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Knave

Trad climber
Mar 26, 2014 - 02:25pm PT
This thread has been most helpful. Thanks to all the dog lovers!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Mar 26, 2014 - 02:39pm PT
Dr. F, you sure that Butters is not part bat? haha I look at that dog and I just had to chuckle. It certainly looks like equal parts of it's parents.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 26, 2014 - 05:09pm PT
DrF, that last shot's a classic.
Love mongrel dogs!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 26, 2014 - 05:11pm PT
My oldest dog is a seventy five pound mongrel. The fella is going gray these days. I need to cherish the years I have left with him. Smartest dog ever.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 26, 2014 - 05:14pm PT
mongrel
="fusion" (totally California, dontchya know?????) ;)

Susan
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 26, 2014 - 05:15pm PT
'Fusion'?

Seriously?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 26, 2014 - 05:23pm PT
'Fusion'?

Seriously?

Totally yankin' your studded collar, Brandon. But there is a market for "designer dogs" or specifically matched cross breeds. Very strange, I think.
Credit: Amazon

Susan
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 26, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
Like a bulldog and a shi'tsu? (Sp)
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Mar 26, 2014 - 06:16pm PT
friggin puggles
runs off like a beagle
stops
looks around
too dumb to find their way home.
sweet tho.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Mar 26, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
Credit: David Knopp

Spring is here!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2014 - 06:25pm PT
stops
looks around
too dumb to find their way home.
sweet tho.

Ain't that the way. I've had dogs that were smart, could catch a frisbee, climb a rock, swim a lake, or wait patiently all day at the base of the crag.

And other dogs who couldn't do any of those things. Loved them just the same, because there they are.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 26, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
My purebred lab, Tioga, is five years old and I still can't teach him to shake paws.

His incompetence is maddening when compared to my ten year old mutt/mongrel Lincoln, but I love him equally. His enthusiasm is infectious.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Mar 26, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
yeah my beagle
smart as a whip if it involves food or running away
if it involves doing what i wish him to do
not so much
no matter
i shake my head and smile a lot
i'm a little like him
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Mar 26, 2014 - 08:21pm PT
My dog Oliver is a designer dog.
Designed by a Golden Retriever and a more-or-less Collie.
A very successful design it is. A one off (well, 7 off)

smart as a whip if it involves food or running away
if it involves doing what i wish him to do
not so much
no matter
i shake my head and smile a lot
i'm a little like him
knopp bad
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Mar 26, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
Which human was smarter, the one that did exactly what his master told him to do, or the one that ran away and did exactly as he pleased?
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Mar 26, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Can you see
the f*#k you in his eyes?
in the picture above?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 26, 2014 - 08:58pm PT
yeah my beagle
smart as a whip if it involves food or running away

David, Both of my beagles did the same. It's the breed, brah! In the genes.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2014 - 09:10pm PT
Our little terribeagle has none of those runaway beagle genes.



She's sick tonight though, so we're hurting.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Mar 26, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
Sorry to hear that, Chiloe....prayers for a quick turnaround.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 26, 2014 - 10:29pm PT
Our little terribeagle has none of those runaway beagle genes.

It's the 'hybrid-vigor', or mutt, thing. I tend to like mutts more than purer-breds. But you also lose some off the keen traits of the breed when cross-bred.

Beagles have that trait because they are hunters. They seek, they bark, and run till they find the prey.

Hope your pup gets better, Chiloe.
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