Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Dignity in question

I read online recently that "The German Shepherd is a dignified dog that is loyal, aloof, and somewhat antisocial"

Which just goes to show that you can't believe everything you read on the Internet. Dignity my foot!

I came across the article during a fairly random Google search and it's posted on a site that appears to be, at a glance, selling some sort of  homeopathic pet remedy, quite possibly "snake oil", so don't read this as any kind of endorsement of their wares.

But it's otherwise quite an interesting read on the history of the Shepherd, which I confess I didn't actually know a lot about. And whilst I don't necessarily agree with the characterisation that they describe in its entirety (and I've got a lot more personal experience here than I do on the breed's history), it does paint a pretty accurate picture of the general character and temperament of the dog.

But mostly, this was just an excuse to post pictures of mine poking their tongues out at you, and looking cute but dumb. That said, Boo (blonde mutt, second picture, frame right) has that "spare me, what does he think he looks like" expression on his face.

He wears that a lot when he's around Jack, who often seems to have his tongue up his nose.

Boo's an ex-street dog, and the only one of the two that isn't pure Shep. He's really a blend of all sorts of things eastern European, and I suspect he's the most considered, savviest of the three.

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