New Zealand Heading Dog Activity Requirements
The New Zealand Heading Dog is not a pet to consider if you have little time to spend with them, or if you live in a home with a small yard. These dogs were born to work, and even a walk each day will not use up their abundant energy. They are suited to the country lifestyle, preferably a sheep station or farm where they can herd to their heart's content. They do make a good running companion, and excel at agility and trial events. Smart and intelligent, they need mental and physical stimulation to keep them happy. Sleeping in the sun is unheard of in this dog's nature, they are primed for action. They love being with their family when they are not working, and always enjoy a game or two. Fast on their feet with the ability to change direction instantly, they are flexible and true athletes of the dog world. They have incredible stamina, so consider their needs carefully before acquiring one as a bored New Zealand Heading Dog can become a problem.