Us dogs are not just about wagging tails and snuffly noses, you know. Or of rolling in stuff that smell to high heaven, Heaven to dogs, that is 😄. Here’s an interesting Infographic (found on Pinterest) that shows our other working parts, and how you Humans can help take care of us and keep us in tip-top condition.
We know you love us very much, and you want the best for us so we can live longer lives by your side. So, please take a look at this infographic and familiarise yourself with our important bits 😉❤🐾.
This is Doggy 101!
Found this cute infographic on dog and cat language for you, dear animal loving folks. Worth a read, to better acquaint yourselves with your beloved pooches and moggies.
Mrs Chew: As dogs, we may not say much, in fact we say nothing at all, but our bodies speak volumes. So, next time you’re playing with us or taking us for a walk, do take a few minutes to observe our behaviour. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you can learn! We DO communicate, both to other dogs and to humans. But because we lack the same kind of vocal chords humans have, we can’t articulate the same sounds. And because we lack opposable thumbs or indeed any real fingers, we can’t communicate using Deaf Sign Language like Koko the gorilla can. So it’s up to You humans to learn how to read and interpret OUR language.
Mr Yip: Pay attention to our barking. Not every bark says the same thing. Also tail wagging – not every wag is a friendly gesture! Children especially should learn more about dog body language, as not every dog likes to be rushed upon and hugged straight on, or even patted on the head. In fact, those are a real No-No in polite canine society! Little dogs may look cute and cuddly, and naturally little young humans are drawn to that, but try to remember also, that little dogs have teeny tiny razor sharp teeth. So please, kids, don’t go running up to strange dogs in the street and wanting to stroke them. You don’t know them, and they don’t know you, so let’s get introduced first, okay?
Mr Yip is a Terrier Cross, otherwise of indeterminate breeding.
Aka a “mutt”.
Mrs Chew is a Staffy X Mastiff. By Staffy I mean probably American Staffordshire Terrier, rather than the smaller, squatter English Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Also a “mutt”.
Two beautiful mutts with distinctively different personalities, and characters that in no way represent their breed or mixture of breeds.
All dogs are individuals. You cannot label any dog simply by its breed designation, and expect it to conform and behave exactly like it says on the tin.
Mr Yip and Mrs Chew are testament to that. Mrs Chew can easily pass for a Pit Bull Terrier, but if you didn’t already know, there is no such thing as a Pit Bull Terrier breed – it is a conglomeration of various different breeds known collectively under the “Staffy/Bully” umbrella.
We hope this Infographic, found on Google, will help you further understand the genetic make-up of dogs. And that the days of judging a book by its cover, or a dog by its breed name, are numbered.