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Cadiz Local Customs: 59 reviews and 76 photos


Here in Cadiz many people have dogs although it seems just as many, if not more people are scared of them. I don't mean scared of big dogs either, I mean all dogs!

It is defiantly a cultural thing as many people here are taught that dogs are dirty. They would be disgusted if they saw you kissing a dog in public. Dog kissing isn't done here, not even on the top of their heads! If they saw you letting a dog lick your face they would certainly screw their faces up!

Saying this dog owners seem to think it is perfectly all right to leave dog dirt on the streets and on the beach, although this SLOWLY changing. Dog dirt bins are starting to pop up around town in the parks and such like.

You will see dogs on the beach in the winter despite there being a no dogs sign on every entrance. They were put up a few years ago as many people take their dogs to the beach without picking up the brown presents they leave! This annoys me as a dog owner as if everyone picked up the dog dirt maybe we could take them to the beach as there aren't many other places to take them here to let them run around. The other thing that annoys me is that owners let their dogs off the leads without controlling them so they come and annoy your dogs or other people!

In the summer the police patrol the beaches making sure you don't take your dogs among other things.

If it a common sight to see 'dangerous dogs' such as pitbulls without muzzles and with their balls intact! I see this as another problem as these people tend to have no idea about dog training! This is more common in El Puerto de Santa Maria than Cadiz city, but you still see them here too.

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  • Written Jan 27, 2008
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