|my new man
||[Jun. 4th, 2004|12:30 am]
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?
He's adorable. He's also probably a mutt, given the pattern. And the cat seems to be completely bewildered.
The cat looks more calculating to me.
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.
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.
oh! he looks a lot like thyla
Pit bulls and greyhounds are both often brindled, he could have a little of either or both.
And he's cute.
What a cutie! He looks very sweet.
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!
No cat attacks yet?
Where'd did you find him?
I concur on the brindle mix ID.
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.
I love the look of contempt on your cat...then again, I'd expect nothing less from a feline.
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.
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.