Are German Longhaired Pointers Good For Apartments?
Are you living in an apartment unit or flat and wanting to adopt a German Longhaired Pointer and want to know whether a German Longhaired Pointer Dog is suitable for your apartment?
Well, German Longhaired Pointer scores out of 5 in the scale of apartment friendly dogs when it comes to other breeds.
It is not well suited for urban life, as it thrives on having lots of room to run and swim. Its ideal setting would be in a rural area, with an active owner who hunts with the dog on a regular basis.
Best 5 Apartment-Friendly Pet Dog Breeds
Personality, bark-levels and a low-energy count are all good traits to search for when on the hunt for a well-suited apartment pet dog. Below is a list of the best apartment frinedly breeds.
1. English Bulldog - Despite appearances, the English Bulldog is a cheerful dog that is more than happy to spend their days snoozing 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 spirited and loyal dog. Pugs are a social breed, so their ideal home would involve another canine or a lot of human interaction. The pug is content to laze about all day, making him the perfect apartment pal.
3. Chihuahua - While the Chihuahua calls for minimal exercise, making it perfect for a smaller home, it is very important that they receive proper training to avoid the yappy character 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 pet dogs and children. While they can originally be somewhat challenging 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 terrific, affectionate breed who will remain mostly inactive while indoors.
German Longhaired Pointer Information
GLPs are a kind, gentle, friendly, and intelligent breed. They are very affectionate, and may experience separation anxiety. They only make good pets when properly exercised, as they need a "job" to do, and do not adapt well to a sedentary life. The GLP is an excellent family pet, as it enjoys playing with children. It is very sociable with dogs.
What to do if you lose your German Longhaired Pointer
If your German Longhaired Pointer 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 missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.
3. Contact the nearby vets to see if someone has brought 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 Shelters.
What to do if you find a lost German Longhaired Pointer
If you find a German Longhaired Pointer Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound near to your area.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet who normally 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 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.