The Farmer’s Pet Dog
Have you ever wondered what kind of dog a farmer would choose as a pet? I attended a state barrel racing competition, and there were dogs everywhere! I made a huge assumption, that the dogs I met at the competition are the farmer’s pet dog. You’ll see. Only a handful are truly working dogs, and the working dogs were mostly puppies. I assume they’re being socialized by being taken to the event. In fact, one was a puppy for sale. But I’ll shut up now and let the photos speak for themselves, since it’s Wordless Wednesday and all (thanks, BlogPaws!).
Y’all, there were miniature Australian Shepherds everywhere. What’s up with that?!
This miniature Australian Shepherd puppy is for sale. I gave its owner my card. Maybe she’ll comment.
Did you know there was a toy Australian Shepherd?!?
Corgis can be working dogs. I’m thinking the bulk of the Corgis I met at the barrel races weren’t working dogs. They were all pudgy. Corgis need to be working dogs.
Never in my life have I seen a long haired Jack Russell Terrier. What a handsome little dog!
These two played and played.
The glorious thing about spending an entire day at an event like this, where people come and go, is that I hear plenty of stories. I love stories. I collect stories. The sad thing about my post-chemo brain is that I forget stories. Stupid chemo. This lovely Papillon has an amazing story. And I can’t remember it.
Tell me this English Bulldog isn’t a working dog.
This handsome Beagle may very well be someone’s hunting dog, though.
Golden Doodles win some sort of prize for being the friendliest looking dogs, right?
These two could be working dogs. Pretty sure they are. The Malinois was a real sweetheart.
I swear, there were Corgis everywhere.
One of my favorite breeds, the Schnauzer. Maybe he hunts rats on the farm?
Y’all, it was a grand day, meeting tons of new dogs, seeing what farmers keep as a pet dog, watching horses run and turn. Thanks for coming along on the ride.
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Spreading the good chews …