Friday, February 18, 2011

Tree Dogs!

Meanwhile Teddy Moritz's dogs are climbing tall trees in pursuit of squirrels with their avian partners-- that is a dachshund up there, not a Harris hawk! And she tells me he had gotten all the way to the end and was returning...

6 comments:

Peculiar said...

Now why did Lily never do that? Oh yeah, no trees, it'd be a lot tougher in a cholla.

These are great!

Kitty Carroll said...

I just don't want to see the dog fall out of the tree!!! What a gutsy little dog!!!!

Teddy said...

I didn't want Bane up in that tree. He made the choice and showed no fear about the height, or in turning around and coming back down. Fortunately there was a foot of snow on the ground and his fall would have been cushioned. Otherwise I would have been right under him trying to catch him.

Anonymous said...

Talk about a game little doxie - if ya can't go to ground, just go up ...

Black Dog Lady

Retrieverman said...

Short-legged dogs have an easier time climbing than long-legged ones.

Gray foxes have relatively short legs and very sharp claws for this purpose.

It is just easier for a short-legged dog's body to stabilize on the branch than it would for a longer-legged dog.



http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/nnuemah/grayFox.jpg

Of course, coonhounds regularly try to climb trees and often succeed.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the advantage short legs would be to a tree-climbing attempt, but I must say that my long-legged hounds are also very keen about climbing trees ... my delight in reading about this doxie was the fact that he didn't limit his holding at bay activities to "going to ground." I guess this delights me in light of all the nay-saying there is about the heart and gameness of modern purebred dogs ... but that is a whole other issue, isn't it ;)

Black Dog Lady