Color Coded Dogs

two blonde shepherd mix dogs followed by equally blonde Cabana all following each other in a lineThe saying goes that birds of a feather flock together--but is this also true for dogs? These photos, taken over the past week at the park, might say that it is...

same three blonde dogs in a line, but this time there's a big fluffy black bernese mountain dog at the end of the line...or, oops, maybe it isn't! This photo makes me think of the Sesame Street song, "One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong. Can you tell which thing is not like the other, by the time I finish this song?" Yes, this jingle will now be stuck in your head all day--welcome to the club.

a group of 4 black dogs, but you can see the head of a blue merle australian sheepdog peeking out behind a huge black shepherdA grouping of black dogs, plus an Aussie, who is a white dog with black and grey, but is called blue (blue merle). Is there any rhyme or reason to that?

three dogs sniffing and greeting each other, two are blue picardy spaniels which are black with small amounts of white, the other is a mixed breed dog that is black with whitish grey spots all overThese black dogs have smidgens of white (isn't smidgen such a great word?). But the two that are facing away from the camera are Blue Picardy Spaniels--again with the blue! And some people say dogs are color blind!?!

three dogs in parallel lines that are white with ginger/apricot markingsThese dogs look very similar, but the one at the top is a Brittany Spaniel. The other two are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

a tall, sleek dog with unusual markings of tan and white mottled areas on a white backgroundThis is a Catahoula Leopard dog, who defies color categorization.

white colored golden retriever puppy sitting on the grass, looking very clean and docileThen there's sweet Josie, a Golden Retriever puppy who's not really very golden. She's almost white...

same white golden pup rolling on the grass that has just been sprinkled with new compost dirt, so that she has black dirt all over her fur...or WAS almost white, before she decided to give herself a makeover.

josie still rolling in the dirt, photo taken from her other side, her eyes are rolled back in ecstasyThe pleasure is all hers.

Cassie & The Dogs  – (February 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM)  

Too cute!!

And... Gee thanks. I sang that song all weekend after taking Scooter to a CCI graduation. As he was the only non-yellow or blue coated pup around, the song started. And got stuck. And just when I dislodge it from my head, here it is again! Hahaha

Becky Andrews  – (February 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM)  

It is a fun song to have jingling in our heads! Thanks :).

Sierra Rose  – (February 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM)  

Fantastic post! Great photos! The last 2 pix remind us of Avalon...very light golden furs..until she finds just the right puddle to dive in to :)

Big hugs,
Sierra Rose

Min  – (February 22, 2012 at 3:45 AM)  

I love these pictures! I don't think we would have been too pleased if Bella decided to roll around in mud, but I guess at that point you just have to laugh.

Dexter  – (February 22, 2012 at 4:21 AM)  

At Dexter's daycare, the Golden Retrievers always hang out together and the labs seem to sort themselves out by color as well. Very interesting.

Mango Momma

Golden Samantha  – (February 22, 2012 at 9:29 AM)  

DOH! Song is now stuck in my craw as well! Love this post - you are so imaginative - Josie reminds me so much of Avalon! Give Cabana ear scritches from us all -
Sammie, Avalon and Miche

Kari in Alaska  – (February 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM)  

Baily is partial to yellow labs since as a pup she went to a dog sitter with them!

Stop on by for a visit

Anonymous –   – (February 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM)  

love that catahoula!!

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