Very Different Working Breed

We have shown you the Sled Dogs and the Herding Dogs from Winterfest, but we saw a very different working breed while we were there as well.  

We were able to get really, really close to him.  We were able to sniff him.  Qannik tried to pee on him.  He seemed very friendly and all of the kids loved coming up to him.  And he was apparently really important because a police officer was with him, but he was not the usual type of police dog.  He even helped direct traffic as you can see in the picture below.  But no matter how hard we tried, we could not figure out what breed he was.

Police Dog

So what is your guess?


  1. Steve & Kat on January 25, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Hey! It’s McGruff! Well, actually, we didn’t know that, but Mom told us.


  2. The Kapp Pack on January 25, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Is that McGruff the Crime Dog?

    Butt wiggles, Meadow

  3. Thor and Marco Polo on January 24, 2009 at 10:13 pm


    What a big Dog!!! Do you think he likes his coat?

    Thor and Marco Polo

  4. Lola on January 24, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    He’s part of that Lost Breed. Definitely lost!
    What odd markings he has. Are you sure he’s safe?

    The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

  5. Huffle Mawson on January 23, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I dunno, but he seems scarily big to me! I’ve never seen a dog like that in my life.

    Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

  6. The Army of Four on January 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Wow. I don’t know… and maybe it’s just the perspective, but he looks REALLY tall! Up until now, the Irish Wolfhound is the tallest dog I’ve seen. Maybe he’s related to the Wolfhound?
    Play bows,

  7. The OP Pack on January 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Hmmmm, he is very oddly built, isn’t he? And what did he do with his tail? And what’s with the ballet position of his feety feet? Whatever, at least he seems furiently enough.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  8. Cap'n Maverick on January 23, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    It be Mc Grrrrufffff the dog that takes a bite out of crime Harrrr. As to what breed he be Yer Cap’n guess he be a cross between a bassit hound and a blood hound Harrrr.
    Cap’n Maverick the Pirate

  9. Khyra on January 23, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Ah yes…one of the rarest of breeds…

    Homo canis lupus familiaris…or HCLF – even rarer than a PBGV!


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