Small sized dog breeds are not just easy to walk and take care of, but also very appropriate for apartments and small condos. After all, you do not want to live in a small apartment with a German shepherd because you will barely have enough room to move. Plus, the dog also requires some activity. Since I have always lived in an apartment, I have only had small sized dog breeds. They hang and play around in the apartment, while walking them is a piece of cake. Even if they get stubborn, I just pick them up and go.
The Pom is a very good watchdog, although you may not necessarily need it for such activities. It is very obedient and pays attention to your commands. It is up to you to be patient and express your needs in a clear way though. Otherwise, it may not necessarily understand what you want. Its exercise necessities are minimal, so a few fifteen minute walks a day will do the trick. After all, they are so small that they can also run indoors. They love being pampered and they will never have enough of you.
A pug may seem lazy at a first glance, so it makes a good companion for lazy people. The good news is that it does not require too much activity anyway. It is small, so it can exercise indoors too. A couple of walks around the block are more than enough to eliminate and relax. The grooming necessities are insignificant because these dogs have short hair. Finally, it is worth knowing that they are very good with other pets and children. Remember that you should never use a leash and a collar because you can harm their eyes and neck, which are very sensitive. Instead, use a body harness.
The Shih Tzu breed is one of my favorites because it is perfect for grooming. You can just brush it everyday and it will look awesome. You can also add a few accessories and it will look just as good. The dog is friendly and affectionate, but it is also open to learning new things. It barely sheds, but its hair can be easily tangled if you do not brush it regularly.