Some questions I was asked on Facebook made me decide to write this today. A person I recently added as a friend was looking at some of the pictures I have posted there and she came across one of me with Morgan, Bunny and Blueberry at the dog park. She wanted to know if the blue dog was mine. I told her that all three of them were mine and that Blueberry is actually a blue brindle.
There are also people who believe that blue dogs are a little off. Some believe they're more prone to disease and genetic problems. Blues are often referred to as quirky. I haven't found that to be the case. Blueberry was a handful when she was young, but some of that wasn't her fault. She'd been taught some very bad habits by the woman who'd had her before she came here. Now she's known as Miss Almost Perfect here at our house and I don't think her behavior is any different than that of any of the other Greyhounds we've had or met. The fact that she ran down an intact male named Try at the adoption kennel who got fresh with her isn't something we hold against her or attribute to her blueness.
I suspect that all breeds have their color or other breed status symbols. I just might not be aware of what they are. Are there status symbols in the breed that you own, or would like to own? Are there certain colors or traits that you'd add to your dream dog, if you could mix up your perfect dog? I freely admit that I have preferences and things I'd like to have if I could just order up my perfect dog. Nature doesn't work that way, but I am guessing we all speculate on it to some degree.