2) Bichon Frise
3) Great Danes
4) Canines (dogs and cats) that have a dog family or house and are regularly exercised and socialized by their owners. Cattledogs typically live for about 4-6 months but can live as long as 3-5 years under optimum conditions.
5) Canines (dogs and cats) with no other pet (either as family pet or stray pet). This includes dogs with severe spayed or neutered, with intact testicles and/or no known tumors (in male cats only).
Can dogs be left to sleep outside? Yes. The outdoor environment is the environment of natural selection, and the best environment for the canine is outdoors. When outdoors, dogs will be able to get exercise, socialize, clean their litter box, and play with other dogs.
What are the dangers of leaving dogs outside without shelter?
In order to keep their canine companions safe, it is important that you have clean and safe shelter that you can keep, and that is in the area where your dogs are going to be living during their stay.
Your dog’s shelter should be located inside a building that is sturdy enough to protect your dog from all the elements of the outdoors. It should be located at least 150 feet from any paved or walkways, as well as a fire escape (although the fire escape does not take any direct hits). These buildings also should be kept as low to the ground as possible.
The shelter should not be in the open. You have to shelter your dog from animals that are not naturally at that height.
The shelter must also protect your dog from birds and other animals that might come in and prey on him or her, as well as birds and their eggs. This does include cats, but not necessarily.
Dog owners should also ensure that the shelter is free of predators such as coyotes, foxes, ferrets and other predators who will prey on the dogs. As another example, this does not mean that your shelter should be full of wild dogs that will attack any humans. The only time this would happen is in a situation where there is an active crime or drug activity, and other predators attack.
What about a shelter that is located next to a major highway (or that has a building next to a hospital/medical center), for example, or a school, a shopping center, a park, etc.?