Dog of the Day: Boo the Great Pyrenees

Yesterday’s dog was a tough act to follow, in many ways. (Not least of which was his many fans!) I had to do a little digging through my pictures to find someone worthy of sharing the stage with Nesta, but I think I succeeded.

I ran across this guy while wandering along Fillmore one evening, and I’m proud to say that I identified his possible breeds myself (with the help of Wikipedia.) Autumn confirmed that he was most likely either a kuvasz or a Great Pyrenees. (Edit: actually, Autumn thinks this is a Maremma Sheepdog. And, having now met a kuvasz, I can tell you, it definitely isn’t one of those. Aaaand editing again, because now, over a year later, I ran into this guy again, this time with his dad, and he is a Great Pyrenees named Boo!)

Four more pictures after the break.

As I approached him for the first time, I thought, 'that's odd, someone's left their polar bear tied up outside a coffee shop!'

As I approached him for the first time, I thought, 'that's odd, someone's left their polar bear tied up outside a coffee shop.'

As I got closer, I realized that it was in fact a dog. Probably one bred to HERD polar bears.

As I got closer, I realized that it was in fact a dog. Probably one bred to HERD polar bears.

It's also obvious that he's a complete pushover. Look at that happy face.

It's also obvious that he's a complete pushover. Look at that happy face.

I wonder if he's a natural (platinum) blonde?

I wonder if he's a natural (platinum) blonde?

What a goofball. I gotta wonder, does he live in an apartment? And if so, does he have his own room?

What a goofball. I gotta wonder, does he live in an apartment? And if so, does he have his own room?

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3 Responses to Dog of the Day: Boo the Great Pyrenees

  1. Autumn says:

    Actually, one of the breed possibilities for this guy was Maremma Sheepdog. These dogs are prized for their ability to grow a fluffy, goat-like hump once a year (or after eating a wool sweater). This hump, or cuteicle, hops off in the spring and causes mass amusement to all nearby. See the following link for an example of a Maremma with a cuteicle: http://snipurl.com/x8m7r

  2. Adam Lang says:

    The above link has apparently expired. However, our trained staff of linkologists has tracked down the original, here:
    http://www.diamondtlivestock.com/Maremma_Dogs.html

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