Unfortunately, I can´t link to the article, only this photo. In the paper version of the story, there was a great photo of the dog standing proud on top of a dead elk (grainy snap below). Dogs rarely seem aware of their size - I know of a Great Dane always trying to sit in his owner´s lap.
I feel there is a lesson in this. About looks being deceiving and perceived destiny and all that kind of stuff. If your heart is set on doing something, chances are, you will be great at it.