I recently started sifting through my video footage of Peaches and Buster playing, with the hope of learning to objectively analyze their various play moves and tendencies to learn more about their interaction with one another, however unlikely the “objective” part may be.
Their play style is what I’ve come to recognize as a clever mix of Kung Fu, Breakdancing and coed mud wrestling. For our purposes here, we went with Kung Fu. I’m sure I’ll take the analysis part seriously at some point, but figured I’d have a little fun in the meantime.
The clips included here were taken yesterday during a 4-minute play session, and at no point did the dogs require help regulating their play. The occasional flash of black fur in the video is from Charlie and Hudson, who are both waiting patiently for me to throw their ball.
Peaches (fawn-colored dog with the funky ears) is a spayed 4.5-year old female and Buster Brown (brindle and white beefcake) is a neutered 4 year old male. Both dogs were adopted as young puppies and have been living together for 3.5 years.
And if you prefer an alternative play style with a more contemporary musical score, here you go: