Other hounds around Hanoi

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I realized that I have accumulated quite a collection of Vietnamese and their dogs, as well as rather comedy dogs without their owners around town. Of course there a few photos of Tala thrown in as well.

Below are some of my recent favorites. As you can see the Vietnamese have really come to embrace dogs as pets and I keep seeing more and more around the city, despite unfortunately still passing many dog meat stalls…

More about dogs in Vietnam and how up until the 80s is was illegal to have dogs as pets in a past post here.

Guarding jewelry on Hang Bac

Guarding a jewelry counter with jade and gold on Hang Bac

Young and old showing off their respective small dogs.

A young girl and her Pomeranian

The camera shop man and his dog

A Phu Quoc puppy

A Phu Quoc puppy on Au Co

Dogs all travel by motorcycle whether large or small – look at the two Alaskan malamutes!

Two malamutes on a motorcyle - only in Vietnam!

A more manageable size

My park buddy fanning his poodle

My friend at Lenin park fanning his poodle with a piece of cardboard

Swapped collars - Vietnam's take on irony

Swapped collars – Vietnam’s take on irony

Sidewalk chequers with a dog

Sidewalk chequers with a cafe dog for company

Tala waiting while we eat street food.

Tala waiting while we grab some quick street food.

A dog 'waiting' for its pedicure....

A dog ‘waiting’ patiently for its pedicure….

A girl and her Phu Quoc near Dong Xuan Market

A girl and her Phu Quoc near Dong Xuan Market

A boy and his miniature pinscher, which looked rather like a Cirneco Dell'Etna

A min pin pup, which looked rather like a Cirneco Dell’Etna

A toddler and his Min Pin

Tala with a toddler and his Min Pin puppy

A particularly jovial chap playing fetch with his retriever in Lenin park – proving there is no need for fancy toys!

A man and his retriever playing fetch

A boy playing with a Phu Quoc puppy

Hoi An - I think the sign referred to the art work not the dog...

Hoi An – I think the sign referred to the art work not the dog…

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