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Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Favorite toy: Whale Shark – stuffed toy

Owners: Andrew & Amber

ASPCA personality Type: Constant Companion – Let me sit at your feet, walk by your side, and I’ll be your devoted companion forever.

Appearance:  A

Cavaliers are known for the long ears, feathering on their paws, and of course, those big eyes that most people just melt after seeing.

Friendliness (People): A

If you have a hand to lend, or lap to lay in, it doesn’t matter who you are. They want you to feel warm and welcome.

Friendliness (Dogs): B

This breed doesn’t always see eye to eye with other dogs. They will most likely be the first bark at a passing dog just because they can.

Special Talents: D

This breed needs lots of training for it to truly perform.  They are motivated by treats, so you might get some sit, lay, and maybe an occasional stay, but as for showman ship, they just have no interest in the spot light.

Begging for Food: C

This breed can easily become beggers simply because they like to be at your feet, especially when you’re sitting at a table.  However, unless the owner is a willing participant, they would much rather be near you then having to beg for food.

Other important information:

This breed is fantastic for families with small children, older parents, or singles who have time to be around the dog.  They don’t do well by themselves all day.  They’re one of the breeds that does well in packs, so most Cavalier owners have two or more dogs running around the house.

One interesting note is that they are originally a British breed.  Named for King Charles II and have blood lines dating back to the late 1600’s.  They were once used as hunting dog.  Trained to go down rabbit holes, fox holes, and chase some squirrels to low level trees, they became an indoor breed once the Terrier made its way into the hunting scene.

Beloved for their loyalty, many in Europe’s royalty class demanded they were part of their families.  Many castles still hang portraits of the Cavalier that date over 1000 years old.

Overall Grade:  B

Aliases: Super Grover

Breed: Goldendoodle (retriever x poodle)

Favorite toy: his reluctant older brother, Rocky.

Owners: Catty

ASPCA personality Type: Free Spirit – Intelligent, independent, confident and clever, I prefer making my own decisions but will listen to you if you make a good case. We’re partners in this adventure. Treat me like one and we’ll both live happily ever after.

Appearance:  A

Grover is extremely handsome, with a HUGE fluffy, white coat, droopy ears and intelligent, dark eyes. When he needs a trim he’s slightly less handsome because he ends up becoming dreadlocked and frizzy, but most of the time he has movie star looks.

Friendliness (People): A

Friendliness (Dogs): C

Grover loves people, and he loves cuddles, but he’s still really a puppy so what Grover loves most is to PLAY and that is how he sees visitors, whether they be human or canine. He takes a bit longer to get used to his fellow doggies, but once he realises they’re as keen to run around in circles as him, he’s their best friend!

Special Talents: D

Grover barely scrapes a two in this area because he is an extremely disobedient dog – living up to his ‘free spirit’ personality type quite well. He’ll sit, he’ll drop, but what use are those if he won’t come?

Begging for Food: B

Obtaining food isn’t much of a problem – he’s very smart and an opportunist who often outwits his human counterparts and steals bits and pieces. He does tend to lose them to his brother quite often though because Grover is quite cat-like in his eating habits, slow and finicky.

Overall Grade: B

Aliases: Rockstar, Riccardo

Breed: Rottweiler

Favorite toy: Literally anything he can get his teeth on

Owners: Catty

ASPCA personality Type: Couch Potato -I’m a relaxed, laid-back kind of dog who enjoys long naps, watching movies, curling up on laps, and walking very short distances from the couch to the food bowl and back.

Appearance:  A

Rocky is a very handsome boy with a shiny coat and a beautiful, smiley face. He has soft velvet ears and two tawny brown spots over his eyes which I see as sort of a trademark. He’s an old doggy now, but the grey hairs just make him look distinguished.

Friendliness (People): A

Friendliness (Dogs): D

Rocky LOVES humans, his family and visitors. As soon as someone visits he walks up to them, gives them an ‘nobody ever cuddles me, I’m so lonely and sad please love me’ glance with his big, soulful eyes and puts his head in their lap. He’s so affectionate that he will climb onto your lap if he can, despite weighing around 50 kgs. He just wants to be as close to the people he loves as possible, all the time.
As for other dogs, Rocky has a young brother of just over a year old who gets on with quite well. He used to be quite social but being the old boy he is now, he’s not very keen on new doggy company.

Special Talents: C

In his heyday, Rocky was quite a talented soccer player, even dribbling the ball between his paws. Now his talents are mostly sleeping and stealing his brother’s food, which he is VERY good at.

Begging for Food: C

As noted before, Rocky has gigantic soulful eyes that he uses to hypnotize humans into handing over love and yes, food. He’s so good at it that he got quite chunky and had to be put on a diet, much to his dismay.

Other important information: Rocky is nearing the end of his life, and if I had one wish it’d be to extend it another ten years. He is the most gentle, loving dog I’ve ever met.

Overall Grade:  B-

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