Tanzey was bought as a puppy at 9 weeks not a breeder but a home where the male lodger saw to the puppies. And she has always liked men ever since -just shows how early they form likes/dislikes. very fond of small children too- thanks to having small grandchildren when she was a puppy .. I used to take her to my workplace a rehab metal health unit where she was a great therapy to the patients especialy males. Is still healthy and usual placid temperament (and stubborness) of breed!
2012 update- Tanzen is now 13 and is hard of hearing also sight not so good -but still manages to enjoy life . walks are shorter at her request ! i.e. turns round for home when shes had enough. but still lively when she wants to be. no other health problems up to now ,seems to stay well on senior dog food+glucosamine supplements (for dogs ).
Sad to report Tanzey has passed over to Doggy heaven ,she enjoyed very good heaslth throughout her 14 years,and died peacefully with us all -heart failure (my daughter is a vet nurse and no time to take her to vets -which woulfd have caused unneccesary trauma .) She had jer gfirdst holiday in cornweall and also her last ,which she loved and had agsain ther whole family there too .
other dog Tilly is ajusting ,and hopefully will incfease in confidence gradually .
i will take her off the site soon ,but so good to have her details here for a while ~~~~~~