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We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoThe number of families bringing a dog into their homes soared during the pandemic, with Kennel Club figures showing dog ownership increased by almost eight percent when the pandemic hit. And as lockdown restrictions have eased, the demand for new dogs has remained high. But there are a number of breeds you should avoid if you live in a flat or apartment without easily accessible outdoor space.
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At the top of the list is a Saint Bernard.
Weighing up to 180 lbs, these dogs are not suited to living in close confines.
But as well as needing a lot of space to roam, their thick fur can begin to smell easily.Border Collies - the world's most intelligent dog - along with Beagles and Dalmatians, all need a lot of exercise and stimulation, without which they can become destructive, making them ill-suited to apartment living.Couples living in apartments with no garden have been warned about 10 cute dogs they should not buy (Image: Getty)Weighing up to 180 lbs, Saint Bernards are not suited to living in close confines (Image: Getty)
Springer Spaniels are also highly energetic and tend to run around indoors to keep themselves amused, meaning they are likely to cause damage to a smaller living space.
Another breed not well suited to a garden-less apartment is the Australian Shepherd.Bred to herd animals in the vast expanses of Australia, a small city flat could not be further from their natural environment - something which can make even the most friendly of breeds turn aggressive.German Shepherds, highly intelligent and athletic, are likely to become easily bored.READ MORE: Dog thieves are stalking pets as thefts of Bulldogs and Staffies surgeBorder Collies - the world's most intelligent dogs - need a lot of stimulation (Image: Getty)Another breed not well suited to a garden-less apartment is the Australian Shepherd (Image: Getty)
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They need regular time outdoors and can be very noisy, as shown in the list of 10 dogs compiled by The Scotsman.
Meanwhile, the Hungarian Vizsla - known as a "velcro" dog - clings to its owner like glue, meaning it cannot be left alone for long.
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It is highly energetic and without huge amounts of exercise can become destructive.Siberian Huskys are similar, becoming destructive without exercise.DON'T MISS: Vegan dogs 'live longer' than pooches eating conventional diets [REVEAL] Pets at risk of illness as vets warn owners rarely feed dogs safely [INSIGHT] Daily life horror in Ukraine - How to walk dogs without being blown up [REPORT]The Hungarian Vizsla - known as a 'velcro' dog - clings to its owner like glue (Image: Getty)
They have also been known to try and escape when kept in small living spaces.
These dogs tend to howl when unhappy - not ideal if you neighbours above and below.
The final breed to avoid if living in a small living space is the Airedale Terrier.
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These highly active dogs need constant access to large outdoor space to allow the dog to roam freely, making them ill-suited to urban living.
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