Purina-Dog-Content-BrandYou might automatically assume that a Great Dane won’t fare well in a city apartment. But if you’re choosing a breed to live with you in a small space, you’ll need to consider more than size. The amount a dog barks and its energy level are often even more important.

For example, quiet breeds such as the Samoyed or the English Bulldog might make great choices, while Border Collies and Dalmatians could require more exercise than you’re able to give them.

But remember—no matter what breed you choose, if you plan to keep a dog in a city apartment, you’ll need to take him for a lot of walks and give him plenty of mental stimulation.