When a small Bali girl met a big Bali dog, it was as if they were waiting for the time to be just right. From that moment on they have both developed a charming bond. As a big white Bali Street Dog gets older and slower and a young Balinese girl gets taller and faster, a trusting growth process is unfolding.
Through generation after generation, ongoing historical teaching and practical experience about the dog and its place has been handed down and on. The Bali Dog has forever been a part of normal family daily life and even though foreign breed dogs are infiltrating their domain, connection with family is unbroken and enduring.
When it comes to children, the Bali Dog has always fulfilled an integral and important role. As playmate protector and companion, Bali dogs and Bali children have formed strong and bonded relationships. They have survived rapid environmental and economic change and thankfully their connection has sustained and is still as strong as the culture itself.
And as another small Bali child and large Bali dog continue an ancient union, it can only be hoped that this picture will be replayed for many generations to come.