Are Mastiffs Good For Apartments?
Are you living in an apartment unit or flat and thinking to get a Mastiff and need to know whether a Mastiff Dog is suitable for your apartment?
Well, Mastiff scores out of 5 in the scale of apartment friendly dogs compare to other dog breeds.
The Mastiff will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and a small yard will do.
Top 5 Apartment-Friendly Canine Breeds
Temperament, bark-levels and a low-energy count are all good qualities 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 - In spite of appearances, the English Bulldog is a happy dog that is more than happy to spend their days snoozing on the couch. They will rarely 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 playful and loyal dog. Pugs are a social breed, so their ideal home would include another pet or plenty of human interaction. The pug is happy to laze about all day, making him the perfect apartment friend.
3. Chihuahua - While the Chihuahua calls for minimal exercise, making it ideal for a smaller sized home, it is very crucial that they receive correct 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 very good with other pet dogs and children. While they can initially be somewhat difficult to train, they only need a small amount of exercise, due to their tiny legs!
5. Boston Terrier - Another breed perfect due to their size, the Boston Terrier will call for a daily walk to stay pleased, but they can be wonderful, caring breed who will remain mostly inactive while indoors.
The mastiff is innately good-natured, calm, easygoing and surprisingly gentle. It is a well-mannered house pet, but it needs sufficient room to stretch out. This is an extremely loyal breed, and though not excessively demonstrative, it is devoted to its family and good with children.
What to do if you lose your Mastiff
If your Mastiff 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. Register the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Telephone the nearby vet clinics 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 Mastiff
If you find a Mastiff 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 pet to the local Animal Shelter near to your suburb.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet who can 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 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.