A Well Balanced Lab

Labrador Retrievers (the Labs) are among the most popular dogs in North America. There’s a reason for it. ‘Well balanced’ Labs are a pleasure. ‘Well balanced’ Labs are mostly happy.

The owner was busy talking on the phone, so I do not know his name or his age, but I know that he’s ‘a good dog’. Notice how I’m right in front of him with my ‘monster eye’, aka the camera, and he is looking straight at me without any fear nor any aggression. This is a ‘very well balanced’ chocolate Labrador.

a well balanced Labrador Retriever

A Well Balanced Labrador Retriever

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Kathe with an Abandoned Papillon Dog

Kathe, a good friend of ours, found this little Papillon Dog in the forest not far from her ranch. Somebody took her to the forest and left her. The surprising part was that the dog was well taken care of, groomed and fed, so…

I like this photo of Kathe because it totally represents her. She is self effacing, but always ready to help and cannot resist an abandoned dog. Kathe is the person that is currently looking after Ethelbert and called us when Dodoïte was abandoned at her ranch.

Kathe with Abandoned Papillon

Kathe with Abandoned Papillon

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Chihuahua mix: Vancouver, BC

Charlie is a 7 year old Chihuahua mix and he was adopted from a rescue.

How do they know the age? For my dog the vet said between 3 and 5 years old, when I took my dog to the vet for the first time to get him checked.

Charlie a 7 year old Chihuahua mix

Charlie a 7 year old Chihuahua mix

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Ministry of Silly Walks: Vancouver, BC

Some dogs must be on the Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walk payroll. On that Monty Python show, John Cleese interviews people who want grants for creating silly ways of walking.

Some dogs do have funny ways of walking, it’s mostly due to the breeding and the skeleton structure of their joints.

This Belgian Griffon definitely qualifies for the Ministry of Silly Walk. Some people called these dogs either Belgian Griffons or Brussels Griffon. Brussels is the capital of Belgium.

Ministry of funny walk with Belgian Griffon

Ministry of funny walk with Belgian Griffon

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Kayo: World Champion, Vancouver, BC

Kayo, a 3 legged dog

Kayo: World Champion

I was looking after Kayo for a week, and I noticed that the walks took a long time. Kayo has only one back leg, so you’d think that it’s because he’s hopping. Nooo! Not Kayo.

Kayo peed on every bush! Some people would think that ‘every bush’ is a figure of speech, not for Kayo! After a couple of days, I started counting. He peed 69 times in less …

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The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

To me, it looks like this Dachshund is smirking at me. It’s the smile, the tilt of the head and the ears that give that impression.

Doesn’t she look like a troublemaker?

The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

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Jogging in Whistler, BC

Jogging with a dog is fantastic. It’s great exercise and the bond doesn’t happen in the house but on the walk/run. All dogs brings a sense of security, even a tiny Chihuahua will bark loudly and can scare many would-be ‘less than good intentions’ people.

Jogging with a dog through the forest

Jogging with a dog through the forest

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Dog v Horse: Vancouver, BC

For almost 2 month, they had the Cavalia show in Vancouver. That place was huge. It was much bigger than the Cirque du Soleil.

I don’t know if there is a bigger Big Top tent in North America. It must be because of the horses. They need not only the Big Top, but they also need a full stable for the horses.

It took them 3 weeks and hundreds of trucks to bring in the soil/earth for the circus and the stable and it took them over 6 weeks to fully clear the site from the soil/earth.

Dog v. Horse

Dog v. Horse: Cavalia

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Her Prized Possession: Vancouver, BC

Her prized possession? A very well used Frisbee.

This Australian Shepherd carries her Frisbee everywhere she goes. Not just to the park or at the park. She carries it on every walk, just in case.

Australian Shepherd with Frisbee

Australian Shepherd with Frisbee

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Bullitt Cargo Bike with the Golden Retriever Option

The Bullitt bicycle is a cargo bike that is made in Denmark and is sold in town at only one specialty bicycle shop here in Vancouver, BC. It’s supposed to be the fastest cargo bike in the world.

The Golden Retriever is the cutest option available for the bike.

Look at the expression of the Golden Retriever. He’s in charge and make sure the ‘pedaller’ is doing his job…

Bullitt cargo bike with Golden Retriever option

Cargo bike with the Golden Retriever option

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Dog Without A Collar: Vancouver, BC

This is Bamboo. She’s a 2 years old female.

It’s quite rare to see dogs without a collar in Vancouver. Animal Control, that’s the city, patrols the parks on regular basis and give tickets and/or impound dogs.

Dog without collar

Dog Without A Collar

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