|Barked: Tue Apr 7, '09 8:47pm PST |
|hi, Tala is now 10 weeks old and he does seem kinda anxious around new people when they first meet, but after a few minutes, he starts to calm down and allows them to pet him, then, because he is so hyper and playful, he runs around like the crazy puppy he is. lol. i love the dog to death!
Tala came from Terra Pines and i have to say that he does act a lot like a wolf and i am fairly certain that there is quite a bit of wolf blood in him, at least more than the typical purebred dog, but i cant say for sure, as i have no actual evidence. i dont care really, i love wolves and i know i can handle the behaviors. but i think to get a good idea of how to take care of these guys is to read up on wolves as, even if they dont have recent wolf heritage, some of the behaviors are so close that it just makes the training easier, at least, this is what i have found helpful with Tala, but then again, all pups are different and have different personalities and behavior so maybe i just got the wolfy pup =P
he actually looks so much like a pure wolf that people who see him think thats what he is. you have no idea how much i hear the phrase "he looks like a little wolf pup!"
but i love the pup to death and, although he gives me some trouble (even dogs have the terrible two's!), i am glad i got him =)
oh and tala does not shed much as long as i brush him weekly. he has medium length hair, and had his winter coat when i got him. i think it took me 3 days to get all the excess fur out come spring, and he doesnt shed much anymore. but thats 3 days for a 20lb puppy, so when he gets bigger (probably surpassing 100lbs as he was 14lbs at 6 weeks) it will probably be a bit harder and take longer, but its worth it, he is such a beautiful looking pup that it still makes me smile to know that he is mine =D
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