The Sheltie, short for Shetland Sheep Dog, is a small style herding dog. They are also one of the smartest dog, excelling at just about any task. Well, any task you might give a dog for the most part. According to Stanley Coren, they are able to learn just about any task very quickly with little errors. This however should be taken with a grain of salt, as they are still dogs, and lack thumbs and the ability to speak.
The most unique thing about the Sheltie is that they have several different types of coats. A lot of them are based on the merle style. This can actually even affect their eyes, and I recommend you look up a merle eye. These are also very small dogs, and are obviously used for. . . sheep. I guess it’s not that obvious, because no one really refers to them by the full name.
In this episode, we discuss some interesting etymological phrases that deal with swears and dogs. So if that’s a problem for ya, well I hope you read these deals! It’s not too bad, we put a warning in the audio part, too. We also talk about how anyone using measurement systems aren’t specific enough outside of the U.S.
The song for this week is “Sheltie” by Funky Boo Nutz
The Siberian Husky is THE snow dog. When you look at people doing sled racing, it is likely this dog that you think of. It’s also the dog that someone who doesn’t know much about dogs thinks looks like a wolf. These are actually a pretty healthy and old breed, and you would be surprised that it actually comes from Russia. That’s right, it’s not a misnomer like the Australian Shepherd or the Labrador (which is totally from Newfoundland, ha! Well, originally I mean.) The dog has a lot of breeding and popularity in the United States.
The dog can come in several different colors, and it made its claim to fame with the Nome Serum Run. The famous trek in Alaska where several dog teams carried serum for diphtheria. These dogs have been used to pull sleds in both the Arctic and the Antarctic and are regarded as the best sled dog around. It is actually a much smaller dog compared to sled dogs of the time it was introduced.
Kyle talks about how he started reading a sad book about dogs. Caitlyn is excited that we use a lot of latin, since no one can stop her mispronunciations.
Song is “Snow Dogs” by Brunswick Project
Jindos, why are you a dog? This is WAYAD’s first truly Asian breed and we have now covered four of seven continents! If you’ve never heard of a Jindo, don’t worry. You’re in good company. Most people outside of Korea have never heard of them either, because they’ve very hard to find outside of the county.
This week, Caitlyn apologizes for being salty at the end of the last episode, and vows not to say any Korean words out of spite. It doesn’t actually work out that well for her. Kyle is in his element talking about Korea, and shares a really terrible, condensed version of the Korean people origin myth which is not to be missed if you want to be confused.
Outro song is Gee by Girl’s Generation.