St Albans has been named among the UK's most dog-friendly cities, according to new research.

A study by Animal Friends Pet Insurance ranked the nation's most dog-friendly cities, based on actors including the percentage of green space, training classes available, number of dog-friendly job listings and "pro-pup pubs". 

With a score of 205 out of 300, St Albans beat Chelmsford to seventh place in list, but fell short of York, Bath and Colchester.

Brighton beat Exeter to the title.

The full-list can be seen below:

1. Brighton 

2. Exeter 

3. Chester

4. Colchester

5. Bath

=5. York

7. St Albans

8. Chelmsford 

9. Worcester

10. Manchester 

11. Wakefield 

12. Newcastle

13. Portsmouth

14. Cambridge 

=14 Lincoln 

According to the study, St Albans boasts 21 dog-friendly walks and scored highly for its dog-friendly restaurants, bars and cafes.


Catrin George, animal wellbeing specialist at Animal Friends Pet Insurance, commented: “Whether your city made it as one of the ‘dog-friendliest’ in the UK, or not, every area has something unique to offer its canine residents.

Herts Advertiser: The full list of the UK's most dog-friendly cities.The full list of the UK's most dog-friendly cities. (Image: Animal Friends Pet Insurance)

"As long as you’re providing a loving home and your pooch has everything they need, that’s all that matters.”