Good news for dogs with lazy owners..

Saluki

I've run away with my friends to..
Location
...New Tealandia
My sighthounds won’t be happy. They are lazy buggers at the best of times. After about 20 minutes, they have had enough and want to go back to the sofa.
 

HMS_Dave

Über Member
Location
Midlands
It’s the ones that don’t pick up their poo around here that’s really bad.
Indeed, same here. I dont think it's very often a dog owner is challenged and fined for dog fouling so I cant see how mandatory walkies is likely to be enforced. Is there some sort of dog register in Germany?
 

srw

It's a bit more complicated than that...
The biggest threat is puppy farms. They are inhuman and the police should crack down on them with heavy fines.
I find it hard to believe that someone has wasted any time putting this idea together instead of concentrating on other animal welfare issues such as stricter control over puppy mills.
From the article in the OP...

"Breeders will be restricted to looking after a maximum of three litters and puppies will have to spend a minimum of four hours a day in human company to ensure they get socialised. "

This sort of law is useful because it lays down specific standards so that animal cruelty cases can be prosecuted more easily.
 

Rusty Nails

We remember
Perhaps there ought to be a test that people have to sit of suitability before buying a pet.

Our next door neighbours have had a beagle since it was a pup. It is a house pet, both owners out at work, and walked once in the evening. An active working dog cooped up like this should not be allowed imo.
 

gavroche

Getting old but not past it
Location
North Wales
From the article in the OP...

"Breeders will be restricted to looking after a maximum of three litters and puppies will have to spend a minimum of four hours a day in human company to ensure they get socialised. "

This sort of law is useful because it lays down specific standards so that animal cruelty cases can be prosecuted more easily.
That will apply to Germany, what is being done here?
 

Accy cyclist

Legendary Member
My sighthounds won’t be happy. They are lazy buggers at the best of times. After about 20 minutes, they have had enough and want to go back to the sofa.
Our rescue Grey is the same.
Is laziness a hound trait? I have a Jack Russell/Shi Tzu cross. He's 8 and a half years old. He's not very energetic and even just being awake,sat in the car tires him out. I put it down to the Shi Tzu,not the JR in him,as i've had 2 JRs and they were full of get up and go,even when nearing the end of their lives. I excuse my Jackshit's laziness as he only has 5 inch long/short Queen Ann legs,so walking quickly or for long distances can't be easy for him.
 

Saluki

I've run away with my friends to..
Location
...New Tealandia
Is laziness a hound trait? I have a Jack Russell/Shi Tzu cross. He's 8 and a half years old. He's not very energetic and even just being awake,sat in the car tires him out. I put it down to the Shi Tzu,not the JR in him,as i've had 2 JRs and they were full of get up and go,even when nearing the end of their lives. I excuse my Jackshit's laziness as he only has 5 inch long/short Queen Ann legs,so walking quickly or for long distances can't be easy for him.
Many breeds of sight hounds are known as 40mph Couch Potatoes. My two are lazy but they adore a good run too. Quite often asleep in the car before we have left the car park though. They are very fit. Greyhounds do not need vast amounts of exercise. People think that they should do. They are sprinters, not marathon runners.
 
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