Take a good look at Bandit: I'd never encountered this gorgeous breed prior to meeting him (I checked with my local trainer friends and none of them had ever heard of the breed either!) You might be able to tell by his form that he's from herding stock ... this guy is agile and fast! His temperament is somewhat of a departure from the breed standard, because while he's clever and playful, he lacks some of the confidence necessary for a herding dog's job. (He was very shy with me for the first half of our initial lesson, and he gets a little barky with people and other dogs during walks. We're working on it.) Bandit has double rear dewclaws, a feature common to his breed They're supposed to help keep traction on slippery mountainous terrain, but in suburb-living Bandit's case I think they're just there to add some flair. So do you have any idea as to what Bandit is? I'll give you a hint: he's not a Spitz.
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