Apartment dog?

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Barked: Fri Mar 29, '13 6:09pm PST 
I'm getting an Aussie soon. Or, at least, that's what I have my heart set on. I live in a house now, with a large yard and lots of space, but by next winter I'll be in an apartment.

I'm worrying about not having enough space for him? I feel like I'll have enough time for long walks every day and lots of attention/play, but will he just go crazy in an apartment? (Albeit a large one.) How much of it is the individual dog's temperament vs the nature of the breed? I assume I should keep my eye out for a mellow or laid back puppy.

Reassurance would be helpful, Aussie owners. (:

The Monster
Barked: Sat Mar 30, '13 1:11pm PST 
With enough exercise, he should be fine. I'm currently living in an apartment with my Aussie and aside from leashed bathroom breaks being a pain, we do alright. The key is making sure the dog has appropriate outlets via walking, running, training, puzzle toys, etc.

Barked: Fri Apr 5, '13 6:08am PST 
Definitely go for a laid back Aussie. With the proper mental and physical stimulation they will live anywhere as long as you're with them.

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Barked: Mon Apr 8, '13 10:40am PST 
We have adopted two 4 year old female aussies that were very laid back. They are out there, so look for them. I would discourage you from getting a very active aussie, esp if the dog will be by itself during the day. Good luck!