Acquired: Bred dog myself
Posted May 16, 2016
I’ve had Beny for most of my life. When he was born I was 9, and although he is 13 years old now he is still full of energy. As a young dog, he was calm inside the house and playful outside. He was never aggressive and we could leave him with children, other dogs, cats or any kind of animal. I remember that we used to have a baby cat around the house and he cleaned her so often that we had to separate them, because the cat had a portion with no hair. Don’t worry, the cat was more than fine, he was just too excited about having new friends.
Regarding the food, he loves everything he shouldn’t eat, so we can’t say that he is a picky eater. The only food he does not like is dog food, and this means that we need to prepare special, home cooked food for him every day. It was difficult in the beginning before we realized what is good for a dog and what not, but now it’s part of our daily routine.
Since he belongs to a breed with long hair, we have to give him a haircut every few months, otherwise his fur will become impossible to groom. He is curly and he likes rolling around in dirt; not a good combination! Lately we got used to cut his fur in the beginning of the summer and at the end of the autumn. He hates it, but it’s something we need to do.
I think he is the perfect dog for a family who wants a dog but without too much trouble. I think he is fussy with food only because we didn’t teach him any better; apart from this, he is a very low maintenance dog. He has no trouble staying alone for hours as long as we take him for a long walk when we come home. I hope he will live many, many years!