Izzy at 1 year old, weighing 23 pounds—"I submitted Izzy’s DNA to MetaMorphix, Inc. to be tested. They only have about 40 dog breeds in their DNA database so they weren’t able to determine her primary heritage but they did figure out her secondary DNA was Beagle and she also had DNA (although a small amount) of a St. Bernard. Also interesting is Bassett Hound and Shih-Tzu were in the DNA pool and no DNA from those two dogs was part of Izzy’s DNA."
Izzy at 9 months old—"Izzy is close to full grown and weighs about 20 lbs. in this picture. She does shed and although she has a wired-hair look to her, she has a soft, not rough coat. She’s 15” from the ground to the top of her shoulder. She seems much longer then taller. She also has a tail that curls into a circle…it’s like she’s prancing around all the time. Izzy has a great temperament. She loves people and other dogs and is very loving and gentle and even shares her toys and food without getting upset or possessive. Her absolute favorite place to hang out is the dog park. Not only does she get to play with her buddies but she loves to just run and burn off steam…and boy is she fast! Izzy is also able to chill out when I am working (I work from home) and she lies most of the time under my desk, right at my feet. She’s very smart but also stubborn. She smart enough to learn things quickly but getting her to do it if she’s not in the mood can be a challenge. She seldom barks (unless she hears someone outside the door) but she does howl when sirens go off or when she’s put in her cage because I’m leaving the house (a bit of separation anxiety). I’ve had several types of dogs in my life but never one that’s as much fun, loving, gentle and always entertaining. She’s a great addition to our family!" Bred by Wallace Havens
Izzy at 8 weeks old
Izzy at 3 months old
Izzy at 3 months old
Izzy at 5 months old
Mitzi, a Chihuahua mix
Sparky was an Australian Terrier / Border Collie mix. He lived to be 16 ½ years old.
This is Bud. He is an 18-month-old Kelpie / Blue Heeler cross.
Oscar the Chihuahua mix