Tuesday, October 15, 2013

30 Things You Should Know and/or Will Love about Japan Series: # 26

#26 Puppy Love

In Japan, people love their dogs.  For the most part, people live in small apartments, so most of the time these are very small dogs.  Most apartment complexes have rules on the size of the dog living in apartments, so you don't see large dogs frequently.

Dogs here are often dressed up.
Image Credit: www.tokyotimes.org

It's not uncommon to see a dog in a stroller.

It's not even that uncommon to see a dog in a "baby" sling.

There are many specialty shops for animal accessories, so one's dog can be as cute (kawaii!) as the owner.

This little pup is for sale in a tiny little dog boutique right near our house for about $3,000 USD
Japanese dog owners are very respectful when taking their dogs out.  They are often seen with a little bag which includes bags for poop and often a water bottle to rinse off any areas that the dogs may have peed.  It is very uncommon to see dog poop in parks, which is nice when you have little kids running through them.

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