Dog Patch by Strane

STRAIN: Dog Patch aka “The Dog Patch”
PRODUCER: Strane
PURCHASED: Ethos Catonsville, formerly Mission Catonsville
MEDIUM: Flower
Batch/Lot#: 29977
Exp 4/12/22
POTENCY:  THCa 31.75% | THC 0.15% |  THCVA .13% | CBCA .37% | CBGA .10%
CLASS: Hybrid 
LINEAGE: Chemdog D X Chemdog 91 BX2
A mostly Indica dominant Hybrid of Chemdog X Chemdog back cross
(The Strane label designates Dog Patch “Indica”. However I think it is a bit more complex than this given what we know about Chemdog and its variants not to mention their many crosses.

single gorgeous lime green bud of dog patch strain

EFFECTS (MIND + BODY): 


MIND;
* Activates/stimulates cognition +/++
* Potential for altered or distorted perception namely aural stimuli which seems to be unnaturally amplified in volume and intensity.
* distortion Potential to inspire creativity or at least a Augments concentration and focus +/++/
* Uplifting /mood elevating
* Generalized cerebral euphoria felt in radiant waves of progressive intensity and seeming to correlate with the Dog Patch’s physical effect of inner warming*
* Potential for tangential thinking which can seem to deepen in complexity but without a quickening in pace ++/+++*

+ micro 1 inhale
++ medium dose 2-3 large inhales
+++successive sessions over hours 6-12 large inhales

*NOTE: The potential perception— such as aural or cognitive is fairly high when ingesting large amounts Dog Patch.
Some my find the increased rapidity of thought to cause or exacerbate Anxiety.

BODY;

  • Inner warming sensation that offers a Sensation of weightless euphoria
  • Mild appetite stimulation (relaxing of muscles in stomach/abdomin ++/+++
  • light to medium ocular and cranial pressure
  • Potential to induce almost trance-like contemplative state of being-
  • Promotes somnolence/ sedation and sleep +++

+ micro 1 inhale
++ medium dose 2-3 large inhales
+++successive sessions over hours 6-12 large inhales

APPEARANCE, AROMA, + TASTE :


gorgeous bud of dog patch strain in foreground with black strane cannister in standing up background

APPEARANCE;
No doubt about it Chemdog genes can create a myriad of color and composition. Dog Patch’s dense buds appear weighty but are lightweight yet still dense enough to require tihe use of a grinder to show this canine who’s pack leader.
Good For Bowls and Rolls: quite suitable for all


AROMA:
Herbaceous Lemon and pepper
Sweet perfume-hashish
Nutty (generalized)

TASTE:
Diesel -Petro- Chemical-like aftertaste

INHALE / EXHALE:
INHALE– somewhat harsh at times
Herbaceous lemon
Pine
Turpentine

EXHALE-very hash
Plastic
Vanilla
Lemon
Chemical- fuel

PACKAGING:

Not much change here at this piont…Still the flat plastic tin.  However, this time I did find it annoying to have to deal with the ink well-style bellied jar; it was difficult to retrieve some of the flower that was sticky enough to lodge itself against the recessed inner hub.

A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE…

TOP TERPENES:
1. Beta-Myrcene .848%%
2. Limonene .374%
3. T-Caryophyllene.239%
4. Linalool .202%

 

You probably wouldn’t expect the Myrcene level to be any less than reported and I’d say the same these days as we see this terpene take prominence with strains from Strane.
But, I think this is also a good example of Myrcene as a catalyst of sorts, or a modulator of other terpenes possibly.  The amount of perception distortion and overall psychoactive/ quasi-psychedelic quality to the Dog Patch high is quite high for a strain designated as an Indica by most peoples expectant standards.
I think that the .374% Limonene is most likely amplified by the .848% Myrcene…and by the macro photos below you can see a huge population of clear to less than cloudy trichome heads on the Dog Patch buds:

macro photo of a blurred rust red pistil in foreground and variation of trichomes in background

 

light and dark green buds of dog patch by strane in front of flower container

CONCLUSION:
Dog Patch is the result of crossing two back-crossed phenotypes of Chemdog. An herbaceous and citrusy sweet aroma and fuel and hash taste predict an intensely potent high characterized by an uplifted, energetic, cerebral euphoria (typical of Chemdog phenotypes )which develops into an equally intense body buzz helping to relax inflamed muscles and tested nerves.

Based on its layers of Chemdog influence and their many varied effects, And with typically higher levels of Limonene, Caryophyllene, and Myrcene Patients seeking relief from Anxiety, Depression, and eating and sleep disorders will appreciate Dog Patch’s intense, but uplifting and distracting Top-Shelf Euphoria.
 


THE LONG ROAD HOME …(My Toke…)…
“Chemdog is Chemdog right? Wrong sometimes it’s like Dog Patch a double back cross with a complex if not seemingly unpredictable genetic line. This incestuous union of Chemdogs turns out to be twice as much in almost every category.

detail of tip of bud of dog patch strain

A mostly Indica dominant Hybrid of Chemdog X Chemdog back cross
(The Strane label designates Dog Patch “Indica”…But, Strane seems to relegate strains to the “Indica” designation with a very swift pen)…. I think , in the case of Dog Patch anyway, and Tally Mon for that matter…(wait wasn’t Tally Mon a Sativa at some point??)  …as I was saying, in the case of Dog Patch, it is a bit more complex than this given what we know about Chemdog and its variants not to mention their many crosses.
I found Dog Patch to be a bit mind altering.  I say this because there were several times when medicating with Dog Patch that I perceived a noticeable alteration of aural stimuli.  It almost seemed like all the ambient noise in the room swelled in volume…sometimes as if it had been silent prior to this.
I would say overall it has the effect of bringing sounds to a flattened two dimensional plane of hearing.

bud of dog patch strain
This double dose of Chemdog genetics definitely drifts into physical relaxation and ultimately sedation, but there are some definite psychoactive qualities to the high overall.  In smaller doses, Dog Patch isn’t a bad morning strain…IF you know what to expect of your morning…which is rare for most of us.

However, if you are situated so to speak and not overly stimulated…say at your desk working on a repeating daily task, Dog Patch can provide an increased ability to focus.  However, in social situations, or otherwise unpredictable scenarios Dog Patch may be best left for after work…Not to be underestimated.

I say this because with Chemdog strains, I find there are extremes to be had: there seems to be a precipice between feeling lightly altered to feeling as if in the middle of a sensory storm.  The sensory overload, or the illusion of it, sometimes still catches me by surprise. It reminds me to respect this herb, much like the ocean that is serenely observed from a distance, provides serenity in its gentle waves, but conceals many a leviathan in its depths.

light and dark green buds of dog patch by strane in front of flower container

Dog Patch was another example of the complexity of Chemdog.  And, over time, I’ve arrived at the understanding that, in my opinion at least, Chemdog, its many phenotypes, and even some of the Cultivars created from, and fueled by its genetics, is an herb to be respected indeed. Tread lightly.
Peace.

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