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#1 Kuschel

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:10 PM

I'll keep her updates and pictures over here in case people are wondering how she is doing. 

 

This week should be 12/13 weeks and she is weighing in at about 17lbs. I'm thinking she should plateau at some point? Otherwise I think she is going to be a big girl! 

 

She is the most headstrong pup I've ever owned and we're T-Minus 17 days until she can go out and play safely - which, thank goodness because her energy is picking up day to day and I think that throwing a ball down our hallway will not be enough for her soon! We will have plenty of dog parks, bars, hiking trails, and adventures to get into once she is up to date. 

 

People are always commenting on how "crazy" she looks - like a miniature dog rather than a rotund puppy. She is getting leggier by the day as well! 

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

Oh MY!!! How ADORABLE is Xochitl!!!! Love the "I'm sorry" pic, and especially the crazy eyed belly rub picture!!! Wyot looks like that too...He loves belly rubs, and gets nuts chasing the ball I kick up and down the room- barks at it, swats at it and runs like a maniac...but thankfully, we have a big field behind the house, and today we were able to go and run with him, because the snow was down to 4 inches instead of 12- that may change tomorrow. He is leggy as well, but filling out nicely.   :)



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:37 AM

WAKA' @ 12 weeks...and she will be 2yo in March...tall, 37# and extremely FAST runner.  Ignore her "cheesey" smile...

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 12:51 PM

I LOVE Waka's smile!

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:38 PM

That cheesy smile is sublime! :D


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:51 AM

That was December.  How about now?  Xochitl is beautiful.  How do we pronounce that name?  Sho-kee-tle? Help!

 
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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:54 AM

ha ha love that "cheesy smile."


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:16 PM

That cheese smile is the best!!!!  



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:02 AM

 

That was December.  How about now?  Xochitl is beautiful.  How do we pronounce that name?  Sho-kee-tle? Help!

 

 

 

It is Aztec and pronounced "Soh-chee". Or, if you want to put the "L stop", "Soh-cheel". :)

 

She is going through quite the leggy phase right now and I am excited to let her run full speed once she is completely up to date on shots (last one on Friday). Austin is a dog city and so taking her out and about is out of the question since all trails and sidewalks have an innumerable amount of pups on them and I'm paranoid. Almost there though! Being in the house is no longer "enough" for her and she is getting restless. But she is coming of age at a perfect time when our greenbelt is filled to the brim with water and the heat doesn't melt you while you're walking to the swimming hole. 

 

Her personality is sure coming out now and she is out of the Tasmanian Devil stage. While she does have her needle teeth still, she has learned to back off quite a bit. My husband no longer looks like he was mauled by a baby tiger all the time. ;) - I've been having a blast chatting with Zola's owner as the sisters are both rather rambunctious and I love to hear the stories. They also look so similar! 

 

We're starting puppy play classes and then going into obedience shortly thereafter. We have already had the talk of "when should we add another one to our pack"? - and decided to wait until she at least has her Canine Good Citizenship before adding another mini-monster to our household. <3

 

Here are some updated pics!

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:34 AM

Beautiful pictures of her!!! That face.... :wub:  I know what you mean by leggy phase- Wyot is growing that way too. The biting has lessened a bit with him as well. He still tries to sneak in a few, and loves to nip at my uggs when I put them on- perhaps he's just hurrying me along, because he knows it means we are going outside. :P

 

We have a gate up in the house for now (keeping his territory more manageable until he is older) separating the living room from the entry and kitchen area. Those two rooms are his, and we hang out with him a lot in the kitchen. The spaces are quite large, and it is a tile floor. This is where he runs like a maniac (even after a walk, he will do the zoomies, lol) in figure eights! Ball tossing, or tug of war with squeaky toy is his favoirite. Springtime, will see the frisbee come out....it was truly great this past weekend to see him run off leash and enjoy the outdoors without restrictions...AND know that he does listen. (whew!) You will have SO much fun with her when she plays and runs free for a while! Enjoy... :)



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:45 PM

Get a load of those ears  :D Outstandingly wonderful.  They look like they are making her head go to one side....Love it.  

Speaking of ears, one day I was stopped on the road because of construction ahead....this guy jumped out of his truck (he was sitting shotgun) and came up to my car window.  "Excuse me," he says, "Are your dogs ears naturally that way or did you have them "pinned" when he was a pup?"  My answer was THEY ARE NATURAL, of course."  He laughed, and answered, "I knew it, I win, ha ha." and off he went back to the truck to tell his friend, the driver, that he had won their bet.   :rolleyes: Ears........just gotta love them on these pups.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:22 PM

I'm just going to keep adding pictures here. :)

 

 

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

Beauty! Gorgeous eyes, and those ears have to take the grand prize! Love 'em! It will be interresting to see how much she grows into them.
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 11:33 PM

Tonka Sitsi had quite the head of ears so I can't imagine she will grow into them too much. 


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:19 AM

Tonka Sitsi had quite the head of ears so I can't imagine she will grow into them too much. 

 

Wyot has those ears too...what a beauty Xochitil is!!



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:24 AM

Xochitil and Waka' are similar in height, TALL. No doubt that when off-leash she is a fast runner. Waka' is still a "flight-risk" so completely fenced areas are a must. If you haven't acquired a harness for her yet I would recommend HURTTA brand made in Finland. Much better control than a collar plus, no choking effect. Coupled with a retractable leash it makes for a perfect match for walking, jogging, etc.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:42 AM

Waka' is definitely Kaposia's brother! Still a flight risk (fences necessary) FAST, and yes, the harness is far better than attaching leash to collar. We too, use a long retractable leash for walks, and everybody's happy! Credit for the photo goes to the owner of MeiHi Yip Yip, it was taken on a play date.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:21 PM

We have had her on a harness - because my goodness it is the best way to catch her at the dog park without choking her as she runs by. :P We haven't had the opportunity to do much off-leash, but we have lots of hiking to do this summer where we can give her a little more room. Once she got out and was "playing catch me if you can" with us in the parking lot. Talk about a heart attack!

 

But yes - her legs are cracking me up and I'm wondering how much taller/bigger she is going to get. She is 20 weeks today, 25 lbs, and 18.5 inches at the withers. But I know these pups grow and mature super fast so I'm just not sure where she is on the spectrum! 

 

Here are some of her most recent pics. Where did my puppy go?!

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:11 PM

She is such a young lady!!!!!!!   She reminds me of Tayamni (not the coloring just something about her....  maybe the way she is sitting in the first pic?)

They do grow so fast.  In their sleep or naps sometimes.    :blink:

 

maybe it is the "catch me if you can".  Tayamni ran out the front door twice in her first year and luckily tore around the backyards of other houses.  I would call her calmly and she would stop, look, come full on run toward me and veer off about 6 - 8 feet away.  She thought it was the funniest thing!  This went on about 10 minutes each time she got out until she decided she had enough fun.  Of course never scolded her when she finally came up to me.

 

I wish we had good trails to teach off leash when Tayamni was a little pup.

 

Ohhhh, I feel for your heart attack moment!!!!!!  Glad it turned out safe!

 

I found what I had posted when Tayamni was 16 weeks old.  She was 21.1 lbs and 17" at the withers.

The Vet I was using then said she would probably be 40 - 45 lbs tops.  HA HA HA.  I have a 52 pounder!

She is a little chunky when she gets up to 54 pounds but I limit her food and exercise her a little more and she keeps her girlish figure!

 

My guess was Tayamni would be 45 lbs and 22" in at withers.  She blew past 45 lbs before a year old.

  I will try to remember to measure her and report back!

 

 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:51 PM

maybe it is the "catch me if you can".  Tayamni ran out the front door twice in her first year and luckily tore around the backyards of other houses.  I would call her calmly and she would stop, look, come full on run toward me and veer off about 6 - 8 feet away.  She thought it was the funniest thing!  This went on about 10 minutes each time she got out until she decided she had enough fun.  Of course never scolded her when she finally came up to me.

 

 

 

Right on the nose there with what we experienced - and yeah, no scolding when she came home. I was happy to have her there and I never want her running away from me! She is okay at recall right now, but we will see as soon as the trails and shiny things are introduced. 

 

She is definitely slowing down a bit on her weight gain and is becoming lean and long - but I'm dying to know how tall she will be. With Rune being her Uncle, I think she has a lot of similarities to him. :)


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