English Springer Spaniels have such soulful sweet faces. A real dog face…
Colorful English Springer Spaniel Dog
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Ever since the movie the Omen came out the Rottweiler dog breed has gotten a bad rap. To many people a general sense of anxiety accompanies the introduction to one of these beautiful canines. Truth is that they were originally bred and used to herd livestock and pull carts. I’ve watched in utter delight as one of our neighbor’s rotties herds children in their back yard as the kiddos squeal with glee. Mr. Wiggle pants is no menace, however, he does bark when strangers come around. This is normal dog behavior and you can expect this from any breed. What a lot of people fail to realize is that these animals are not specifically more aggressive than some other breeds unless they are trained to be so. You might be surprised to find Dalmatians in the top 10 of most dangerous dog breeds. How can that be? Disney made them seem so adorable. The fact is the only dog bite I have ever received was from a chihuahua. And all chihuahuas are not bad as I’ve met plenty that were sweet little creatures.
There are many things you can do to keep any dog balanced and an upstanding citizen of your community. I have years of experience with dogs, and am not an expert, but there are two mistakes that I have seen many people make with their companions. One is lack of proper socialization with people and other dogs. This should start at a very early age. Dogs should be exposed to lots of neighbors and friends of all ages/genders as a puppy and beyond (supervised of course). And there are far too many dog owners who do not spay/neuter their animals. This last key point is critical to keep aggressive behaviors away. Surges in hormones and lack of sexual release creates aggression in humans too. Lastly, no matter what type of buddy you want from a docile Golden Retriever to a Cane Corso you should always educate yourself about the specifics before ever bringing one into your home. You should be a leader that has an understanding of the best way to train your breed of choice. And you should actively train them. If you need help, hire a dog behaviorist to assist.
I’ve never met a Rottweiler that I didn’t like. I have found them to be loving and playful acquaintances. My latest piece titled “Rottie Love” shows how majestic and noble this breed can look. But they can also look like this. 😉
Image courtesy of upside down dogs.
Badass? Not really….
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You never go back……..That’s what they say. For me, that has been true when it comes to black dogs. Great Danes in particular. When I was a little girl growing up in a dysfunctional home filled with abuse there was a constant in my life that brought me comfort. During the worst of times, I would dream of a big black dog that would soothe me and make me feel protected. We never had Great Danes and we never had a black dog. It wasn’t until I was in my early 30’s that I met my husband who had two of these gentle giants and one happened to be black. It took her awhile because she had been abused too, but once she bonded to me we were thick as thieves….She lived to be 12 which is ancient for any large breed dog. I believe she lived so long because she knew I needed her to help me heal. And heal I did. Ever since she passed, I’ve always wanted to have a black dog in my life. We adopted another, but he passed too. And now we have “Lumin”…..my third black Great Dane…..Nope I am not going back. 😉
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I have really been enjoying creating my new series “The Looking Glass”. It is so fun and interesting to see what appears when I fuse my original paintings together. With this piece the entire image formed a dog. I do see a smiling frog in the center of his forehead and two horses flanking his noggin, but I just found a dog. Your dog? It looks like a Universal Dog to me. It could be any breed and any size. I love the semi-abstract nature of this painting. I have found many things in these works, but I really seem to have a knack for finding dogs. I found this one below in Mastiff Rescue of Florida recently:
Who knows what I will find today……
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