Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted July 29, 2015
My doxie Ryder is wonderful; my husband and I love him so much. He was the first dog we got as a couple. We had just gotten married and settled into our house, and I wanted a doxie. I grew up around them all my life; my mother still has Rascal, who is going on 14 and is still kicking. Luckily, the local humane shelter had Ryder, and it was a perfect fit. He's become even more playful since we got our second dog a year after we got Ryder. They complement each other well. As a typical Doxie, he loves to burrow under covers and sleep in, which is perfect for my husband. So, the boys stay in bed, while I get up early with my female dog Pippy. It works out so well. We love having Ryder. He's a big lap dog and loves to give kisses and receive petting and love. He also loves car rides, long walks, and chewing bones. However, he can be very stubborn, which is a common doxie trait. If you're patient and train your doxie correctly, though, you should not have much trouble. Also, he is very attached to both my husband and myself. He whines when even one of us is out of eye sight, such as if one of us stays in the car while the other goes into the store. He also hates going on walks without both of us. So, he may be stubborn, but he is incredibly loyal and loving.