Her name is Elkie, and she is quite possibly the best pet we have ever had (and we have had a number of dogs and cats over the years). From the moment we "received" her she has fit right in with whatever circumstance has been presented.
For instance, when we first picked her up very late one dark and stormy evening (this after she had been brought to us from over the mountains in what had to be a long and puzzling ride for a puppy having just been removed from her family) we could not make it home that evening and had to stay in a hotel
overnight. We knew this situation would be arising and had some apprehension about it, but Elkie behaved admirably. Even though she was with perfect strangers, she contented herself to be with us and, after frolicking around a bit, slept soundly and without a peep in her crate. While some of this may have been that she was just tired from a long day of travel, I am convinced a larger part of it comes from her basic character and native intelligence.
She loves people (children in particular), loves to travel, is comfortable around other animals and appears to be smarter than many people I know. She has an infectiously happy disposition that just flat makes us laugh some times. While we had the usual puppy miss-steps in the beginning, she has proven to be very trainable and has figured many things out on her own.
She is 8 months old now, weighs 14 pounds, and is beautifully proportioned. Her longish, wavy coat is her most distinctive feature and is so soft to the touch you do not think of it as hair. Feels more like silk, or even down, and she is very pleasant to hold or have on your lap. There is very little shedding.
The last pictures in the sequence below are the most current, taken just a few days ago. As you can see, she has had a "poodle cut" (about a month prior to these pictures), which came as a surprise to us after we asked to have her trimmed at a kennel we use. While my wife likes her current look, I prefer the
longer version, which has proved to give her a more unique appearance. I cannot tell you how many people have stopped us to ask what kind of dog she is, what's her name, can I hold her, etc. Honestly, at times I have felt like just making little business cards for her and handing them out.
Hope this information is useful to you. Thank you for Elkie.
Steve and Connie
Lopez Island, Wa
I just wanted to give you an update on my Eskipoo. I attached two pictures of Tira I took yesterday. It wasn't easy. She wanted to play and play and play...forget about posing. Well, as you can see from her pictures, she's just as adorable now as she was when we got her. She's about nine months old now and is pretty much full grown. She weighs just about 12 lbs. I don't how many times people have commented that Tira looks like a stuffed animal that's come to life. She's just a little fluff ball (and you're right...no shedding!!!)
wasn't easy. She wanted to play and play and play...forget about posing. Well, as you can see from her pictures, she's just as adorable now as she was when we got her. She's about nine months old now and is pretty much full grown. She weighs just about 12 lbs. I don't how many times people have commented that Tira looks like a stuffed animal that's come to life. She's just a little fluff ball (and you're right...no shedding!!!)
Besides being adorable, she's so good and so much fun! We are really enjoying her. She's extremely friendly, loves to play and loves to cuddle. She's just the perfect little dog!! Thank you so much...we just love her!!! I also wanted to mention to you the first time we brought Tira to the vet, the doctor commented on how well she had been cared for. She had a clean bill of health from day one which is apparently unusual. He said most puppies he sees have worms, fleas or parasites...but not Tira. He told me to let you know you're doing a great job with raising your puppies!!!
Thanks for everything!!!
Regards, Carrie and family
I wanted to let you know how very much we're enjoying the newest member of our family. Huckleberry Cutie Pie (our 5 year old helped name him, but we've shortened it to Huckle!) is an absolute delight. His sweet disposition and eagerness to please are matched only by how ridiculously cute he is! He just turned 8 months, is about 14 pounds with perfect proportions. He's cuddly, playful, bright, enthusiastic but calm, and so easy to train. I can not overstate how sweet-natured he is.
Huckle just adores all children, will happily and calmly endure very ardent hugging from my little one, and does very well other dogs. Whenever we have him out and about, we're stopped and asked lots of questions, and it always ends with the passerby petting him and being astonished by his crazy soft fur. I know regular brushing is recommended, but Huckle's fur doesn't seem to mat, tangle or shed. We've taken him for haircuts twice so far, and he looks great both with a long coat, and clipped close.
I've attached two recent photos, neither of which really shows his tail which usually curls around and touches his back. I included the second photo so you could see his size relative to my son on his bike.
You've done a beautiful job breeding this little guy, not just for his movie star good looks