Old English Setter: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver, BC

older english setter walking

Older English Setter walking

Old English Setters are quite unusual in my neck the woods. They look like a mix between a setter and a dalmatian.

Talk about stubborn.

English Setters are known to be stubborn and this one is no exception. Once he stopped, he refused to start again his walk. His owner pulled and pulled until he had to yank to get him to start walking again.

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17 Years Old: West Vancouver, BC

A 17 years old dog and still going for the daily walks

A 17 years old dog and still going for the daily walks

This dog is 17 years old dog and she still goes for a daily walks!

Actually, it’s more of a slow stroll with frequent sniffs rather than a walk. A stop here, a sniff there but the walk is the walk. Every day, rain or shine, she goes on the walk. She doesn’t seem to have …

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First Contact: West Vancouver, BC

Border Collie Diving in Sand

Border Collie Diving in Sand

This Border Collie was busy chasing his ball and this is the first contact. He’s ready to kill it and return it to his owner. His owner was quite far away and was throwing the ball with one of these plastic extender to throw the ball even further away.

The Border Collie is diving in the sand to grab his prey as quickly as …

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Greyhound Rescue: West Vancouver, BC

Greyhound rescue

Bingo, a Greyhound rescue

Bingo is a Greyhound rescue from Tijuana, Mexico. She only raced for a couple of years. She wasn’t fast enough so the “race people” got rid of her. The Greyhound rescue took her under their umbrella and eventually she ended in Canada. After 5 years, she still has problems with Canada and the West Coast.

  1. It’s Canada and the winters are harsh. She doesn …
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Saluki: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver, BC

Salukis are one of the oldest domesticated breed of dogs. They are the ancestors of the Greyhounds. The Salukis started in the Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan area around 4000 BCE, long before Abraham and Moses…

I like the Salukis, they are loyal and have dignity. I have seen many goofy Labs but I have yet to see a “goofy” Saluki. If you look at his paws, notice the length of his nails, it’s to get better traction on gravel and sand so they can change direction faster when hunting for rabbits/hare…

I do not remember his name (I should have written it down) but in spite of his white muzzle, he’s only 5 years old.

Saluki: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver, BC

Saluki: Ambleside Park — West Vancouver, BC

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After the Kill: West Vancouver, BC

Border Collie running with his kill/ball

Border Collie running with his kill ball

This Border Collie is running back with his kill ball. He runs back, but not too fast.

I didn’t ask for his name. The owner was busy throwing the ball and talking with another lady, so I didn’t interrupt.

This Border Collie reminds me of Jack Russel Terrier that I knew called “Locca”. That’s a Female Crazy in Spanish. Locca …

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Mouthing Around: West Vancouver, BC

2 dogs mouthing around

Two Dogs Mouthing Around: Vancouver, BC

Lizzy, the white dog, is playing with a Shiba Inu, the brown dog. It looks fierce, but they are just playing.

Usually, when a dog doesn’t like it anymore, that dog starts whimpering and the other dog usually stops.

What makes the difference between playing around and getting ready to attack? Directions and tensions.

  1. Direction: They are not facing each other, they are …
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