Everyday life in a rickety old French farmhouse with two very lively Polish Lowland Sheepdogs.
A record of those little things too unimportant for a diary but too important to be forgotten.
Must be the same book that says you can never ever ever let wire fox terriers off the lead. Bob, we like the windswept look!
It's very possible. A friend of mine has written has written a few "How to for Dummies" books, and wrote one about Beagles. She's never owned a Beagle.
Hari Om........cackle......... YAM xx
Yours are truly unique in that way :) Besides being curious and needing to inspect everyone and everything initially, mine doesn't immediately warm up to strangers or act friendly. They dont trust immediately. Isn't that what they mean? Not sure myself.
Over the generations ours have displayed the same traits - inquisitiveness, selective deafness, 24/7 energy levels and that ability to get on with 9o/100 people. 9/100 they ignore. It's that 1/100 that can give you a full cardio workout. When they take against someone they sure know how to do it. It's taken thirty years but we've belatedly discovered that they're good judges of character.
This is interesting. Cherry is the same. People see a cute fluffy dog walking down the streetand they immediately want to waggle their fingers or pat her on the head - this typically does not go well. She seems to be able to identify (smell?) "dog people," however, and will give them an unsolicited welcoming sniff, sometimes veering across the sidewalk to reach them. I think the 1/100 in her world is actually another dog - Jack, the Boston terrier who lives in the apartment next door (which takes us back to the idea of PONs being good apartment dogs, I suppose.) Although Jack seems to be of perfectly good character, so maybe that's a different issue.
It's possible some PONs are gentler. I live in the States and a local breeder has said to me that she breeds gentler and friendlier PONs. Mine came from a breeder Poland and she's very timid and reactive. She's aloof at her best. We love her, she's really sweet to us. I just wish, I could trust her with strangers or even walk her on a loose leash around others. Not all PONs are like that, some are worse, most are friendlier.
All our PONs have been the same - hyper active, wary of strangers but wonderful family dogs. Trimming the hair over their eyes so they can see has proven to work wonders for journeys into town. We've always had two PONs so that they can chase each other to their hearts content. They are above all farm dogs on duty 24/7.
I can only hope that that author has at least two families move close by their neighborhood with a multitude of PONs!
Divine justice !
Oh Bob!! You are one silly PON boy this morning!
Bob looks very wise today....he's PONdering a few weighty facts perhaps?
Sweet gentle eyes...Pam in NH