Frenchie v. Tennis Ball: Vancouver, BC

French Bulldog with tennis ball

French Bulldog with tennis ball

This French Bulldog is almost 10 years old and he still runs for his ball.

It seems that French Bulldogs never grow up. Even when they grow old, they still behave like puppies. This may be some of their appeal. I still have to see an older calm French Bulldog, except for when they sleep. Some French Bulldogs can sleep as much as 20 hours a day, especially after running …

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Blue Heeler: Vancouver, BC

Blue Heeler walking back from 'her work'

Blue Heeler walking back from ‘her work’

This is a Blue Heeler or also known as Australian Cattle Dog. The only thing that is not ‘normal’ is the position of the tail. It’s supposed to be down but he kept on wagging his tail up the whole time I saw him. I don’t think that it was because of my dog, I could swear that it was wagging up long before he saw …

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The Puzzled Look: Vancouver, BC

Puzzled look: Vancouver, BC

Puzzled Look: Vancouver, BC

I make all kind of weird sounds, but the one I’m most proud of is my impression of Daffy Duck, from the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoons.

Mel Blank did the Daffy Duck’s voice (and most of the other characters of the Looney Tunes) until he died in late 1980s. Daffy Duck is a mean and selfish black and yellow duck who so self-centered that the rest of the …

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What a Cuttie: Vancouver, BC

Lizzie, the cuttie

Lizzie, the cuttie

Her name’s Lizzie, she’s only 7 month old. She looks so serious, that’s until she starts running around after other dogs. Then, she becomes exuberant and there’s no way to stop her until all the other dogs are gone.

With the other dogs gone, she stops immediately and becomes the serious dog.

We are talking Dr Jekyll & Mister Hyde but instead of the magic potion, it more like …

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Princess: Vancouver, BC

Princess thinks that the world revolves around her

Princess: Vancouver, BC

This is Princess. She thinks that she’s a princess. And like all princesses, she thinks that the whole world revolves around her. She has no patience. But once she gets her way, she becomes an almost pleasant dog. Once she’s got her sniffs, she wants to sniff my dog, she become quiet and she was not an annoying dog anymore.

Dogs, like all hunters, have to be patient. They are …

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Dog in Pit: Vancouver, BC

dog proud of himself after digging a hole

Dog proud of himself after digging a hole

I have no idea what happened here. S/he’s been sitting there in the pit.

Did s/he dig the hole or was it already there? S/he just sat in the hole for a good 10 minutes like s/he’s proud of it. His/her owner was with a group at the other end of the park.

Most dogs dig because they are bored …

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Mako: Vancouver, BC

Mako needs to run

Mako needs to run

Mako is a Boston Terrier. Like all good terriers, he needs to run between half an hour to a full hour, depending on the weather, the direction of the wind and the alignment of the planets. Not only he doesn’t catch his ball, he doesn’t even try to catch his tennis ball. He runs after it, and when it’s on the ground then he picks it up and …

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Tula An English Setter: Vancouver, BC

Tula, an English Setter

Tula, an English Setter

Tula is an English Setter. They are quite rare in my neck of the woods. She’s very beautiful dog but she’s another chicken in a doggy suit, see the The Great Chicken Conspiracy for more details.

There are two type of English Setters

  1. The hunting type
  2. The show type

The hunting type are smaller and stockier than the show type of English Setters. The show type also have longer …

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Let’s Get Mooving: Vancouver, BC

Dog pulling hard during the walk

Dog pulling hard during the walk

Let’s get ‘mooving’. The dog has to pull her owner.

Actually, I don’t think that we can say who’s owning who. The lady legally owns the dog, but the dog is definitely in charge and owns his human.

The problem is not that the dog is ahead of the human, that’s OK that’s the job of the ‘scout’ to be ahead and warn the …

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In Sync: Vancouver, BC

dog and lady walking in sync

dog and lady walking in sync

Often when people walk their dog, they will walk in sync. left - left, right - right…

People often do the same with other people, but for that kind of walk, there needs to be some harmony between the dog and the person or between the various people. The dog has to work hard to walk in sync, their legs are much shorter than people’s leg.

I’m kneeling in …

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The Mexican Special: Vancouver, BC

Bo: a Mexican Mutt

Bo: a Mexican Mutt

This dog is the definition of a mutt. His name is Bo and he comes from a Mexican rescue, so his owners don’t know anything of his history. $500, landed in Vancouver, BC. His owners found him on Petfinder. Bo was found on the streets of Mexico City and he’s between 2 and 4 years old.

Bo loves to run. Bo needs to run a good half an hour …

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