Imagine you are taking a nice walk in the woods and you slam into a wall you can’t see. Does it look like this?
This clip is from the 2012 movie, “The Wall.” The plot is about a woman who travels with friends and their loyal dog, Lynx, to their isolated hunting lodge in the Austrian Alps. One night, the couple go to a pub in a nearby village and leave Lynx with the woman. The next morning, the woman realizes that her friends never returned, and sets off on foot with the dog to find them. As she walks along the road, she bumps into this mysterious invisible wall which you saw in the clip.
To learn the rest of the mystery, you can rent the movie on Amazon (full disclosure, we haven’t seen it), but the real reason we bring up this movie is to mention the dog in the movie which you see in the image below:
This stunning dog is a Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound from Germany, currently in the AKC’s Foundation Stock Service, recognized by the United Kennel Club since 1996 as the Bavarian Mountain Hound, and registered with the FCI as the Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund.
The breed’s most outstanding trait is an otherworldly “cold nose” tracking ability. The breed’s nose is so sharp, he can discern the difference between the injured game he is hunting, and other animals of the same species. In fact, a Bavarian can even scent from glands in the hoof and leg, and small amounts of bone and tissue left at the hit site.
The breed is descended from the original hunting dogs called ‘Bracken,” dogs noted for outstanding tracking and trailing talent. The Bavarian Mountain Hound was bred to be a lighter leash trailing scenthound that could be used in mountainous regions, and have been so successful that they are the classic companion in the mountains of Bavaria for professional hunters and gamekeepers.
Circling back the movie, we have a spoiler alert at the bottom of the arrows:
We share this because we would want to know.
Do you still want to know?
The dog dies.
Photo of Bavarian Mountain Hound by Vladis/Adobe