Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Introducing Enzo: Grand Oakes What a Rush!

This is Enzo. He's the handsome boy of Four and Speed from Julie Oakes at Grand Oakes Farms. I'm pretty sure we've decided on this name. What do you think? Leave me a comment. I'll take suggestions. Enzo Ferrari was the founder of Ferrari and Enzo is also one of the Ferrari models.

Enzo had a great first couple of days getting to know his new pack, all of whom are quite accepting of him, even the old grouchy dogs, Kimba and Kona. The youngsters, Quila and Gromit, are having fun playing with him and showing him the ropes. He's extremely confident and has a ton of toy drive and lots of natural herding instinct on which I'm going to need some advice from you experienced BC people. I think I need to find some sheep! He's even doing some retrieving which is a behavior that I'll definitely encourage. He learned to sit today, but this is very different from training the retriever types. It'll be an experience, that's all I can say. I said that I had a "need for speed" and I think I'm gonna get what I wished for... Uh oh! Stay tuned for the entertainment.

If you're interested in his puppy blog from Julie's, find it here: http://grandoakesbordercollies.blogspot.com/