Dogs are a crucial part of thousands of Aussie homes. That’s why Frasers Property designs pet-friendly communities for dog lovers around the country.
Australians love their furry friends. In fact, we have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. Recent figures from the RSPCA indicate that you’ll find a waggly tail and puppy dog eyes in around 38% of Aussie households.
And there’s really no mystery why. Dogs are not only a great source of comfort and companionship, but they also get us off the couch and walking the streets. They help us connect with other pet-loving people and they teach us lessons about caring for others. That’s why, from high rise to house and land, making our communities pet-friendly is a key consideration for Frasers Property communities,.
The pet-friendly nature of vertical communities like Tailor’s Walk and Discovery Point has been a huge drawcard for residents. At Discovery Point, dogs are playing a key role in their owners’ social lives, helping them to stay active and engaging with other dog owners in the community’s parks and on the street. "Quite often, I'll look onto the park and notice about 30 people playing with their dogs,” says Discovery Point resident, Jane Carthey. “You can tell they're having a good time just being outside."
We believe that all of us could use a little puppy love in our lives. So, we’ve compiled a guide to the best breeds for any and every type of home. Come on… you know you want to.
Best for smaller spaces
If you’re an apartment dweller, you’ll want to look for small to medium breeds that have lower energy levels and aren’t frequent barkers.
Daschund (a.k.a sausage dog), Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Pug, Maltese, and Yorkshire Terriers are all great options for compact spaces and busy lifestyles.
Best for townhome living
Mid-sized breeds are perfect for town home living, or if you have time in your daily routine to fit in at lease 30 minutes of exercise outdoors.
Try a Greyhound, Beagle, Cocker Spaniel, Poodle (miniature), or Bulldog for a furry friend who’s larger but still low maintenance.
Best for backyards
If you’re lucky enough to have a larger outdoor area that your dog can access freely during the day, then you’re spoilt for choice.
Labrador Retriever, Border Collie, Golden Retriever, Australian Shepherd and American Staffordshire Terrier are all popular choices amongst Aussie families.