Shiso is a Whippet Lab mix – and she sure acts conflicted about it. Labs love water, Whippets hate it, and Shiso is split right down the middle with her love / hate relationship with water. She may have webbed feet (of a Lab) and love trying to catch water with her mouth, she hates getting anything but her face wet. Watching her play with water is quite the entertainment, but put in front of a lake (or a bath) and her attitude towards water completely changes.
Shiso hangs out in the yard with me when I water, and she loves jumping to catch, and trying to bite, the water coming out of the hose. She also loves rubbing her wet fur into the dusty soil of our yard (we do live in a desert, after all), so she can get to look like quite the mess. It makes her happy though, and who could deny her that?