This blog was created as a way to spread information (and stories!) about the German Spitz (Mittel). This is a fairly obscure breed in the US with some absolutely fantastic qualities that I want to share with people. It’s also a place for me to talk about dogs, dog training, health, and other issues related to dogs and dog ownership.
I am 27, live in Texas, and work as a dog trainer, a computer tech, and an artist. Yes, I *am* nuts, actually. 😛
I’m owned by three dogs. Indy is an almost-seven-year-old, tricolor Cardigan Welsh corgi who is co-owned with my parents. (They are trying to kidnap him and I pretend not to notice. He’s secretly converting them to dog people.) Indy is my little bratty jerk dog- he’s charming and VERY opinionated and it’s been a hell of a ride. 😛 I’ve learned a LOT from training Indy that I hope to apply to teaching Lizzie.
Malcolm is a tricolor smooth collie and will be two years old in July. Mal is competing in conformation, rally obedience, and getting ready for regular obedience and agility competition. He’s very fond of the sound of his own voice and is a sweet, mushy, wonderful boy.
Kaylee is Mal’s half-sister and is coming on trial in a few weeks (as of 4/08) to see if she and LIzzie get on okay. If all goes well, she will be going into training as a medical alert service dog for my anxiety/depression issues. Kaylee is a tricolor rough collie.
Lizzie, the (main) subject of this blog, is a German Spitz (mittel), who will be competing in well, just about everything, when she’s old enough. She’s my first German Spitz and I utterly adore her. Lizzie is black with a bit of white on her chest and toes, and we joke that she did her very best to be born tricolor for me.