Dog of the Day: Moxie the Golden Retriever Australian Shepherd Mix

I was walking down the street this weekend, and I saw a floofy gold-and-white lump under someone’s bench, so naturally I said, “Ooh, what kind of dog is that!” And the dog’s owner said, “Hey, I know you, you’re that dog blog guy! And you took a bunch of pictures of my Moxie here last year and you never posted any of them!” And I was like, “Oh my God I am such a horrible person.” All the while wondering how I could possibly have not posted any pictures I had of such an amazingly distinctive and awesome dog.

Moxie wasn’t any too happy with me either. I hear she always has a big canine grin, but she didn’t grin at me one little bit! Still cute, though.

So this evening I went through my pictures, and wouldn’t you know it, I did have a bunch of pictures of Moxie, but they’d been moved from the ‘to be edited’ folder to the ‘too blurry to post, too cute to discard’ folder. Poor Moxie was a victim of her own happiness… she never slowed down for long enough for me to get a clear shot. Fortunately, I got a few of her this time, and I’ll post one of the blurry ones so that you can see what her grin looks like. Kinda.

Anyway, if these pictures aren’t enough, she has an instagram account, MoxieSays.

Golden Retriever Australian Shepherd Mix Dog

The coat colors remind me of a Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever, but the markings are totally different.

Golden Retriever Australian Shepherd Mix Dog

Except she’s a lot bigger than a toller. As big as most dogs I’d guess she’d have been mixed with.

Golden Retriever Australian Shepherd Mix Dog Looking Soulful

I just realized, she doesn’t look like she has an especially large ‘Occipital protuberance’ (i.e. a big bump on top of her head). That’d be a bit of evidence against her being a half-golden.

Golden Retriever Australian Shepherd Mix Dog Looking Soulful

I dunno, those ears are such golden ears, though.

Golden Retriever Australian Shepherd Mix Dog

This is probably the least blurry picture I got last year. Hey, it was cloudy! (1/30 of a second shutter speed.)

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