All breeds of dogs do need some exercise to be healthy. Without physical exercise canines cannot have strong bones and muscles. They would not have as much energy either. But do all breeds require the same amount of exercise each day? The answer is simply no.
There are some breeds
that only need a moderate amount of physical activity to be healthy and happy.
Others need quite a bit of activity though. So choose a breed based on your
If you come a go a lot
to where a dog would have to be cooped up in the house for long periods of
time, do not get a highly active breed. Same goes for if you live in apartments
where the dog would have limited space to roam. The active breeds do better
when they can have a good outdoor space to run in and that their owners are
home enough to allow it.
Now there are other
breeds that only need moderate exercise or room to run. These are ideal for the
households where the dog is left alone in a house for periods of time or have a
limited area to roam in. How do you know which breeds are what though? Let’s
look into this question to see the answer.
Dog Breeds that Need Moderate
The list below shows
some breeds and their characteristics that only have a moderate need for
Bichon Frise – This
breed likes to be walked once a day and some play. It is not hard to give this
breed its needed exercise.
Chihuahua – Even these
dogs are small enough to be carried easily they still need a walk every day.
Playing is fine too, to provide their exercise.
Pug – This loves to go
on a …
statistical food for thought: according to the American Pet Products
Association (APPA) 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62 percent of U.S.
households own a pet. In its pet ownership breakdown, the APPA reports that
American households include 77.5 million dogs, 93.6 million cats, 13.3 million
horses and 15 million birds. Clearly, a lot of pets are living with families
that will experience divorce.
How does divorce law
deal with pets? By law, property acquired during marriage is presumed to be
community property. If one spouse proves that a pet was acquired before the
marriage, for example, it is considered separate property and the community
property presumption is overcome.
In a divorce or legal
separation, community property must be divided, resulting in the property
settlement. When the pet is community property, the animal’s best interest
doesn’t apply, at least not directly. But that is changing.
Earlier this summer in
Maryland, Judge Graydon S. McKee III made national news when he ruled that
divorcing spouses Gale and Craig Myers would share custody of
“Lucky,” their adopted Lhasa Apso. Lucky will spend six months with
Gale and six months with Craig. As neither party objected to the judge’s novel
decision, it is final. As McKee noted, “It was very clear that both of
them love this dog only fair thing to do
was to give each one an equal chance to share in the love of the dog.”
Love of the dog? Now that is something novel in the law!
The more time spent
debating the future of a family’s furry or feathered companion, the more
rancorous a divorce can become. So, if a prenuptial agreement is in the works
in contemplation of marriage, consider designing your pet’s future in advance.
And if a divorce is imminent or pending, …