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Tuvalu

Doggone Jolly’s Vision of Paradise

She has this way about her. When you see her, you just know you've been missing out on some of the best parts of life.

Date of birth: 13.06.2018

Colour: Red merle tricolour

Mother: Jolly Vicky from Doggone Borders

Father: Icepeak Ray’s Fly High

Breeder: Anja Troha, Doggone Jolly’s

Colour: Red merle tricolour

Size: 50 cm / 14kg

Teeth: all in

Bite: scissor

Hips: to be done

Elbows: to be done

Shoulders: to be done

Spine: OK/2020

Knees: OK/2020

ECVO eyecheck: to be done

CEA : to be done

TNS: normal

CL: normal

MDR1: normal

IGS: normal

DM: normal

RS: normal

SN: normal

GG: normal

AEOD: carrier

To know Tuvalu is to know the wild.

She is all inclusive. My XXL bundle of experience and lessons, my can-do-it-all and a dog that opened my eyes wider into the world of dogs, their behaviours and dog sports.

My life has absolutely changed with her; her energy is endless and her favourite thing of all is to run as fast as her lungs let her. She is light and bouncy, outside she’s everywhere at once. She picks up words and names of things, actions or objects in a heartbeat so you need to be careful what you say around her because she understands everything. She is my little heart dog – a dog that sleeps in a roll next to me full night and keeps stepping on your face and pushing her head under your chin every single morning.

Despite her being all explosive outdoors, she is an incredibly easy dog to live with in everyday life – already as a puppy she had a natural off switch. She is also extremely calm in all situations when needed and has never had a problem settling anywhere.

 

Tuvalu has a funny way of expressing herself; be it she’s happy, excited, sad, or wants something; she does her little famous ROAR in different tones for each occasion! It’s absolutely one of more adorable things she does and it got accidentally reinforced through her puppy weeks already – her tiny roars were the cutest, of course!

 

I always say I’ll introduce my dogs to many kinds of disciplines to see their potential in different forms; she is a brilliant scent work dog and absolutely crazy about mantrailing – she sticks her nose to the ground and works! We’ve tried bite work and she was beasty, light and bouncy in frisbee and what’s our main activity right now; she’s becoming a lovely sheepdog with nice pace and ability to quickly learn new tasks, move sheep and solve situations herself. We might at some point start with a little bit of agility and more of obedience; but what we actually prefer doing besides our different activities is making the most of every day; being outdoors, in the mountains, by the ocean – you name it. She’s loving the outdoors just as much as I do! AND! Like her mom, she’s fantastic swimmer and enjoys morning ocean swims with me! Another thing you could assume she adores based on her description is walks with a bike. Mygod, this dog really loves to run!

In her teenage months she went through some fearful phases; barking at people in the dark or someone coming up from the distance. She’s also been unsure about little screaming children. At the age of 20 months now most of those behaviours have almost disappeared and she is growing up into a confident little girl; even greeting people on walks (Like her incredibly people oriented mom Vicky!) She is hugely attached to her family and people that are close to her. She normally ignores strangers, but will become friends with anyone if they give her a chance.

 

I used to say Vicky was brilliant with her body language but Tuvalu is mastering it. She is super easy to read, she really appreciates her personal space around dogs and doesn’t like overly happy pushy dogs that can’t read her well. In any case her first decision will always be the flight, trying to move away from the dog that is too pushy.

Growing up she slowly bloomed into of the easiest dogs to have around, she adapts to new situations very quickly and easily, she never goes into conflicts and avoids drama at all costs. In her first year she’s also traveled the entire summer, been around many many many MANY dogs, slept squeezed in tents and enjoyed the nights by the campfire by sound of ocean waves before we fell asleep. I love my little beast and love seeing her grow, develop and teach me to be a better person and a better dog trainer.

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