Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cafe Canines-Camera Critters



"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." ~Robert A. Heinlein

Leo, the 2-year-old German Shepherd and his companion-Maxy, the 5-year-old shelter mixed-breed (Shepherd and !!) look like they're posing for me, but they have their eyes only on the door of the coffee shop, waiting for one of their masters.

Often used as working dogs, German Shepherds are direct and fearless, and alert. Bold, cheerful, obedient and eager to learn. Known for their tremendous loyalty and courage. Calmly confident, but not hostile. Serious and highly intelligent. They have a high learning ability. German Shepherds love to be close to their families, but can be wary of strangers. This breed needs his people and should not be left isolated for long periods of time. They only bark when they feel it is necessary. German Shepherds have a very strong protective instinct, so they should be extensively socialized.

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12 comments:

  1. Dogs are so patient. These two are gorgeous. Lovely portraits, Kate.

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  2. Sorry Kate; I have been very busy meeting a number of bloggers lately; a great pleasure! I have now checked your last post, at last!

    Yes, the German shephards certainly are some fantastic dogs and so often of great help to mankind. I have however always some apprehension and wouldn't let them with kids!

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  3. Leo is gorgeous amd Maxy is so cute! :-)

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  4. Great post, and those are beautiful dogs. It's almost as if they are saying, "Hurry up and bring me my coffee!"

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  5. good behavior too sandy

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  6. They certainly look well behaved!
    Cute shot.
    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  7. they look so cute!

    Have started a new meme Pet Pride where you can display your or your friends' pets every week beginning every Sunday! Do join in and share your pet pride with the world!

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  8. If I aver think of a dog, the first that comes to mind is a German shepherd.

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  9. Love the dog portrait. Nice mix of breeds.

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  10. Great picture of these cute dogs, the Shepherds are extraordinary with kids and always loyal to the family. Love the quote of Heinlein.

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  11. They are a cute pair. One with ears straight up and alert and one with relaxed, floppy ears.

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  12. Dogs are our great friends!

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