Our next door neighbour at my first house here was a champion breeder of Alsatians. They were trained for a particular type of competition, and were taught the art of arm biting, attacking pistol firing baddies, etc. They were not the sort of dogs you petted, and were kept locked-up.
However I've always liked Alsatians. When properly cared for they are very affectionate and friendly. It's only when they are trained to be guard dogs, etc, that they are aggressive.
Bok's friend Marley is a stunningly beautiful boy. He pops round to see Bok quite regularly. They exchange news, play a bit, then off he goes. His visits tend to last about 30 mins, unless we are off for a walk.
I think you can see by his photo why I like him so much. Handsome just isn't the word for him; he's simply GORGEOUS.
This was him yesterday.
He looks almost friendly. I think I could almost be persuaded to shake his paw.ReplyDelete
He could change your attitude (if I read it correctly). He's so friendly, you'd want to take him home with you!Delete
He has trustworthy eyes.Delete
He'll have to come running with me and promise not go off 'playing' with the woodland animals!
He's fast; you'd have to prepare to come in second.Delete
Reminds me of the 100 yards race between JFK and Kruschev. Russian radio reported that Kruschev finished second and JFK was next to last.Delete
Look at the expression; it looks almost human!ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
I think I said before, that he makes me 'almost' believe in reincarnation.Delete
I'm glad he's able to fill the void created by the loss of dear Monty. Bok was no doubt at loose ends for a long time. Good buddies.ReplyDelete
They get on very well, but Marley is still young, and a bit boisterous. He'll calm!Delete
What a fantastic photo, he's gorgeous.ReplyDelete
He really is. Some times I can hardly believe how beautiful he is.Delete
Beautiful dogs, both of them.ReplyDelete
I do not know that breed, but he is certainly a handsome boy.ReplyDelete
Perhaps you know them under the alternative name 'German Shepherd'.Delete
Indeed! He looks like the Sam Sheppard of dogs; very handsome indeed!ReplyDelete
I'll tell him you said so!Delete
He looks very regal. Those eyes.ReplyDelete
The eyes are almost 'human'.Delete
He is a handsome dog indeed. I don't think Alsatians kill many people in Australia. On the odd occasion Rottweilers and bull dogs do.ReplyDelete
They have to be trained to kill, otherwise they're old softies.Delete
Have you ever painted a pet portrait? He's a perfect candidate, those eyes!ReplyDelete
I have in the past, and I have drawn my own dogs, but it's not easy. One could of course draw or paint from a photo, but that's not my way!Delete
I agree. He is one fine looking dog.ReplyDelete
He sure is.Delete
I was dragged down a hill by an Alsation when I was on my way to school aged around 8. It took me many years to trust one after that.ReplyDelete
Oh dear. Bad experiences with dogs at an early age can have a very bad effect on people. What a shame.Delete