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Doggystyle: Gerd and Tammo

by Zoë Noble

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“He farts all the time.”

Doggystyle: Lisa, Jeremy and Toro

by Zoë Noble

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“The first German word we learned is “Fuchs”, because a lot of people were asking us if Toro’s a fox. He’s actually a Shiba Inu, an ancient breed of Japanese hunting dog, which was almost killed off during World War Two.

I always knew I wanted this breed. About seven or eight years ago there was a woman who had a litter of Shibas, and she put a live webcam on the puppies six hours a day. That was when I first learned about them – sitting at my computer at work, watching. Oh my god, they were so cute.

But they’re a big internet meme now – such Doge – so we’ll be on the U-Bahn now and people will be taking pictures of him. Toro has a very expressive face. He usually looks really happy but he can look sad too. When he hasn’t been fed, he’ll get in this crouch pose and stare at you like, “come on”.”

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Doggystyle: Giulia, Mattia, Nacho and Ninja

by James Glazebrook

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“Nacho is very chill and quiet, and you can find him looking out at the sea, and thinking a lot. He’s a real philosopher.

But Ninja is super active. He wants to play all the time, and always lets his brother know when he’s won.

We went to pick up Ninja, but they were playing together and they were obviously inseparable. They really stick together. They watch Game of Thrones with us and bark at the bears!”

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Doggystyle: Jodi, Max, Luna and Moose

by Zoë Noble

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“Luna (left) is part Burmese Mountain Dog, Labrador, Boxer and German Mastiff.

“We found her on eBay Kleinanzeigen, and got her from an old man in Treptow. He had her grandmother, her mother and father, ten puppies and a cat in this tiny apartment. Luna was the odd one out – the only long hair in the litter – and she was always off by herself playing with bottle caps and things. We were like, ‘this is the one!’

“Having a dog has changed our lives in lots of positive ways. The only negative is that Luna really doesn’t like being on her own. Berlin is such a lovely dog city, so we take her most places. But if we ever go out somewhere she can’t come, then it’s like having a baby. She knows when we’re getting ready to go out, and she prances arounds, throws toys, shows off her skills, and does absolutely anything to get your attention.

“So we have to find a sitter, and either trade off with our friends who have dogs (like Moose’s owners) or leave her with someone who’d like a surrogate dog for the day.

“We always call Luna ‘the cat’. She licks her paw and cleans herself, and the way she eats is very delicate and dainty. Once I took a bit of ham and threw it at her, and actually landed in the face! It dropped to the ground and, even then, she sniffed it before she ate it. She’s really picky – she’s a total princess.

“But it’s the love you get every day, that makes it worthwhile. I laugh every single day looking at my dog – she just makes me happy.”

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Doggystyle: Tusia, Maggie and Louie

by Zoë Noble

“Compared to Canada, Berlin’s so dog friendly. I take Maggie and Louie everywhere with me – we go shopping together, and yesterday we went to the Karneval.

The only problem is that I have to carry Maggie [the English Bulldog] up and down the stairs. We used to live on the fifth floor and I’d carry her all the way up. She weighs 24 kilos.

Maggie grew up around kids, and they used to dress her up like a princess and throw her in a wig. She loves kids, but they’re usually scared of her. She’s a big kisser.

Louie [the French Bulldog] is more aggressive, he’s a fighter. He’s a trouble maker – I call him my asshole.”

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Doggystyle: Melisa and Pauli

by Zoë Noble

“I grew up with two dogs at home, and wanted one as soon as I moved out but was afraid of the commitment. I was always obsessed with them though, to the point where my boyfriend used to text me photos of cute dogs he would see in the street waiting for their owners or hanging out at cafes.

“We live across the road from a big park, and one day we were standing outside the Hundlaufen, looking like creepy stalkers while watching the dogs play. At that point my boyfriend said something like ‘What are you actually waiting for? Just go for it!'”

“I knew I would always want a dog and that there would always be plenty of reasons why I could tell myself to wait. Sometimes you just have to take a decision and make your life work around that choice.

“I started looking for a rescue dog right away and found Pauli through an amazing organisation that rescues dogs from the streets in Spain, called Tierhilfe Anubis. My partner and I took the train to Dresden to meet him with his foster mum and when he curled up in my lap, I couldn’t imagine not taking him home. Now I can’t imagine our lives without him!”

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Doggystyle: Lisa and Eda

by Zoë Noble

“She’s a little princess. She has post-menstrual depression after being on heat!”

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