Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Common Swiss-Italian Doggy Signage

But the dog pictured is not a kind we ever see in Switzerland! What kind of doggy do you think it is? Doberman? Boxer? The ears looked clipped, which is odd because it is illegal to dock ears or tails in Switzerland. This doesn't even look like a prototype dog to us.

And why isn't it a dachshund? We are the standard bearers of doggy prototypes! And this is obviously a male doggy. As a strong dachshund feminist, I'd like to see more inclusive doggy signage.


  1. We thought some sort of pinscher.
    In the UK, dogs on signs are often fox terrier shaped, which I personally find rather flattering (although it is hard to make the argument they can be ignored as they are clearly referring to another breed, which is a bit of a disadvantage).
    Toodle pip!

  2. We think it is a good old fashioned mystery mutt! Teehee

  3. I'm with you, we need a female quota even for doggy signage. Here mostly all signs show terrier-like dogs... probably that has something to do with the historic power play that all the signs show british/scottish breeds :o)
    Easy Rider

  4. It's not a boxer. Wrong body shape. I think it's a doberman with an uncropped tail.

  5. Seems they usually use scotties, so we're happy they're using another 'composite' dog.

  6. You see, the makers of the sign know that boys are more likely than girls to be naughty when off leash.

  7. Hi Y'all,

    Maybe a German Shepherd or other with naturally perky ears crossed with a Great Dane! BOL!

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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