We always thought we were Big Dog People until we got our Smooth Fox Terrier. Years ago we had a lovely Golden Retriever, Gus – a wonderful dog, but bad timing. We got him when our son was 9 months old – and about 2 months before our daughter was born. Doe was three months premature and, due to a long hospital stay out-of- state and then all the time-consuming preemie baby stuff, we weren’t able to do for Gus like we should have. We found a nice couple with no kids and a lonely Black Lab and they adopted Gus.
Then, about 3 years ago, we tried again – this time with a Cheasapeake Bay Retriever (Otter) who was EXTREMELY aggresive. We made no headway with him, despite Puppy and Obediance Classes. Finally, he knocked Doe down (crutches and all) and drug her around the back yard by her toe. Exit Otter.
Then a little over a year ago, we were driving around some back roads and saw a sign “Fox Terrier Puppies For Sale.” Went in – just to look, of course! – and came home with our black and white Max. He was 6 weeks old when we brought him home and he fit into our family like a hand into a glove. We are now Small Dog Converts!
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