My Dog in the Forest: Vancouver, BC

category: Dogs • 2 min read

dog walking

My Dog

This is my dog. His name is Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte). Most people think that he’s some Australian Sheepdog. That’s mostly because of the colour of his coat which you can’t see since the image is in black and white and because of his ears.

The thing is that he can do whatever he wants with his ears.

  1. If my dog is happy, he will have his ears straight up, just like a Corgi.
  2. If my dog is puzzled, he will stick his ears straight out sideways. They are huge almost like tennis rackets (more like ping-pong/table tennis racket size). Most dogs will have a slight twist to the head. Not my dog! I’ve never been able to take a photo of him with his ears straight out. He’s too afraid of the camera.
  3. If my dog is tracking, his ears will go to the back of the head and he will drop them, just like a Basset Hound, except they are not as long as a Basset Hound’s ears.
  4. If my dog has found his prey and knows what he’s tracking, he will rolls them in and no more ears. Then, nobody can see his ears. It’s quite neat to see that. I have to be careful because a few times he tracked coyotes. The way he rolls his ears in, is by shrinking the white space at the top of his head, until it almost disappears. This lift his ears up and then he flattens his ears against his skull. Why does he do that? I have no idea…


Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II ISO 1600 and 1/250
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM @185mm and f/7.1
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