Purchasing Guide: Which Canberra Region to Consider with a Dog

Posted in Areas we service, What we do September 13th 2022

For some of us, our fur babies are our babies. So when you are looking for a new place to live, considering your dogs’ needs is a must! Armed with in-depth knowledge about Canberra regions and dog breeds, we can now report which dog personalities best suit Canberra’s eight districts.


1 Belconnen

Known for its statues, university and suburban living, Belconnen has blocks of land that average 734 square metres, perfect for our more vocal or energised four-legged friends. Attention Huskies, Malamutes, Shibas, Jack Russell Terriers and Pomeranian-like breeds—Belconnen is your district! Here, your dog can comfortably let your neighbours know they are home or tire themselves by running all around the backyard!


2 Gungahlin

Home to the light rail, Yerrabi Pond and many of Canberra’s families. This district’s smaller block sizes, plentiful communal areas, walking tracks, and dog parks make Gungahlin perfect for family-friendly, mid-sized dog breeds. Calling all Samoyeds, social Staffordshire Terriers, and Golden Retrievers.

3 Molonglo Valley

Molonglo Valley is a sports lover’s oasis—dogs included. Be it Stromlo Forest, Cotter Reserve or the dog-friendly Uriarra Crossing swimming hole; this is a district for families that love the outdoors! Perfect for our Sporty Spices of the dog community—Australian Shepherds, Kelpies, Border Collies, Springer Spaniels and Vizslas—all known for their love of agility and obedience.


4 North Canberra

North Canberra is a destination for those who love the finer and more urban things in life. In an environment such as this, less active and quieter breeds thrive. We are thinking of Greyhounds, Whippets, Toy Poodles, Bulldog breeds or Pugs! These chaps are happy to lounge at home or find a nice spot in the sun at a cafe.

5 South Canberra

Also known as the Inner South, this district houses many of Canberra’s monumental landmarks, such as the Royal Australian Mint, Parliament House, National Gallery, and more. That means South Canberra is the only district for our royal breeds like the Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi, Akita, Beagle, Toy Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Bichon Frise and Shih Tzu.


6 Tuggeranong

Mountain ranges, walking trails and BMX Tracks—Oh my! What better dog for the home of Canberra’s mountain ranges than mountain dogs? This will cover your St Bernard’s, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Siberian Huskies, and Tibetan Mastiffs. Independent, cold tolerant and loyal—these puppies are living their best lives in a home in this Canberra district.

7 Weston Creek

Weston Creek is a bit of an exclusive club. It has the smallest projected population, is least densely populated, and many that live there have done so for decades. So with fewer people and more space, this district is great for dogs with social anxieties, older or needing space from other furry friends.


While all dogs age, not all have social anxieties—this is typically a product of their experiences like being in a puppy mill, in abusive and neglectful situations or a lack of positive interactions with other dogs or humans. It can also be from their breed—anxiety-prone types include Lagotto Romagnolos, Wheaten Terriers, Shetland Sheepdogs, Miniature Schnauzers and Mixed-Breed Dogs.


8 Woden Valley

Possibly named after the old English god, Woden, or Norse god, Odin, or the indigenous word for possum, wadhan, is Woden Valley. Canberran’s know this district for Woden Valley Town Centre, which is undergoing a major redevelopment. For us, that echoes the RSCPA’s “adopt, don’t shop” ethos—giving a second life and new meaning to an existing thing—like Woden! In light of that, we’re officiating this district as home to all rescue dogs. Breeds commonly found in rescue shelters include mixed-breeds, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Kelpies, Pitbulls, and Maltese Terriers.

We hope you now know which Canberra district best suits your furry family’s needs!