Are Bergamascos Good For Apartments?
Are you living in an apartment unit or flat and thinking to adopt a Bergamasco and want to know whether a Bergamasco Dog is suitable for your apartment?
Well, Bergamasco scores out of 5 in the scale of apartment friendly dogs when it comes to other breeds.
The Bergamasco Sheepdog is best suited for seasonal to cold climates. Given its dense coat which provides protection from the elements of the climate, it is not uncommon to find the Bergamasco spending its nights sleeping outdoors. The Bergamasco Sheepdog would not do well in apartment living, rather a house with a yard to provide for daily exercise.
Best 5 Apartment-Friendly Dog Breeds
Temperament, bark-levels and a low-energy count are all good attributes to look for when on the hunt for a suitable apartment pet dog. Below is a list of the top apartment frinedly breeds.
1. English Bulldog - Despite appearances, the English Bulldog is a cheery dog that is more than happy to spend their days sleeping on the couch. They will barely bark, and are great 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 involve another canine 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 requires minimal exercise, making it ideal for a smaller home, it is very important that they receive appropriate training to avoid the yappy personality they are known for. Weighing as little as 1kg, they are easily carried around which is handy for people who travel.
4. Dachshund - Also known as the 'sausage dog', this friendly breed is quite great with other pets and children. While they can initially be somewhat challenging to train, they only need a small amount of exercise, due to their very small legs!
5. Boston Terrier - Another breed great due to their size, the Boston Terrier will require a daily walk to stay pleased, but they can be terrific, caring breed who will remain mostly inactive while indoors.
The Bergamasco is an alert, observant and patient dog breed with good self-control and balance. This breed is suited even as a guard and companion dog. The Bergamasco establishes close bond with his owner. Aggressive or overly shy behavior is a fault.
What to do if you lose your Bergamasco
If your Bergamasco Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.
3. Telephone the local vet clinics to see if anyone 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 Bergamasco
If you find a Bergamasco Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Call the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter near to your suburb.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually 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.