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Sacrosanct

Slayer of Keraptis
Sometimes mutts do get a designation title (not exactly breed) like the domestic short hair cat.

Handsome boy you got there.
In his case, apparently central american village dogs actually pre-date most dog breeds. I.e., his breed was used with other breeds to from modern breeds. Which is a very good thing, because he came back at risk for 0 of the 162 screen at risk health issues, and is not at risk at many things other dog breeds are (like hip problems, breathing problems, etc)
 

BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
In his case, apparently central american village dogs actually pre-date most dog breeds. I.e., his breed was used with other breeds to from modern breeds. Which is a very good thing, because he came back at risk for 0 of the 162 screen at risk health issues, and is not at risk at many things other dog breeds are (like hip problems, breathing problems, etc)
That's fantastic!

Selective breeding sure has a lot of drawbacks.
 

Umbran

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In his case, apparently central american village dogs actually pre-date most dog breeds. I.e., his breed was used with other breeds to from modern breeds.
Not quite.

"Village dogs" exist in Asia and Africa as well. These aren't just mixed-breeds from lost or escaped domestic dogs, but a sort of breed of their own, with some domestic admixture, but mostly a sort of half-step between the local canine (generally wolf) populations in their areas and modern domestic dogs. The various village dog breeds are roughly as distinct as the various wolf populations are.

To say that the Central American variety of these village dogs was used with other breeds to form modern breeds is likely inaccurate. Most of the modern domestic breeds we see today have origins in Europe and Asia, not interbred with Central or South American animals, whose breeds likely diverged from the Asian and African roots back around the time of human migration to the Americas, 10K+ years ago.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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J. Merle, our older dog, has been doing what we call “The Sofa Dance” almost nightly on one or both of our sofas (and occasionally, the futon) for almost her whole life. She’s a tad camera shy, but I have managed to catch it on occasion.

Here’s one instance (I wish to point out that there are no goodies hidden in the cushions.):



And another:
 

BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
For people not familiar with puppy zoomies... imagine this for an hour every evening, no pause. They grow out of it eventually. Eventually.
3 years on an my Mastiff will still do this from time to time. Its fun to watch in the yard while sitting and having a drink. Less so in the crowded house.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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C. Merle does that in our yard, running from the alley on the north side to the one on the south, with occasional stops at the western gate. It usually happens because kids are coming home from school or people are walking their dogs, but sometimes, we can find no obvious evidence of a reason.

Usually, J. Merle just watches the show.

Dog gotta run when a dog gotta run.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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A friend of ours gave us a Holee Roller dog toy when we brought C. Merle home as a puppy. While we have some small ones for indoor play, the soccer ball sized ones have gone on to become our grrrrrrls’ favorite outdoor toy.

Wooves and their natural prey...



We have since gone on to pay it forward by giving a different friend a Holee Roller for his standard poodle pup. Here’s a vid he took after Steve had been playing with it for 20 minutes already:
 
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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
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Frederick “Fred” Reginald Perceval Charles [redacted][redacted] III, is our very excellent boy.
He joined our house after our friend found him hiding from the sun in his side yard, as a 4 month old puppy. As clean and healthy as he was, it was a bit of a surprise when we could not find any owner after a month of trying, so he became our doggo.
I wasn’t a dog person before, but now I am.
Fred is a great car ride dog, a “heckin zoomer” (seriously he is fast as hell for a short legged dog), and a smart little bugger.

Other than part corgis, we’ve no idea what he is, though.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Part corgi, all cute!

He could be part beagle. Our former neighbor used to have a blonde beagle who was a real “poochdini”. He’d run all over the neighborhood...in the opposite direction of his owners’ calls.

Not out of fear- he wanted to be chased, :D
 
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Dannyalcatraz

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My personal favorite picture of C. Merle, with “snowman”, a toy she treated like a woobie. She’s @1y.o. there, and that squeaky snowman has long since been destroyed.p in a tug-o-war with J. Merle.

But there has been a steady stream of replacements of similar style, all of which she treats like the first.
 

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