Dog of the Day: Frannie the Shar-Pei/Golden Retriever Mix
Frannie’s a little goofy-looking, but she’s a real character. I especially love her expression in the third picture. I ran into her outside a cafe not far from my house — one with outdoor seating — where she was watching everyone’s food with rapt attention.
Four more pictures, after the break.
Yes, her head does look a little bit too big for her body.
Not the greatest picture in the world, but it gives you an idea of how she's built. There's a continuum of mixed-breeds, from dogs that look like they should be a new breed to dogs that look like they were put together out of the spare parts of other dogs. Frannie leans towards the latter.
She has an amazingly expressive face. I don't think I've ever seen an expression this dubious on a dog's face before.
The tail is also pretty ridiculous. Shar-pei curl, with golden retriever explosion-of-fluff.
The ears were also nifty. Just like shar-pei ears, except five times as big. Or just like golden retriever ears, but three times as thick.