How Much Exercise Does a Mastiff Dog Need?
Wanting to get a Mastiff and want to know how much exercise does a Mastiff Dog need?
According to a prominent dog association, Mastiff Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require daily exercise.
Mastiffs are inclined to be lazy but they will keep fitter and happier if given regular exercise. Like all dogs, the American Mastiff should be taken on daily regular walks to help release its mental and physical energy. It's in a dog’s nature to walk.
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They need a big backyard to run all around in all day so that they can expend all that pent-up energy. Though, there are other breeds that are on the opposed end of the spectrum. If you do not have the time or energy to play with your dog for several hours a day, then there are certain breeds best for your life-style.
Here are a few dog breeds that prefer napping over running.
1. Chow Chow - They tend to be relatively aloof, but their independent nature means it will not mind when you leave for work in the morning. They can get over 70 pounds in weight, but they make terrific snuggle companions.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Bred primarily as a lapdog and companion, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel excels at its original job. The breed is soft, affectionate and would much rather be inside next to you than doing any sort of vigorous activity.
3. Basset Hound - They are really lazy pet dogs that are soft and caring towards their loved ones. Although they require little exercise, potential owners should be prepared for a lot of drool.
4. Shih Tzu - Shih Tzus tend to not be particularly fond of going outside. Many times, they will get lots of exercise simply walking around the apartment all day.
5. Boston Terrier - Their weight commonly maxes out at 25 pounds, so even if you are limited to a studio apartment, this pooch will not mind. Boston Terriers are fairly non-active. One walk a day is all you need to make sure these dogs get a good workout.
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. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Contact the nearby vets to see if anyone has handed in your missing 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 Pounds.
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. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register 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 Pound near to your suburb.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and phone 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.