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  • Not a Farm Dog

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on July 21st, 2013 (All posts by )

    Likely Dan’s dog Jameson would make short work of this little guy wearing red boots so that his feet don’t get hot on the asphalt.

    Cross posted at LITGM


    21 Responses to “Not a Farm Dog”

    1. PenGun Says:

      I had a miniature pincer that was smaller than that dog and she liked to chase deer. Now she had to surprise them or they would not run. It was hilarious to watch this tiny thing sneak up on the deer, I often had 5 or 6 eating my blackberries, then burst out barking and chase them … well not far.

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Funny pic. Is that a dye job on his fur?

    3. Nancy Says:

      Hey, don’t sell a Wire Fox Terrier short. They can be tough little beasties!

    4. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Tell me about it – we collected a terrier with wire-hair blood (in the estimation of the veterinarian) from the streets two months ago, and not only is he very clever, but very nimble, too. He thinks he’s a cat, and climbs up to the top of the cat tree. The cats apparently think he is some kind of ‘tard and his mama dresses him funny, but the younger and more open-minded of them do deign to play with him.

    5. snopercod Says:

      I don’t see anything wrong with protecting your dog’s feet from hot asphalt. All the Iditarod dogs wear booties to protect their feet from the cold and ice crystals which can cause irritation when jammed between their pads.

    6. Dan from Madison Says:

      @Jonathan – it does look like a dye job. Sigh.

    7. Mike K Says:

      I think he might be even too small for Winston to bark at. There are some dachshunds up the hill that raise hell when we walk by and W doesn’t even pay attention.

    8. Dan from Madison Says:

      PenGun – your wacky, insane, completely nonsensical wildlife stories crack me up every time. I mean it takes a lot for me to laugh out loud, and that one about a dog sneaking up on a deer along with you chasing cougars away with sticks have elicited the two loudest laughs from me in the last decade. My wife wonders what is wrong with me and I show her your bullsh1t and she laughs along. So you are good for something.

    9. Joe Wooten Says:

      Just another spoiled city pooch. Although let him be able to run free on a farm will have him chasing squirrels, coons, and deer very soon.

      And tangling with a skunk or three. I am truly shocked our German Shepherd/Collie mix mutt has not gotten skunked yet and we’ve had him 3 years now.

    10. Locomotive Breath Says:

      Looks like a Wire Fox Terrier (a.k.a. Wild Fox Terrorist) that I had. Pretty sure it’s a puppy or puppyish.

    11. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Joe, a friend of mine told me of a ranching family who had a Shi Tzu who did very well as a farm dog; Tough and fearless around cattle and horses – but they kept its coat close-clipped.

    12. Dan from Madison Says:

      @Joe we consider ourselves very lucky to have had our dog skunked only once so far.

    13. tyouth Says:

      ” it does look like a dye job. Sigh.”

      clicked the picture, enlarged, definitely little booties with elastic tops (better than a dye job, anyway)

    14. veryretired Says:

      To borrow a line from Norm McDonald, talking about his dachshund wearing a sweater his mother got for it, “Those are mean streets if you’re a wiener dog in a cardigan.”

    15. Joe Wooten Says:

      Yeah Dan.

      I know we have a family of skunks because I’ve seen the mama and her brood at least twice a week. Indy would think of them as another kitty cat to play with and run up to greet them if he ever saw them. For that goofy mutt, a stranger is just a friend he has not met yet……

    16. Joe Wooten Says:

      Sgt. Mom,

      A friend of mine in Texas has a standard poodle who makes a good farm dog too. They’re actually pretty good huting dogs, or at least this one is…..

    17. Joe Wooten Says:

      OOPS! hunting dogs….

    18. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Standard poodles are fantastic dogs – and they were originally destined as hunting dogs, rather like Labrador retrievers were. When they began miniaturizing them, and giving them stupid haircuts – that’s when everyone forgot about their finer qualities.

    19. Bill Brandt Says:

      I think the poodle (which is a German dog in origins – even mentioned in Goethe’s Faust, started getting what became the haircut by hunters – cutting their fur so it would be easier going in the brush

      Like most breeds IMO he AKC’s recogniotion, and public popularity, does a breed no good.

      The German Shepard is ruined in the US – likewise smaller-than-standard poodles, Rottweiler, etc…

    20. veryretired Says:

      But does anyone know where I can get one of those good huting dogs? I don’t hunt, but I love a good hute now and then…

    21. Joe Wooten Says:

      Hey Very,

      Just reading my various typos will give you a good hute now and then……..