Acquired: Pet store
Training: Previous owner
Colorado, United States
Posted July 14, 2014
Our little Annie was a terrier mutt; we knew that she was part Rat Terrier and our best guess was her other half was a Scottie Terrier. One of the sweetest, easiest dogs I've ever owned. Training her was simply a breeze, we were able to get her to do just about anything! She lived with two large labs for the first few years of her life, and did just great with them. She never had any issues socializing with other dogs at parks or on the leash, and she was perfect with all humans.
She did shed quite a bit for such a little thing, so there was lots of vacuuming involved. She was our little time keeper, as she always knew when it was time to eat, sleep, and go for walks. I was impressed with her ability to keep up even into her old age. One of the only things that became a major concern was her back and leg joints, and she loved to jump up and down from the couch and queen-sized beds. Being only 20 pounds with stumpy legs, it was something we tried to prevent her from doing as she got older, as the vet warned about the fragility of an old dogs bones and the damage all of the jumping was doing on her back. She got to a point where we had to pick her up or set her down 100% of the time.
I would absolutely have another terrier in my life, whether purebred or a mutt. She was perfect in every sense of the word, and I wouldn't trade in a little scruff like her for anything.