Monday, October 10, 2005

AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG...



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.

5 comments:

Ms.L said...

She's so sweet!
I have a dog of similar parentage,with similar looks.She also has a retreiver look along with her hound look and rotti look.Drives us crazy cause we'd love to know for sure what she is.
She's a rotti cross but who knows what the heck else.

I'll post a pic of her on my blog..

I see a bit of Beagle in your sweet girl,from the rotti picture.
Something about the shape of her head and the white markings.

Flatman said...

What a cutie-pie. I love sweet, playful dogs like Journey...

Ellie said...

I've thought Beagle, too! I'm glad someone else sees it. In fact, although Rottweiler is the first thing that comes to most people's minds because of her facial markings, I have thought Lab (black) and Beagle could very well produce a dog that looks like Journey. (Hope the Lab was the mom... poor beagle...)

TriFeist said...

She looks a lot like my dog,
Nikki. Of course, Nikki's ears are cropped like a doberman which makes her look more like the breed but she's only 45 lbs. White markings often show up when breeds mix. Journey may have some rottie or dobe in her, who knows? Use those looks She's all love, that's what counts!

Ms.L said...

great minds think alike,lol!