Professional Working Dog Response

After a long winter of too little snow, we finally received a reasonable snow yesterday. Of course, we had to provide a professional working dog response.

The Little Prince reflects while sitting calmly in the cold snow.

The Little Prince reflects while sitting calmly in the cold snow.

The snow started falling Monday evening and continued to fall throughout the day Tuesday. This is the sort of snow that we have expect to have on a regular basis throughout the winter, though only disappointment has fallen this year.

Frankie conducts preliminary patrol in the flying snow.

Frankie conducts a perimeter patrol in the flying snow.

The important thing is to act like we have been here before, like the nordic working dogs we all are. And most of us did so.




  1. Susan Deaver on March 15, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I love to see their joy in running, and especially love seeing it when they enjoy snow!

  2. Lori on March 15, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Finally! A measurable snowfall that might last for more than a couple hours!!! It’s a good thing you’re all such hard-working Nordic working dogs or else you might just want to play in it all day!! Right Landon??

  3. Hokie Pack on March 15, 2017 at 6:52 am

    How is “the older” Pack? Have not seen Q tip and Security queen lately. Did the enjoy the snow?

    • The Thundering Herd on March 15, 2017 at 8:13 am

      Qannik has always been a cold weather fan. This morning’s 6º temperature led to a long discussion where Hu-Dad told him to come inside and Qannik said, “Nope.”

      Kiska, being the most serious of dogs, conducted her morning patrol like she does ever single day and asked for breakfast. Kiska’s motto, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

  4. mizuno24 on March 15, 2017 at 6:17 am

    After months follow this blog, I still couldn’t make a difference between Typhoon and Frankie when seen in another angle. How do you differentiate them?

    • The Thundering Herd on March 15, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Great question!

      In movement, they are easy to distinguish. Frankie Suave glides from spot to spot. Typhoon bounces.

      And their faces are different – Typhoon must thinner with a longer nose, not to mention those bi-eyes (one blue one brown).

      From the back or side, it is more difficult. Frankie is thicker (about ten pounds), but otherwise they are quite similar.

      • mizuno24 on March 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

        Ooh so that how it is XD. They glide and jump :O. It must be interesting to see Typhoon, Frankie and Landon from the backside, black and white 🙂 (Say hi to Qannik)

    • Mary on March 15, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Frankie has beautiful brown eyes! ( love Frankie) Ty has a brown eye and a blue eye. Ty is smaller and thinner. I agree sometimes it’s hard to tell unless they are side by side. That’s why we need Hu-Dad!

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