Maxie CGC, TDI

Shih Tzu/Miniature Poodle
Picture of Maxie CGC, TDI, a male Shih Tzu/Miniature Poodle

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Age: 5 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
August 1st 2010

Social butterfly...loves his peeps and other dogs!

visiting the groomer

Favorite Toy:
anything that squeeks

Favorite Food:
whatever I'm eating that he can have a bite of

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere- as long as he is out walking!

Best Tricks:
He has a great "stay"

Arrival Story:
He picked me. I had been considering getting a new dog after our 2 old dogs passed. Maggie and Sandy were 15 and 16 and big dogs...85 and 110 lbs. Good long lives for such big dogs. I was looking for the right dog after they died, and had decided to get a smaller dog. Was considering several breeds, but then I met Maxie and something in my heart melted and I knew he was the one.

I've always supported reputable breeding, and am well aware of the importance of it, but I guess no one is immune to falling in love with a sweet dog. He is from a backyard breeder, although they only had his parents, who lived in the home with them. Everybody healthy and happy, on good food, UTD on shots. Even though I had been considering getting a dog- he was an impulse, and once I held him, there was no turning back. At the time, I justified it by saying these people are kind to their animals. BUT- after adopting him I became aware of all the rescue groups that had cropped up in the last years. Although Maxie is a great dog and I wouldn't trade him for the world, after I thought about it, I felt guilty about supporting a practice I didn't really agree with. Reputable breeding - yes, always supported that- but not just creating puppies because it's fun and you can sell them for a couple hundred bucks. So I started volunteering for a rescue, then fostering, and adopted Lily too. So.... despite his history- a small part of the dog world has benefited from my little Maxie, as he was the inspiration.

Forums Motto:
Social Butterfly

The Last Forum I Posted In:
dealing with expectations.

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July 13th 2011 More than 4 years!

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