This blog post is about spotted dogs, not dogs that have spots but dogs I spotted on my trip. What started out being about how dog friendly Europe was when I posted about a dog in the train station in Lucerne became a bit of a joke about spotting dogs of various breeds in the places that we went.
Dogs are allowed to travel on the trains in Europe so they were quite commonly seen in the train stations. In Lucerne, I even saw one woman going into shops with her dog in tow; it seemed that they were allowed in the stores except when the store was serving food.
I spotted two Scottie dogs in Riquewihr, France. It's not often that you see both a black and a white Scottie.
|Scotties - Riquewihr, France|
|Sheltie - Strasbourg France|
|Rudesheim am Rhine, Germany|
In Cologne, I spotted lots of dogs. The funny thing was though Europe is very dog friendly when I looked in the stores there weren't that many stuffed dogs or statues of dogs. There were lots of cats, frogs, birds, you name it but hardly any dogs.
|Springer Spaniels - Cologne Germany|
|Goldens - Cologne Germany|
|Black Lab - Cologne Germany|
|Border Collie - Cologne Germany|
|Aussie in Cologne, Germany|
|Shepherd mix in Cologne, Germany|
|Maltese, Cologne, Germany|
Although they were hard to find I did finally spot some figurines and stuffed dogs too.
After the cruise, my sister and I went to London for a week. We flew from Amsterdam to London City Airport and took the Docklands Light Rail to Waterloo Station where we took a taxi to our hotel. I didn't get any pictures but in Waterloo Station we spotted a police search dog.
The day after arriving we went to Buckingham Palace and to the Palace Mews where I spotted a dog in the Mews. I think he was a mastiff mix. See the horse harness in the background.
In Harrods and Hamleys, I also spotted stuffed dogs and a Lego corgi. Who do you think was with the corgi? Well the Queen, of course.
|Leather stuffed dog at Harrods|
|The Queen and a corgi.|
At Hampton Court Palace I spotted a miniature poodle and a topiary dog.
|Miniature Poodle - Hampton Court Palace|
|Topiary Dog - Hampton Court Palace|
|Folded napkin animals|
|Pugs and Scotties|
|Maltese dog on a cannon - Tower of London|
The last real dog I spotted (that I got a picture of) was a little dog in the London Underground, the subway to us in North America.
|Mixed breed dog - London Underground|
|Animals in War Memorial|
I hope you enjoyed my "spotted" dog tour of Europe. But last of all there was also one dog spotted in our cabin of our cruise ship.