The two on the left are Staffordshire Terriers (AKA, the dreaded Pittbull), they are my daughter's, but mostly live at our house. She lives in an enlarged mobile home about 20 feet from our house. The pooch on the left is Kooder, (after Ry Koder). He is a Dalmation X Rottwieller. He is a BIG boy, weighing over 120 pounds, the other pitties only weigh may 35 pounds.
It is such a shame when people hear the word pitbull, there is horrible connotation in their minds of these dogs eating up children, maiming and hurting. I have been around the pittbulls for many years and they are probably one of the most children-friendly dogs that I know of, other than the wonderful Labradors. With 18 kids running around our property, the pitties love the kids the most. I guess it is as all is said and done, it depends on how they are raised. We raise everything with love around here, and it pays off.
We have 3 other dogs present on our property. My husband and I have one more, she is a Labrador X Rottwieller, my sister has two, they are Wiemeramer (spelling?). All dogs here are fabulous with everyone, very tolerant and loving of all the younger kids and older. Amazing that so many can live in complete harmony (I speak of animals and humans). Great day.
The only hairy dog around here is our lab x rott, she is long, fuzzy and is indeed a shedder. Look out come the summer!!! I brush buckets of that fluffy underhair that is typical of the water dogs from her, and she always looks years younger and thinner after I am done with her. Have an awesome day. Cindi
P.S. I know what a Border collie is, beautiful and intelligent dogs, but am unfamiliar with Australian Shepard, define this dog please. Our friend has a Belgian Shephard, he is a fantastically beautiful creature, but he is a very UNFRIENDLY dog to people he does not know, he is extremely protective of his owner and she certainly feels very protected when she takes him on a walk.
Oh, rats!!! I can go on. Thinking about my friend's Belgian, he is of the oddest personality. I don't know what gets into him, but when the first few times that I met him, he did something so strange to me, I cannot almost put it to words. He does this action to all people that my friend brings home to her house.
I entered their house, because I was allowed in by the human, it was acknowledged to her dog that I was OK and he should treat me good. Well...I would not say that he actually treated me good, because what he did to me thunderstruck me almost to my knees.
I came into their hallway. Before I knew what had happend this dog had jumped up, put his tongue into my mouth and was back down on the floor looking at me within a mere microsecond in time. How on earth he has such precision to perform such an act is beyond me. If you think about it, he must measure the person's height, the area where the mouth is and all kinds of precision stuff all in the matter of this mini moment in time. Apparently, this is not unusual behaviour for this dog. I did not have a chance to be scared, move or anything because it happened so quickly. His name is Fooey. Fooey does this to every person that Sue allows into her home. Now, if I was not a dog lover, I would have been beyond freaked out. Sue and I have talked about this behaviour of her dog. She does not understand why, nor do I, but Fooey has an agenda with new people in his home, it is not an unfriendly act, just simply something that he thinks that he has to do.
Anyone got any answers to why a dog would perform this kind of mouth invasion (LOL). Great day. Cindi