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barmybelgians:

daisytheleonberger:

specklemutts:i would kill for him, no joke

specklemutts:

i would kill for him, no joke

darkwood-sleddog:Lean machine

darkwood-sleddog:

Lean machine

thespringertails:This photo would be 10x better if my brother had ducked when I told him to duck

thespringertails:

This photo would be 10x better if my brother had ducked when I told him to duck

dontpatyourselfontheback:Not posing but posing

dontpatyourselfontheback:

Not posing but posing

spectralelf:Also pls enjoy these photos of my seal taken by @cosmic-flobberworm

spectralelf:

Also pls enjoy these photos of my seal taken by @cosmic-flobberworm

vulpinesunshine:what a nice smile!

vulpinesunshine:

what a nice smile!

specklemutts:do a lil wag

specklemutts:

do a lil wag

thefrenchpaws: Neverending Nirvana “Kelly” des Lauriers…

thefrenchpaws:

Neverending Nirvana “Kelly” des Lauriers d’Apollon, 2 years old and a half long-haired Chihuahua, fawn colored.

lollobendix:Flower girl ❤

lollobendix:

Flower girl ❤

animals-lovers:(Source)

littleadventurespitz:Portrait of a remorseless thief.

littleadventurespitz:

Portrait of a remorseless thief.

4reddragon: During a afternoon walk

4reddragon:

During a afternoon walk

mountain-mutt: Sophie earned her NTD title! This means a lot to…

mountain-mutt:

Sophie earned her NTD title! This means a lot to me because I’d given up on titling her because we just couldn’t find her sport. Very proud of my girl for earning her first title at 10 years old. 

bo0fs:“Charlie would like a chip pls”

bo0fs:

“Charlie would like a chip pls”

thefloofer-snooter:Montana Pt. 1 

thefloofer-snooter:

Montana Pt. 1 

sammythesheltie:Little wood monster ❤.

sammythesheltie:

Little wood monster ❤.

darkwood-sleddog:Walk walk fashion baby

darkwood-sleddog:

Walk walk fashion baby

arthurgalgo:birthday adventures

arthurgalgo:

birthday adventures

golden-girl-daisy:Hi Bailey!

golden-girl-daisy:

Hi Bailey!

littleadventurespitz:Freyja just wanted to check in and let you know she loves you, in case you had…

littleadventurespitz:

Freyja just wanted to check in and let you know she loves you, in case you had forgotten.

creekfiend:ITS HER… THE CREEK FIEND

creekfiend:

ITS HER… THE CREEK FIEND

maisietheyellowlab:They may look a lil dumb but I love them so much!!!!!

maisietheyellowlab:

They may look a lil dumb but I love them so much!!!!!

archy-with-a-y:When the flowers vaguely match your outfit your sort of obligated to stop and take a…

archy-with-a-y:

When the flowers vaguely match your outfit your sort of obligated to stop and take a photo

This is my friend’s dog Layla! She’s a German Shepherd Alaskan…

This is my friend’s dog Layla! She’s a German Shepherd Alaskan Malamute mix! She turned 1 years old today!

Peppe tired. Follow her instagram @pixelpeppe

Peppe tired. Follow her instagram @pixelpeppe

Enjoying some fresh air with this soggy floof.

Enjoying some fresh air with this soggy floof.

novathesheltie:S.T.A.Y.

novathesheltie:

S.T.A.Y.

plainspups:I have a lot I want to put here, but for now I think this face will do.

plainspups:

I have a lot I want to put here, but for now I think this face will do.

logan-maya:Want… ball…

logan-maya:

Want… ball…

armasthekooiker: I’ve had this pic in my drafts for ages, so…

armasthekooiker:

I’ve had this pic in my drafts for ages, so here’s a Snarmas to cool down your dash ☀️

sidetongue:now THIS is a cute springer

sidetongue:

now THIS is a cute springer

bandizoi:

darkwood-sleddog:Sigurd is such an ideal model. When you whistle at him he cocks his head and makes…

darkwood-sleddog:

Sigurd is such an ideal model. When you whistle at him he cocks his head and makes a cute face. Thank goodness.

I found Hika (shiba mix) in my backyard. A couple days later, I pulled Angel (kelpie? mix) out of a…

I found Hika (shiba mix) in my backyard. A couple days later, I pulled Angel (kelpie? mix) out of a busy intersection. Both were sucessfully reunited with their respective families. They were very sweet dogs.

ofcarnivora:As golden hour fades to blue hour.

ofcarnivora:

As golden hour fades to blue hour.

mav-adventurerinthenorth: Handsome puppy

mav-adventurerinthenorth:

Handsome puppy

fishsticksfromthenorth-ish: Big ears and a big smile 

fishsticksfromthenorth-ish:

Big ears and a big smile 

behold: an angel boi

behold: an angel boi

Smuga, 10 weeks old Border Collie

Smuga, 10 weeks old Border Collie

blueboyluca: I think you are just fine as you areI really must…

blueboyluca:

I think you are just fine as you are
I really must tell you
I do like the person that you are becoming
When you are sleeping, when you are waking
You’re not a fake, you’re no mistake
You are my friend

theborzoiarebackintown:Can I… help you with something??

theborzoiarebackintown:

Can I… help you with something??

findmomo: No justice, no…

kangals:tall skinny brother, small fluffy sister

kangals:

tall skinny brother, small fluffy sister

huskyhuddle:Happy client dog. A poem. Happy. Happy. Happy. Just want to please. Am the color of…

huskyhuddle:

Happy client dog. A poem.

Happy. Happy. Happy.

Just want to please.

Am the color of cheese.

Name is bear.

Have no cares.

I sniff the ferns.

Pee at every turn.

Don’t bark.

V smart.

annie-thetornadodog:April 28th, 2020 – Those eyes! I could stare…

annie-thetornadodog:

April 28th, 2020 – Those eyes! I could stare at them for hours.

perfectdogs:hiking in the middle of the night seemed like a very good idea at the time!!!!

perfectdogs:

hiking in the middle of the night seemed like a very good idea at the time!!!!

cactihawkeye:sea dog

cactihawkeye:

sea dog

intriga-hounds:Y E S , M Ö T H E R ?

intriga-hounds:

Y E S , M Ö T H E R ?

bagelhound:Also good morning, we’re snuggling

bagelhound:

Also good morning, we’re snuggling

findmomo: Move towards equality, even through discomfort….

findmomo:

Move towards equality, even through discomfort.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBfDNKwjKZr/?igshid=21vbdq5dcjd4

summer vibes

summer vibes

Guess who’s ears decided to pop up overnight! Sutter Cain is…

Guess who’s ears decided to pop up overnight!

Sutter Cain is JUST hitting 10 weeks old, and I can already tell he’s going to be quite the handsome boy when he grows up.

towardmountains:love is stored on the smol

towardmountains:

love is stored on the smol

sunsignshepherd:“Nonono I WILL not steal your muffin if you just…. leave it on the…

sunsignshepherd:

“Nonono I WILL not steal your muffin if you just…. leave it on the couch…..”

riley-coyotl: Not great lighting for pictures that day, but…

riley-coyotl:

Not great lighting for pictures that day, but still cute

darkwood-sleddog:The head, it is wide now

darkwood-sleddog:

The head, it is wide now

thebutchersdog:Floyd hurled himself into a fast moving river with an eroded bank, and couldn’t get…

thebutchersdog:

Floyd hurled himself into a fast moving river with an eroded bank, and couldn’t get back up so he started to panic. I ran over and pulled him up by the collar and he then proceeded to try to run BACK TO THE RIVER!!!

exploring-with-blue:Teenager.

exploring-with-blue:

Teenager.

eeveethesd:My precious baby girl says “You! Yes, you right there! You are awesome!”

eeveethesd:

My precious baby girl says “You! Yes, you right there! You are awesome!”

4reddragon: Today afternoon in our garden.

4reddragon:

Today afternoon in our garden.

novathesheltie:here’s the border collie that nova despises (probably bc he’s almost as…

novathesheltie:

here’s the border collie that nova despises (probably bc he’s almost as cute as him)

adventure-dog-alyra:Zooming in too quick for me to get a proper focus on her, but what a face!!…

adventure-dog-alyra:

Zooming in too quick for me to get a proper focus on her, but what a face!! Alyra hopes you all have a good weekend – remember to wear your mask, and keep fighting for justice!

gulopets:There’s a weird little man in my house now.

gulopets:

There’s a weird little man in my house now.

foullanguageschoolspy:My baby

exploring-with-blue:Slink.

teleos:Dog. In dog park.

teleos:

Dog. In dog park.

ikkivivi:

snakeslither:The real purpose of youtube premium is to be able to play duck sounds while your camera…

snakeslither:

The real purpose of youtube premium is to be able to play duck sounds while your camera app is open to confuse The Pup

little-hawk-silken:Happy BirthdayThe Mysterious Friend!You are now 3!

little-hawk-silken:

Happy Birthday

The Mysterious Friend!

You are now 3!

specklemutts:he’s not like other dogs… he’s worse

specklemutts:

he’s not like other dogs… he’s worse

megpricephotography: Happy 7th Birthday, Flynnie!!

megpricephotography:

Happy 7th Birthday, Flynnie!!

coldbrewlesbian: happy half birthday 2 my silly baby

coldbrewlesbian:

happy half birthday 2 my silly baby

arthurgalgo:portrait of a sausage

arthurgalgo:

portrait of a sausage

nomad-and-king: “I have no idea what that even is, but I want…

nomad-and-king:

“I have no idea what that even is, but I want some” is the sound this face makes as it follows you around the kitchen while you’re trying to prep dinner

mygermanshepherd: Bjorn at 2 years old

mygermanshepherd:

Bjorn at 2 years old

boxerbeans:Taylor was begging for treats the entire car ride to petco (and of course I gave them to…

boxerbeans:

Taylor was begging for treats the entire car ride to petco (and of course I gave them to her)

nomad-and-king: what is best in life? beef knuckle-bone,…

nomad-and-king:

what is best in life? beef knuckle-bone, probably

ollietherottweiler:Ozzie adventures

ollietherottweiler:

Ozzie adventures

achoirofcritters: Today is Astaroth’s 4th Gotcha Day. :)

achoirofcritters:

Today is Astaroth’s 4th Gotcha Day. 🙂

redbrindlereggie:this is the closest thing to a beach that it’s currently legal to go to

redbrindlereggie:

this is the closest thing to a beach that it’s currently legal to go to

I was just wondering when trying to tell apart Kooikerhondje(s? I dunno how to make that a plural) and Brittanies in photos should I just look for the tail and the dark ear feathering? Are there any other hints?

Also are there many differences in temperament between Kooikers and Brittanies? Thank you if you or your followers know! I love learning about dogs through this blog

First off this ask has been sitting in the inbox for ages and I am so sorry, anon! Secondly, I’m going to focus on American Brittanies in my answer – there are some differences between American-line and French-line Brittanies but I’m not going to touch on those much at all.

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(Armas the kooikerhondje @armasthekooiker)

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(Maverick the brittany @mav-adventurerinthenorth)

If you can get an idea of scale in the photo, brittanies tend to be consistently larger and taller (30-40lbs and 17-21in at the shoulder) than kooikers (25-40lbs but 14-16in at the shoulder). Brittanies come in a wider variety of acceptable colours (orange and white, liver and white, tricolour, and roan – not to mention all the accepted colours for French line brittanies) whereas kooikers are consistently white and orange with dark tips. Brittanies tend to have blockier heads and less feathering overall than kooikers. Dark pigment (on noses and eyes) is allowed in both breeds but more common in kooikers.

The two easiest ways to tell them apart though would definitely be the dark ear feathering and the tail – but keep in mind that some people trim ear feathering on kooikers, and some breeders opt to leave tails on their brittanies, so it’s not foolproof. When in doubt, just ask! 

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(Astrid the kooiker @mexicanine)

As for temperaments, both kooikers and brittanies were bred for hunting, more independently than breeds such as retrievers. Kooikers were bred to lure ducks into traps, and brittanies were bred to flush and point pheasants. Both tend to be cheerful, active, intelligent, and somewhat independent-thinking dogs. Brittanies tend to be a bit more social with people in general, whereas kooikers tend to be more aloof with people outside their inner circle. Both breeds are playful, goofy dogs that can be sensitive to harsh training.

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(Charlotte the brittany @thebrittanybrigade)

Brittanies tend to be more prey-driven and more likely to roam, and kooikers tend to be more territorial and prone to barking. Neither breed is particularly prone to human or dog aggression and both tend to live peacefully with cats or children, but brittanies are more prone to separation anxiety. Both breeds tend to be very adaptable to changes in their routines, provided their needs are met.

They can both make great dogs for dedicated owners who are looking for a reasonably easygoing, silly adventure companion!

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(Armas the kooikerhondje @armasthekooiker)

This was a great ask to answer! If any kooikerhondje or brittany owners have points to add (or points you disagree with), feel free to send them in!

her smug little face is next to the definition of ‘ugly cute’ in the dictionary. (rat dog, 2yo…

her smug little face is next to the definition of ‘ugly cute’ in the dictionary. (rat dog, 2yo pithuahua)

badluckbadger: Its an exceptionally windy day today, so since…

badluckbadger:

Its an exceptionally windy day today, so since its not good for much, decided to take some pictures and practice tricks in town

mygermanshepherd: Best buddies

mygermanshepherd:

Best buddies

sleepylixie:Black Owned Pet BusinessesIf you can’t be out on the streets, the next best thing is to…

sleepylixie:

Black Owned Pet Businesses

If you can’t be out on the streets, the next best thing is to support black businesses! Here’s a post with links to multiple black pet businesses. Buy from them instead of your local corporation. (these are US based businesses, but many ship overseas as well!)

Ava’s Pet Palace – organic, healthy treats!

The Bark Shoppe – general dog supplies (including a gorgeous pride month box that I have coming in the mail for my pups! pictured below)

Beaux and Paws – handmade bowties! (they’re stunning!)

Enjoy-A-Bowl – created by a veterinarian, awesome for picky eaters!

House Dogge – sustainable, handmade dog accessories and toys! many can be personalized as well (their Licorice Grey Merino Wool Binky Tug Toy is shown below)

Little L’s Artisan Dog Treats – alternative to mass produced dog jerkies on the market, organic jerky and other meat treats (my pups adore them!)

Nova West Supplies – all natural body care, for humans and pets!

Pet Plate – all natural, ready to eat meals shipped directly to your door! made with human grade ingredients and cooked in a USDA facility

Scotch and Tea – handmade matching masks and dog collars, as well as much more (their pride collar is shown below)

Sir Dogwood – leashes and harnesses, dog clothes and beds, this place has got it all!

These are just a few of the many black owned businesses that you can support during this time, and long after!

Reminder to please not bring your dog to protests! They can turn violent in the blink of an eye, even if you didn’t think there were going to be police there!

intriga-hounds:baby bazzle givin the ole razzle dazzlephoto by @anyone-whos-anyone

intriga-hounds:

baby bazzle givin the ole razzle dazzle

photo by @anyone-whos-anyone

darkwood-sleddog:

spartathesheltie: keep to ourselves mostlyfew friends and fewer…

spartathesheltie:

keep to ourselves mostly
few friends and fewer closer friends
lead a long life if you’re lucky
hope it never ends

lollobendix:My loves ❤

lollobendix:

My loves ❤

lainphotography:Frida

restinthewest:

hadissima:Summer vibes

hadissima:

Summer vibes

spanishmal:Rabbits = Life

spanishmal:

Rabbits = Life

lokis-hexe: 04.06.2020We found some nice greenery and flowers…

lokis-hexe:

04.06.2020

We found some nice greenery and flowers today ^_^ 

It was so nice, that the sun was not shining today and the temperature dropped from 27°C to 16°C! 

A very handsome boy indeed

A very handsome boy indeed

fayedaydawning:She’s pretty cute for a wet rat cryptid.

fayedaydawning:

She’s pretty cute for a wet rat cryptid.

spanishmal:There’s, like, a lot of dogs in here.

spanishmal:

There’s, like, a lot of dogs in here.

sidetongue: she’s such a pretty gal 

sidetongue:

she’s such a pretty gal