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Britain's best and worst places for dogs to live - RANKED

Britain's most dog-friendly cities
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As a country, we’re crazy about canines - but which city tops the list as the most pup-friendly location?

By Alice Lang Published on 31 May 2019

No matter where you are in the country, we bet you’re an amazing doggy owner. But new research has revealed that certain cities might be better for our four-legged friends to live in than others…

The ultimutt city for dogs

According to the Express, the BARK (Best Places of Residence for K9s) study ranked Britain’s 25 largest cities based on a variety of factors which affect a dog’s life.

And after extensive analysis, it turns out the that North is topping the charts this year - sorry, Southern city-dwellers!

Newcastle topped the charts as the most dog-friendly city thanks to superb air quality, endless green space and low levels of litter - well, that does sound pretty great to us.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Next on the list was Preston, which has the highest number of dogs per capita of all British cities and great quality dog parks. *Books train to Preston in the hope of being surrounded by dogs*

Finally, coastal city Bournemouth took the third spot - which it has its spotlessly clean streets to thank for.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But these cities had a ruff time

The famous capital of London, despite its numerous dog-friendly offices, didn’t even make the top 10, ranking in at no.21. Surprisingly, it has the lowest number of dogs per household out of all the cities surveyed - but it did have a high number of dog-friendly pups. Pint, anyone?

At the bottom of the dog-friendly city list was Portsmouth. The analysis found that the Southern city lacked green space, had terrible air quality and lots of traffic congestion. Oh Portsmouth, don’t terrier yourself up about it (sorry, we had to...)!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Want to see the full list? Check it out below: 

1.Newcastle
2.Preston
3.Bournemouth
4.Plymouth
5.Manchester
6.Brighton
7.Leeds
8.Nottingham
9.Bristol
10.Southend-on-Sea
11.Sheffield
12.Bradford
13.Reading
14.Liverpool
15.Middlesbrough
16.Derby
17.Sunderland
18.Stoke-on-Trent
19.Birmingham
20.Kingston upon Hull
21.London
22.Leicester
23.Coventry
24.Southampton
25.Portsmouth