Are Australian Kelpies Good For Apartments?
Are you living in an apartment unit or flat and thinking to adopt an Australian Kelpie and need to know whether an Australian Kelpie Dog is suitable for your apartment?
Well, Australian Kelpie scores out of 5 in the scale of apartment friendly dogs when it comes to other breeds.
The Australian Kelpie is not recommended for apartment life. They are working dogs that need plenty of open space to run and will be happiest with a job to do. Their all-weather coat allows them to live where it is hot as well as where it is cold. They will be content to live outdoors with adequate shelter.
Best 5 Apartment-Friendly Canine Breeds
Personality, bark-levels and a low-energy count are all great qualities 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 snoozing on the couch. They will barely bark, and are fantastic 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 spirited and faithful dog. Pugs are a social breed, so their perfect home would include another pet dog or a lot of human interaction. The pug is satisfied to laze about all day, making him the perfect apartment pal.
3. Chihuahua - While the Chihuahua needs minimal exercise, making it ideal for a small home, it is very crucial that they receive proper training to avoid the yappy character they are known for. Weighing as little as 1kg, they are easily carried around which is handy for individuals who travel.
4. Dachshund - Also known as the 'sausage dog', this friendly breed is extremely great with other pet dogs and children. While they can initially be somewhat challenging to train, they only need a small amount of exercise, due to their small legs!
5. Boston Terrier - Another breed right due to their size, the Boston Terrier will need a daily walk to stay pleased, but they can be fantastic, affectionate breed who will remain mostly inactive while indoors.
Australian Kelpie Information
The Kelpie is extremely alert, eager and highly intelligent, with a mild, tractable disposition, marked loyalty and devotion to duty. It has a natural instinct and aptitude in the working of livestock, both in a confined area and in open country. An open, friendly, alert but placid disposition is essential, with a good balance between keenness to work and ability to rest.
What to do if you lose your Australian Kelpie
If your Australian Kelpie Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.
3. Call the nearby vets to see if anyone has brought in your lost pet.
4. Contact 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 Australian Kelpie
If you find a Australian Kelpie 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. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet who can scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered owner of the pet.
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.