OT: MGoDogs

Submitted by MaizeMN on July 20th, 2013 at 10:29 AM

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?


Mr. Yost

July 20th, 2013 at 10:42 AM ^

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.


July 20th, 2013 at 10:51 AM ^

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!


July 20th, 2013 at 10:56 AM ^

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.


July 20th, 2013 at 1:04 PM ^

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.


July 20th, 2013 at 11:00 AM ^

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. 


July 20th, 2013 at 11:05 AM ^

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.


July 20th, 2013 at 1:52 PM ^

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.

Brown Bear

July 20th, 2013 at 11:19 AM ^

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.


July 20th, 2013 at 4:43 PM ^

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.


July 20th, 2013 at 8:36 PM ^

Has acquired the following body count in the last year and a half

2 cats

3 skunks (was as fun as it sounds)

2 snakes

3 moles

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



July 20th, 2013 at 10:30 PM ^

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

Brown Bear

July 20th, 2013 at 3:52 PM ^

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.


July 20th, 2013 at 4:26 PM ^

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


Wolverines Dominate

July 20th, 2013 at 11:26 AM ^

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.

1989 UM GRAD

July 20th, 2013 at 12:02 PM ^

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.