German Shorthaired Pointer
Picture of Myrtle, a female German Shorthaired Pointer

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Age: 4 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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'The Turtle', 'Myrtle Turtle', 'Turtle-dove', 'Myrtle-the-Turtle-Turtle-dove', 'Turtle-Pie', 'Ballet dog' (only on full stretch), 'Hurtle-Turtle' (when running madly down a hill), poo-tounge lizard, da-doggity-dog, da-good-dog, pup-pup, stinky dog + more.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

February 13th 2010

Everything...especially being chased. She loves that!

When the kids are away!

Favorite Toy:
Scruffy, Rabbit, Fuzz, tuggity-tug, any of the kid's pens/pencils/crayons

Favorite Food:
...anything she can get her jowls around

Favorite Walk:
anywhere and everywhere...but probably walking to school to pick kids up

Best Tricks:
'over' (rolling over and staying dropped), sit, drop, tunnel, up, off, balancing

Arrival Story:
It took us around 8 years to replace our first-born Tess (more commonly known as Mwoopy, Merwoopit, Mwoopity-dog, poop-poop-poopity, poopity-dog). We adopted our lovely GSP Merwoopit when she was already set in her ways...and the poor neighbourhood cats and the elderly vision impaired members of the community always struggled because of it (some fairly embarressing moments). But wow, she was so right for our family (they are the best family dogs ever!). However, after the Moopity-dog had passed away and as time moved on, we ended up with Basil-bad-cat (much loved member of the family despite the name), and the thought of struggling with a cat-obsessed dog was enough to stifle any desire to bring a canine into the fold...much less a GSP given their strong hunting instinct. Many conversations with many breeders later, and I was happy to be convinced that so long as we had the dog from a pup, things would be fine. We settled on a breeder, and when the Turtle was born went and visited her as much as possible (even though it was quite a journey to get there sometimes!). The first time we saw her, she was the biggest, fattest puppy in the pile. Her mummy was a very doting first time parent, and she thoroughly vetted us to make sure we were good enough to go near her puppies. They were all so beautiful, but Myrtle was stand-out (maybe because of her extroadinary fatness in comparison to her seven sisters!)and she was so calm. Despite the calmness disappearing on our second visit, she was the one for us. Many more visits later, and we were all convinced the Myrtle-turtle was the perfect dog for us. And here we are. With our crazy, full of beans girl, Myrtle! Everyone is happy about it, except of course Basil, who despises her with every part of his being.

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September 27th 2010 More than 4 years!

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