Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A True Temperament Test

Frankie says, "Hey dad, watcha doin?"

Hawk says, "Uh, why are you looking at my food like that? You already had your supper."
"Hey, little dude. This is MY chicken."

"You know I'm bigger than you, and I can hold onto this chicken longer than you can."

"I have to hide to eat my own food! Darn puppies!"

Hawk and Frankie met the day before, and this was the first time they were together around food. With a raw chicken back at stake, Hawk never even bristled when the pup came over and started investigating the chicken back. When Frankie reached up and grabbed the food in his father's mouth, Hawk just held on, never growling or reacting in the slightest. Once the puppy let go, Hawk just ran over and hid behind a palm tree to eat his chicken! What a good boy, and what a real example of a sound temperament.


coopercreek said...

Hawk, we need to bottle up your temperment and sell it. I know lots of people that could use a dose of it.

Good boy!!
Auntie L

The Writer said...

Sound like Hawk is a good Dad!

Happy wandering!

The Writer...and her dog, Bear

The Writer said...

Hey, was that you and your Hawk that I just watched on the Animal Planet Dog Championships tonight?
Very beautiful little guy!

Happy wandering!

The Writer...and her dog, Bear

Sarah said...

HA! Why yes, it was Hawk! Although, it wasn't me, he was shown by Susan Line, a wonderful lady from Colorado, filling in for Hawk's handler. Sherri is his regular handler, and she was in the ring with the black/white Cardigan Welsh Corgi. :-)

That's so funny that you saw it, I don't have cable, so I haven't even seen it yet! Thanks for saying he was beautiful, we like him pretty well.