Photo of the month – December 2013 –
Christmas special 12
[German version]

Shoulder dog

Foto des Monats - Dezember 2013 - Weihnachts-Special 12

Figure 1 [Roger Knuck]

There are many types of dogs, such as hunting dogs, sheepdogs, police dogs, and even sea dogs, but this is the first time we have come across a shoulder dog. In fairy tales, we often find women with supernatural powers carrying a raven on their shoulder; but a dog?

What one observant photographer managed to capture here is the common shoulder dog, complete with coat. But the most important thing is that it is on a friction-enhancing surface, known as an anti-slip jacket. There is no other way he could keep a good purchase on the rider's shoulder in the face of all the horizontal and vertical acceleration forces.

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