This is one of the few pictures of my dog smiling. She hates being photographed and usually looks like I have just humiliated her. She is a shar-pei/ lab cross, very strong-headed (least obedient), sweet-tempered, thoroughly elegant dog. She is eleven now, and slowing down, beginning to lose her eyesight and hearing.
I am looking for a new dog, not to replace her, but I need something sharp to alert me of things when I am walking through bear country. I am holding out for a working breed mix, who likes cats, people and other dogs and will be easy to train. I worked with Kirra A LOT and much as I love her, she was very hard to train. "Come" was not in her vocabulary but lots of other words are, like "squirrel", "truck- ride" and" peanut butter".
If money was not an object, I would get a Swedish Vallhound.