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my new man [Jun. 4th, 2004|12:30 am]
Just me.
I realize these are somewhat lousy pics: the dog is so enamored of me it is difficult to get far enough away to take a decent photo. but here's a peek at him:


And to answer the most likely questions:

1) about 10 months old, according to vet's inspection of teeth
2) I have no clue: catahoula mix? What dogs typically have a tiger pattern?
3) Elzar.

[User Picture]From: erikred
2004-06-03 08:21 pm (UTC)
He's adorable. He's also probably a mutt, given the pattern. And the cat seems to be completely bewildered.
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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2004-06-03 09:32 pm (UTC)
The cat looks more calculating to me.
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[User Picture]From: erikred
2004-06-04 04:08 am (UTC)
Well, there's some that'll argue whether the cat is bewildered or calculating, when the real question is when the cat intends to take over the world.

Timetables are important, you know.
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[User Picture]From: eumenide
2004-06-03 08:36 pm (UTC)

alleles, alleles, oxen free

I once had a brindled dog that was Shar Pei and Pit Bull, so I second the mutt theory.

There's a brief discussion here about doggy colouration genes, if you were interested in that sort of thing.
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[User Picture]From: puddinhed
2004-06-04 12:47 am (UTC)
oh! he looks a lot like thyla!
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[User Picture]From: emmycantbemeeko
2004-06-04 03:02 am (UTC)
Pit bulls and greyhounds are both often brindled, he could have a little of either or both.

And he's cute.
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[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2004-06-04 03:50 am (UTC)
What a cutie! He looks very sweet.
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[User Picture]From: the_autoclave
2004-06-04 04:06 am (UTC)
nice, slightly worried looking brow. that's my favourite kind of dog face, with a distinct step twixt muzzle and forehead. i used to live a couple of back yards away from a tiger style greyhound, but i'd guess from the stance of his front legs when he's siting that the stripes are pit-bull related. not that it matters - he's a handsome pup. well done!
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From: ex_futch238
2004-06-04 04:28 am (UTC)
No cat attacks yet?

Where'd did you find him?

I concur on the brindle mix ID.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-06-04 06:34 am (UTC)

long story short:

>Where'd did you find him?

visiting friend in NEw Orleans, whose aunt had found Elzar as a stray. she wanted to keep him but has 4 dogs. so she was looking for a sucker...I mean person to adopt him. I got introduced to him, and suddenly I had a dog.

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[User Picture]From: repoman
2004-06-04 05:57 am (UTC)
I love the look of contempt on your cat...then again, I'd expect nothing less from a feline.
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[User Picture]From: 2wanda
2004-06-04 12:21 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

A lot of dogs come in the tiger pattern, usually called a brindle. The catahoula does, so does the mastiff, and so do great danes, staffordshire terriers (aka: pit bulls), greyhounds, etc.

You'll have to depend on other characteristics to figure out his combination of breeds, like body type and personality. We think that Rufus is catahoula and aussie. His personality is very catahoula, according to some of the reading I've done, and talking to a catahoula breeder in Louisiana. But his head and coat have aussie characteristics, and sometimes when he barks, he sounds just like my mom's aussie. Anyway, he's definitely a mutt, but a handsome mutt at that. We love him. Our other dog, Kip, is border collie and husky (we think) and he has characteristics of both in his personality and looks. Both dogs were someone else's cast-aways. They got lucky landing in our family. Spoiled dogs, they are.
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[User Picture]From: jtemperance
2004-06-04 02:25 pm (UTC)
Nice doggie.
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2004-06-09 02:11 pm (UTC)
Awwww! Congradulations...just got back in town and am catching up on reading. I can't wait to meet him. I've been wanting a dog back in my life lately...but still plan to wait a while.
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