The many and multi coloured Bali Street Dog is most comfortable when it has a companion or two to spend its life and time with. Unlike the Kintamani dog that appears to prefer a solitary existence in being the only canine within a human unit, the Bali Street Dog enjoys creating havoc in at least couples.
Each colour of the Street Dog seems to have a corresponding personality that produces behaviour that has an uncanny uniform and generalized action. So when they are mixed and allowed to freely exhibit their inherited ancient nature in their individual way it can be quite an experience.
But no matter their colour or nature, having more than one is a responsibility that should only be contemplated by those with a bent brain and a bit of spare time.
Weather Bali Street Dogs are pack orientated or not will always be open to debate and conjecture; there are certainly enough exceptions to the rule to leave room for individualism, as there are with all species. Be it a single dog though or a pack, the most pressing reality with a street dog is access to the asphalt. Deny them right of passage to the road and a wave of collective and colourful canine vitriol will build to a tsunami of torment in decibel and destruction.
The most rewarding moment when reintroducing Bali Dogs to the streets, is to take them out together and experience the joy as their individual colours meet and mingle with strange new shades.
To be able to simply stop and watch as a clan of collective colour pause on a busy street. To hear them grumble and groan and gripe and sniff and snort and snap. All of this happens as the natural order of street life in a Bali Dogs colourful day.
All of this and so much more.
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