I just love this dog. He is otherwise known as "Saddleback" because of the two symmetrical liver patches on his
back similar to the padding on an English saddle...hence...the nickname. But hey, like I said, it's only so I can keep
track of him from amoungst his kin folk. His markings are as I said, symmetrical. This photo is at five weeks
and his ticking is getting more pronounced but is washed out in this photo. He is in the top five pups hierarchy-level...but
is something of an enigma. One day, he's taking on the top dog the next taking a back seat to little "Mohawk" (the smallest,
but spunky, female). So, I think his deal is about the game he's willing to play. Good-heart, high pain threshold
(I check by "pinching" between the toes and ear to see comparatively where they rate...I would balk at much less force so
he's a pretty tough little guy), great eagerness and playfullness, loves to explore but doesn't range too far. I think
he will make the right connection with someone and give them the ride of their life whether it is in the field or in the house.
I think that this is going to be a dog for all seasons.