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.


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.

9_Afghan Hound

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.


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

7_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.

6_American Staffordshire Terrier

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

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.


These dogs love their family but are wary of strangers.


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

2_Bedlington Terrier

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


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.