Can a big dog live in an apartment?
When it comes to animals in apartments, there are a lot of factors to consider, but the two biggest are whether or not dogs are allowed in the apartments in question and if the dog should live in an apartment.
Not all dog breeds are the same, and some big dogs can live in a small apartment with absolutely no problems.
In general, small dogs enjoy longer lives than do their larger counterparts.
A recent analysis of veterinary records revealed that dogs under 20 pounds had an average lifespan of 11 years while those over 90 pounds typically lived for only 8 years.
Medium and large dogs fell in the middle at around 11 years.
Apartment living doesn't always lend itself well to caring for a pet.
- Exercise a Lot. Most problems develop from a dog having to much energy and nowhere to let it loose.
- Get the Right Breed.
- Protect Your Floors.
- Desensitize Your Pup.
- Aim For the First Floor.
- Add a Balcony Potty.
- Set Aside Extra Cash.
- Establish a Relief Routine.
The average lifespan for small dog breeds ranges from 10 to 15 years, with some breeds living as long as 18 years.
In general, small dogs live longer than their larger counterparts, with the shortest living breeds still exceeding the average lifespan of most large breeds.