If you are interested in adding a dog to your family and plan on them living in the home with you, there are a few things you should keep in mind. We’ll cover these topics and give a few breed suggestions. While we do stand firmly behind our suggestions, not every home or family is going to be a great fit for each breed. Make sure that the temperament, activity level, and intelligence of your pup fits your living space and lifestyle. 

Important Breed Factors to be Aware of

  • Temperament

The temperament of your potential family addition will be an important factor when making the decision to adopt. A playful breed will likely need more attention than a laid back breed and is probably a better choice for a family where someone is home throughout much of the day. 

  • Activity Level

Some breeds are high energy and need a lot of exercise. These breeds are usually better suited to a family that has a large enough yard for them to spend a lot of time outside. Many larger breeds have a lot of energy.

  • Intelligence

Breeds that are highly intelligent can be trained to spend a majority of their time inside the house, but it is important for them to have access to the yard if they are going to be home for many hours at a time. 

Best Indoor Dog Breeds

With all that in mind we have chosen some of our favorite breeds to live in the home. These breeds are all doodle mixes because they are less likely to shed, which is a big concern for most dog owners. 


This highly intelligent breed is a medium to large size and is a great choice for any family with a decent sized yard. They are very friendly and playful which makes them a great choice for families with children. Here is an article that will give you more information about the Goldendoodle breed.$1,000-$2,000 is the general Goldendoodle price range and will vary depending on the quality of breeder. If you are looking for Goldendoodle puppies for sale you should get on a quality breeder’s waitlist because they are always in high demand. 


The Whoodle is a mix between a Wheaton Terrier and Poodle. This breed is considered hypoallergenic and is a medium size dog. They have a very sweet temperament and are very intelligent. They are a great choice for moderately active and smaller families. If you are looking for Whoodle puppies for sale it will interest you to know that prices can range from $1,000 all the way up to $5,000. Most reputable breeders will be on the higher end and will offer genetic testing and health guarantees.


The Maltipoo is a perfect choice for apartments and condos because of their small size. They will be happy to just hang out indoors most of the time, only needing short breaks outside when nature calls. They are easily trained and after a short period of time will be the perfect indoor pet. There are many factors that affect Maltipoo Prices and you should carefully inspect any breeder you are considering and ensure they offer things such as genetic testing and check previous customer feedback through reviews. When looking for Maltipoo puppies for sale, be sure to check the breeding standards of the breeder to ensure you are getting a healthy puppy from an ethical breeder. Some of the more important factors to watch for are if the offer a health guarantee, their puppy socialization methods, if they offer temperament testing, as well as if the breeder vaccinates and deworms the puppies before sending them home. 

Hopefully you are now ready to pick a new puppy for your home. We strive to bring the best information available to you and any feedback is greatly appreciated. 

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