Age: 12 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
|Home:Westminster West, VT |
Leave a bone for Smooch
Dogster stats for Smooch
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Smoochach, Smoochacha, Chachie, Smoochie
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Smooch loves to run at full speed anywhere, anytime. She loves to eat anywhere, anytime. Smooch loves, loves, loves to ride in the car. Of her sister dogs Smooch loves Roxie best. Smooch loves to give kisses and she adores feet.
Smoochach gets perturbed when her sister dog Babushka is too close to Mom or Dad.
Smooch's favorite toy is Roxie...or any toy that Roxie has...or any tennis ball in Babushka's mouth.
Smooch will eat anything! Her favorite dog food is a premixed raw diet. She especially loves it when I feed a home made raw diet.
Anywhere Mommy and Daddy go is fine with Smooch. Otherwise she loves to prowl her own 2 acres with her sister dogs.
Smoochie can shake and dance and twirl on her hind legs. Smooch taught her sister dog Roxie to play hide and seek!
Smooch came to us through a friend of the family. She was spotted running wild in the woods with her puppies. We don't know how long she'd been on her own or how she came to be in this situation. She was very under weight and very wary of people. Our friend worked at gaining her trust with food over the course of a few weeks. By then the puppies were no where to be seen and we can only imagine that they must not have survived. Our friend took her in and had her checked over by his local vet. The next few months were a challenge as Smooch had severe separation anxiety. Now that she had a friend she wanted to be with him all the time or he paid a price for leaving her behind. For a time he was able to take her along to his job but ended up having to leave her alone during the day. She responded by barking and howling all day if she was crated ... much to the neighbors dismay. If she was left out of the crate she would proceed to trash the apartment, soiling the furniture, climbing on counters, and trying to dig and claw her way out. Sadly our friend decided to try to find her a new home or he'd have to take her to a shelter. Smooch had visited with family of ours and I'd secretly fallen in love with her so when I heard that she need a new home I was cautiously optomistic that she'd fit right in with us. Already living with 3 fur kids, my husband and I didn't want to upset the balance with another. Luckily she did fit right in to the family and has become a loyal and very obedient fur daughter. For the first 24+ hours she was with us she paced back and forth from door to door watching for her former Dad to come back but she quickly learned this was her new home and she settled in. The seperation anxiety is a thing of the past since Smooch is never alone now that she has 3 dog sisters...Roxie, Babushka and Annie.
From the bit of research I've done on the web this breed is very rare. After WWII there were only a hand full of Lundehunds left. Now it is believed that there are 1500 or so world wide. Originally these dogs were bred to hunt puffins in Norway. Puffins were great for eating and the farmers sold them at market to supplement their income. Lundehunds have 6 toes, their tail curls up over their back and they have a very happy smile. Smoochach is great with adults and kids and so far other dogs. She is very dedicated, loyal and very curious.
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|September 17th 2006
||More than 8 years!
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