Chance and Fiona two of the white dogs from our litter. Fiona was kept from birth, steady love, attention, and care. Chance on the other hand went to a new home at 9 weeks old and was returned to us at almost a year old. His ribs were showing, he was scared and kept looking for the boy that had abandoned him. Two completely different backgrounds, yet both Chance and Fiona have similar personalities and traits that make you wonder about nature vs. nurture.
They both pull their partners tail during play.
They were both scared of being brushed.
Both are quiet dogs by nature and it has taken a long time to teach them how to "speak" on command.
They each love to run. I mean really, really love to run.
Chance is the largest male by weight and size and Fiona is the largest female.
They are both love to steal food.
Both are always trying to get their partners to play with them.
And they are both afraid of the vacuum.
Considering that Chance was gone for almost a year except those first nine weeks from birth, you'd think they would be much more opposites, or at least that's what I would think. I think it's the tail pulling and not liking to be brushed are the ones that stand out the most for me. Interesting isn't it?