|Here she is giving me the evil eye after a wash...|
We inherited her after a family marriage breakup meant that person had to shift to smaller digs. Kobe was only supposed to be a guest for a few months, but she and my boyfriend fell in love with each other, and it was decided that she had to stay.
It's been a couple of years now, and she's getting a little greyer, and a little bit slower. So now we're on the lookout for a puppy friend for her to play with. Kobe likes: Walks, car drives, camping, swimming and chasing tennis balls. Also partial to long snoozes. Does not like: small white fluffy dogs.
We want to do a little research to make sure we try and match her up with a friend who suits her. Kobe is very much the boss of the yard, but gets along well with less-dominant dogs (like Hazel below). My boyfriend wants an Irish Wolfhound, or a poodle. I want something medium sized, friendly, and good with people - and cats. Top of my list? Golden Retriever, or something similar sized, or a German Short Haired Pointer, but I'm totally open to suggestions.
|With her 'cousin' after an exhausting afternoon tearing apart a cushion...|
So, does anyone have any experience with these breeds, or other suggested types? We're hoping to narrow it down, and then maybe strart looking at the RSPCA (rescue centre) to see if they have any dogs that match up. Right now it's at the research stage, but we're hoping to start looking soon.