We all know the average Aussie backyard is getting smaller and this is not only impacts on what the kids can do, it also impact on your choice of pets too.

Before you buy any pet you need to do a lot of homework to make sure that your pet is suitable for your home and lifestyle; so that you and your pet are the perfect match

We meet Tina, Deon, Josh & Jake have just welcomed a new addition to their family. Chloe is a Cavoodles (King Charles Spaniel x Poodle) and they make wonderful pets for many age groups.

The family had many considerations before selection Chloe: The family has a small backyard was looking for a dog that would suit their lifestyle and be a companion to both children and adult. A dog to with a good temperament and size to suit the family member needs.

Cavoodles are great with children and elderly people. The kind King Charles Cavalier nature blends really well with the boisterous temperament of poodles. Cavoodles adjust well to any living situation. They are playful and fun but also gentle and love to sit on your lap, they really do become an important part of your family.

Other smaller breeds that fit this bill include: Maltese, Pugs, Pekinese, Whippet, Australian terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Matching the right dog with your sized garden or lifestyle is so important.

If you have any pet questions, you like answered, send me an email or post it on our facebook page.




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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.