Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted April 18, 2015
I had been told that Drents were sweet dogs, somewhat rare, and completely in love with the water (and living at the beach) I thought that was ideal. When we got Caly, she was a very small puppy and of course needed to get used to her surroundings but she was very easy to train. She learned how to alert us to when she needed to use the bathroom, and she also started alerting us when people were near the house. We started taking her for walks on the beach at a young age, while she loved running on the beach picking up sticks and bringing them to me, for some unknown reason, she did not like the water. She likes to give you kisses and lick you if you are in the pool and close to the edge, or if you emerge from the ocean but she won't go in a swim. I am not upset about it because her sweet expressions, and the love she shows for us outweighs any expectation we had of her swimming. I would recommend this breed to anyone that asks. She is gentile with babies and loves meeting new people, and has a great personality. When I asked the breeder if they were all like Caly, she told me that most of the time that is just the way the breed is. While I don't have any pictures of her on the computer, I will upload one that is very similar in looks to her. She now belongs to my uncle to loves to take her to the beach and for walks all around his neighborhood, she couldn't be happier.