She might be giving you the cold shoulder, but it's an excellent shot of her. I'm smiling. :)
I'm pretty convinced she's from down your way. Half anyway. I've met a Treeing Walker and she has everything but the colouring.
I think she'd fit right in with all the hunting dogs around here. Our neighbors use to keep a kennel full of Walker Hounds and other mixes to use during deer season. You'd have thought some of ours had coon hound in them after last night. They treed one in the front yard before bedtime and we didn't manage to get it down safely until after lunch today. What an ordeal!
I'd say the problem for Jessy was her colouring. She could well be as pure bred as snow but perhaps a throw-back caused her marking to become very sheepdog-like. The Treeing Walker is a registered breed with the AKA.It's kinda heartening to see them doing as they were intended.
Oh, yes... I don't always watch the big shows like Westminster, but when I do, the hounds are always one of my favorite categories. Well, actually I like most all the categories. It might be best to just say the "Toy" group is my least favorite. ;)I don't mind my dogs doing what they were meant to do, but I hate seeing it at the expense of another ... at least once I've seen the other things alive. In other words, let them doing when I'm not watching and I'll just dispose of the dead body. This was different because I could see the poor coon at the top of the pear tree, trying to wait them out. I would rather (for its sake) have shot it down than to let the dogs gang up on it. Fortunately it all ended well (as far as I know...and no body has appeared in the yard).Now i'll admit I didn't have those soft feelings when Suzy and Blue caught a rat that was trying to build a nest in the lawnmower. They got praised for their work.
Mine crawled underneath a giant cactus, pulled out a bunny, and killed it before my very eyes, last week! I turned the hose on her to get her to leave it. Thankfully the gardeners came that day, so I didn't have to deal with a dead body. I can still hear the sound it made when she took its life. It's hard to battle instinct, but I sure wish the bunnies would learn their lesson and just not come into the yard.
Awww... our Beagle mix and the Rotties use to kill rabbits (yes, they squeal and so will a squirrel), but fortunately Alice and Mabel haven't. I don't know if the rabbits just stay out of the back yard now or what. I'm surprised you were able to keep her away from it until the gardeners got there. Our Beagle would always "guard" her kill until we disposed of it. Bunnies carries fleas, too, so check Rigby to make sure she didn't pick up any. (unless maybe y'all don't have flea problems out there)
Jessy had yet to kill something with intent. She had frightened a rabbit to death but that was a pure accident. Ohh, I tell a lie, she killed a rat a few months ago. It bit her, and she took serious umbrage at the insult and shook it so much it snapped it's neck. Hmm, it seems I'm a bit conflicted.
Oh, she's so pretty. That's a nice photo of her, very sweet. Usually she's in action, so it's nice to see a posed shot. Does she let you photograph her for any length of time or is this a one off? Whenever I see mine in a good pose, before I get the camera it's long gone.
I can make her sit, but I can't make her look at me for any length of time. And making her do anything has her thinking she doing something wrong, and so cowed a bit. Best then to get her halfway there and be relaxed about time. Eventually you get her all sparky, and still.
My dog is another one who doesn't like cameras
You cannot blame them really.