Those who don't share their lives with a dog are probably unaware of the extent all dogs are different, even if they are are supposed to be the same brand of dog. Every dog I've had has been unique and the traits that each make of dog shared were different, depending on the dog's individual personality, Sure it's true that certain breeds are more docile than others, that terrierist dogs who hear a cat fart three streets away won't rest until they've sniffed out the exact location, but not all terriers are the same, any more than humans are. When I took our rathound out for a walk this evening, and observed how much he enjoys the opportunity to do dog stuff outside the constrainsts of what's possible indoors, I thought it might be an entertainment to relieve the boredom of isolation for others to describe how their mutts behave. To get the ball rolling, our dog is very fussy where he does a poo, and is often on a mission to drag me to the site he intends it to be done on. Other times, the walk is all about a lot of sniffing and piddling, which I suspect is a sexual messaging thing that dogs do. This evening our walk involved the rathound going berserk for no apparenet reason and but for the fact I was able to restrain him, he would have been off. I suspect he probably picked up the smell of a fox or something similar that his DNA was programmed to kill. Jack Russells for all their lovable charm, are basically lumps of brainless muscle that if allowed to, would would follow their noses to destroy anything that lived. The dogs we've had have in their own unique ways, have caused me to have four back injuries, but not everyone of them did and I write this, I reflect that the first dog-related back injury I sustained came from the gentlest, most obedient and intelligent we've ever owned, but like a kid might, left a toy at the top of the stairs for me to step on in the dark and suffer the consequences of. But tell me what your dog walks are like in your best prose. There's a two shilling prize for the best post. It would be more if Royal Mail hadn't increased the cost of a stamp.