Are American Staghounds Good For Apartments?
Are you living in an apartment unit or flat and thinking to adopt an American Staghound and want to know whether an American Staghound Dog is suitable for your apartment?
Well, American Staghound scores out of 5 in the scale of apartment friendly dogs compare to other dog breeds.
Not an apartment dog, but can do well in an urban setting if given time to exercise in a fenced-in yard or taken on walks. Best suited for rural areas. The shag variety can acclimate to harsh winter conditions, while the slick requires extra attention during cold winters. Most are kept outdoors, but all prefer the comforts of living in the home.
Best 5 Apartment-Friendly Pet Dog Breeds
Temperament, bark-levels and a low-energy count are all excellent attributes to search for when on the hunt for a well-suited apartment canine. Below is a list of the top apartment frinedly breeds.
1. English Bulldog - Regardless of appearances, the English Bulldog is a cheery dog that is more than happy to spend their days napping on the couch. They will barely bark, and are terrific with children in spite of their stocky build which has them weighing upwards of 22kg!
2. Pug - Love them or hate them, the humble pug is a lively and faithful dog. Pugs are a social breed, so their ideal home would include another canine or plenty of human interaction. The pug is content to laze about all day, making him the perfect apartment friend.
3. Chihuahua - While the Chihuahua calls for minimal exercise, making it perfect for a smaller sized home, it is very essential that they receive correct training to avoid the yappy personality they are known for. Weighing as little as 1kg, they are effortlessly carried around which is handy for people who travel.
4. Dachshund - Also known as the 'sausage dog', this friendly breed is very good with other dogs and children. While they can originally be somewhat hard to train, they only need a small amount of exercise, due to their very small legs!
5. Boston Terrier - Another breed perfect due to their size, the Boston Terrier will require a daily walk to stay happy, but they can be fantastic, affectionate breed who will remain mostly inactive while indoors.
American Staghound Information
American Staghounds are generally gentle, calm and affectionate with their family. Due to the American Staghound's hunting heritage, the breed usually does poorly as guard dogs as the American Staghound is seldom territorial.
What to do if you lose your American Staghound
If your American Staghound Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.
3. Phone the local vets to see if someone has handed in your lost pet.
4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.
What to do if you find a lost American Staghound
If you find a American Staghound Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter near to your area.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet who can scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered pet owner.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.