Kirjoita tämä teksti suomeksi siten, että asiat tulevat kerrotuksi mutta teksti ei ole kopioitu, Älä käytä brändinimiä. Kirjoita teksti yhtä pitkäksi, mutta erilaisella rakenteella kuin alkuperäinen. Alkuperäinen teksti: ” This post may contain affiliate links. We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.If you’re looking for a dog who will thrive living outdoors, you’ve come to the right place because today we’re going to talk about the best outdoor dog breeds.Whether you want a dog who spends part of the day outside or who lives entirely in the great outdoors, there are many factors to consider when making your decision. In this blog post, I’ll discuss what you need to consider when deciding on a dog who will live–at least part-time–outdoors. Then I’ll list some great dog breeds you can choose from.Some breeds–especially working breeds–love to be outside. And even if you don’t want your dog to live outside all the time, you may want to go on outdoor adventures like hiking, running, or hunting with your dog. So you need a canine companion who thrives during such adventures.Factors To Consider When Deciding on an Outdoor Dog BreedNot all dogs will flourish living outdoors. In selecting your next canine companion who will live outside, consider the following factors.Where Do You Live?Of course, you need space for an outdoor dog to live. Most are larger dogs who need room to romp around and exercise. So living in an apartment wouldn’t work. But if you have property for the pup, creating an outdoor haven is possible. Many farm dogs in rural areas do well living outside.What’s Your Climate?Many dogs could be contenders if you live where it’s a moderate temperature year-round. But if you reside where there are temperature extremes, make sure that your pup has access to appropriate shelter. This may mean bringing him indoors when it’s too hot or cold to provide adequate refuge outside.What’s the Breed’s Purpose?Hunting, herding, and working dogs were bred to perform tasks in varied conditions. Whereas other breeds, such as shih tzus and pekingese, were bred to be loved lap dogs with no working purpose.Some working and herding dogs can be barkers. So, if you don’t have many acres of land, those breeds wouldn’t be good outdoor dogs. Most neighbors don’t love a dog who constantly barks.What’s the Dog’s Structure, Size, and Coat?If you live in colder climes, a double-coated dog with longer hair is desirable. But if you live where it’s warmer, a shorter coat is generally preferable.Of course, medium to large dogs are generally better as outdoor dogs. Small dogs like Boston terriers or chihuahuas are too vulnerable to the elements. And smaller dogs are also defenseless against other species like hawks and coyotes.Dogs with short muzzles, such as the brachycephalic breeds, aren’t suited for warmer temperatures. They may overheat and get heat exhaustion.What’s the Dog’s Temperament?Some breeds are more independent than others and are fine living outside. However, others may develop separation anxiety and even harm themselves trying to reach you. And even dogs that live outside need regular, daily attention from you.What’s the Dog’s Age?Adults do better living outside than puppies or seniors do. Puppies need ongoing socialization and training. And seniors may be subject to many age-related issues such as arthritis, hearing or vision loss, or dementia.Is the Dog Healthy?In order to successfully live outdoors, a dog should be healthy. A dog with maladies such as diabetes or seizures shouldn’t live outdoors. These medical conditions need ongoing monitoring and treatment. Dogs with certain behavioral issues such as anxiety disorders or aggression also shouldn’t live outdoors.Is the Dog Trained?A dog should have some impulse control, not be prone to nuisance barking, and have at least basic training to be able to live outdoors.Safety Requirements for Outdoor DogsYou love your canine best friend and want to make sure that he’s safe and secure when he’s outside. So take into consideration the following factorsIdentification. Your pup should have a well-fitted collar with ID as well as a microchip should he become lost. The collar shouldn’t be a type that can tighten and injure the pup such as choke chains, Martingale collars, and prong collars.Vaccines. Consult your vet regarding what vaccines he requires.Safe containment. This can be a secure fence or kennel run. The area should be large enough for the dog to have enough space to exercise. A crate isn’t sufficient. Be sure that the dog cannot dig under or escape over the fencing. Dogs with high prey drive are especially likely to be canine Houdinis. They need an area that’s also secured against potential dangers, including wildlife, such as coyotes, bears, stray dogs and cats, opossums, skunks, foxes, and hawks. The area also should be secured against human intruders.Shelter. Dogs need protection from the elements. Depending on your climate and weather, this can be a dog house, kennel run where part is enclosed, or even a dog door that allows your pup to go inside your house if need be.Routine cleaning of the dog’s area. Of course any feces should be picked up and properly disposed of. If the area isn’t sanitary, flies and other bugs can be attracted to the poop and spread disease. Also, some dogs develop the habit of eating their own feces.Proper training and working equipment. This includes a visible hunting vest, sturdy dog leash, longline, and swimmimg vest, depending on the activity. Some dogs are natural swimmers. Others must be taught how to swim because it’s great exercise if a dog is capable. All dogs should have six-foot leash and be trained to use a longline for distance work.Parasite control. Check with your vet regarding the appropriate medicines to prevent heartworm disease and infection from other parasites such as ticks and mosquitos.Supervision. All dogs should be supervised and regularly checked on for their safety.Water and food. Your dog should have access to fresh, cool water at all times. You need to be sure that the water is changed regularly every day. Standing water can be a breeding ground for various diseases. And you want to make certain that the water isn’t too hot or frozen. They even make heated water bowls so that the water doesn’t freeze. I don’t recommend leaving food out because it can attract flies and other bugs as well as other animals. The food can also spoil. Instead, provide regular feedings that the dog eats.No access to toxic substances. Make sure that the dog has no access to any poisonous plants, living creatures such as snakes, or deadly chemicals such as rat poisons, fertilizer, and cocoa mulch.Health ConsiderationsMany large and giant breeds are prone to hip dysplasia, cancer, and bloat. So make sure that you get your dog from a reputable breeder or rescue group. Dogs from puppy mills and backyard breeders are prone to have behavioral and health problems. Don’t Forget to Train, Exercise, and Socialize Your DogEven if your dog is living outside most of the time, you still need to give him attention and training. Dogs are social creatures and can develop behavior issues if their needs aren’t met. So you still need to socialize your dog. He needs to get accustomed to the sights, sounds, and smells of everyday life so that doesn’t become startled by or reactive to them. And he needs to be trained not to bark at everything around him.And he needs to learn regular behavior cues such as look, come, sit, down, stay, leave it, and how to walk on a loose lead.After all, most of the best outdoor breeds are large dogs who could easily knock someone over. They need to be taught not to jump on people. Impulse control exercises like leave it and stay help the dog to not be out of control. An outdoor dog should respond to verbal cues and hand signals, because you may be at a distance when you need him to respond.The dog should also have a sufficient amount of physical and mental exercise. Walks, running, and play as well as enrichment activities are crucial to his well-being.Just because they’re outside doesn’t necessarily mean that the dog will run around and play. To the contrary, many will just lie around if they’re bored. Others may be destructive and chew or dig because they’re bored and to let off some steam.And they still need attention from you to bond with them. Ideally, most should be taken indoors at least part of the time. Working with the dog both indoors and outdoors will teach him manners…
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