It’s well known that most dogs require regular exercise and fresh air. Of course, this makes the countryside with its wide open fields and fewer traffic streams, the ideal location.
But just because we happen to live in a built-up area doesn’t mean me have to miss out on the fabulous fun of owning a dog. That’s because there are some of breeds of dog – like humans – that actually thrive on city living.
In this article we’ll outline some of the different breeds that are better suited to either city or country living.
Best dogs for city living
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