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Mi Amigo, Bienvenido a Espana, aqui esta un poco diferente, pero el sol es gratis para todos, disfruta.
 
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You´re lucky it was distant - normally they are next door, at least five or six of them; and once one starts ALL the dogs within hearing distance join in as well! But you do get used to them, and just tune them out.
 

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Portugal is even worse!

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In rural Portugal where we stayed the old farmers still put the sheep in small pens at night and leave a dog there to keep them safe, which basically means they bark all night to keep predators away. Then you find them sound asleep all day in the sun, you take revenge by waking them up. We can switch of hearing them but some just can't. Good friends of ours have just moved after they became so conscious of the three dogs barking next door, they couldn't stand it any more. They did say to the new owners about them but they were a Portuguese family and weren't worried about it.
 
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Portugal is even worse!

Had a few encounters with dogs in Portugal, but barking wasn't the issue.

One was asleep in the middle of the road on a roundabout -- had to wake it up to get past.

On another occasion, a stray darted across a dual carriageway: luckily I saw the HGV coming in the opposite direction slam on the brakes, so had enough time to slow and not flatten the beast as it crossed our side. Then there are the joys of hiking and coming across loose dogs with no visible owner. Mind you, never been bitten yet unlike in the UK.

Still love Portugal and the Portuguese, though, and keep going back.

Animals in general have plagued our travels. In France once while descending at speed on a bike, the other half hit a cat that ran across the road, but managed to stay upright. I didn't see it happen as I was further down the road. When I was told about it I thought there may have been some exaggeration about how close a shave it was until I was shown the cat fur trapped between the spokes of the front wheel.
 
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Agreed with the dogs in Spain. I think some owners leave them to guard unoccupied properties. Luckily our two don't join in.
yes but the type of bark is what might get others to join in. Most barks are not for a reason ,when there is one , i.e some type of predator about, then obviously it must be a different bark as not only will all the other dogs join in but the inside dogs,like mine, start & want to get out to attack whatever it is that might be about.
 

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Count yourself lucky we are in Galicia at the moment no bloody dogs barking so can't sleep :)

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Sorry.
I thought you knew.
On entering the country, the authorities nominate a dog to follow you (regardless of distance covered per day) and they manage it.
 

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If you are thinking of staying on the Aire by the main road near Benicàssim then there are some kennels nearby with dogs that bark and some idiot that likes playing the drums till 11pm
 

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Interesting.
I'm not moaning, just being amusing (hopefully).
We would be settling down to sleep and I would say to my wife "where's the dog tonight" ?
We also noted a cockrel going off at about 11 o'clock in the morning. Very Spanish ?
 

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We are in Portugal but stay on Spanish time, we have plenty of barking dogs, and cockerels that stay awake all night and appear to sleep all day. :rolleyes::D Bob.
 
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If you are thinking of staying on the Aire by the main road near Benicàssim then there are some kennels nearby with dogs that bark and some idiot that likes playing the drums till 11pm
11 pm,,can't be Spanish,,much to early to stop..Go to France they are in bed for 9.0 pm.BUSBY.

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If you are thinking of staying on the Aire by the main road near Benicàssim then there are some kennels nearby with dogs that bark and some idiot that likes playing the drums till 11pm

But you might try the Aire at the Grau in Castellon? or, failing that the parking up by the aerodrome on the road to Benicassim.
 

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