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7 Dog Breeds That Can Be Left Alone

There are several benefits to adopting a dog that is OK being left alone, whether you're searching for a dog for a home with largely elderly people or a peaceful dog breed that won't annoy your neighbors in the apartment complex.

The Basenji, also known as "the barkless dog," is a solitary pet who thrives on time spent alone. They're pretty active, so when you arrive home you'll need to assist them burn off some steam. 


The AKC claims that the lion-like Chow Chow never has any messes to clean up, and that they may live in your home without any supervision. You'll need to take some brisk walks before and after work if you want to keep them happy and healthy.

Chow Chow

According to the AKC, the Bullmastiff is a calm house pet despite reaching a maximum weight of 130 pounds. Although some people may be more sedentary than others, most people like taking brisk walks as a means of exercise. 


Chihuahuas are well-suited to life in an apartment or other compact space because of their little size (they rarely weigh more than six pounds). To a large extent, they can fend for themselves


Boston Terriers are the cutest dogs ever, and their tuxedo coloring makes them appropriate for any fancy event. According to Barking Royalty, Bostons enjoy having toys to play with, so be sure to put a couple out when you leave the house.

Boston Terrier

Independent and stubborn, Basset Hounds can be a challenge to train but are perfectly content to spend time on their own. Their floppy ears are a major selling appeal, if only because they are so cute.

Basset Hound

According to the American Kennel Club, this stocky tiny breed was developed specifically for city living, which means that they do not require a substantial amount of exercise on a daily basis.

French Bulldog

They are also rather quiet, which means that they won't bark while you're gone and cause problems for the people who live nearby.

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