25 Nov 2006 • 1,020 views
Unhappy or smart?
Taken at the Beaulieu Road Pony Sales.
This dog was fastened to a fence and seemed very unhappy at being left alone. His muzzle was quivering while he whimpered for attention, which was offered by most people passing by ... but who he ignored.
His owner was only about twenty feet away, busy but keeping a close eye on his pet who in turn kept his eyes fixed on his owner.
It seemed almost as if the dog had found a really good way of getting sympathy.EDIT
Apologies for having written a commentary that gives the impression that this dog was in trouble. He was not.
He was in excellent condition.
He was sitting still, not pulling or trying to move.
The lead was tied to the fence, and was hanging down with plenty of slack.
The noise he was making attracted attention, which he ignored.
He was with his owner, who was a short distance away.
They were among people with other dogs (all on leads) at Pony Sales that are held close to the open Forest and a railway line.
There were no dogs 'off the lead', all were with responsible owners.
I think it is a German Shorthaired Pointer, which is a hunting dog.http://www.pedigree.com.sg/breeds/?b=81&p=G&pp=my vfxy