Did you know that the American Kennel Club has published a list of the best dogs for apartment living?
With cities growing and land prices escalating, most metropolitan areas around the globe are looking to establish neighborhoods characterized by apartments rather than single-family homes. This move can create challenges for people wanting to ensure that dogs remain part of their lives.
Years ago for example, in New Zealand, the main telecommunications company here used a Jack Russell Terrier named Spot in its commercials. The breeding and demand for these dogs soared. People thought that the dog, being small, would be good for the suburbs (let alone, apartments). But terriers need wide-open spaces and are bred for hunting down prey like rabbits and ferrets. The result: lots of ill-behaved dogs and owners who were out of their depth.
I would say that this list is a starting point, many mixed-breed dogs can acclimate to apartment living with the right routine and devotion. And small dog breeds need to be managed carefully around stairs – because a lifetime of walking up and down stairs puts a lot of strain on the back and shoulders….
The best dog breeds for apartment living are:
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Shih Tzu
The Bichon Frise
The French Bulldog
The Chinese Crested
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Skipper the Jack Russell Photo by Steffen Pletl
Skipper is a special Jack Russell. After getting incredibly stuck in a badger sett, a complex network of tunnels underground, his owner had to call emergency services to dig him out.
After almost 7 hours of work, they managed to free Skipper. During this time, they excavated 50 square metres of earth….all because he broke free from his leash when a friend was walking him in November 2012. He followed his nose and, because he was dragging his leash, he became tangled.
His owner challenged the 13,000 euro bill she received; it’s been discounted to 10,000 in a settlement to end a court dispute.
How much would you spend to rescue your precious pooch?
Source: The Times
Archie the Jack Russell got himself stuck up a 30 meter pine tree at his home in Huapai, West Auckland.
Thankfully the cavalry, Prolift Access Hire, came with a cherry-picker to get him down. (photo by Fairfax/Stuff.co.nz)
Read the full story here:
Dog rescued from tree by cherry picker | Stuff.co.nz.
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, adopted a Jack Russell from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home earlier this week.
According to the media statement released by Battersea, the puppy is named Beth and she is a tri-colour Jack Russell Terrier who is 3 months old. She was one of more than 100 stray dogs that the Home took in during the month of July.
Beth, the latest edition to The Royal Family (photo courtesy of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
The Duchess is familiar with the breed; she owned a much-loved Jack Russell named Freddy.