|Tiller- (Skansen's- Ira in the M|
I DO Exist...To- Drive You Batty
|Barked: Sat Nov 15, '08 11:00am PST |
|Hey, Norbert....I will give you one. You guys have got to think outside your big dog box, you know. I mean, soooo cliche....Mastiffs, Danes, Newfs, Saints. Yadda, yadda - like who hasn't said THAT before
Norbert...I am going to tell you about this breed, and the only catch is that he needs a lot of exercise. He's a country dog, but in the house, he is just mellow AS. He has a laid back attitude and is actually rather famed for it. I will tell you that he is one of the SWEETEST dogs on the planet....just a total and utter love, and yet so few seem to know this. So grand is his legend, that no one thinks beyond it. He has served us SO well, that we in our minds never think of him as just a doggy. Well, I am setting that record straight right now.
He is a most heart warming animal and enchanting essence. He is a gentleman of sweetness and of well intentioned heart. He has a gentle spirit and kindly manner. There is no aggression in him - he is not a "bad actor" in any way. He is emotive...socially inclined, he loves greeting people and making a fuss, he's a bit clumsy, but he has tons of charm.
This is the breed EVERYONE knows in terms of his legend and his look, and yet so few know who he IS. You would be surprised to meet him. He's like a stately goofball. I cannot say it enough....he is pure sugar - just so kindly and well meaning. And yet, this is one of the most talented dog breeds on the planet. He is physically awesome, his talent is extreme, and he has so much HEART. He requires patience to train, but you ought never offer him anything but enthusiatic understanding....always be kind with him, for he is not being knowingly contrary or challenging you - he just knows what his job is and sometimes that distracts him. It rests at odds with a dog who when not on a mission wants nothing more than to hang out with you and be by your side.
And I LOVE THAT about this breed. Amidst canine workers, few are more impressive, and yet with his work clothes off, he is just a basic guy. He is mellow, laid back, VERY stable, absolutely trustworthy, and....may I say it again.....sweet AS I cannot tell you how many I have introduced this breed to who have just been beside themselves when confronted by his charming sociability, kindness, simplicity and good nature. He is level headed and affable. Yah, he drools, he's no ballerina, he's not for the house proud. But he is one of a kind and so very dear to my heart. I love impressive dogs, I love the monster workers, and to me he is singular in this regard, because he is one of the most awesome, and yet in the home he's just a good ol' basic doggy. Impressive on the end of a leash, and yet such an enchanting, well meaning and uncomplicated fellow.
Rescue? Sure. In fact, many times those slated for careers come up with dysplasia....even moderate amounts of it will preclude a professional capacity for this guy. Some get them carelessly, too. Not the most common of breeds in rescue, but they always are available and have the most forgiving hearts.
Who is this breed? AH HA...I am feeling spunky I want you big dog freaks to tell ME. A Dogster brain teaser
Edited by author Sat Nov 15, '08 11:07am PST
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