Top 5 Reasons City Dogs are Awesome


So we love City Dogs. We love them so much, that we dedicated a blog to them.

But what makes a City Dog awesome?

Here are our top 5 reasons why City Dogs are awesome

They smell Amazing


By default, City Dogs live in small spaces (don’t we all wish that wasn’t that case).  With small spaces, comes the issue of smell…more specifically, dog smell!! Because us City Dog Owners don’t have the option of putting our dogs in the “utility room”, or back yard, we generally wash and send our dogs to the groomers as soon as Fido starts to pong!

They are well socialized

Nuno Lopes / Creative Commons

Nuno Lopes / Creative Commons

There is no way of avoiding other dogs in City Environments. With the increase of dog runs, day care and dog walkers, our City Dogs are around other dogs a lot more than their country counterparts. This helps increase socialization and manners.

They are well trained

Houdini showing off his impulse control skills

Houdini showing off his impulse control skills

Percentage wise, more City Dogs enroll in dog training classes than their country cousins. This doesn’t automatically make them super well trained, but it does give us owners a lot of tools in our belt to cope with having dogs in small spaces.

They love cuddles

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_tar0_,, Creative Commons Licence

While this isn’t true for all dogs, City Dogs are used to being the center of attention and having strangers they meet gush all over them. Dogs in the city are not the norm, so every dog lover you come across will be sure to say “hi” to Fido.

They can handle Anything

Subways, buses, garbage trucks, crazy people, you name it- I bet you a City Dog can handle it. Statistically speaking, City Dogs are more exposed to random and spontaneous situations which makes them nearly bomb proof when it comes to most situations.


We love City Dogs. Don’t you?

25 comments so far.

25 responses to “Top 5 Reasons City Dogs are Awesome”

  1. Nick says:

    Great article! Cute pics! City dogs also give us city dwellers a reprieve from a stressful city lives! Bring on the cuteness I say!

  2. Jaron says:

    These pups are adorable. Its so true. Dogs can handle anything. They’re the rock in my family!

  3. Brook says:

    I never thought of city dogs this way…but it’s so true! I had a rescue boxer in NYC and would add city dogs are sophisticated….she went to rehearsals for the choir and shows I was in.

    • City Dog Expert says:

      My dogs used to go to my rehearsals and shows…One was even in it.
      City Dogs are the best

  4. MattieDog says:

    And dey gets to go everywhere wif der human! When we lib’d downtown momma took me wif her in all da stores, and dey was cool wif it (cuz I was so well trained)! You’re write up is pawesome and sooo true – city dogs be rock stars!

    • City Dog Expert says:

      We need to get your autograph also Mattie as you are part of the City Dog Rock Star Group I just started 😉

  5. Spencer the Goldendoodle says:

    What a fun post! I rode a bus for the first time last year. My mom was really worried how I was going to do, but I loved it!!! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  6. Beth | Daily Dog Tag says:

    Every time we go to an urban area, I’m amazed and thrilled with all the dogs walking around! I love it!

  7. Suzanne says:

    Love this. We like and a rural time area, and I have always been in a suburban type setting. I love how city dogs seem to get it. Well trained, well socialized, and well mannered.
    How great is that!

    Happy Friday 🙂

    • City Dog Expert says:

      Urban dogs have to deal with so much and they deserve a little credit every now and again 😉

  8. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says:

    Oh sooo true! City dogs rock!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. Robin says:

    City dogs are really pawsome! They always look so cute on their owner’s arm. City dogs are a great compliment to the equally pawsome city kitties! 🙂

    • City Dog Expert says:

      We love city dogs AND city cats (Chaos the cat wouldn’t have it any other way!!) lol

  10. Lindsay, Matilda - Little Dog Tips says:

    Dogs really do light up life in the city. And they’re some of the best walkers, because they’re used to staying close on busy sidewalks.

  11. Talent Hounds says:

    We love City Dogs, well basically all dogs. Kilo the Rescue Pug is a City Dog and he is adorable. Sadly, he is not well socialized or obedient but he makes up for that with Pug Hugs. He is so affectionate and devoted to me.

  12. Sweet Purrfections says:

    Downtown Columbia, SC is getting revitalized and more people are moving downtown. Mom Paula sees more and more dogs when she’s walking around during lunch at work.

  13. Annette PetsAreFound says:

    #Finndawg’s an awesome Sydney dog, but he needs to up his quota on the cuddles!

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