Look at this magnificent thing. It’s an Australian cattle dog. They’re super smart, and the cool thing about them is that while they are descended from English herders, but the couldn’t take the Australian climate. So they bred them with dingoes. That’s right. When you see an Australian cattle dog, you’re seeing part dingo.
I was at Lowe’s today getting a bunch of stuff, which is what you do on a Sunday in the suburbs. You’re allowed to take your dog into the store there, as long as it’s well behaved, so Piper is obviously excluded. However, there were tons of dogs. It was dog-mania. One was a French bulldog. They’re great animals, and from the look of this Frenchie pup, you can tell he’s not buying whatever you’re selling.
The Sloughi originated in Ethiopia, and unlike many dog breeds that are more recent, there is genetic and archaeological evidence that the breed has been around since 3000 BC! They are sighthounds who are both sturdy and classy.
These are great dogs, and they remind me a lot of my favorite: the rat terrier. Schipperkes are small (11-18 pounds) but not annoyingly miniature. They’re feisty, brave, intelligent, shttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ef/0f/40/ef0f4019f35a98f9214ad473afbf76ea.jpgocial and full of personality. The first pic makes them look like one of those dangerous attack-type dogs, but the second shows how sweet they are. And a huge bonus: they are sometimes referred to as “LBD” — Little Black Devil. The denizens of the LFBD universe would be proud!