Dogs are lovely, easy pets to have: they are somewhat low maintenance, they aren’t considered exotic animals so they are easy to find and care for, they are good for helping you exercise and make friends, and they are a delight to have all around. However, in countries such as Australia, there’s a lot of things to take into account before getting a dog: the climate is not adecuate for dogs that thrive in cold weather, the pavement might be too hot during Summer… so, in this article we are going to make a list of the most common dogs in Australia.
On the other hand, dogs that also would be easy to find are those that are popular down under: labrador and golden retriever, german shepherd, yorkshire terrier, dachshund… are some of the most popular dogs in Australia. However, the considerations mentioned before still need to be taken into account, and you need to consider how’s the climate in your area: if it is extremely hot, get a dog that has no problem with that. If you want to be a good pet owner, be smart and don’t choose a dog out of fancy; choose one that fits your needs and that will thrive in the environment you can offer them.
To conclude, a small warning about buying a dog for sale in Melbourne: if possible, steer clear from pet shops as they usually rely on puppy mills which use terrible practices and don’t care about the dogs’ wellbeing. If possible, find a good breeder or even better, adopt from a local shelter instead of buying !