Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted April 13, 2015
Kipper was a Alaskan Husky and German Shepard mix. She was my best friend and almost constant companion for the ten years of her life. Kipper was one of the most intelligent dogs I have had the pleasure of owning. She learned very rapidly and was completely house trained at 8 weeks old. As a young dog, Kipper was full of energy. She loved to run and play in the fields on our farm. Her favorite game was fetch. It did not matter what the object was, if you threw it, she would bring it back.
I never really needed an alarm clock, Kipper would always seem to wake me up five minutes before the alarm would go off, anyway. Alaskan Huskys and mixes make wonderful pets. They get along well with children and other pets. However, they do get very large. Kipper weighed 129 lbs, at age two, and close to 150 lbs, when she died. They would not do well in a small apartment.