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Great Neighbourhoods for living with a big dog?

Posted: Sat, 04 Oct 2008 4:43 pm
by nn27
I am looking at relocating, and was wondering if any one has any good advice of great areas in Singapore to live with a big dog (a Great dane)? I have been doing a lot of research, but I'm still confused with the districts. I know Holland Village is quite appealing for people with dogs, but seems quite pricey for a house ($20,000+ per month)! I don't mind being a bit outside of the main areas... I'd actually prefer it. So, what districts/areas does anyone recommed?

Thanks so much!

nn

Posted: Sat, 04 Oct 2008 10:27 pm
by Strong Eagle
No offense intended but if I'm so sick and tired of barking dogs, all I can say, is "far away from me". I'm thinking about straight pipes on my motorcycle, just so they can appreciate noise... like the crap I have to put up with from their worthless beasts. I'm seriously considering bringing back a 4 foot alligator next trip... food for the gator... no more barking rat.

Posted: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 2:11 pm
by nn27
Ouch! That's a little harsh, but I understand how you may feel... I don't like yappy dogs either. Shows that the owner is not the 'master' in the relationship, and that they do not have control over their dog. Seems like the little dogs are more common here than the big dogs. My dog is very friendly (to a fault), but being the size that he is, people may be scared without knowing him, which is why I would prefer to limit my search for a place that is more "dog-friendly".

So, for people that don't have barking dogs (like mine - he rarely ever barks, the most he does is a low growl to let me know somebody is coming or on our property), does anyone have an answer to the question??

Posted: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:05 pm
by pinpon
You may want to check out the Yio Chu Kang landed property area, the neighbourhood there is pretty dog-friendly.

Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 8:19 am
by nn27
thanks, I will check out that area.

Posted: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 9:53 am
by alanwisley
check out the east coast area where you can even bring your dog for a jog by the beach..........

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Posted: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:49 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
alanwisley wrote:check out the east coast area where you can even bring your dog for a jog by the beach..........
As long as it's leashed and muzzled! :cry:

Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 10:31 pm
by micknlea
Great Danes do not have to be muzzled SMS, they are not one of the listed breeds that require it by the AVA. They do have to be leashed* though, as do all other breeds, including chihuahuas... :wink:


*except in the parks nominated as leash free.

Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:38 pm
by nn27
Is there a list of leash free parks in Singapore? (link to a website or post somewhere?) it would be nice to let him play with other dogs once in a while...

Posted: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:51 am
by micknlea
There is this article in Time Out that lists them...

http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/aroundt ... n-spot-run


I only knew of the ones at Bishan and West Coast but it seems if you look and search around there are a few more.

Have fun.

Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 4:09 am
by nn27
That's a great list, thanks!

Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 4:51 am
by taxico
pinpon wrote:You may want to check out the Yio Chu Kang landed property area, the neighbourhood there is pretty dog-friendly.
i'm surprised yio chu kang was suggested coz it sounds so far flung!

but i too think it's is a great area coz there're open spaces/parks within most YCK estates and many dog owners (sad to say, most are cared for by house helps).

the only downside is the commute into the city during peak hours; ERP toll rates are wickedly expensive! but it's a nice quiet green lush place. shhh! :wink:

Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 1:56 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
I've lived in the YCK area for 25 years. I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm 10 minutes from Serangoon North MRT, 15 minutes from AMK MRT,
Spent 15 years in Selatar Airbase and 10 years in Serangoon Nth. I also had large dogs up to about 4 years ago when the last one died of a stroke after 14 years. Still haven't been able to replace her. Course I'm an ole farmboy so don't cotton too much to downtown.