Berliners and their dogs; a whole n’other story
Amelia Rivera

I found your “mini-ethnography” on reddit’s /r/Anthropology. I spend the summer of 2009 in Berlin doing a language program at FUBiS and noticed the same things about dogs as you! All of them had healthy coats, fit bodies, and incredible discipline. You hit the nail on the head about German’s implicit regard for their fellow citizens and I feel the way their dogs act reflects that.