Identified by: Lean physique, tongue enthusiastically hanging out the of mouth, water beading off their fur, waist-worn leash around human’s waist—is out before sun goes up and after it goes down.
Beware of: Pools of dog drool big enough to swim in.
Theme song: “I’m in a hurry to get things done”
Identified by: Matted fur, dusty paws, full pack.
Beware of: Poop bag? What’s a poop bag?
Theme song: “Out in the great wide open”
The Mountain Biker
Identified by: Sporting a harness, worn down nails, and a nice layer of mud
Beware of: Insane dog behavior whenever a leash is pulled out.
Theme song: “Bicycle”
Identified by: Although this dog sports the “drowned rat” look, you will probably identify this dog by its wet dog aroma before you notice its appearance.
Beware of: The “as close to my human as possible” water shake off.
Theme song: “Rollin on the River”
Identified by: Fur dreadlocks, leash made of sling and beaner, looks at ease on a Class 4 scramble.
Beware of: Stepping all over your rope or knocking over your chalk bag.
Theme song: “Climb every mountain.”
Identified by: Snowballed fur, frosty whiskers, porpoising through the snow
Beware of: Yellow snow.
Theme song: “Baby it’s Cold Outside”