Our dogs are sociable animals and we all love seeing them run in the park with fellow hounds. While owning multiple dogs isn’t feasible for all of us living in the city, introducing our dogs to other canines is easy thanks to London’s fantastic social scene.
Has your dog ever met a nice dog on the train or the bus but been too shy to ask for their number? This needn’t be an issue because online dog groups and communities make it easy to meet dogs in London.
To keep up to date with and find new doggy meetups, it’s handy to have a Facebook and/or Meetup.com account. We’ve provided links to all of the relevant community groups for London. Some are open groups and other require you to request to join so you can be sure they’re selective about who gets to contribute to the pages.
Dachshund meetups in London
The number of British sausage dogs has more than doubled in the past decade. As a charismatic but pocket sized breed, it’s no wonder they’re such a popular choice as a canine companion in The Big Smoke. With such a strong dachshund population, there are plenty of sausage meetups taking place:
• Hyde Park Sausage Walk - meetup.com
• London Lowriders - Facebook group
Whippet and greyhound meetups in London
• Whippet Up UK - Facebook
• London Retired Greyhounds - Facebook
• Sighthound Sundays - Facebook
For updates on life as a greyhound in the British capital, give Gwen the Greyhound a follow on Facebook. And if you and your whippet or greyhound can get out of London for meetups, Surrey Sighthound Walking Group is a useful page.
French bulldog meetups in London
• London French Bulldogs - Facebook
• Victoria Park French Bulldog Meetup - Meetup.com
• London Frenchies - Meetup.com
• Battersea Park French Bulldog Meetups - Meetup.com
If you and your Frenchie can get out of London for meetups, South West French Bulldogs UK is a useful page.
Chihuahua meetups in London
For Chihuahua meetups, your best option is probably Ladies with Leads. But keep an eye out for small dog breed meetups too.
Boston terrier meetups in London
• London Boston Terrier Meetup Group - Meetup.com
Bulldog meetups in London
• London Monthly Bulldog Meetup Group - Meetup.com (if you own a bulldog of any variety-whether that be an English Bulldog, Frenchie, American, Old Tyme Bulldog, Leavitt, and Victorian this is the group for you and your pooch).
Pug meetups in London
• London Pugs - Meetup.com
• Marble HIll Pug Meetups - facebook
Any pug owners with friends in Surrey, could join Nonsuch Park Pugs Meet Up Cheam Surrey.
Schnauzer meetups in London
• Hampstead Heath Schnauzer Walks - Facebook
• Schnauzer walks in Beckenham Place Park - Facebook
• Danson Park Schnauzer Walk - Facebook
Pomeranian meetups in London
• Hyde Park Pomeranian meetup - Meetup.com
Corgi meetups in London
• UK Corgi Club - website
• UK Corgi Club - Facebook
If you’re still after more Corgi Spam, follow Disapproving Corgis on Facebook. And for UK corgi meetups, search on meetup.com here.
Shuba Inu meetups London
• Shiba London - Facebook