The creators of Dog Shit were upfront in naming this unpleasantly pungent strain -- it really does smell like something you might accidentally step in. Dog shit is a patchwork of cannabis genetics that includes landrace strains like Colombian Gold, Cambodian, Afghani, and the rare Purple Zacatecas from Mexico. Beyond the simple novelty of its odor, Dog Shit offers strong, well-balanced effects that will appeal to cannabis novices and veterans alike. The strain's THC level has been measured at between 12% and an impressive 26%.
Unlike some pieces of its namesake that you might find littering the sidewalk, buds of Dog Shit tend to be small, clinging together in popcorn-like formation. They range in shape from circular to roughly conical and adhere in a dense, indica-typical bud structure. The leaves are a mossy green and have a slightly yellow tint -- this golden glow may be due to the high volume of amber-colored trichomes that cover the flowers' inner and outer surfaces.
Dog Shit's buds slap consumers right away with their odor, which is said to be dank and earthy with a rank, fermented edge. Afghani imparts some hashy, incense-like notes, while Colombian Gold brings a strong skunkiness. Grinding up the buds boosts this acrid, skunky odor. Surprisingly, when combusted in a pipe or a joint, Dog Shit transforms, burning with a smooth and palatable smoke. This smoke tastes like and fruity with just a slight musky undertone on the exhale.
The high from Dog Shit takes effect quickly, exerting a pressure around the eyes and cheeks. This odd sensation is met with a uptick in cerebral thinking, as smokers may sense their thoughts jumping from one to the next in rapid free association. Users may also feel a sudden surge of energy, enabling them to accomplish basic errands like cleaning the house. Alternatively, Dog Shit's laser-like focus can be a great way to accomplish work, whether it's creative and freewheeling or more task-based and analytical. In more laidback circumstances, this bud can simply distract from the stresses of the outside world, helping smokers to appreciate the moment. When shared with friends, Dog Shit can induce rambling conversation, as well as some giggles and giddiness. As the high progresses or as dosage is increased, physical relaxation sets in and becomes progressively stronger. Although it's not enough to pin smokers down to the closest couch, it can mellow out some of the strain's soaring sativa energy.
Dog Shit's eventual blend of mental and physical effects makes it a great accompaniment to activities that involve both body and mind, including, but not limited to, exercise and dancing. This bud is also well suited to a hike or a camping trip in the great outdoors, where its odor can easily dissipate. Enjoy Dog Shit in the daytime to early evening; if toking right before bed, you're liable to be wired and hyper.
Dog Shit can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its cerebral onset can help those with attention deficit disorders to maintain focus on a single task. The bud's mood-altering effects may also help those suffering from stress and depression to spend their time more consciously and mindfully. Physiologically speaking, this strain may soothe aches and pains, whether they're temporary or chronic; its anti-inflammatory properties may also relieve everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Because it can bring about fairly strong patterns of recursive thinking, Dog Shit is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
No breeders have claimed responsibility for creating this provocatively-named strain, and none have made seeds available for sale online. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to grow genetically identical "clones." It can be grown indoors or outdoors in a humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Perhaps due to its sturdy landrace genetics, this strain is said to be an easy grow, resistant to adverse conditions like mold and temperature variations.
Like a whoopie cushion or a hand buzzer, Dog Shit is in part a novelty strain that can be fun to share at parties. If they're able to withstand its pungency, your companions are sure to enjoy this strain's middle-of-the-road effects.