There is an interesting list of dog breeds, sorted from 1 to 5, with 5 being recommended for Novice Owners.
Madison is a 1. In a very cool group of dogs for "experienced handlers," and the good company of Akitas, Malamutes and Mastiffs. Among others.
Is she a tough dog to handle? Well ... H-mom is very lucky to be able to spend almost every hour of every day working with her, or knowing that Madison is with the teen-human or Man-dad. And Madison got a great start, with a veteran breeder, a very sweet mother and incredible socialization as a puppy.
But she is mouthy. She is quite a handful. And sassy. And very smart. And she really can cop an attitude.
We are living with two mantras:
- NILIF (nothing in life is free)
- A tired dog is a happy dog
We are wondering. What number are you? Does it ring correct?