We saw an adult version this morning occupying the entire back of a pick up truck.
The owner, a woman about our age, was taking her dog to work, and as she used to berth a boat here, the Manager has allowed her to park her car and walk her dog to the relevant workplace just around the corner.
This gentle giant stepped out of the truck and ambled over to say hello.
Coming almost to my waist, he was a leaner, and I could bury my hands completely in his fur. With feet like dinner plates and weighing in at over 11 stone (154lbs/ 70kg) he dwarfed Maggie who was sulking having been left in the car.
This is a Leonberger.
And his work?
A therapy visiting dog, on his way to the local nursing home.
All pictures from Google, thank you for having such a wonderful selection.