The Basset Hound is a calm breed, moderately energetic but becomes less active as it ages. Daily walks are enjoyable, and it doesn't require excessive exercise.
Bichons are beloved small dogs—loyal, joyful, and moderately energetic. Unlike many small breeds, they're not overly yappy. Daily play and walks meet their exercise needs.
Medium bulldogs have moderate energy and need regular but not excessive exercise. Daily walks/games suffice. They're loyal, joyful companions, usually quiet—just some snoring!
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: cheerful, gentle, and moderately energetic. Enjoys daily walks/games but craves companionship the most. Can be vocal, yet loves quiet couch snuggles.
Chihuahuas: Big personalities, small size. Medium to high energy; daily walks/play needed, suits small apartments. Some are vocal, training helps control barking.
Chinese Crested: Alert, affectionate, ideal for apartments. Small size, medium energy. Surprisingly strong athletes. Dog sports and puzzles keep them sharp.
Greyhounds: Speedy racers, but couch potatoes at heart. Daily walks suffice. Highly affectionate, may vocalize when alone. Training helps separation anxiety.
Maltese: Playful & gentle, needs basic exercise (walks & playtime). Less vocal than other small dogs, loves sitting on your lap, showering you with affection.
Poodles (toy, miniature, standard) thrive in apartments. Intelligent with moderate-high energy. Some need extra exercise, but disciplined with proper training.
Shih Tzu: Happy, affectionate, playful; requires basic exercise & training. Bonds closely with favorite humans. Content when left at home, eagerly awaiting your return.