As part of one of the largest muttropolitan areas in the country, Dallas offers a plethora of things to see and do for its two- and four-legged residents alike. Dogs who are lucky enough to call the Big D home get to enjoy year-round sunny weather, explore vibrant neighborhoods, experience the arts, and tag along to various pooch-friendly places. Numerous spots welcome or especially cater to canine citizens, including parks, trails, restaurants, stores, and services. Our furry friends are truly living their best life in this modern and sophisticated city!
Ever wondered which dog breeds would make the most ideal Dallasites? Read on!
The long-haired Afghan Hound may not seem like a good fit for sunny Dallas at first glance, but this ancient breed actually does well in hot weather due to those silky locks being a single coat. All that hair needs to be brushed regularly to prevent tangles, but furtunately, the city has several professional groomers who can help keep your Afghan looking their best.
Dallasites who don’t have the space to accommodate a big dog will find a good match in the Yorkshire Terrier. This feisty breed comes in a petite package that’s convenient to carry around, so you can easily hop on the M-Line Trolley and explore Uptown and Downtown with your Yorkie in tow.
Don’t let the Vizsla’s elegant appearance fool you; this hunting dog was bred to spend long days in the field and will therefore thrive with an active family. Take the high-energy Vizsla for daily runs on the Preston Ridge Trail and regular off-leash romps at Bark Park Central, and you’ll have a pawfect house dog. Their short coat also makes them suitable for Dallas’s hot weather.