A shelter mutt (probably some sort of lab mix). A pit mix (mom was full blooded, dad was who knows). A full blooded American Pit Bull Terrier. And another shelter dog that is more than likely a full blooded Carolina Dog (or Carolina Dingo). The CD has her story here somewhere... she was my pregnant foster that had 10 pups and then came down with distemper. Only her and one pup made it. And she became a foster failure. The pit mix and the Dingo are my 'barn dogs' (as in they are the ones who go to the barn with me-private barn/just me).
More accurately I am now owned by a 9 mo old Boston Terrier. He's our first puppy, first purebred and first small breed. Previously we have had large, shelter dogs with behavioral problems. We loved our last lab mix, but he hated car rides and never did learn to play well with others -- so we wanted to try something different.
Like a few other posters on Menagerie - we are switching from horses to dogs... Fingers crossed that I will learn training well enough to get into agility. Working on 'stay' but the adolescent has attention issues.
I have what is supposedly a St. Bernard/heeler cross. He looks like a streamlined, non-drooling St. Bernard. My friend/barn partner has a boxer and a fox red lab. She used to breed Russell Terriers and Hunt Terriers.
When I think of dogs associated with horse people, I think of Aussies/heelers, corgis and Jack Russells. But right now I don't have any horse friends that have any of these breeds, I don't think!
Arrange whatever pieces come your way. - Virginia Woolf
Did you know that if you say the word "GULLIBLE" really softly, it sounds like "ORANGES"?
We have an adult Jack Russell and a young Lab/Pit mix. The JRT thinks he is the big dog in the house (well, the world!) and the Lab/Pit thinks he is a little cuddly lap dog. Despite their identity crisis, they are awesome.
A Pit Bull and what we guess is a Pit Bull/Vizsla cross, he came out of a purebred Pit, but looks almost 100% Vizsla. We just lost one of ours, our token black dog (mostly Pit), right before Christmas.
I had a construction worker at my home repairing a few windows when he noticed I owned a corgi. Because I don't keep my horses at my house, he said, "you must have horses". I found it very funny that with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi some people would assume I have horses. I was curious what the other horse people owned and what was popular in other states. In Ohio, I notice cattle dogs, Aussies, Corgis, and maybe a few toy breeds at horse shows.
So, what kind of dog do you own?
Funny! I always have the same thought but I take it a step further... Corgis = dressage rider and Jack Russels = eventer in my mind