Staffys Most Popular Canberra Dog Breed For 2021 And Here’s One Looking For A Home | Canberra weather

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Angus doesn’t care if he doesn’t have a fancy name like Luna or Coco. He’s happy enough to be an ordinary good boy. He does have some pedigree however, as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier he is a holder of the ACT Most Popular Breed Card for 2021. Charlie, Luna, Bella, Daisy, Coco, Molly, Frankie, Max , Archie and Ruby are the top 10 names, according to year-end data from the ACT government. What happened to good old Spot, or Lassie, or Fido? All those fancy names. Of the more than 82,000 dogs currently registered in ACT, cross breeds are the most common. The main breeds are the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Labrador, Jack Russell Terrier, Border Collie, Cavoodle, German Shepherd, Kelpie, Maltese Terrier, Golden Retriever and Cattle Dog. Angus has been at DAS for just over five weeks, and the one-year-old wandering child has found a place in the hearts of volunteer walkers. DAS Acting Senior Director Adam Symes said Angus was excellent with the other dogs. “He’s got a really happy personality,” says Symes. “He loves cuddles and is a walker favorite for his energy and response to commands, as he can respond to ‘sit down’ and ‘let go’.” Angus is looking for a new family who can provide him with a good home and provide him with the love and attention this dog deserves. ”Anyone who might be interested in giving Angus a home can check out the dog adoption inbox (tccs.dasadoptadog @ act.gov.au) where potential new owners can book a meetup with him I’m sure he won’t even complain if you change his name to Charlie. DAS has relocated 173 dogs to rescue groups this year, 173 to individuals in the community and 38 were transferred to the RSPCA, these dogs requiring special care or pregnant females and puppies. In July, the ACT government introduced the mandatory annual registration of dogs to help lost furry friends to reunite with their owners s quickly and strengthen responsible pet ownership. Transport and Municipal Services Minister Chris Steel said the move provided vital information. “T The annual recall process ensures that we have accurate information on how many dogs live in ACT and where they are located, so that we can plan and deliver better local infrastructure like dog parks,” a- He said. “As an added bonus, we now have more information than ever before about popular dog names and breeds.” The ACT government has also released tips for keeping dogs healthy and safe during the summer . “Owning a dog brings a lot of joy to our lives, but it also comes with certain responsibilities. Being a responsible pet owner means making sure your dog is happy, healthy, and doesn’t pose a safety risk or a nuisance to others – during the holiday season and throughout the year ” , said Minister Steel. More information on responsible dog ownership can be found online at cityservices.act.gov.au

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