It doesn’t matter how much your dog loves you, his nature calls sometimes win over it. Too many temptations out there which calls the dog out. Cats, squirrels, birds, meat fragrance, all are tempting them to go out and find them out. If you have a dog among certain breeds below, you should prepare yourself to find that your dog will likely to run away from home. But remember, it doesn’t mean that they don’t love you. They do. It’s just their instinct calling.
How to train your dog not to run away from home is one of a good link for you to understand how you can manage your dog to stay at home. Here I will inform you the top 15 dogs that are most likely to run away from home. Maybe you can apply advance technology to implant microchip into your dog. It will make it easier for your dog to be recognized.
1. American Bulldog
American bulldog has a characteristic as a smart and affectionate dogs which makes them very protective to the owner. It is said that an American Bulldog will be better to be handled by an experienced and active owner. Because they need lots of exercises to accommodate their needs to always on the move. Because of their stocky and muscular built, they are used to help out with farming work. Some American bulldogs are known to be able to jump up to six feet or more into the air.
American Bulldogs come in various type, like Johnson type, Bully or Classic type, Scott type, Standard or Performance type, or hybrids of the two. With lots of training full of patience and care, you can turn this dog type into a loving companion.
For American Bulldog owners, don’t be fooled with their behavior of walking with you dutifully. They can suddenly run away without any warning. Research states that this dog takes off about 0.9 times per month.
2. Great Dane
Great Danes are considered as a social type of dog. Though they are very big in sizes, they are considered as gentle giants as they like to socialize especially with children and they are playful. Anyone who wants a Great Dane for their pet must prepare the obedience training since early age so they are manageable when they are fully grown. You have to be ready to take them out for long walks daily as they need lots of exercise.
Although a Great Dane is a social type of dog, they also like their ‘alone’ type and for that reason they can just jump over the fences to explore the world outside by themselves. Research states the owners of this breed can lose the dog 1.2 times per month
3. Pit Bull Mix
This type of dog is not the type to be off leash as they can take off without any warning. Owners lose this breed about 1.2 times per month. Pit Bulls are among the most popular dog breeds in North America. They have a strong muscle and great agility. This type of dog is very gentle to kids as they have gentle demeanor.
4. Bernese Mountain Dog
This type of dog is reported to be on the run 0.9 times per month. They can’t resist the temptation of an opened door. Bernese Mountain dog was developed for a hard job like herding cattle and pulling carts.
5. Australian Shepherd
You can consider this type of dog as the smartest dog breeds you can have. However, they are easily feeling bored if they do not engage if they are without activities. This is reason why they suddenly bolt off.
6. Catahoula Leopard Dog
The King of stock dogs, that’s what they often referred as. Catahoula Leopard Dog is perfectly fit for working in the farms and ranches. Are you fit enough to have them as your pet? Will need at least an hour of running as their exercise daily. Don’t be surprise to see them off if you can’t accommodate their needs. As survey states that owners lose this type of dog 1.2 times per month.
7. Standard Poodle
Standard poodles are reported to be lost 0.9 times per month. They are intelligent, loyal, loving and also mischievous. Don’t be fooled with their cute looks, they can run off in seconds as they like to wander. Obedience training a must since early age to make it easier for you to control them.
8. Belgian Malinois
If people don’t know much about Belgian Malinois, they can mistake them as a German Shepherd as their outlook is similar. Belgian Malinois, a shepherd dog, which are very active and intelligent will need space and time to have great exercise or they will run away from home. It is reported this dog found to run away 1.2 time per month
9. Saint Bernard
This breed was originally used to help rescuing people trapped in avalanche of Swiss Alps. Don’t think that Saint Bernard is a cute dog that will stay calmly at home. You can expect him to run away from you at the average of 1.2 times per month. Saint Bernard is a friendly dog to children. He needs a moderate exercise, walking twice a day and sometimes run several times. Make sure you can fill their needs before you choose this breed as your pet.
Bloodhounds are renowned for their keen sense of smell. They are very active and intelligent and because of their great sense of smell, they are place specially in law enforcement and search and rescue. A survey mentions that this breed runs away from home 1.5 times per month as they need to be very active.
11. Treeing Walker Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound is bred to hunt. It’s their instinct to run away following a scent of the hunted prey. It is stated this dog lost for average of 0.9 times per month. They need good exercise to fill their hunting instinct. You need to spend your time to walk them daily.
12. Anatolian Shepherd
Anatolian Shepherd is the number 1 breed most likely to run away from home with average of 2.13 times per month. This dog is natively from Turkey with the purpose as shepherd companion and livestock guardian. This breed is not good for a pet if you have very young children because he could accidentally injure the small child especially when he’s a clumsy dog.
13. Black and Tan Coonhound
This bred is well-known as an outgoing and friendly dog. He is very perfect as your playmate or your exercise companion. However, the temptation to sniff the scent is irresistible for them as they can bolt out and run outside for the average of 1.2 times per month.
14. Bluetick Coonhound
A well-known hunter who will likely to run away from home around 1.2 times per month. He will only focus on his prey when he chases the prey.
15. Great Pyrenees
This dog which is bread to guard and to herd livestock is among the dog who likes to run away from home due to their nature loving the physical works. You need to spend time to train him fully otherwise he would become completely uncontrollable. As survey conducted mentions the ratio for him to run away is 1.2 times per month.
Hopefully by reading the article of top 15 dogs that are most likely to run away from home, you could choose better depending on your needs. I wouldn’t recommend you to choose among those selections above if you can not dedicate yourself in giving enough time in growing them. Otherwise, you will be having more problems in handling them.
However, there are other options to choose as your pet, as you can see it in 7 Tips of How To Pet A Rabbit in Your House or you can also consider 3 Basic Ways to Take Care of Cats at Home for Beginners.
If you like to start farming and you like to raise one of the breed above, you can choose the better type to handle your farm. And here is in How To Do Cattle Farming for Beginner if you like to know some information to start your own cattle.