We got a few dogs here who share some bloodlines. Like Pingo and her son Sundin.
This is Pingo. She is well, she's quirky. She has some very much weird habits, like rolling around and showing off her belly! She was a leader dog for many years. Mom got her when she was almost six years old. Now she is almost 12 and her hips are getting hurty so she is retired now. We think she likes being retired! She sure does like the couch! Pingo was a good leader but she liked to pick her own trails. She didn't always listen when Mom said which way to go, but she always got us home. Mom says Pingo has "trail sense". That means that if she refuses to go down a certain trail, there is probably a reason, like a moose or something. Maybe I can learn that trick!
This is Pingo's son, Sundin. Pingo got spayed as soon as she got here, but she had a litter of puppies before that! Sundin is about 8 years old. He's lived here for three years. He is totally shy of everything except running. He likes being a sled dog. He has done races all over the place, not with our team, but where he used to live. Mom just figured out that Sundin doesn't really like leading. He'll get us home, but he ain't happy about it! He likes to run in "swing", right behind the leader dogs.
Sundin recently realized that my Mom isn't a evil human. This summer he started letting Mom pet him whenever she wanted to. He didn't run and hide in his house or bark at her while running away. A couple nights ago he even hit her hand with his snooter and asked for some lovin'! He's never done that before! We like seeing them shy dogs learn ot relax.