Like all dogs, the Xiasi needs daily exercise to feel content. While playful, a lot of this stimulation can be mental, with some routine physical exercise. Ideally, this breed should receive at least a forty minute to hourlong walk daily. Additionally, they enjoy indoor or outdoor play like fetch or tug-of-war. Ideally, this dog will have a « job, » whether that’s flyball or daily agility practice; this breed has a high bar for mental stimulation. A backyard is pretty much a requirement for this high-energy, playful pup. This breed doesn’t match well with apartment dwellers. This breed’s high energy and potential noise level, along with need for exercise, makes an apartment a tough sell unless the dog in question is senior or uncharacteristically lazy.