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Puppy Puzzle – Hastings Style Evaluation

Today the boys of the Avenger Litter turned eight weeks old…  kinda hard to imagine there are people who send their babies home at this point.  I can’t even imagine sending them off so early.  For us, eight weeks marks the time for puppy evaluations and well baby check-ups with Dr. Wickstrom.  So that’s what we did with our afternoon.

The boys all had a blast playing on the floor of the exam room – as did a few members of the Acadia Vet Clinic staff.  Our boys aren’t shy, and are happy to have a chance to zoom around and explore a new environment with new people.  Altina was very impressed with each of the boys, and complimented “mom” on doing such a great job with them.  LOL

I figure this is also a good a time as any to put up a page for them on my Sidhe Dogs website.  After all, with evaluations as great as theirs, I wanted to brag a little – and really, that’s what my Chihuahua website is for: a chance to brag on all my wonderful babies.  So I’d like to invite you to stop on over there to have a peek at some photos of the boys on our kitchen table – doing their best job at self stacking – and to have a good look at the results of our puppy puzzle evaluations.

Sidhe Dogs – http://sidhe.tobi-dawne.com/The_Avenger_Litter.html

 

8 week hastings puppy puzzle evaluation form

8 Week Puppy Pictures!

Can you believe it???  The puppies are already eight weeks old.  Kinda blows my mind a little.  I have to admit, I’m already looking forward to their show careers.  I love seeing their different traits (both personality and physical), and imagining how they’ll end up.  Both are promising.

Here are a few photos from some of our stacking practice and post-stacking play session:

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Deedee isn’t a fan of the table.  She’ll stand on it, but doesn’t want to be stacked.  Same on the floor…  she has no trouble walking into a stack, but doesn’t want you to mess with her beyond just delivering a treat.  She’s definitely got the most confidence and attitude – and even when she isn’t happy about something her tail just keeps going.

Alice does really well allowing you to hand stack her.  She’ll stay wherever you put her (even if you totally overextend her, just to see if she’ll hold it).  LOL  She will stand on the table without issue, she doesn’t like it, but she behaves really nicely.  She gets her confidence from her sister on the floor though.  The difference in her self stacks when she’s alone and when Deedee is with her, is crazy-huge.

Both girls are super cute (though I may be a little biased).  And while they are quite different they are both nice.  I really am looking forward to watching them growing up.  It’s been such a privilege so far.  🙂

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