Are Labrador Retrievers Good For Apartments?
Are you living in an apartment unit or flat and considering to adopt a Labrador Retriever and want to know whether a Labrador Retriever Dog is suitable for your apartment?
Well, Labrador Retriever scores out of 5 in the scale of apartment friendly dogs when it comes to other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. They are moderately active indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.
Best 5 Apartment-Friendly Dog Breeds
Personality, bark-levels and a low-energy count are all good traits to look for when on the hunt for a suitable apartment 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 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 spirited and loyal dog. Pugs are a social breed, so their ideal home would involve another pet or plenty of human interaction. The pug is content 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 crucial that they receive correct 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 extremely great with other canines and children. While they can initially be somewhat tough 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 need a daily walk to stay pleased, but they can be fantastic, caring breed who will remain mostly inactive while indoors.
Labrador Retriever Information
The Labrador Retriever is an enthusiastic hunter with a good nose and a soft mouth. They excel in all performance activities. Another essential characteristic of the Labrador Retriever is the short, dense, double coat that protects the dog when retrieving from water. The short, “otter” tail is another distinctive feature of this breed. Labrador Retrievers are noted for their excellent temperaments. This breed is friendly, outgoing and eager to please. They are extremely intelligent and easily trained to perform a variety of complex tasks.
What to do if you lose your Labrador Retriever
If your Labrador Retriever 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. Phone the nearby vets to see if anyone has handed in your lost pet.
4. Call 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 Labrador Retriever
If you find a Labrador Retriever 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. Contact the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet who usually 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.