Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted May 20, 2015
My family has had at least one dog in the house from the time I was born. We've had five dogs so far in my lifetime and of course I loved them all for different reasons, but Mikey and I had a special bond. He was the most loving, playful, happy, sweet dog I've ever known. His best quality was putting up with the shenanigans of two small children who were anything but gentle. He was faithful to our family but also very social (maybe even a little TOO social--we have our stories). He was a very friendly dog who let anyone pet him and play with him, but at the same time he was a fabulous guard dog. He knew when there was danger and I felt the most safe with him in the house. A thief wouldn't even stand a chance of touching our house with Mikey inside. He was very high energy and not the easiest to groom, but he will forever remain in my heart as one of the best dogs I've ever known. Rest in peace, sweet boy.
Pros: friendly, good with children, good with other dogs, handsome, loving
Cons: needs to be part of everything, sheds a lot, needs to be groomed often, high energy, needs lots of exercise, very vocal