|Barked: Sun Sep 16, '12 10:57pm PST |
|Honestly, I wish more people in general were less "politically correct" and more willing to admit that they don't find every dog beautiful/attractive. I always feel like people who say a dog like.. for example.. Rosie, that Chihuahua from the horrible backyard breeder, is the most beautiful dog they've ever seen are really just kidding themselves. Yes, her past is very heartbreaking, and her recovery story is inspiring and all that goodness, but I just can't deny that Rosie takes the lead as the ugliest dog I've ever seen.
To tell the truth, I'm kinda picky when it comes to some doggy aesthetics.
I'm not a fan of brick-heads, or smooshed faces. I like breeds like Border collies, German Shepherds, Belgians, and to the more extreme case, sighthounds. Especially the Borzoi! I like dogs which have long, sleek faces. Droopy, hanging lips just don't do it for me. I also don't like hairy faces (no doggy mustaches for me!)
I like a slim athletic build too. No barrel chests, not a lot of bone, and not too much bulky muscle, but just enough. I want a "runner" rather than a "body builder." I don't mind being able to see some ribs, as long as they're not actually starving, of course! I prefer Ava and Nix to be on the light end of healthy weight.
As for fur? I like fur. No hair. Fur. Medium-to-long, double coats. But not too much that would make it excessive... I just couldn't deal with the earth bound cloud of fluff that is the Rough Collie. Though I occasionally see some Rough Collies who have a tad less coat (without being smooth coated) that looked very pretty to me, like this dog. OTOH, I've just never been a fan of the way smooth collies look--not enough fur on them.
Edited by author Sun Sep 16, '12 11:09pm PST
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