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Old 09-16-2016, 03:29 PM   #1
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This post is several months overdue I suppose but the circumstances at the time were pretty tough. We lost our 8 year old pup Dakota Irish/Golden pure bred mix to a sudden stroke. The good thing is she went very quickly and peacefully, but ya know that doesn't make it any easier. She was a good girl, absolutely beautiful, to smart for her own good sometimes, loved the boat and the island but hated the water. No matter a tough loss.

As luck would have it, the following day we heard rumor of a litter of puppies that were available and it didn't take but a minute for the decision to be made to have a look. That night we had a new member of the family. So may I introduce Kenzie another interesting pure bred mix of black lab (English variety) and Beauceron a rare and unusual breed here in the states. This one LOVES the water.
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A golden that doesn't like the water?? She was beautiful. Glad you have a new puppy to make you feel better.
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Max, So sorry to learn of your loss but you did the right thing and the pup looks fantastic!! Training Kenzie will keep you busy and out of trouble. Best wishes
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We're convinced that the "Golden/Irish breed" is the best, even if it isn't an official AKC one. No one loves boating on Merrymeeting more than this one (except maybe me), and she loves the water. Can't imagine how devastated I would be if we lost her.
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Though we did lose her "drinking buddy" a few summers ago.



Maxum, good luck with the new pup!
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She's just beautiful, Merrymeeting!!
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We're convinced that the "Golden/Irish breed" is the best, even if it isn't an official AKC one. No one loves boating on Merrymeeting more than this one (except maybe me), and she loves the water. Can't imagine how devastated I would be if we lost her.
Cherish your time - and let me know if you know anyone local that crosses them locally because we want another.
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Those are great dogs.
Island dogs are unique: they rarely go far from home but are never restricted by fences or other means. Ours (which means all dogs within 2-3 camps) don't go deep into the woods, except for "personal"reasons. When it is time for a ride or a swim, they are always ready to go, and if their job is to stay home and guard the camp, they do it without specific training.
It always amazes me that guest dogs learn these traits almost instantly when they come to visit. I wish I could train my guests as easily and quickly as Daisy trains her guests.
Oh. Except for Lucas, a frequent visitor(Weimeraner), who took a couple of runs down the dock before he realized that when the dock ends, you end up in the lake if you don't stop running after the boat. Three dogs running down the dock, two stop, and Lucas falls in. Wish I had a video.
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Maxum, your dogs are beautiful. Sorry for your loss, and congratulations on the new pup.

We had a purebred Golden who liked the water until the earth went out from underneath his paws. Three weeks after we lost him, I couldn't take the loneliness anymore, and we adopted another dog.
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