Samantha (Whelped 5/13/97)
Bred by: P. Davol
Owned by: E. Caywood (Tucson, AZ)
Photo by P Davol (Copyright 1997)
"Green Girl" is one of four yellow females in this litter. She weighed approximately 7 oz. at birth. She is an extremely outgoing and sociable puppy. 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. Interacting with her littermates, however, I have noted inclinations toward dominance over her other littermates (i.e. she is sometimes a bully). As such, she may have a tendency to be more headstrong than her other littermates, however, given her high level of sociability, with the proper training and handling she should bond very strongly with her new family. From a conformational standpoint, after doing my 6-7 week evaluation of the litter, I find Green Girl to be one of the better balanced and conformationally correct puppies, though perhaps longer in body than some of her littermates. She has a well- domed head and I expect her to develop a beautiful, broad head characteristic of her English lines. Her square muzzle is reminiscent of her mother's , as is her expression. 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 exceptional in this puppy; among the females she acquired the most substance. Her topline , as well as her length of leg are moderate and combine to present a very balanced picture. Her rear angulation is good, not straight as some of her littermates. I expect her to reach the low end of the standard in terms of height and probably reach a mature weight of approximately 70-75 lbs. Additionally, because of her build (she displays average width through the rear) I have no immediate concerns for structural soundness, though because she does have more bone and substance compared to others in the litter, I do recommend moderate, low-impact exercise to keep muscle tone (ex. leash walks, etc.) and that her body weight be maintained lean especially through the first year of development to avoid excess weight which may put stress on developing joints and bones. --- P.A. Davol
'Copyright 1997 Pamela A. Davol'