I was throwing a ball for my dog, Matilda. Over-the-shoulder, flag, post, curl route, perfect. The athleticism reminded me of CW. If you deem the topic worthy; which Michigan player does your pet bring to mind and why?
Charlie Weis. Fat and lazy
I've got a beagle and I'd probably say BWC. Got lots of potential but can't keep her out of the food bowl.
Fast and black
Your brothers dog has dreads?
In fact he is so Denard he doesn't even wear shoes let alone ties them.
The breed is called Puli. I have two of them. They are Hungarian sheep herding dogs. I actually first saw them in Ann Arbor, there was an art gallery on Main St. that had a couple that lived there. These are my mgodogs:
Just a puppy, plays fetch 75% of the time, but prefers to play defense while the neighbors dog (9 year old lab - smart as ever, a little slow, but underrated in athleticism...clearly Tom Brady) fetches the ball. They have offense v defense WARS and they're pretty even...that said, I also have to say Woodson because my pup will LAY YOU OUT if you're not prepared, very underrated tackler.
Vincent Smith. A little under-sized, but always ready to roll.
I'll let my dog chose if he's more of a quitter like Tate or a Michigan like Denard?
David Boston. Talks a lot, but no action.
My dog's name is Woodley. Thankfully the "guns don't kill people, LaMarr Woodley kills people" shirt does not apply
My dogs don't remind me of any players, if only because they're both small. But they're brother and sister, and are generally inseparable- if you pet one, the other runs over immediately, etc. So I call them Temptation and Hawaiian War Chant - because you can't have one without the other!
I would have to say Braylon Edwards for my boxer Maize. It's like he has springs in his legs so when we throw him anything to catch he really can jump up and get it. He's a very athletic dog and can really get off the ground. Actually in the smaller size of a boxer, 60 lbs, so he's pretty fit. He's reminded me of Braylon Edwards from the 2004 MSU game when we went up and had those jump ball TD's in the endzone.
Mines a jumper too, he can go right over a six foot fence. One jump, and over.
Maize is pretty funny because we put a 2 ft or so gate in front of our second bedroom door where his toys, crate and blankets are. When we leave he has the run of that room and based on his jumping ability he could easily clear that gate with no problem. He has no idea though that he can clear it which I guess for us is good.
Both of our cats do a decent Mario Manningham - when they have the ball (or the bird toy or stuffed mouse), they run decent routes and can be elusive and difficult to bring down in space.
My parents' Newfoundland is a little bit like Jon Jansen or Jake Long - if he gets a jump on you, you're down and you likely stay down.
We have a pug named Tank - built like a tank at 21 lb (most pugs are 14-18 lb) and not overweight. I'd say that puts him in the mold of Jamie Morris or Vincent Smith - not big but compact and tough.
and he's the same way. He was the brute of the litter and now is about 28lbs but still pretty well proportioned. He's too sweet to be a real tough guy though.
All the way. My dog cray.
There's only one type of animal that can be a Marques Slocum. It's a type of lion.
You tell him that...
I'd liken my dog to Mike Hart. He's not the biggest or the fastest dog out there, but he's got something that puts him over the top.
She is good in coverage but does get distracted by turtles. Not sure who that most compares to but I do think she kind of resembles a wolverine.
I have two Shiba Inu and I guess would say Mike Hart. Size might deceive you but they are tougher than nails and won't back down from anyone and are cocky lil bastards.
Nice! I have two as well. One is definitely Bouboucar Cissoko. His barks seem to be like taunts, and while he's fast, he has no idea where he's going.
It's required to have two shiba inu, they'll drive you insane if you only have one. They would make good slot ninjas.
It's a vicious little psycho nutball bitch. She's attacked—without provocation—several dogs in the neighborhood, including our late chocolate lab.
Yeah, my girl is pretty unfriendly. Half the time she's tolerant of other dogs, and other times, some weird flip is switched and she's like a tasmanian devil. My boy, however, is cool with kids and dogs, but when he escapes, he's like shot-out-of-a-cannon fast and hard as hell to get him to come back/ mellow down. Playing fetch and looking for cats are the only things he lives for. They are great in pairs, for sure.
Has acquired the following body count in the last year and a half
3 skunks (was as fun as it sounds)
1 draw with a 120 lb black lab,
He is totally chill until you challenge him or come on his territory.
He is fine with kids and has only growled once when a 2 yr old tried to put a finger in his pooper. I just wouldn't consider him a golden type family dog.
I guess in the spirit of the thread my dog would be Craig James
My pit unfortunately killed a Shiba that had wandered into the yard, a.k.a the Death Zone. You should have seen the look on the neighbor's face! The seven year old boy didn't handle it as well as the five year old girl, though. I had my wife bring them some Shiba jerky and that seemed to work with respect to keeping the peace. My wife later told me that my dick seemed bigger that night. I'd have tosay that I agree! Think about it. My dog killed another dog! Someone else's pet! Too freakin' cool if you ask me
Great looking dogs, but how would/do they serve as family pets?
It depends. Just like with any dogs, some like kids and sme don't. Mine ignore children more then anything else but they don't mind kids. They are really good dogs but different from your typical dog. Very quirky, extremely independent and stubborn, cat-like some say. Too smart for their own good. But they are extremely loyal dogs. Do research on them if you are serious, like I said they are not your typical dog. Also if interested there are lots of Shiba rescues across the country, with Shibas of all ages available for adoption, both mine are puppy mill rescues. If you have any other questions let me know.
My Shiba is totally attached to me and is not an ideal dog for kids. They are very cat like and aloof in ways. Determined and VERY smart. My dog is an escape artist. I have had to bungee the crate when we leave AND put on a 35lb dumbell on top of teh gate in addition to the straps to keep him in place.
They are not a dog that will let kids be kids around them. You will not find a more beautiful dog but don't kid yourself. They are not a lab or a golden. They tolerate kids but are not kid friendly in a traditional sense.
If you like the breed and are up for it, let me know. I have a rescue 5 minutes from my house and they also breed champions which is what my guy is. I am in clarkston / Grand Blanc area
Much appreciated. Thank you for dropping some knowledge (or pooping excellence, if you prefer) on the topic.
I have a boston terrier named Achilles who is super shifty like Denard. I also have a collie/husky/American staffordshire terrier named Denard who is more like Braylon with his long strides and high speed in open field.
Zoltan. Little mutt with speed to kill and loves to jump. Also pretty smart and relaxed.
Our family got a dog when my sister and I were much younger, we both had names in mind for the pooch, and that is how we got rainBO unicorn.
It's gotta be Molk. My dog is tough, compact and doesn't like people! She also has excellent ball security.
There's this brunette poodle mix that seems to rule my dogs heart.
I will give you a Marvin Robinson until you compare your dog otherwise.
Hairy, smelly, lazy, and runs away whenever a large German dog starts barking.
The anti-feline tone of this thread is offensive to Stella and Lulu 1989 UM Grad. Their cat-like reflexes would surely impress even the most jaded analyst.
I have a greyhound. So whichever UM player is skinny, awkward, and faster than everyone else. Troy Woolfolk?
I think Anthony Carter would fit that description.
I have a golden retriever. She looks good in pink, she gets everything she wants, and she loves to drink (water) sounds oddly like most sorority sisters I sat near when I was a student...
That is exactly how my golden is. My wife always finds random girly collars for her. But whenever is football season I break out her Michigan bandanna. She is a bit like JT Floyd. Solid athlete, but always falls for the fake throw.
Juno is a shutdown corner in a dog's body. Compact, fast as hell, can change directions on a dime. She's able to stay step for step with the little dogs on the outside and can help out on the run against the bigger dogs. I'm gonna optimistically say Blake Countess.
German Shepherd is David Harris: slightly undersized for his breed, always aware of his surroundings, and when my other dogs goes crazy and runs back in forth across the yard my GSD charges from out of nowhere and lays him out regularly.
Pit-mix is Ernest Shazor: reckless, destroys things, more often then not completely whiffs when playing/fighting with my other dog, but when he connects you remember it.
Marquis Slocum, unfortunately
YOU OWN A F*CK LION?
Fitz Toussaint. Sometimes, full of energy, other times, you wouldn't even know she was there.
Lots of spoon moves too?
Tom Gholston because he will throat punch you and/or break your neck for a treat.
Not the biggest dog at 35 pounds but punches above her weight and damn good closing speed. Solid ability to wrap up.
Kind of small and sneaky.
Is it named Snoop?
Dog 1 (cockapoo) -Will Hagerup. Because she never follows the rules.
Dog 2 (yellow lab) - Vincent Smith. extremely bouncy and as loyal as loyal gets.
My great Dane is probably Gabe Watson. He doesn't like to move much but when he realizes it's food time he becomes a monster.
My dog is unbelievably dumb.
My Pit reminds me of Woodson... mainly because I named him Woodson.
My younger cat, Leia, is Jeremy Gallon. She's small, runs crazy routes, and jumps higher than anyone expects.
My older cat, Oskar, is like Brady Hoke. Not a player, I know. He is big, does what he wants, goes outside in ridiculous weather (like Hoke in a T-shirt in 15 degrees). He acts like a mentor to my younger cat - hisses and growls when need be, but he clearly cares about her.
This is a fun thread.
Guinness is our English Bulldog. He reminds me of a mix between Jake Long with his shear strength and toughness, with a dash of Jake Ryan as there is nothing that makes him go around obstacles. Guinness runs through obstacles to make it to his target.
what a little badass...
His name is Blitz.
He reminds me of ole' #47 JMFR!
Always running around acting all crazy.
My beagle is just like Brady Hoke because they're both mammals.
My german shepherd doesn't really seem like any Wolverines. He's very unpredictable. It's hard to get inside his head. One day he does everything I ask, the next day he runs my blood pressure up... Maybe he's like Al Borges
Used to have two. Now down to one.
The one still living is a whippet mix. I'm going to go with Steve Breaston. When she runs, she is amazingly fast and agile. Most of the time she's sleeping. Overall, a really nice dog though.
The chocolate lab we had was named Kirby for Kirby Puckett which she lived into that personality completely. A little battle tank which was always happy and ready to play. If I were to liken her to a Michigan player, it would probably be A-Train, when we walked, she put her head down and got from A to B. Great between the tackles but you wouldn't want her getting loose because she would run all day. (yes, she held on to the ball)
He is a jacked 95 pounds... once he gets going anything in front of him gets messed up. He likes to hunt Lions as well. Guess that makes him like Alan Branch.
Tia reminds me of Denard Robinson........'s shoe. Because she's about the same size, and while everyone else is running past her, she's just lying there.
She loves to pull. It's in her blood. She's the one on the right next to the 150# Newfie
Well, he's named Woodson Schembechler. But, probably best understood as Jordan Kovacs As Explained By Fred Jackson:
Blond, probably at the lower end of his size/weight class. But extreme athleticism, commitment, and always doing something surprising. Except he's actually terrifyingly athletic (standing high jump to the top of a 6 foot retaining wall for no reason besides he the fact he could).
Reminds me of Braylon Edwards. Very tall and extremely muscular and fast. And when we play fetch he drops a lot more than he should.