Are Chinooks Good For Apartments?
Are you living in an apartment unit or flat and thinking to get a Chinook and want to know whether a Chinook Dog is suitable for your apartment?
Well, Chinook scores out of 5 in the scale of apartment friendly dogs compare to other breeds.
Chinooks make fine apartment dogs so long as the owner makes a commitment to regular exercise and walking.
Top 5 Apartment-Friendly Pet Dog Breeds
Personality, bark-levels and a low-energy count are all great qualities to look for when on the hunt for an appropriate apartment pet dog. Below is a list of the best apartment frinedly breeds.
1. English Bulldog - In spite of appearances, the English Bulldog is an uplifting dog that is more than happy to spend their days snoozing on the couch. They will rarely 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 modest pug is a lively and loyal dog. Pugs are a social breed, so their ideal home would involve another dog 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 requires minimal exercise, making it perfect for a small home, it is very essential 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 good with other pets and children. While they can at first be somewhat difficult to train, they only need a small amount of exercise, due to their little legs!
5. Boston Terrier - Another breed right due to their size, the Boston Terrier will call for a daily walk to stay happy, but they can be fantastic, caring breed who will remain mostly inactive while indoors.
It’s amazing that dogs this smart and lovable were once on the verge of extinction. Happily, the Chinook was brought back from near oblivion by devotees who cherished the breed’s many virtues. They’re calm, people-oriented dogs with a special feel for children. Chinooks are trainable, eager workers who aim to please. Sledding, carting, obedience, agility, search-and-rescue work, and herding are a few pursuits they’ve mastered. Still a pretty rare breed, Chinooks aren’t easy to come by. But their fans say they’re worth the search.
What to do if you lose your Chinook
If your Chinook 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. Report the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Phone the nearby vet clinics to see if someone 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 Shelters.
What to do if you find a lost Chinook
If you find a Chinook 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. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet who normally scan the animal’s microchip and call 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 contact 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.