|I have a huge soft spot for German Shepherds. The two GSDs that we have owned were the gentlest, mellowest dogs we've ever had. This boy was in Solsona, Spain, and he had learned how to open closed doors (although he had yet to close one behind him.)|
I can't help but notice dogs when I travel.
|A worshipful dog gracing Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, along with his family. I think that he is very likely a Portuguese Water Dog, like Eddy. PWDs graced the coasts of both Spain and Portugal for centuries.|
In Spain, we noticed them everywhere, usually well-kept and going out for evening walks with their owners.
I took zillions of pictures of animal gargoyles in the cities of Spain and Germany.
But my favorite gargoyle of all was this watchful little terrier in Barcelona...
...although this hound dog looks alive enough to jump out of the stone wall, and I liked him too. Definitely a "him."
Look at this scary guy, guarding a building in Frankfurt, Germany. He must have been effective because the building made it through WWII unscathed.