Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
Greater London, United Kingdom
Posted June 12, 2014
My family bought Holly home when she was just a puppy, my dad rescued her from a farm where, unfortunately she wasn't wanted and was going to be drowned. We're all incredibly glad my father got in there in time to save her because she was truly the most loyal and kind hearted dog I've met (and I'm not just saying that). She had a perfect temperament and all she ever really wanted was a cuddle. She was also very in tune with us, she would bare her teeth at anyone who came up the path and greet them with a wagging tail - it didn't take us long to realise she was trying to smile. Holly was a breeze to train as a hunting dog, my dad took her out into the fields when she was old enough and she became completely obedient. I'll always remember throwing a ball for her one afternoon; she jumped over the fence after it and I was terrified she'd run away. But, to my utter surprise, as I ran to the garden gate there she was sitting and waiting to be let in.
She seemed like such a one in a million pup, my parents decided to breed her and so we ended up with Millie.
Millie was like a clone of Holly; the same temperament, the same intelligence and she gave the same love. Both of them are so sadly missed. I would highly recommend this breed as I have had nothing but fantastic and memorable experiences with them.