Labrador Retriever/Greyhound
Picture of Merlin, a male Labrador Retriever/Greyhound

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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Merlie Bird, Smiley Joe, Smiley Face, Stinky, Mr. Black

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

August 1st 2000

Chasing small critters, counter surfing, playing with puppies and little dogs, hiking, painting

Crates, hoses, not getting Mommy's full attention, cats in the garden, black and tan German shepherds, golden retrievers, square-headed dogs, any dog his own size or bigger

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Any forest preserve or state park trail

Best Tricks:
Merlin can do over 25 tricks, but his best one is painting and his most useful is "Get Out!" in which he runs out of the room on comand. He is currently learning to read and has mastered "sit", "down" and "stand".

Arrival Story:
After my lab, Boo, died of mouth cancer, I applied to a lab rescue organization but said I couldn't take a dog before February 2001. I got a call in January telling me that they had "the perfect dog" for me. I went to see him and fell in love. Little did I know he had been thrown out of his first foster home with the recommendation that he be put to sleep because he was "untrainable." He is hard to train, but he loves learning new things, such as painting. I think he was "the perfect dog" for me because the rescue organization knew I would not give up on him.

Merlin has his own webpage where he keeps a monthly log: You can see all of Merlin's paintings here: Wylt/ Merlin has his own CafePress Store: Merlin the Painting Dog Merlin has earned his CGC, DSA, PD and TT

Forums Motto:
If it runs, chase it!

The Groups I'm In:
*LABRACADABRA!!*, ♥♥MISS DIXIE MONROE'S **DIXIE**LAND♥♥, A Cast of Merlins, Backpackin' Pups United, BadDogs, Black dogs, Black Lab Lovers, Motley Mutts, MUST BE THE MUTTS!!!, MUTT LOVERS!!!, Mutt-mania, Mutts R Us, Mutts United, Witchy Doggies

The Last Forum I Posted In:
HowDid You Get Your Name

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 7th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Some Updates


May 29th 2007 7:11 pm
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I've been tagged by my pal Bob!
Here's how you play:

When you've been tagged, you make a diary entry that includes 7 pawesome surprising facts about yourself, and a list of 7 of your pals that you are going to tag! Then, write a diary entry explaining the rules of the game, and then send each of your 7 pals a p-mail or a fun rosette telling them that they have been tagged by YOU and that they can read all about how to play in your diary!

7 fun Merlin Facts:

1. I gain five pounds every October and take them off every May. The vet says some dogs do this.

2. I'm a BadDog

3. I inherited my webpage ( from my Mommy's previous BadDog Boo where I keep a monthly diary.

4. I go to the chiropractor to treat my hip dysplasia.

5. I'm going to be walking in Relay for Life with Mommy this summer.

6. I have a NEW BIRDIE BROTHER!!!!! His name is Krishna.

7. I can jump five feet up a tree, then spring off the trunk of the tree to get another five feet up. No squirrels are safe! Coming down is kinda hard on the joints tho.

I'm going to Tag:



I'm a CafePress Store Owner!

February 26th 2005 1:21 pm
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Mommy put some of my artwork for sale up on CafePress. 2/3 of our profits from each sale will go to animal rescue organizations! You can see my store here:


My Paintings

October 4th 2004 1:43 pm
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You can now view all my paintings at:

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