Nicknames: Sir Edward Hunter Lewis (akc); Edward (in trouble); Edward Hunter (in big trouble); EddieMame (after the soybean)
Birthday: May 5th 2004
Likes: Yummy Chummies. Playing keepaway.
Pet-Peeves: 1. Having to walk in the house with his booties. 2. Having to come in the house when he's out playing. 3. When his pesky little sister Jillie steals HIS toys.
Favorite Toy: The grunting, squeaking rat. But he's addicted, so we don't give it to him anymore.
Favorite Food: Orijen mixed with home-cooked
Favorite Walk: One lap around the park, summer and winter.
Best Tricks: Sit, down, stay, come, heel, run, watch, around, come back, tunnel, spin, shake, high 5, high 10, low 5, jump, walk on a platform, jump through a tire, touch his nose to a mark, crawl, table, teeter, bang, roll over, sore paw, limp; get tissue; speak.
Arrival Story: A beloved chihuahua died, and my wife wanted another small dog. She scoured the Internet and fell in love with Yorkies. Amazingly, a couple weeks later, a friend showed us an 11-week-old Yorkie she had just bought but had to get rid of because she was allergic to him. We took it as fate and have been delighted ever since.
Bio: Eddie is a proud graduate of:
Petco's beginner class,
Alyeska Canine Training's advance-beginner class,
ACT's attention class,
ACT's attention responsiblity class,
ACT's jumper class,
ACT's Agility 1,
ACT's Agility 2,
ACT's cruise control (dropped out after 4 weeks, no fun),
Alaska Dog Sports' proofing class,
ADS's Street Smarts,
ADS's Agility I (trying again to conquer the noisy teeter);
ADS's Agility II;
ADS's Agility III;
ADS's contacts and weaves;
ADS's Agility IV
ADS's Agility troubleshooting
ADS's K9 nose work I, II, III
Other smart stuff he's done: Passed his Canine Good Citizen test (first try),
Passed Delta Society therapy dog test twice on first try (once with me as handler, once with my wife); repeated test after two years and is certified to work in complex situations.
Has made regular visits to an assisted living home and the adolescent mental health unit.
Placed second among 30 dogs in Alaska Pet Idol 2008.
Qualified three times in his first 8 NADAC agility events, winning his division 6 of the 8 times.
Passed his ORT (odor recognition test in nose work) on first try.
Forums Motto: Big dog trapped in a small dog\\\'s body