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I have a question regarding the proper dog breed for me ,
I live alone in small apartment and I go out for work about 10 hours a day and live a busy lifestyle ,
I'm looking for a dog that suits these conditions preferably the one that is a very quite and doesn't bark as the building is not pet friendly .

I thought about teacup dogs , and aside from their extremely expensive price , they from what I understood suffer from serious diseases




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Honestly, I don't think there is any breed suited for the life you describe. Ten hours at a stretch is a long time for a dog not to toilet (even for an adult), and a bored dog is usually a destructive and noisy dog.

"Teacup" is a marketing phrase phrase used by unethical breeders. And yes, they can have some serious health issues related to both their size and poor breeding overall.
 
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I mean no insult or sarcasm, but it sounds like you really need a cat. Cats rarely bark, they are litter trained so they don't need potty breaks and many cats (though not all) actually prefer to be alone.
 

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When you say "the building is not pet friendly," do you mean pets aren't allowed? In that case, don't get any pet until you move. You don't want to end up evicted or having to rehome a pet.

If you just mean your neighbors won't tolerate any barking, don't get a dog at all. Like Ron said, a cat would be a great choice. Many cats are friendly and cuddly and make great buddies just like dogs, but can easily be left alone for 10+ hours a day, especially if you get an auto-feeder (or if the cat doesn't gobble down all its food as soon as you set it down).
 

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If you don't like cats, or are allergic, you could also consider a bearded dragon. Unlike most reptile pets, they actually like and benefit from being handled (minimal effort required to hand tame), and show a fair bit of personality. If you set up your terrarium correctly they're easy to care for. I'm not normally a lizard person, but I inherited one, and I got really attached to the little fella.

Until you can have a dog of your own, maybe think about volunteering at a shelter or rescue to get that pup fix?
 

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I mean no insult or sarcasm, but it sounds like you really need a cat. Cats rarely bark, they are litter trained so they don't need potty breaks and many cats (though not all) actually prefer to be alone.
Non taken , I love cats , in fact I never owned a dog in my life

When you say "the building is not pet friendly," do you mean pets aren't allowed? In that case, don't get any pet until you move. You don't want to end up evicted or having to rehome a pet.

If you just mean your neighbors won't tolerate any barking, don't get a dog at all. Like Ron said, a cat would be a great choice. Many cats are friendly and cuddly and make great buddies just like dogs, but can easily be left alone for 10+ hours a day, especially if you get an auto-feeder (or if the cat doesn't gobble down all its food as soon as you set it down).
I mean by not pet friendly that non of the tenants has pets ,there is not rule against pets , but I think dog barking could be an issue
I think the cat would be the right choice

If you don't like cats, or are allergic, you could also consider a bearded dragon. Unlike most reptile pets, they actually like and benefit from being handled (minimal effort required to hand tame), and show a fair bit of personality. If you set up your terrarium correctly they're easy to care for. I'm not normally a lizard person, but I inherited one, and I got really attached to the little fella.

Until you can have a dog of your own, maybe think about volunteering at a shelter or rescue to get that pup fix?
Thank you very much for the detailed reply , I'm not into reptiles but I have raised a kitten from the street after his mother abandoned him and it was a great experience , maybe I'll get British short hair cat
What I like about dogs that they genuinely love their owners ,unlike cats they are greedy and lazy
 

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Cats can definitely love their owners. They just don't show it in the same way dogs do. Some cats are very affectionate, and enjoy petting, playing, and training. Other cats are more reserved, but still like hanging out with their owners as long as attention isn't being forced upon them.
 

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I'm a dog person and I'm somewhat allergic to cats. (Some more than others.) But I rather admire cats. Most are a bit too independent for me but I've met a few that were quite dog-like. (That's supposed to be a compliment, but many cat-owners would call it an insult.) My daughter has a dog and a cat and the cat follows her around and cries if they're not in the same room. She also gets upset if the dog is away for the day or for a few hours. She will fetch, but only if she believes it was her idea.
 

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Cats can definitely love their owners. They just don't show it in the same way dogs do. Some cats are very affectionate, and enjoy petting, playing, and training. Other cats are more reserved, but still like hanging out with their owners as long as attention isn't being forced upon them.
Yes indeed , also depends on the home environment in terms of the number of people and other animals

I'm a dog person and I'm somewhat allergic to cats. (Some more than others.) But I rather admire cats. Most are a bit too independent for me but I've met a few that were quite dog-like. (That's supposed to be a compliment, but many cat-owners would call it an insult.) My daughter has a dog and a cat and the cat follows her around and cries if they're not in the same room. She also gets upset if the dog is away for the day or for a few hours. She will fetch, but only if she believes it was her idea.
This is adorable , I think I'll stick with a cat meanwhile and hopefully when I move to a bigger home I'll get a dog too
 

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Perhaps a pair of parakeets, Budgies, would be a good option.

Investment isnt huge and they do well as pairs. Also, can be trained to be handled. Some will even "talk".
 

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my son used to have a little tabby cat who honestly thought she was a dog she used to stand in the windowsill and 'bark ' at The birds outside .
birds can actually be quite noisy parrots and small birds like acapornis can be really really noisy.
 

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Another vote for cat here - my allergies keep me from having one in our small apartment, but I grew up with them and miss them often. I volunteered in a shelter for a while as a preteen, and I'd recommend trying your local ones if you want a guaranteed affectionate, social cat. That was a pretty small, local place with under 20 cats most of the time, but they always had a couple that wanted to do nothing but love on anyone who'd give them attention!

Parrots (including budgies) probably aren't a great idea. They need a lot of enrichment and interaction with their owners to stay stimulated and happy, and the more bored they are the louder they tend to be. With your schedule, I'd say that it'd be at least as difficult to meet a parrot's mental and physical needs as a dog, even with a pair.
 

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I agree that a parrot isn't a good idea. I have a 29 year old Senegal Parrot, and he is very vocal. You can hear him screeching from outside the house. He was a clear case of "didn't do my homework", and after he goes (in another 15 to 30 years....), I'm not getting another bird.
 
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Cats are far more social and loving than people give them credit for. I think a cat is the best idea here, but if you're gone 10 hours a day, I would get two. Cats tend to do a lot better when they have a buddy, and they generally get into a lot less mischief.
 

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I agree that a parrot isn't a good idea. I have a 29 year old Senegal Parrot, and he is very vocal. You can hear him screeching from outside the house. He was a clear case of "didn't do my homework", and after he goes (in another 15 to 30 years....), I'm not getting another bird.
Lol....we have an African grey again not planned he was dumped on our doorstep one Sunday morning when someone told me if you don't take him my boyfriend will wring his neck.
when he whistles I think you can hear him half a block away and the worst thing is when the windows are open in the summer he wolf whistles at women who walk past and my husband gets the blame.
 

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I have a question regarding the proper dog breed for me ,
I live alone in small apartment and I go out for work about 10 hours a day and live a busy lifestyle ,
I'm looking for a dog that suits these conditions preferably the one that is a very quite and doesn't bark as the building is not pet friendly .

I thought about teacup dogs , and aside from their extremely expensive price , they from what I understood suffer from serious diseases




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Maybe get two older kittens instead. They can be alone longer, easy to litter train and will play with each other while you are out. Most cats are pretty quiet.
However reading your comments here this does sound like a trollish post?

First you want a dog in a non friendly pet place that will make no noise and who can be alone for 10 hours a day, a very unrealistic idea. And then you comment that you love cats but they are greedy and lazy and don’t love their people as dogs do? You are either trolling or you are not suited to have any furry companions under your care.
 

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We don't call other members trolls on this forum. If you have a concern with a post, use the report button to alert the moderators and let us deal with it.

Just like we're dealing with you.
 

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Cats are so cute, and suitable for apartments, and there are so many that need a good home. If only I wasn't allergic to a kitty I would have had one long time ago. It sure would make my search for a pet a lot easier. Cats are fairly quiet, they go in litter boxes, and don't need to be taken outside to do their business, nor taken out for walks, and usually not a problem if you have them fixed. Cats will also tolerate being left alone for longer periods of time where as a dog may get separation anxiety
 

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We don't call other members trolls on this forum. If you have a concern with a post, use the report button to alert the moderators and let us deal with it.

Just like we're dealing with you.
Thank you Rone , indeed what he said is rude , I'm glad that he got banned .
Good day :)

Cats are so cute, and suitable for apartments, and there are so many that need a good home. If only I wasn't allergic to a kitty I would have had one long time ago. It sure would make my search for a pet a lot easier. Cats are fairly quiet, they go in litter boxes, and don't need to be taken outside to do their business, nor taken out for walks, and usually not a problem if you have them fixed. Cats will also tolerate being left alone for longer periods of time where as a dog may get separation anxiety
Yes the issue of taking the dog out for doing their business I didn't take it into consideration , this is also an issue to me , perhaps a cat is the way to go , I have good experience before as I have rescued a street kitten that was abandoned by his mother, when he got older he decided to leave me as always like to hang out in the porch but one day he left and never came back ,
 
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