Some dogs just aren't suited for living in a flat or apartment.

Dogs That Need Room: Here are the 10 breeds of gorgeous dog best avoided by owners who live in small homes - including the loyal Border Collie ๐Ÿ•

Living in a small flat or apartment doesnโ€™t necessarily mean that you canโ€™t welcome a pet dog into your home โ€“ but there are certain breeds that simply canโ€™t be expected to flourish in such an environment.

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes in the last couple of years โ€“ Kennel Club figures show dog ownership soared when the pandemic hit and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

Of course, there are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest addition.

Before setting your heart on a particular breed itโ€™s important to think what type of dog will work best with your lifestyle and living arrangements.

For those of us that live in flats or apartments in cities โ€“ often with no direct access to a private garden โ€“ this means that certain breeds should be at the top of your wishlist.

Meanwhile, for a variety of reasons, there are others you should avoid, for their own good and yours.

So, here are the 10 breeds of dog that are least suited to apartment living.

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