My foster dog Allie is a ninety pound Akita/Border Collie mix. She has the size of an Akita, and the bark of a Border Collie. She has the intelligence of both breeds, which is quite scary. This is the dog who learned to open the back door and come into the house anytime she wanted by grabbing the door knob with her mouth, and leaning against the door while turning her head.
In addition to her intelligence, Allie is quite the energetic and inquisitive dog. She does not like to be left out of things, and this is never more obvious than when she is in the back yard and someone stops by. The six foot privacy fence makes it difficult for her to see into the driveway to find out who is visiting.
The picture below is taken from the driveway, looking toward the back yard.
Keep in mind that this six-foot fence has the posts on the outside of the fence, so from the backyard there are no posts - we did this purposely to keep the dogs from using the crossbars to launch themselves over the fence.
Here's a closer picture.
This is what she does when she wants to see what is going on in the driveway. She jumps up, puts her front paws over the top of the fence, and hangs on! At first she could only stay up there a second or two. But she's been practicing.