Annie (Whelped 5/13/97)
Bred by: P. Davol
Owned by: C. and J. Lynn (Tucson, AZ)
"Orange Girl" Photo by P Davol (Copyright 1997)
"Orange Girl" is one of four yellow females in this litter. She weighed approximately 5 oz. at birth. She is an extremely outgoing and sociable puppy and was one of the first puppies to exhibit early social behavior toward people. She comes when called and will follow one to the ends of the earth with tail always wagging. She does exhibit an inquisitive nature and is neither timid nor fearful of new experiences. She approaches new obstacles cautiously but with a desire to investigate. Her attention span is good, and she enjoys being handled and cuddled, however, she has also displayed independence and sometimes prefers exploring on her own. Interacting with her littermates, I find her neither shy nor a bully. Though not an instigator of trouble, when crossed, she is fully capable of defending herself. From a conformational standpoint, after doing my 6-7 week evaluation of the litter, Orange Girl is my pick of the females and, overall, the litter for being the best balanced and conformationally correct puppy. She has a well- domed head, broad but not exaggerated, and a short muzzle, gently curved to give her a feminine quality. Her expression is classic--kind, friendly eyes, very alert and intelligent. She is going to be one of those dogs that draws alot of attention. She has good length of neck, a straight, correct front, and good, well set-back shoulders with proper 90 degree angulation. Bone and substance is good. Her topline , as well as her length of leg are moderate and combine to present a very balanced picture. Her rear angulation is adequate, not straight as some of her littermates but not as angulated as I prefer. I expect her to reach the low end of the standard in terms of height and probably reach a mature weight of approximately 65-70 lbs. --- P.A. Davol
'Copyright 1997 Pamela A. Davol'