Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: Crate, Puppy, Socializing, Obedience
Felton, California, United States
Posted January 21, 2017
Ellie is going on 14 now and lives with my parents. This dog helped raise my brother and I, being an loyal emotionally stable force in our life from teenage years to now. She has some hip/arthritis issues that started when she was 7 from a previous break (we found her at a ferry terminal, vet think she was hit my by a car when she was puppy). She is a beautiful average sized lab with all the lab features- she loves to play, be with the family and swim swim swim. She also loves the trash and any food available on the counter. She was easy to potty train and basic obedience train as well as any trick we tried to teach her she would learn quickly. Wilson, a male from a breeder was much harder to train, very stubborn and took forever to potty train. He ate anything and everything: couch pillows, DVDs, linoleum flooring, shoes and everything in between. After he turned two, he finally calmed down and has become a fantastic loyal good dog. He is large and in charge, our mail man is officially afraid of him as his bark is loud and his size is intimidating. He has never bit anyone or anything he just likes to let us know someone has arrived at the house. I would recommend this breed for any family or person. Great all around family dog.