When I lived in an apartment, I had a Husky -which I adopted from the Humane Society - she was 2 years old. It takes a lot of work and dedication to daily exercise and not just short potty walks. I walked my Husky 4 times a day - no matter what the weather. That means getting up real early before work for the big walk (1-2 miles) - then rushing home at noon to take her for a couple of blocks, then after work - another 1 mile walk - then supper, then a night just a short walk for potty. On the weekends, I took her out where she could run. I brushed her daily and did not notice any odor. I would strongly suggest that you think carefully what you are getting yourself into. If you are not able to spend a lot of time with your dog, especially in an apartment - I would suggest you consider a cat (no odor as long as you keep the litter box clean - no exercise worries). If you still want a dog, I would suggest that you adopt an older dog like I did.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006