This is Dakota.
He's the top dog of the farm these days since Tequila died...I think he's around 6 or 7 years old. He has always been a bit of wimp which isn't ideal in a pack leader but he looks pretty mean to intruders. He's a dark coloured German Shepherd and he always escorts me on my patrolls around the farm...I think he likes to walk with me 'cause I'll keep him safe. :o)
Recently we had a rabies scare in the area and all dogs were required to get a rabbies shot. So I loaded all 7 of the dogs up into the back of my bakkie (truck) and set of for the community hall. Besides the dog that I had in the front puking all over the passanger seat the whole thing went off without a hitch...untill we were on the dirt road about 200 meters from TLC's entrance when Dakota decided it would be perfectly acceptable to jump out of the moving vehicle! I wasn't going very fast so he didn't get too hurt. Just a bit of a bloody mouth, I didn't see any broken teeth. It's strange because he loves to come for rides in the back and has only ever jumped out once before while I was at the hardware. He dodged some traffic and decided it wasn't such a good idea to get out without my say so, but to jump out while the car was moving! What a nut! I think the excitment of all the dogs crammed in the back was too much maybe. Anyway. He's fine and still a very handsome dog...but not as handsome as Nibo, the newest addition to the pack ...I'll tell you about him another time.