Thanks. He's very special.
I'll post more pics to my "Album"
I thought the picture made his legs look shorter. For an 8 month old he's almost as big as his playmate, a 7 year old Auz cattle dog. At 5 months he was 30 lbs, now I'd guess he is in the mid 40's. He's not a pure bred, and proportionately appears to be a bit longer than the standard. Very rambuncious, always testing the patience and strength of his older playmate.
"it looks like Nex just hit Frecs in the eye"
Good diagnosis Whiz :o
In the photo Frecs did have a slightly inflamed right eye. My vet prescribed sulphur based, antibiotic eye drops. It worked, but now Nex (his mature companion) is showing similar intermittent eye redness and pale yellow discharge.
At first I thought it was some irritant in my environment that Frec's was reacting to. But he's now over "it" and Nex is showing symptoms. So I have no clue.
Can Forum contributors offer insights / advice ?
You have good looking dogs.
I live in the PNW, am often up in Bellingham to visit my family.
Glad you found the forum.
I think they are very special.
Nex came from Whatcom Humane in Bellingham.
Frecks from WA Shepherd Rescue, Everett/Arlington.
I've just "discovered" the breed.
The folks at the "rescue" have no history on Freckles, so I guess I can use my imagination. Nex's background is also a mystery. Most guess was Auz cattle dog & German shepherd, but based on his vocalizations I think he may be part Basenji.
I grew-up in Mattapan, attended Boston Technical High (class of 1963) and BU.
Here are a couple of pictures of Nex ( 6 year old Auz / Shepherd mix ) and his new companion Freckles ( 5 month old Basenji / mix ). I adopted Nex when he was about Frecks' age. They have been together for 10 playful days. Both came from different local " Rescue Organizations" in the Northwest coastal area of Washington State.