“You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.” ~ Willhound Shakespeare, Macbeth
This might be my human’s favorite line in all of Shakespeare. She laughs aloud every time she reads it. When Macbeth and Banquo come across three witches on a heath, Banquo immediately endears himself to them by questioning their femininity! That always works.
But for a canine gal, the beard is part of her beauty. She has the allure of a hairy muzzle. For instance, look at these two stunning gals…not only do they have magnificent beards, they have gorgeous white unibrows as well! Wow and Woof! So, while Shakespeare may question the beauty of a womanly beard, in the canine world the opposite is true. For us, a more accurate quote would be, “You should be women, And yet your missing beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.” Yes, dogs, in our world, a feminine beard is a thing of awesome beauty.