Picture of Taffy, a male Lurcher

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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Taffy-waffers, Taffy-dogger, bugalugs, Dogbert

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

December 1st 2005

Playing ball, being petted

Postmen; being told "no;" having his paws messed with

Favorite Toy:
Anything squeaky & fluffy that he can squeak & sing along with, then tear the stuffings out of!

Favorite Food:
His main food is raw chicken, for the raw meaty bones, but he loves all sorts of people food, including Rich Tea & digestive biscuits, and most everything the parents are eating. He doesn't like vinegar or brown sauce, though!

Favorite Walk:
ANYWHERE!! He walks around the footie pitch in our neighborhood every morning.

Best Tricks:
Fetch, catching the ball in midair, "nite-nite mommy," understanding a lot of English words & commands

Arrival Story:
We really wanted a dog--a medium-sized dog that barks like WOOF (baritone) rather than yip-yip (soprano). We went to the local dog wardens and there was Taffy. They told us they knew nothing about him, as he had been a stray, but they said he was a terrier. It turns out he was a TERROR!! LOL. He was surrounded by big, mean-looking dogs barking and growling, and he looked up at us with that funny two-toned face and his big brown eyes and said, "Take me home, please," so we had to. He came home with us that day, and has been with us nearly 2 years. We named him Taffy because we had friends who were Irish, English, and Scottish, but didn't know anyone who was Welsh, so hubby (who is British--I'm American) said Taffy was a nickname for a Welshman, so that's what we named him, so we'd have a "Welsh" friend.

Taffy's Lurcher variety is apparently a cross between greyhound & border collie. He's got a very thick, water-resistant coat that sheds horribly year round. He loves to run really fast. He loves to play ball, and can't be trusted off his lead unless in an enclosure. He's very domineering--if you don't do what he wants you to, e.g. petting him, he hits your hand with his nose or barks at you. He hits his food pan with his paw to let you know he's run out of biscuits. When we're working at the computer and he wants attention, he comes up and hits the hand that's on the mouse with his head. He has cuddly qualities, too, though. When I lie down for a nap, I'll roll onto my side, pat my thigh and say "Nite-nite Mommy! and he curls up against my back and keeps it warm. And he stays there til I'm ready to get up, but then when I wake up, he has to be "paid" with a good cuddle. He'll nite-nite Daddy, too, but tends to gravitate back to wherever Mommy is.

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January 29th 2009 More than 8 years!

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