living in Mar Vista

Mar Vista Woman with her Cavalier King Charles SpanielIf you are a dog lover, you would agree that there are few things in life better than having a furry friend at home. However, for Mar Vista renters, having a dog can often become a challenge. Most of the time, renters encounter size or breed restrictions, pet fees, and so on. There is also the risk of your dog injuring someone, damaging the property, or worse. It helps to choose a dog breed that fits your rental home and lifestyle so you can minimize these risks. There are dog breeds that have been found to be the most ideal pets for renters. Depending on your criteria for a furry companion, this list of seven breeds ideal for renters may narrow down your options for the best dog breeds to choose from.

Boston Terrier

The Boston terrier is listed by the American Kennel Club at the top of the list of the best dogs for renters. This is most likely because Boston terriers respond well to training. They are also very smart and social dogs. Weighing only about 25 pounds, these small dogs are known to be friendly to both people and other dogs.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

One of the few lapdog breeds that are ideal for renters is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs bond very well with their favorite human, making them easy to train and eager to please. These spaniels are patient and good with children.


There are few dogs more suited to an easy-going lifestyle than these bulldogs that are also known as professional couch potatoes. These calm dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy since they love to sleep all day.


Among the small dogs in the “Toy” class, the pug is also a breed that would be a good choice for renters. They are easy to train because pugs are emotionally sensitive. They, however, tend to be anxious when they are left alone for long periods of time. Pugs are best for renters who can spend quality time with their furry friends.

Bichon Frise

It’s hard to find breeds that can compete for cuteness with these fluffy little bundles of big personality. Bichon Frise dogs are excitable as well as sweet, friendly, and eager to play.


Another contender in the cuteness category is the dachshund. This popular breed of hound dog is an eager sniffer. They are quick to respond to positive reinforcement during training and are very loyal. Because they have short little legs, exercise time usually comprises quick and easy walks together.


Despite being small in size, Chihuahuas are big on energy and sass! It is important to train them properly when they are still young because these intelligent Chihuahuas seem to be fully aware of their extreme cuteness. If left unchecked, your Chihuahua could be in charge of your house!

Knowing the top breeds for renters, you can now select which dog best fits your personality, lifestyle, and rental situation. Whichever dog breed you choose, you will surely find a loving and loyal companion for many years to come.

Give Real Property Management California Coast a call if you’re looking to find a pet-friendly rental for you and your current or future dog. You can browse our listings online or give us a call at 310-535-2150.

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