Yesterday I posted Journey's "Rottweiler" look. These shots, however, are her "hound dog" look.
Any guesses as to her lineage? You can click on the photos for a larger view. She's about 50 pounds, a little smaller than the average Lab.
Not aggressive, but will take on a dog that dares her. She also puts on a great "Stay the hell away from my owner" act, which is respected by humans, since she looks like a Rott when excited and is far from being a small dog. But she's a pussycat with people who pet her, dogs who want to play, children, babies, and... pussycats. She loves our cat Annie, who lies with her giving her tongue baths. Annie never showed any fear of Journey from the moment we brought her in (fully-grown.) She just kind of rolled her eyes like, "Oh, great, a new dog." Journey's reaction was a shug and "Oh, I see you have a cat. What's in this other room?" Oh, and bunnies. Someone had a pet bunny tied out in their yard, and I crept Journey closer inch by inch, restraining her, till close enough for her to sniff it. She and the bunny sniffed noses, then she got down on her elbows play-style and wagged her tail, then lay down with her chin on her paws in that "pleading" pose, eyes shining, tail wagging. "Please play with me..." The bunny showed no fear at all, only curiosity.