Would An Aussie Do Well In An Apartment?
I've never owned/trained a dog before, but lately feel myself being pulled in that direction when I saw an Aussie on TV for the first time. They're just too cool.
I stay active by hiking, walking, and some light jogging. Also spend a lot of time canoeing, kayaking, and tubing on the river in the summer. During the winter it's not so easy though. How much time outdoors do these dogs need? I really would like to know the joys of having one, especially after spending some time perusing this site, but I don't want to cheat the dog out of its birthright of having an awesome place to live and play. Would a Mini or Toy be better suited to me? I also live in the city so getting daily unleashed time to free run outside probably won't happen.
I understand it will be quite an undertaking and I will definitely have to make some lifestyle adjustments, but those are needed anyway. Any advice you could give me would be most appreciated. Thanks.
Note from Anton: Australian Shepherds and Miniature Australian Shepherds are considered separate breeds. More information here.
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