Age: 11 Years Sex: Male
Leave a bone for Peppy
Dogster stats for Peppy
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Hunting rodents especially squrrels
Dry Dogfood with a little canned on top
In the woods
Crossing the street on command
Our daughter got him from a friend of hers when he was about 6 weeks old brought him in wrapped up in a blanket.
"This is Peppy, his mother was a Jack Russell and I am about 90% certain that he was sired by a Mountain Cur. He has medium ears that fold with full control. A medium snout that is larger in diameter and shorter than a cur. Powerful jaws with crosscut teeth. Stocky Powerful neck thick muscles. His chest is barreled and larger than his abdomen, with powerful legs built for speed and agility. A white patch on his breast and white subdued markings on all four feet at the toes. His general color is pretty true to the picture with a yellow red-brown color smooth cote. Fine hair that feels almost like coarse fir. He can do about 40 mph in the chase of prey. Any rodent and birds are his interest although he did tackle a deer once, it got away. He wants a "coon" but I have been reluctant to let him try that."
"He has a good tracking nose and has tracked people a couple of miles going straight to them. He also tracks squirrel, coons, ground hogs, rats, will point birds and give chase. He has never had any hunt training because I don't really care for him as a hunting dog. He is a pet and knows it."
"I have given him general training. He obeys a number of commands, Come in (house), sit, lay, stay, heel, wait, leave it, cross (the street), Get in the car, Go to your bed , Get out of my bed."
"Temperament wise he is very gentle with people he knows, puts on a good show for those on his territory until I tell him they are friends, then he will sniff a hand and get rubbed and then stands patiently until they leave. He is a good watchdog rarely barks unless something is amiss. Good with children even toddlers. Tolerant of other animals he knows, loves his cat unless she is getting attention, has a jealous nature. Loyal, loving, gentle. I have never hit this dog he seems unafraid of anything. He once fought off a Pit Bull that was trying to attack me. I would not let that come to its conclusion but the Pit Bull ran. He has high exercise requirements and gets them playing with a beagle a little larger than himself and comes home ready for bed."
"I never was a dog person until I met Peppy. He came to us as a puppy two and 1/2 years ago and hasn't left our hearts."
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|August 23rd 2007
||More than 8 years!
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