Doggie Drawings!
September 26, 2014 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Dogs of the World: adorable illustrations of dog breeds, grouped by the regions where they originated.
By Lili Chin, whose Doggie Drawings include numerous infographics on dog training and behavior. Some examples: Greeting a Dog, Space Etiquette for Dogs, Positive Reinforcement Training, How to Create a Dangerous Dog.
Wondering about the Boston Terrier who keeps popping up in these infographics? Meet Boogie.
posted by Metroid Baby (15 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
Space Etiquette for Dogs,

Profoundly disappointed by that link.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:43 AM on September 26, 2014 [8 favorites]


I understand your jest but I love that poster - my own pet peeve is when people think you're just going to love their dog charging up to you - no, I don't. I have a body bubble.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:49 AM on September 26, 2014 [1 favorite]


My Lhasa Apso chafes under the dominance of the Chinese breeds on the Asian poster. Well, that and he's got a skin condition.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:59 AM on September 26, 2014 [1 favorite]


I love it because they got all the German ones right, and they're usually incorrectly assigned to different countries. The Germans care about not having hair all over everything.
posted by stoneweaver at 11:59 AM on September 26, 2014 [1 favorite]


On the space etiquette for dogs, perhaps you'd enjoy the Yellow Dog Project better? I really hope this becomes widespread, if only to spread awareness to think beyond your own dog.

My dog has little sense of smell - she was bitten on the nose as a puppy - and a trainer determined that she often reacts poorly to other dogs because she has trouble smelling what they are. (She can't even smell food on the floor.) There's only so much training we can give her, and so our only recourse is to keep her away from other dogs. Sometimes I just want to scream at people, just because your dog is friendly doesn't mean mine is.

There's so many reasons why leash laws are in effect in certain places -it is not just about your dog and your dog's "freedom." This bugs me the most in wilderness areas which have leash laws or "under owner's control" and the trail heads are littered with lost dog signs. I'm sorry, but if your dog is barreling down a trail at me it is not "under owner's control;" yelling "Don't worry, he's friendly!" doesn't mean anything. Just stop. And I'm not a moose or mountain lion or a herd of elk.

Argh! /takes off grumpy pants
posted by barchan at 12:11 PM on September 26, 2014 [3 favorites]


I did learn something from the region posters though, it's a Bichon Frisé (frizzy bitch) and not a Bichon Frise (Frisian Bitch) as I'd always thought!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:17 PM on September 26, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yay for the correct assignment of the Australian shepherd!

And doubleyay for the inclusion of the Swedish vallhund, but it should probably be labeled "Swedish vallhund" or "Vastgotaspets*" since "vallhund" just means "herding dog." It's sort of like putting the German Shepherd Dog down as just "Shepherd."

*Or if you want to get super fancy, lansigootanmanpystykorva.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:20 PM on September 26, 2014 [1 favorite]


Owner of off leash dog who got snarled and snapped at by our on leash dog - "We only bring NICE dogs to this park!"

Mr. rainbaby - "Lady, the sign says all dogs must be leashed, not all dogs must be nice!"
posted by rainbaby at 12:23 PM on September 26, 2014 [4 favorites]


Aw, they don't have my favorite American dog*, the feist. From which came the modern definition of the word "feisty". This is a dog for whom Lincoln wrote poetry.

*probably because of standards
posted by barchan at 12:42 PM on September 26, 2014


My SO and I just bought one of these! We got a custom one of an Akita and we sent them a picture so that they could match the colors (sort of). We got it in the mail yesterday and it's SO CUTE!
posted by VTX at 1:07 PM on September 26, 2014 [1 favorite]


It's sort of like putting the German Shepherd Dog down

Phrasing!
posted by zombieflanders at 1:08 PM on September 26, 2014


On the space etiquette for dogs, perhaps you'd enjoy the Yellow Dog Project better?

I think they were looking for this sort of Space Etiquette for Dogs...
posted by ennui.bz at 1:21 PM on September 26, 2014 [2 favorites]


Wait, the French Bulldog is an English breed? [mind: blown]
posted by adamrice at 1:46 PM on September 26, 2014


I love doggie drawings and I love these. My dog is correctly classed as a German breed, but she labels it as American Eskimo, rather than the original breed name of German Spitz, which is what they were known as until the breed name was changed in the US during WW1 due to anti-German sentiment.
posted by triggerfinger at 4:23 PM on September 26, 2014


We're done with phrasing; that's not a thing.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:50 PM on September 26, 2014 [2 favorites]


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