Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
Posted June 25, 2016
Ted was one of the first dogs that we raised from a puppy, in our kennel, as a show dog.
He was a big, solid puppy with a big rolly, polly coat. This is one of the first things that first caught your eye about Ted. He was just a big Teddy Bear. He had the gait and would love to stand there and look pretty for that small piece of liver in your hand. It was no small feat to make him look good, as that massive coat was always full of knots that had to be painstakingly brushed almost every day.
Once he received his Championship title and was used for stud, my daughter wanted to train him in obedience. That didn't go so well. Even though Ted was an active dog and liked to run and play in the fields, Ted wasn't interested in learning how to do anything. He didn't want to learn the obedience commands correctly. Didn't want to carry anything in his mouth. Nothing that involved cut and dry precision. Nothing the required any thought.
That was ok for him, because he still had his looks