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Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor

      Peyton chillingSome breeds of dogs need space in which to exercise and play; others don't requires as much. But it doesn't always depend on the size of the dog!

   Whippets are tiny dogs with a lot of running power. They need and deserve plenty of outdoor space in which to exercise. They are small but were bred to run. A Bulldog, considered a medium-sized dog, wants nothing more than one or two quick walks every day and then to settle down and be petted.

   Working dogs (Shepherds, hunting dogs, sledding dogs) need plenty of exercise and something to keep them busy. While some of the breeds are considered medium to large-sized all require ample room to exercise.

   Tiny dogs like Chihuahuas don't need much space. They are happiest when resting on their owners cozy laps. They can live with you in a studio apartment or camper as long as the temperature is not too high or too low. (Smaller dogs are quiet temperature-sensitive.

   Super-sized dogs (Wolfhounds, Great Danes) require lots of room. However, as they age they tend to enjoy simply laying by your side or at your feet with several long walks in between.

   Some dogs requires supervision to prevent them from running too far. Having a harness would be a good tool to keep your beloved dogs at bay. Visit this site to find out what are the no pull dog harness that are available.

   If you have questions about this or any other dog-related issue please call or text 856.981.8957 or email

   To report animal abuse please call your local police department. You can remain anonymous. Please be ready to tell the dispatcher the address and type of abuse. 

Pictured: Peyton Cleary, a beautiful Labrador Retriever.

Wado udohiyu, (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)

Dawn Watson, Owner

Brother of the Wolf, LLC

Still training good dogs to be excellent dogs!

published | August 17, 2019