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New Puppy [Oct. 12th, 2009|03:29 pm]
I've had him for a few weeks, but just haven't posted anything yet.
This is Dante, he is a husky/rottweiler mix. Dante will be getting his second shot this week, so I will most likely take him to the dog park the following weekend.

This was actually the second day we had him, he's 10 weeks in this one

He's changed so much, I thought when we took him home that his ears would be down, then the day we got him one ear was up. Then the other went up and went down again the next week. I think they are officially upright ears now. His face has changed a bit even since I took the following pictures from last week.

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here he was at 11 weeks

He likes Cole a lot, Cole tolerates him pretty well

he is stepping into one of the little drainage things.

he's learned a few things prior to when he starts puppy class next week. He can sit, shake and lay down. I'm working on teaching him to wait for his food after a lay down, he does well with the "stop" hand signal, so he's getting it. So far people mistake him for a shiba inu or some sort of german shepherd mix. One person got it right the last time I took him to the vet.

[User Picture]From: chenneoue
2009-10-13 01:55 am (UTC)
:O!!! He's lovely! Reminds me of a dog that I wanted back in the shelter in MI I worked at. Keep us posted! :D
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[User Picture]From: ebonytigress
2009-10-13 02:08 am (UTC)
Thank you, he's really sweet. He had some puppy friends, but the husky pup Kodi was a little bigger and always knocked Dante down. Dante rolls a lot. So, I'd probably start him out in the little dog area once we can go to the dog park so he doesn't get stomped on by the big dogs.

I'll definitely take more pictures once we start going to the park. Right now we don't have a fenced in yard or many opportunities for him to run around outside.
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[User Picture]From: chenneoue
2009-10-13 08:45 pm (UTC)
*nods* Probably a good idea to start in the small dog area. He looks like he'll be a big dog, and would be nice for him to learn how to deal with the small dogs first, and work his way up. :)
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[User Picture]From: wlfdog
2009-10-13 02:39 am (UTC)
He's so cute! Perfect mix of both breeds, too. :3 If you ever want any training tips, feel free to ask. I love the working breeds! ^^
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[User Picture]From: ebonytigress
2009-10-13 07:09 am (UTC)
Thank you, since puppy adolescence is a hard time, I'll be sure to keep you abreast on any challenges we may have. I'm really looking forward to being able to take him out (yay vaccinations) since I know he needs tons of socialization and we can only do so much right now.

He took to his kennel fabulously, he only cried the first night, and that is because I didn't put it close enough to the bed. I'm slowly inching it away from the bed, so he gets more secure further away.
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[User Picture]From: ebonytigress
2009-10-13 07:09 am (UTC)
Thank you, he's tons of fun and mischief
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[User Picture]From: bagelofdeath
2009-10-13 03:20 am (UTC)
So adorable.
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[User Picture]From: ebonytigress
2009-10-13 07:10 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm so curious to see how he develops.
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[User Picture]From: lo8a
2009-10-13 04:31 am (UTC)

I love Cole's expression in the pic of them together.

Dante is made of cute and squee.
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[User Picture]From: ebonytigress
2009-10-13 07:12 am (UTC)
Cole likes getting his chin licked by Dante, which is pretty cute. I never have my camera nearby when that happens though.

Oh and he's so absolutely plush, I was afraid that he would lose his softness as his puppy coat matured and shed but he's still pretty soft.

The cats do not like their furminator, so I use it on Dante. He'll need a big one in a few months though.
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[User Picture]From: charreed
2009-10-13 08:53 am (UTC)
I'd been wondering what's up with you lately :)


I love the mix, looks like a new purebred ;) Can't wait to see what he looks like when he grows up. I can see shiba inu (except for the tail), but he's gunna be A LOT bigger than a shiba when he grows up :D
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[User Picture]From: neo53
2009-10-13 09:43 am (UTC)
YAY!! New baby! Congrats on your Dante! :D

What a freaking cute little face!
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[User Picture]From: synnabar
2009-10-13 01:39 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, eeee, what a cutie! :) (Cole is a cutie too :D)
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[User Picture]From: theavelfairy
2009-10-13 02:15 pm (UTC)
What a sweet face! :D
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[User Picture]From: pinkpuppybelly
2009-10-13 02:28 pm (UTC)
Oh man, what a precious baby!
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[User Picture]From: monagriffoun
2009-10-13 03:59 pm (UTC)
aaaw, puppy face! adorable.
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