The joys of having two tiny dogs with big personalities!
by Carmel Harrison
(Ruislip - UK)
We have two fantastic small dogs loved to bits - Izzy is a 50/50 chihuahua x JRT who stands 9cm to withers and weighs 2.7 kg. Full of energy but equally happy to snuggle up in the sun all day! can jump vertically to about 3 feet providing she knows it is sturdy and will jump into the arms of someone she knows will catch her! We have taught her loads of tricks which she'll do without food rewards just for the praise and play! Just starting to do some agility courses with her and she still learns new things quickly and securely (she is nearly 5 now)Great with other dogs and people. she turns heads wherever we go and loves the attention!
Mia at two months was the most adorable dumpy little JRT you can imagine - yappy and full of boing! Izzy did not know what to make of her this creature in her house 18 months her junior but they settled well even when Mia overtook her in size at about 4 months! Mia is a typical long wheel bas short legged JRT who must have some sausage dog somewhere in the breeding! Very bright and intelligent and learns new tricks very quickly however she is very food focussed and is reluctant to perform for the fun of it alone! A good jumper again and bounces vertically and athletically when excited. a definite hunter who digs for the fun of it but fortunately has not yet escaped from the confines of the garden. She is not great with other dogs and is anxious about greeting them so as a result she barks first which can be rather alarming for others... we are working on this as well as teaching her to give us space at the door way otherwise she is well behaved :-)
these two creatures are the most beautiful looking and they both attract attention when we are out walking or running in the woods - I was a long time being convinced to have dogs but I can homestly say I regret not being an owner sooner - they give us all such joy every day - we would be lost without them. Before having them I could not understand people's attachment - looking back I cannot now understand how I could have felt like that - ever!!! We have loads of other pics and videos we'd love to share - but I'm having trouble uploading any at the moment?