Elsa is beautiful, probably one of the most beautiful dogs I've ever known. Most people feel exactly the same way about their dog; and that my friends is how it is suppose to be. Isn't it amazing how we all have the most gorgeous dog that ever lived?
Beautiful - having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction see, hear, think about etc.' delighting the senses or mind:
There is beauty and then there's beauty. I like the term "gorgeous" or "good looking" as the phrase or word used for outer visual appeal and beauty for that inner stuff. Of course being beautiful inside makes one more beautiful outside, right?
As far as I'm concerned dogs are beautiful as a species; covering just about every one of them. Like humans, there are some that are more beautiful inside than others; but then again that is a personal thing as well. Kind, caring, loving and compassionate people are beautiful. The same goes with our dogs except that they tend to be much more pure and naturally more beautiful inside than us.
Dogs are beautiful. But sometimes life itself can alter a dog. A dog who has had to deal with a situation that may have changed who they are can make them seem not as beautiful. This is when we humans need to be able to look passed what has happened to them and into their core.
I am far more concerned with the inside of dogs and humans as well. Our outer shell is a first visual connection but aren't we and our dogs sooooo much more?
When I temperament test a litter, I get to have a first glimpse into who these little creatures are. They give me a clear read on who they are as a individual; I get to meet the real them, their core and I love it.
When we choose to live with a dog it should be through an inner connection, not an exterior preference. Do you want to live with a maniac retriever, couch potato, guard dog, highly emotional, social butterfly etc etc?
A dog's exterior visual appeal is simply the vessel that carries in it, their true beauty.