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Oh, Mac gets on with the ladies. Or used to. The other day, I introduced him and dense, ol' Honey before walking them together.[/nq]
she's awfully sweet looking.
Obeying doggy etiquette, Mac stood, staring ahead, while she sniffed him over. Then, she goosed him.

that's one of harriet's favoritest games. i'm starting to think that's how Boxers got their short noses. fortunately, elliott doesn't mind. he, rightfully, interprets it as an invitation to wrap his big ol' jaws around her head. much wrasslin' doggie mayhem ensues. shelly is much entertained. teh enb.
Shock! Outrage!

see, toldja so. harriet has zero respect. i can't imagine why...

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
i've recently had four different people tell me they decided to get a Boxer after meeting harriet.

Rocky is not really an Australian Shepherd at least he's not like a lot of Aussies I meet and resembles not-at-all the breed temperament standard of "reserved". I run across a lot of families with young children who figure that this would be the perfect breed for them, based solely upon Rocky.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
for a breed that is often described as "aloof".)

Is that just description of Belgian Shepherds? I would never describe Clovis as aloof. Not even close. Territorial yes. Somewhat standoffish to strangers, but far from aloof like my chow definitely was.

Certainly not Chow-like aloof, but they should be reserved. That said, a friend just got his second Malinois (his drivey 2 yo female is friendly to friends, certainly not to strangers) and Yike is friendly to everyone. He's only 8 weeks old, though, and I think that I'm going to steal him.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
i've always liked "a murder of crows," but i don't see it on that list.

It's there. It was the first I looked for as a measure of the list's accuracy.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
It's there. It was the first I looked for as a measure of the list's accuracy.

so it is. dunno how i missed it. i didn't realize that they were also a "hover." i like that, and hereby move that Chris adopt it as his collective name for crazy dogpersons.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Is that just description of Belgian Shepherds? I would never ... strangers, but far from aloof like my chow definitely was.

Certainly not Chow-like aloof, but they should be reserved.

Indeed and I see your point. I suppose aloof does somewhat describe Clovis around strangers outside of our house. Now house guests regardless of whether she has ever set eyes on them before are instantly her friends and she treats them much like us trying her best to get into their laps if we don't call her off, but we always do.
I would say Blade is pretty aloof in more ways then her but in a different way, reserved describes him on occassion.
That said, a friend just got his second Malinois (his drivey 2 yo female is friendly to friends, certainly not to strangers) and Yike is friendly to everyone. He's only 8 weeks old, though, and I think that I'm going to steal him.

Oh I can imagine how cute an 8 week old Malinois is. I would probably want to
steal him too but knowing what I know I would more then likely resist the urge.
Gwen
i didn't realize that they were also a "hover." i like that, and hereby move that Chris adopt it as ... Residue after a vet told them it prevents stress diarrhea. I'm threatening to lead a PETA protest outside the gate:

http://www.iamscruelty.com /
"You can't hover (see!?) over our animals and ignore the welfare of others, just because you can't see them from here," I yelled. They insist they have to vote, so I went out and bought a load of Natural Balance.
I would be honest with her and tell her exactly why they do not need a dog. That she didn't take proper care of the last one and it's not right just to dump it off on the pound later on and that's what you see happening if they get a dog now. If you *** her off too bad some people need it shoved in their face to get them to see the truth of the matter

Celeste
Is that just description of Belgian Shepherds? I would never ... strangers, but far from aloof like my chow definitely was.

i'm obviously not a Malinois person, but my understanding is that they should be aloof (standard states reserved) with strangers but not with their own family.

Exactly, that was my context (talking about him w/ others), but not explicitly stated.
Thanks!
Shelly
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