AKC Poodle Parents! (scroll down to see all the hypoallergenic parents)
(West Highland White Terriers are also hypoallergenic, see Westie parent and puppy pages for Westies)
Between Aryne and us we have 3 AKC male Poodles, 3 AKC female Poodle's, and 2 Maltese
F1 Cavapoo puppies have a AKC Cavalier parent and a AKC Poodle Parent.
F1b have one purebred parent and one cavapoo parent. All our F1b have a poodle parent and a cavapoo parent. If it were a cavalier parent and a cavapoo parent the puppies would shed and may look like mix breed spaniels. Same for cavapoo to cavapoo.
AKC Bubba (soon to retire), and AKC Cappuccino (retired), APRI Sonny Boy (Arynes), and AKC Romeo (our new red pup) are the Poodle fathers to our cavapoo puppies. I like silly hair cuts! I try to get a photo of each new way I trim their coats.
My affinity for unique color prompted me to look for my favorite color of all time which is blue merle. Chocolate is even more popular and dilute so Cappuccino will produce blue merle cava-poo puppies, and maybe chocolate if the genes are there for the dilute in the Cavalier. We can also breed him to Maltese for merle color Maltipoo, or Cavalier for merle color cava-poo, or Shichon for merle color Teddy Bear/ Daisy dogs.
Cavapoos are proving to be one of the favorite crosses families are looking for. I can see why, they are terrific 🙂 I love smart dogs and poodle's top the list. Cavaliers are super sweet and snuggly so adding a bit more brains, and eliminating shedding makes for a terrific companion!
The Maltese are full of themselves and so tiny. Perfect for those who want a really small dog that has some spunk, so crossed with poodle they are very easy to train! We wont have any Maltipoo until 2022 when Angelica, Angels daughter, is old enough to have puppies.
Bubba is our red AKC miniature poodle from terrific health tested bloodlines. He is very smart and just a cuddle bug. Only 3/4 of an inch taller then a toy size, weighs 12 to 13 pounds.
Everyone who visits loves Bubba. They are shocked to learn he is a poodle. He has changed many peoples impressions of poodles, raised with lots of socializing and children like most poodles in that situation a friendly outgoing dog, super smart, and looks like a teddy bear, or lion, or whatever strange thing I have turned him into with silly hair cuts! Also pictures of him as a tiny 13 ounce puppy. He is another dog that proves you cant go by the poodle chart to know how big a puppy will actually get, he should have stayed about 6 pounds if the chart was accurate.
I like to trim him like a teddy bear, and experiment with different ways to trim his coat. Some hair cuts are so goofy looking I didn't take any photos of them, but lately I decided to add the whole range to the slide show, even Bubba still wet form a bath! I like the lion cut the most, although the big eyebrow cut is much easier to keep groomed!
Bubba has been health tested. He has OFA hips, eyes, and had a DNA test which checks 200 things, which showed he was clear for everything tested, but a carrier for one thing. (Carriers can't have the problem.)
My ex-mother-in-law turned 90 in March 2021. Her dog had passed away a few months earlier. She was set on a dog who did not need to have hair cuts. Kim, my daughter, now goes every week to take her shopping, and on outings. I had done my bossy thing and told her to convince her to get a non-shedding, hypoallergenic dog. She isn't able to clean house well anymore, she has allergies, even though she denies it. Plus there was talk about going into a senior residential community, which I know she would love. Shes a social person.
She tried getting 2 cats who needed a home. It didnt work, rubbing on her legs the one was going to knock her down, and they were getting into her many houseplants. I dont even want to think about the litter box situation, older home and plumbing and she was convinced you can just scoop it into the commode....
In the outings with Kim she kept pointing at cute little dogs. Kim kept pointing out, Granda those dogs have cute hair cuts, it doesn't grow that way. Kim wisely suggested bringing over a different dog of the varieties she could borrow from us. Then she could meet them see what they are like and maybe keep one.
Kim took Bubba first. He hopped in her lap. Before you know it shes asking if he would sleep with her. She never had a dog sleep in the bed due to the fur issue. Bubba slept with us. Kim said she wasn't planning to leave him, she will bring him back and bring the next dog. Edna asked to keep him. So Bubba was her 90th birthday present from us. He is not formally retired but will be as soon as our new red male is old enough and passes his health testing. Bubba adores her. Nothing better then to have a furry best friend. We of course also care for Edna and why I suggested Bubba. I knew she needed a best friend and Bubba is such a great dog.
Bubba and his black poodle son.
Angel (Maltese) and Bubba (Poodle)
Angel (Maltese) and baby Bubba (Poodle)
Bubba, and black Pug puppy.
Bubba, as a puppy.
Teddy red Cavapoo, and Bubba when a little baby.
Bubba 3 months old, at a dirt bike race. He didn't mind the noise at all. Hunter, super smart 2 year old boy who just loved baby Bubba!
Bubba with his fro.
AKC Fancy Pants, is an AKC toy, weighs 11 pounds but may get a tiny bit heavier so on the bigger side of toy, like Bubba is on the tiny side of Miniature. Blue Merle is usually a black dog with gray patches. She is a more blue dog with pale white/gary patches. Beautiful!
She is Very athletic and can leap across the furniture like a gymnast! Super sweet and silly! She now sleeps with us also, and will hop on the bed anytime we go in the room hoping to get in another nap. She really likes the bed!
She loves everyone and is such a good girl!
She is clear for everything on the 200 panel DNA test. She will be health tested hips and patellas. She does also have OFA eyes, eyes and heart.
Fancy has become our new 14 year old daughters favorite dog 🙂
Fancy Pants, blue merle poodle
Fancy Pants, and Sonny Boy
Fancy Pants, 8 weeks old
Fancy Pants, when a little puppy
Fancy Pants, when really little puppy
Ophelia is our Black AKC miniature poodle, her parents are Fancy Pants and Bubba. She has OFA heart and eyes and will do hips and patellas soon.
She was very shy but our new youngest 9 year old daughter decided to claim her as one of her own, and she has really come out of her shell. She is SO sweet!
Ophelia, AKC black miniature poodle.
Bubba, Ophelias father
Bubba, her dad, and a westie
AKC Romeo, is an AKC toy, weighs 9 pounds but may get a tiny bit bigger. He is red, and adorable! He sired his first puppies in August 2021
He will be health tested hips and patellas when old enough. He does have OFA eyes, and heart.
Romeo, 12 weeks old
Romeo, 4 months old
AKC Dunkers, is an AKC toy, weighs 5 pounds! He is cream, hidden merle! He is Mauricio's favorite dog.
He will be health tested hips and patellas when old enough. He does have OFA eyes and OFA heart.
Dunkers, 8 month old
AKC Rosaline, is an AKC toy, weighs 6 pounds! She is chocolate merle, like her dad Cappuccino, Mom is Rosie. She is super sweet and adorable!
She will be health tested hips and patellas when old enough. She does have OFA eyes and OFA heart.
Rosaline, Chocolate merle AKC toy Poodle
Mom, Rosie AKC red toy Poodle
ACA, Sonny Boy. He lives with Aryne and her boys. Aryne decided her boys have been begging for a male dog and we have had so many requests for cavapoo puppies with large white markings we decided a parti color poodle would be a great male dog for her.
He has a terrific personality and is suppose to stay about 6 pounds as an adult. He is looking more like he will be about 7.5 pounds.
She adopted him in September 2018. It will be 2019 before he has had his preliminary health testing done and he sires some puppies. Update, he has OFA eyes, will do other tests when he is old enough. Covid slowed down getting 2020 health testing done.
Photos at 4 months and 5 months old, more when older and I had the scissors and gave him some pretty silly hair cuts too!
CKC Poodle Sonny Boy, 4.5 months old
Sonny Boy, 5 months old
Sonny Boy, 5 months old
Sonny Boy, 11 months old.
Sonny Boy AKC toy poodle
Sonny boy AKC top Poodle
Sonny Boy AKC Toy Poodle
Our other hypoallergenic parents! Some live with us and some with families on a foster to adopt partnership with us.
Ellie is a "Shichon" a cross of an AKC Bichon Frise and an AKC Shih Tzu. Plus her daughter Suzanne, Shichonpoo (mom Ellie and dad Romeo.)
I personally think they are a bit slow on the uptake, but it is one of the reasons they are so sweet. They don't chew things up, they don't get bored and creative in finding things to do, (like opening cabinet doors...). Ellie will take a piece of dog food and play with it on the floor. Everyone who meets her loves her. Ellie is just a doll, only 8.5 pounds and sweet as can be.
My oldest daughter in FL wanted a super easy dog who could tolerate being home most of the day by itself and picked this breed combination. We found the puppy for her, from a friend who has small hypoallergenic dogs and does the first generation cross with AKC parents.
Unfortunately my daughters life had a big upheaval and she had no quality time for Ellie. We brought Ellie to our home when she was a year old. She sleeps with us and can sleep longer in the morning then either Art or I! She's the last one up!
Art felt sorry for Ellie who had not been around other dogs and was just terrified of them. He made a point of giving her extra attention. He started taking her in the car and she travels so well he has made her his traveling companion. She has gone on quite a few long road trips with him, always well behaved. Since she doesn't shed you don't have to worry about hair on your clothes while traveling (if that is something that may bother you.) Since she is also hypoallergenic she isn't a problem for relatives who have dog allergies either.
After several months of living here she now great with dogs and plays with them.
The Shichon coat is so fine it seems to always want to tangle unless kept very short, or brushed very often. Not a combination for someone who wants low care coat. It also grows really fast.
Crossed with poodle the puppies are very easy to keep groomed! In addition Shih Tzu have a reputation of being difficult to housebreak, the poodle cross with them alleviates that problem as well. Ellie had not been correctly house trained to start, and took a very long time to re-train. Bubba, the poodle, even being a stud dog is very well housebroken and better then she is.
The poodle cross puppies are easy to train and both parents love children, get along with all the other dogs and animals on the farm, plus have wonderful coats, sweet personalities and are just adorable!
Our first litter, 2 of the boys were adopted each by relatives who accompanied families who came to see westies, and did put a deposit down for a westie. The relatives then decided they had to have a teddy bear themselves! They are just that cute, soft and snuggly 🙂
Aryne kept a black female, Eleanor, who we now have in a foster to adopt home. Aryne had moved and could only have 2 dogs where she lives at the time. The family adores her! They loved her so much they wanted another. So they also have Emma a beautiful daughter of Ellie and Cappuccino, from Ellies next litter. Aryne has moved again and can have her dogs but the family is in love with Eleanor so she will stay with them and Aryne took Angle and Mari to her home.
Art's sister has had a battle with cancer. He goes over to visit them as often as he can, always bringing Ellie with him. Ellie is the only dog his sister has allowed in the house. Ellie just adores Dan, and immediately won him over. Dan keeps treats on hand just for her! She gets so excited to see him its the cutest thing ever!
She is such a good girl his sister now even loves her. Ellie has been a boost of happiness for them in this rough patch. When she is feeling better Art has very generously offered for them to have Ellie if they would like. Ellie adores Art as much as he adores her, but she is so thrilled so to see Dan that she would be very happy with them. Dogs are a proven stress reliever and joy for people that if they decide they would like Ellie I am all for spreading our furry friends to those most in need.
(2 years after the above post) Ellie discovered my mom and Aunt Carole will feed her from the table and gives lots of snacks. They live in the house we built for them here, across from ours. Ellie use to walk over for visits, but then decided to move there. Moms 2 old Shihtzu mixes had passed away leaving only Lola, my aunts very old dog (17 in 2022). My mom loves Ellie. She filled a big void! Plus is hypoallergenic so shes not having allergy issues now. She also decided she had to keep one of Ellies puppies! she named her Suzanne.
Suzanna 4 months old. Shichonpoo, and Mom 4-2022
Ellie and Cappuccino
Ellie and Art
Art, Fancy as a tiny baby, Bubba and Ellie
Eleanor, (black) is daughter of Ellie and AKC Poodle, Bubba. Emma (blue merle) is daughter of Ellie and AKC Poodle Cappuccino.
They have a CGC certificate's and visit nursing homes as a therapy dogs. They both live with Tara and her husband, Ron, on our foster to adopt program. Tara loves to train and the girls know many things!
Moochi, (black and white, 7 pounds) and Panda (black and white/merle, 8 pounds) are daughters of Ellie and AKC Poodle Cappuccino. Full sisters to Emma.
They are super cute! (Although I have done some goofy, & bad, haircuts on them! lol)
To tell them apart in the slide show: Moochi has a black face. Panda has photos both fluffy, and after hair cut. Panda has white on the end of her left ear.
History of how we decided to add the adorable poodles is on the cavapoo, page in their history!
Poodles are nothing like my preconceived ideas I thought they were like after only meeting a few in passing and as a child our crabby neighbor having a crabby poodle.
They are SO intelligent, easy to train, sensitive, and get along amazingly well with everyone and everything. Our stud dogs are even best buddies. I'm not a fan of the normal hair cut for a poodle but left fluffier and they turn into real live teddybears with an extra curly, soft coat.
They are very agile/athletic, as we discovered Fancy Pants was capable of jumping onto the kitchen counter (she is only 8 pounds). She was also found on the bathroom counter avoiding Bubba who was romantically interested when she wasn't. Its no wonder they were used for circus dogs! She knows not to get up there now. Only needed to be told once.
Bubba, Fancy, Cappuccino, Ellie and now Rose all sleep with us (2019). They don't shed, and are hypoallergenic. I have a mild dog allergy so I need to not make it worse, since I am with our other non-hypoallergenic dogs all day long.
Now Retired past Parents, some are parents to our current hypoallergenic moms.
AKC Toy poodle Cappuccino, now retired and with a family who's grandparent desperately needed a furry friend.
He is a lovely chocolate merle! Bubba grew to be a bit to big to breed to Angel, since she is only 5.5 pounds, and he is 12 pounds, so we wanted a tiny poodle male. Ellie is 8.5 pounds, so smaller puppies are possible with her too. He is only 8.5 pounds grown. It took months to come up with a name for him! "Cappy," has always played second fiddle to Bubba as Bubba steals all the attention. They are the best of friends (unless a potential girl friend is in the vicinity!)
As a puppy he would stand back while Bubba got all the attention, but now he is right in there wanting to be pet too. Very sweet and friendly like Bubba. He loves children, and cleaning their hands. He likes to explore and check everything out. Bubba snoozing with his bestie Cappuccino, in one of the photos. They often cuddle together for naps. I eventually figured out what hair cut I like the best on Cappy, but I don't have any of his cute pictures uploaded yet!
He has been health tested, OFA certificates will be added soon, for eyes, hips and patellas. He also had the 200 panel DNA testing and is clear for everything they test for.
Cappuccino when a puppy. Chocolate merle.
Cappuccino as a puppy.
Bubba and baby Cappuccino, they are really good freinds!
Cappuccino, needs a hair cut!
Ellie and Cappuccino
Cappuccino, silly hair do!
Cappuccino as a little baby.
Cappuccino 7 weeks old.
Cappuccino wiht his solid chocolate littermates as a newborn. Photo by breeder Kathy Loe
Ellie shichon, Bubba poodle, Cappuccino poodle, and Kashe shar pei
Cappuccino, chocolate merle, toy poodle
"Mari" has been retired, and is in her forever home. AKC no name for months! Kim and I finally just brain stormed and decided to be extra silly. She is now "Laurel's Lost Marbles Blues" We will call her Mari for short. She is a tiny toy size! much smaller then we expected. Seems people claim they will be toy and they get much larger and what I expected. In her case the breeder was spot on for size! Only 5.25 pounds grown!
We don't like the shaved face look and prefer the teddy bear look. But on her it just looked like a weird shaggy dog! I tried again and think she looks adorable now!
Beautiful blue merle (black dog with merle lightened patches.) She also has blue in her eyes, which is in marble like spots so in the photos sometimes gave her a funny evil look! She is such a sweet delicate little thing, not at all evil! She loves the grandkids too, all our poodles love the children. She is living with Aryne now as Aryne has grown extra attached to the tiny dogs.
Very silly and loves to play with anyone who will play with her.
She is clear for the 200 panal DNA test. Will do more health testing when she is old enough. She does have OFA eyes, as we go every April and they are tested yearly starting at any age over 8 weeks old.
AKC toy poodle, Mari
AKC, Rose. Now retired, with a family on the east coast. They are very sweet. I hate their vet, long story. You dont do a dental on a dog you had in shipping (ground) for 3 days and then has only been with you 12 days. She had lost a pound when she only weighted 5.5 pounds to start. That's almost 1/4 her body weight! I had stressed she needs to be fed whatever she would eat to prevent her from getting GI upset and gain her weight back. We stressed before transport she was always very sensitive to not eating when she would get nervous. We are blamed she didnt want to eat after the dental and lost even more weight, and developed GI upset. Exactly what I tried to avoid and stressed not to do. Poor baby I wish I had never sent her. Interesting info dogs on the east coast dont have dental issues like dogs in the mid-west. Apparently our water is a problem, also dog and cats have more bladder stones in the midwest.
Past of how we were lucky enough to have loved little Rose: Aryne LOVES the tiny dogs and we helped Aryne get her. Rose was only 4.75 pounds, and 1.5 years old when she moved in.
She was intimidated by everyone and very scared of Aryne boys, so now lives with us. She still runs and hides from active children. Always super sweet, I can hand her to kids and she just melts, but runs away from them first chance she gets.
She is coming out of her shell. She even goes up to unknown adults for attention, and calm children now, when she use to hide from them also!
She sleeps with us and if she is locked out of the bedroom, she jumps up and down at the door making a little tiny tsk-tsk-tsk sound as her nails click on the floor as she lands. I can sleep though thunder, wind, storms, but her tiny hopping up and down sound at the door wakes me up! She's very cuddly and loves to snuggle! She's a doll!
Aryne adopted her in February 2019. She has OFA patellas and went to the April health clinic. Update, she now has OFA eyes also, the 2 things they test toy size poodles, plus clear for the 200 panel DNA test. She is so tiny!
More photo's with different hair cuts have been added, and I need to take more. We have been doing silly hair cuts with her.
She only had 2 puppies (2 different litter) before being retired, one a maltipoo. Then we bred her to Cappuccino and kept the single puppy in her next litter, Rosaline. She had SUPER cute puppies but needed a c-sections. We became foster parents and needed less dogs who needed c-sections. Plus we wanted her to be spoiled and with us becoming foster parents we know we wouldn't have as much time as we had, and she was shy with kids.
Angel, now retired.
Angel is a purebred Maltese, only weighs 5 pounds. APRI registered. Sire is AKC, with a very nice pedigree. We did keep one of her female puppies. She is as adorable as Angel. We hoped she would be bigger and not need a c-section like Angel did, since we became foster parents ourself we needed less known trips to the vets for c-sections.
The Maltese are full of themselves and so tiny. Perfect for those who want a really small dog that has some spunk, crossed with poodle they are much easier to housebreak and just as spunky and fun. They also Love to be lap dogs! Angel can sit on my lap for hours.
Angel thinks she is a princess, only under Jasmine, our spayed pet Pomeranian Queen Bee, who believes she is Art's bodyguard. She loves children!
We thought Westies had sass! Angel at 3 months and 1.5 pounds was going to take down a German Shepherd who "invaded her home". Granted she had to start at the dogs' toes, since that was all that could fit in her mouth, but bite her toes she did! Dixie, the Shepherd, was curious, but not impressed, and tried not to step on her. 🙂
She has since learned its not polite to try and chase visiting dogs out of the house. Once grown she is now terrific with other dogs, even strange dogs and is just an absolute sweetheart. She loves children!
After watching her I now understand how there are so many tiny terrors in the dog world with people who have no idea what to do, or mistakenly think its "cute". Angel was reprimanded for acting so rude, and is now a perfect little lady.
At our home us people get to decide if visitors are welcome, instead of the dogs. I think life runs a bit smoother this way.
How Angel came to be "one of the pack."
When got Angel she was almost dead, and only 12 days old. We heard of her distress through someone looking to buy a motorcycle from Art. We insisted they take the pup to a vet for care. Their vet said she was "fine" and didn't do anything to help, despite the fact the puppy was crying and had not wanted to nurse in over 12 hours at that point! Just because someone is a Vet does not mean they are good at their job. 3 of the 8 puppies in the litter had already died before we heard about them. It was so sad!
I explained she was going to die if she wasn't treated. They said she had not been nursing in over 14 hours, and was crying non-stop and getting weak. I offered to take the puppy and try to save her. They agreed to bring her to me.
A few hours later a limp half-dead puppy was placed in my hand. She was a fat puppy, but limp as a dishrag, and had terrible yellow foamy diarrhea. In addition to those obvious signs for alarm they said she would still not nurse, and had been now crying piteously for almost 18 hours by the time they brought her to us! She was so weak she was no longer crying.
Our vet is much better and will treat tiny babies with antibiotics, as that is what she needed. I had to tube feed her milk and antibiotics, as she was too weak to even swallow without risk of aspirating.
After a week she could take a bottle and was on the mend.
We ended up purchasing the puppy to keep her from going back to where she had come from. 3 of her litter-mates had died before we got her, and they had not taken them to the vets. The acquaintance who was the one who had helped little angel find her way to us had also said Angel's mom was so matted the groomer had told the family it was actual neglect. The 5 pound matted mom was allowed to roam the neighborhood without supervision as a normal occurrence!
Needless to say I was very attached to the baby after feeding her every 2 to 4 hours around the clock for weeks and wanted her safe.
Maltese are a bit difficult to housebreak and she is unfortunately not an exception. She may be worse because sometimes antibiotics on a small puppy can cause mild kidney problems. (not hereditary but more an injury from antibiotics) She will still have accidents at 10 months of age. Much better then she had been. It is our fault too as we are use to our easy to housebreak dogs and did not watch her nearly as well as we should. The cross with another breed, particularly a poodle is much easier too housebreak.
Angel, at the dirt bike race we took her and Bubba, when he was just a little pup.
Angel was fine until the start of the race when all the bikes went quite, then all started and took off in a thunderous roar. The sudden noise frightened her. By the end of the day she was good with it. Jenny, Hunters beautiful mom, was so happy I brought puppies for them to play with. Angel and Bubba loved all the attention and cuddling!
Photos from the race and other random times. Some with her "asian style" of grooming I tried out on her! All in the slide show above.
Aryne had decided she loves the tiny dog the very most. She had Angel, Moses and Mari at her home more often then not. They still spend time here too. Along with her tiny poodle boy Sonny. Update: Aryne moved to a place she can only have 3 dogs so Moses, Mari and Angel all moved back here. Renee, Art's sister has agreed to help care for them and give them the attention they need.
Update 2020. We decided to retire Angel because she needed to have C-sections, like Rose did. We were going to adopt a baby in early 2021, (which didn't happen, but we became foster parents instead.) When we didn't get the baby we kept the biggest of her 2 female puppies from her last litter. (We had Angel spayed when she had the c-section, before we knew we weren't getting the baby.) Angelica is a doll, as sweet as Moses. 2022 she is now one of the favorites of our 9 year old daughter. She did not need a c-section when she had puppies 2022. (We bought a really tiny Maltese male, Elijah in early 2021.)
'Moses' our call name for: AKC Maltese, Bancrofts Billy. Now Retired and in a forever home.
He was a bit bigger then we wanted for a male, and due to his past before we got him, I knew I would have a hard time keeping up with treating his ear to prevent infections once we added the humane baby we were going to adopt. (See story below)
He is very gentle, and sweet. He loves attention!
Past history how we got him:
Aryne and I purchased the new AKC male Maltese, Moses, to breed to Mari, the tiny toy poodle for Maltipoo puppies.
He was flown here 11-15-18. She said he has good patellas, and heart checks are good. (Update: We have since had him checked by a cardiologist and he has an OFA certified heart. 1 of the 2 things Maltese are suppose to be checked for, heart and patellas. Angle is also OFA certified for heart.)
When he arrived he is Adorable! but not 6.5 pounds. He is almost 8 pounds, had a terrible double ear infection, and the skin between his back toes is all irritated, he has stained his back feet very dark red/black from licking and chewing on his feet constantly. I have never seen feet stained so dark from saliva. He must have had an untreated problem a long time. He is also scared to death, but very sweet!
Face picture is day we got him. His face also had a lot of stains by his mouth and eyes. Body photo on a grooming stand is what was on the ad for him, and the only photo she said she had of him at all. She was unable to take new photos for us. His fur on his feet were a black and brown color from chewing on them so much from what I think was a fungal infection?
He is our newest addition to Aryne's home. Mari, our 5 pound tiny toy poodle is to small to breed to Bubba for poodles, or to a cavalier for cavapoo puppies. Since she is merle color she can not be bred to Cappuccino, as 2 merle color dogs should not be bred together.
We have so many calls for hypoallergenic Maltipoo puppies we figured a little 6.5 pound maltese boy would be a perfect husband for Mari. And Aryne just loves tiny dogs, plus is less dogs for us to care for here. 🙂
Update 12-9-18. Moses is coming out of his shell! Aryne just loves him, he is sweet, and very quiet. He gets so happy when he sees her, or she is talking to him he wiggles all over. For anyone else he still runs and hides, or rolls over on his back very submissive. Poor guy was very under socialized. She brings him over more and more now so he can get socialized with more people and new places, and used to traveling, now that he is doing so much better for her.
He looks SO much better then when we first got him!
We treated his feet and the new hair underneath the yucky stained almost black hair is coming in white. He no longer obssess about his feet. Poor guy's feet were driving him crazy! He was constantly licking them. Once the hair has had time to grown we will be able to cut off all the stained fur and he will have white feet again. They do still tend to lick their feet when they go outside and get wet in the dew so white dogs often have a bit off color feet from saliva stains, and tear stains are also typical. We did figure out why it was his back feet more than the front. He was using them to scratch at his ears, then licking his feet, and gave himself a fungal infection from his ears to his feet. It took a long time to figure it out. The right ear cleared up quickly and we realized his right back foot was not stained anymore once the fur grew out and we trimmed off the stained part. His left ear has been treated multiple times. Due to having been infected for such a long time the ear opening is narrowed with scar tissue. As long as we stay on top of cleaning it every week or 2 it stays great. If we forget he starts scratching at it again and licking his left back foot. The foot infection was easy to clear up so he doesn't obsesses about them at all. He is a really sweet boy!