Inspired by @Diplomatic_diva
  1. Irish Wolfhound
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    The Los Angeles Times Magazine had a column of dog breeders every Sunday, and from about age twelve on I imagined calling the Sunstag kennels to choose my dog. In my early thirties, I did just that. The Wolfhound in the photo looks just like my dog Dash El Amet. A play on Dashiell Hammett and the reason for my screen name—got the dog and AOL at the same time.
  2. German Shepherd
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    Meet my dog Sam. He was a shepherd-Lab mix who I loved deeply. I think I was fifteen in this photo. There are too many beautiful, funny, and brave stories to fit here and he'd deserve them all to be told.
  3. Bernese Mountain Dog
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    Who's a good boy?!
  4. Great Pyrenees
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    Don't know who the lady is, but I had to choose this photo—it's so loving.
  5. Otterhound
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    This Otterhound seems to be sporting "The Rachel."