So far I have in my list (let's narrow down to urban and touristy areas): USA Canada Australia (maybe NZ also) Western Europe (not Central Europe) Japan South Korea

I guess I've already listed most of the countries that fit my requirement (correct me if any of the above countries need to be removed). Just checking to see if there are any more in Asia, Latin America and Africa?

Purpose of this question: I come from a country with packs of strays everywhere, and would like to travel to places which are different and better for relief/escape.

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    I think this is too broad to answer (certainly as a list of countries). Also, I wouldn't really say there are no stray dogs in the US or UK or Europe (although arguably they wouldn't be where a tourist would easily stumble across them). – SpaceDog Feb 9 '16 at 10:09
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    That's a weird question, and I would doubt you could completely eliminate any country whatsoever. There are just more or less chances of it happening, but (except maybe some micro-countries) there are probably in every single country. – jcaron Feb 9 '16 at 10:09
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    I'm guessing the people not understanding this question have never been to a country where stray dogs are commonplace (i.e. you'll encounter multiple on any typical walk in a typical town) and aggressive (guidebooks offer tips for stray dog standoffs). I can understand why anyone with a dog phobia would want to avoid such places. Bucharest is notorious for this, and I had several aggressive dog standoffs in Tonga (guidebook suggests carrying a stick in some areas to fend them off). Stray dogs are common in West Africa but (certainly in Sierra Leone) they're harmless - completely docile. – user56reinstatemonica8 Feb 9 '16 at 11:22
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    Since the vast majority of countries don't have a stray dog problem, maybe this question would be less broad if it was reversed? "In which countries are aggressive stray dogs a common problem for travelers?" seems like a good, answerable question – user56reinstatemonica8 Feb 9 '16 at 11:23
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    @MarkMayo but stray dogs are not commonplace in, for example, New York City, where the last time I remember seeing a pack of strays was 1980 or '81. In Sarajevo, on the other hand, one sees stray dogs literally constantly. See oslobodjenje.ba/daily-news/…. The question is not about a guarantee against seeing stray dogs. Still I think it's too broad, in part because such policies are generally municipal, not national. – phoog Feb 9 '16 at 15:40

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