So many different breeds of dogs! In addition to the classic AKC The Complete Dog Book, I’ve been enjoying my new book, Smithsonian Handbook Dogs, where I’ve been learning about more breeds I never knew existed. I’d love to meet them all. In honor of all these fascinating dogs, I’ve created my own awards. Feel free to add your own nominations, and your own categories too!
Best Hairdo: Gotta go to the Komondor. To see those dreds is to believe them! (photo above, from Animali d’Affezione)
Best teddy bear impression: Bichon Frise
Best sheep impression: Bedlington Terrier
Most specific breed name: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
So homely it’s cute: Neapolitan Mastiff (picture, left from Pets’ Place.)
So what do you think? Tell me about your favorite breeds, and what awards they’d win!