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Snowy: Which breed of dog is he?

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#1 · Posted: 15 Oct 2004 00:14
Which breed of dog is Milou, exactly (and I do mean exactly)?
If it exists, of course - the breed, I mean: its exact name, type, whatever information you can give about it.

I just want to see a real life one, if they do exist (and I know little or next to nothing about dog breeds and types).

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#2 · Posted: 15 Oct 2004 00:18
Milou/Snowy is a fox terrier.
#3 · Posted: 15 Oct 2004 00:47
But you're right!!! Ah, but I've never seen an entirely white one...
#4 · Posted: 15 Oct 2004 01:26
This one's pretty close:
#5 · Posted: 15 Oct 2004 20:09
Doesn't look entirely white (or is it just dirty...?)
#6 · Posted: 24 Oct 2004 12:18
There are pictures of people's fox terriers on the net who were called Milou.
#7 · Posted: 24 Oct 2004 13:36
If I ever wanted a dog I'd get a fox terrier and call it Snowy, but I really don't like dogs.

#8 · Posted: 24 Oct 2004 14:48
It's common for people to say Snowy is a fox terrier, but actually he's a West Highland white.
The main features (which you can see them on Snowy too) are: white coat, erect ears, bright dark deep-set eyes.
This breed originated mainly from Scotland.
A lot of behaviour of Westies match Snowy, i.e. they snap when irritated, love to dig, chase a cat for fun but won't hurt it, etc.
Westies can live for 16 years, sometimes more.
#9 · Posted: 24 Oct 2004 23:26
I'd say that a westie is too small and fluffy to be the model for Snowy - Snowy is drawn as wire haired, and with a square snout, which makes the assertion that he is a fox terrier more likely.
#10 · Posted: 25 Oct 2004 09:35
Snowy is definately not a Westie, his legs are too long for a start. I would most certainley say Snowy/Milou is a white, wire-haired fox terrier, without a doubt.

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