Some people love to check out the local architecture, fashions, or cuisines as they travel. I love to check out the local dogs.
Whether it’s the majestic Maremma sheep dogs in Tuscany, the hardy chihuahuas braving the cold in Stockholm, or a bearded collie patiently awaiting his owner’s return in Canterbury, one thing always remains the same– every city loves their dogs.
But of all the cities I’ve visited, there is something about the dogs of Vienna that sets them apart from other dogs.
1. Viennese dogs are perfectly groomed.
2. Viennese dogs are well-mannered.
Unlike some American children, Viennese dogs don’t require a leash to behave. I saw many dogs wander around leash-free, then, without a single word or whistle from their owner, swiftly rejoin them at their side.
3. Viennese dogs are gorgeous.
Viennese dogs also are frequent fliers– instead of being stuck in a carrier, they waltz right through the airport– even post-security at the international gate.
5. Viennese dogs are stylishly dressed.
No garish designs for these dogs, they are all tastefully dressed. So where do Viennese dogs shop for their elegant coats, sweaters and leashes?
Viennese dogs (and their owners) hit local shops like Katz and Hund for their doggie duds. But you don’t have to have a Viennese dog to shop here– doggie clothes and accessories make a great souvenir to bring home for your own pooch. Katz and Hund features many local Viennese designers.
Even if you can’t get your dog to act like a perfect Viennese hund, at least they can look the part.
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Vienna Souvenir Shopping Details:
Katz & Hund
Lange Gasse 11
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