For those that don't know, the whole book is told through the point of view of a dog. One who is half St. Bernard, and half Shepherd. For my own edification, I looked up some pictures online, and thought I would share them with you:
St Bernard. AKA Beethoven. Known for their size, strength, and ability to survive in the great and frozen North.
Shepard: Known for their herding and sense of smell. Note the long hair. Also good for the North.
This dog is supposidly a half-breed between the two. I'm going to guess that Buck from the story had longer hair.
If you haven't read the book, I would suggest that you give it a shot. The copy we're reading is only 75 pages, and cost us a dollar a copy.
I am now a fifth of the way through the college bound reading list. Of course, I could go faster if I would stop re-reading old favorites, and snatching up anything by mph and osc.
Happy reading to all.