The dog is playing with his/her/its ball.He looks cute

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The dog is playing with his/her/its ball. She/it/He looks cute.

It sound very strange to me . Which would be right ?
Thank you
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    If you know the dog's sex you use 'he' or 'she'. If you don't you use 'it'.
    True. :)

    However, as a dog owner I always found it was very common for people to automatically assume that a dog was male. So I wouldn't be at all surprised, if on being asked to describe a picture of a dog playing with a ball, a pupil wrote:
    "The dog is playing with his ball. He looks cute".
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