The Five Litter turns 2 years old today. Their mother is Chica and their father is Clyde. Overall, this litter is a group of high-energy, happy dogs – a lot like Dad. Five, Rodney and Ginger all live on wooden platforms together due to their rock chewing tendencies. It’s no wonder… Chica lived on a platform during her entire racing career. Ernie lives in the front of the yard, whereas Scooby lives off to the side – where there is plenty of room to stretch his long legs.
All five of these pups have tremendous appetites and will nearly eat the food scoop as well as the kibble. This trait is passed down from their father who is the ‘best and fastest’ eater at SP Kennel. They had a magnificent yearling season and we look forward to training and racing these dogs in earnest this coming season.
High Five – is a big boy who looks even larger due to his big head. He will most likely weigh over 60 pounds. Despite his size, he can be a calm, sweet dog. He thoroughly enjoys leaping on top of his house and getting bum scratches and kisses. Five is one of the yard sentries and will bark with a low bass ‘WOOF’ if anyone new or different approaches.
Ernie – is the only pup from the litter who is slight of build. Because of this, he has always been the ‘fast, sprinty’ one. He also looks more like a husky. Ernie is very happy and playful with many of the other dogs in the yard and his BBFs right now are Sandy and Daisy. He can be shy but his tail is always wagging.
Ginger – is a good sized female with a stocky build. Her ‘ginger’ coloration resembles that of a yellow lab and her non-husky, floppy ears give assistance to her retriever image. But… Ginger does NOT chase tennis balls. She would gladly eat them. She is also a sentry and is loudly opinionated when it comes to visitors. Ginger will also be shy to strangers.
Rodney – is a big goon. He has not lost his chatty, puppy nature and will definitely get your attention in the yard. Nearly 90% of the time his mouth is wide open with something important to say. Rodney’s focus is somewhat lacking. But he probably runs more miles in the dog yard then any other SP K dog. He is ready for Fall training… now! Rodney would like to be a cuddly sweetheart and appreciate cuddles and pets, but he has a hard time standing still.
Scooby – is wired. He is in constant motion. He has learned to jump on his house if he wants to be petted but he has an awfully hard time standing still once he is up there. He is one of the few dogs in the SP Kennel yard that looks like the “typical” sled dog. Of course, this is thanks to his mother’s genetics. Scooby is one powerful dog who will need to run off some energy before he can focus on a goal.