Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted April 25, 2013
I should have known better than to take this dog, since I already disliked her mother (my sister's dog). From day one, she was whiny all the time, constantly racing in circles and then hiding, and always seemed to be hyperventilating for one reason or another. She was literally unteachable, and would refuse to go potty outside, except when she accidentally peed, which was often. Then I'd find her droppings in the most random places, like a cupboard shelf in the bathroom. She was very effusive and affectionate with my kids though, and unfortunately that was her only positive trait. Maybe she needed a different home or family, but it pains me to say that I had to actually give her away after 6 months to save my furniture, my floors, and my sanity. I'm not sure if this is a problem with the breed, or more likely, just this dog, but I wouldn't recommend this dog to anyone, just in case.