Ideas and routes
We suggest that you begin to discover Bilbao with a dog through one of its most iconic strolls. Following the route of the Nervión River, the old industrial epicentre of the town, you will find large open spaces, avenues full of the smell of fresh grass, the sea, etc., which will lead you to the very heart of the Old Part.
After a busy day visiting towns and villages in the Basque Country, your dog will be grateful for some time and space to run free and play with other dogs.
Here you can find dog-friendly establishments and places to visit where you and your dog will be welcome, to make visiting the Basque Country with your dog a perfect experience. Remember to always check the full, up-to-date policy on admission for dogs.
Need a vet? A dog grooming service? When you travel with a dog, unexpected situations or needs can arise. Here you can find services for dogs, grouped by areas and specialisations.
A breed of dog autochthonous to the Basque Country
The official name of the breed is euskal Artzain Txakurra, and it has been used for centuries as a sheep dog and livestock guard dog. There are two varieties: Gorbeiakoa and iletsua. it is an athletic, energetic and agile dog, very hard-working and committed to the task. Its average weight is 20 kilos.
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