Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted July 24, 2015
My first experience with a purebred dog was with Moses, who my father named for his white "beard". An exuberant, almost spastic little puppy, Moses continued to be a constant companion much like Donkey was to Shrek.
Pros: Absolutely gorgeous and very easy to train. He rarely ever shed a large amount of fur and had a great temperament around children, strangers and in general - even got along with a sassy cat or two.
Cons: Very vocal. Moses had an opinion about everything, whether it was who was at the door or what the spot on the window was. Aside from that and an accident in the house once or twice, there really were no drawbacks to him besides his size leading him to be under foot quite a bit.
I miss him, wholeheartedly. He confused me as a kid because he was so energetic and I was turning into a moody teen, but I can always call him a great dog. If you can spare the expense, the time and the care, a Bichon Frise is a great breed.