Leaving pets behind can be heart-breaking, with 1/2 of pet parents suffering from ‘separation anxiety’ on holiday, and a 1/3 even refusing to go on holiday without them.
The most popular area to take dogs on staycation is the South East, and so with the recent spike in staycations, Lily’s Kitchen has plotted out the other best locations in the UK that are suitable to take discerning dogs; whether it’s taking the country Lab on mountainous walks in Snowdonia or bringing French Bulldogs on a sophisticated city break to Bath.
Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to holidays – active, relaxing or cultural – and whether pedigree or mixed breeds, dogs are no different.
Here are few suggested Pawliday destinations for discerning dogs:
Super-active pups – such as Border Collies, which is a working and herding dog breed, need plenty of exercise. The breed was developed to gather and control sheep in the hilly border country between Scotland and England. So take them to the Scottish Highlands to burn off all their energy.
Chilled out dogs
Chilled out dogs – such as Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – will feel equally at home in the town or the countryside. By nature, they are active, graceful, fearless, sporting, and well-balanced. So take them to The Cotswolds where they have the best of both.
Water-loving hounds – such as Golden Retrievers – will love splashing around on the coast in Cornwall. Traditionally, these were medium-sized gun dogs that were bred to retrieve shot waterfowl, such as ducks and upland game birds, during hunting and shooting parties
Sociable breeds – such as French Bulldogs – will be in their element on a fun city break in Bath, as basically, they are a breed of domestic dog, bred to be company hoomans!!
Cool pooches – such as Chihuahuas, those happen to be one of the smallest breeds of dog, – will fall right into place in an urban jungle like London, and can be swept up into the safety of pet parents’ arms in busy crowds.
Athletic dogs – such as Labradors (traditional waterdog of Newfoundland, long employed as a duck retriever and fisherman’s mate) – will embrace long, mountainous walks in Snowdonia.
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