The proud parents
Having a real family of dogs, with a mother, father and four of their pups is a fascinating experience. Observing the dynamics of the pups traits in relation to the their parents is quite unique. While all of the pups exhibit genetic factors of their mother and father, in personality and behavior, there is a clear distinction of those that are more like Silver or Brut. What I find particularly amazing is that this distinction is even more apparent because the pups are separated and always have been since Chance and Blaze came back home to live with us. Which indicates to me that Zappa and Fiona are not just imitating their parents because they live together with them. While there are many other similarities between the four pups that are mind blowing considering these four pups have not had contact since Chance and Blaze left home home at 9 weeks old, the personalities and behavior that stand out the most is that in relation to their parents.
CHANCE AND ZAPPA
|Chance: I'm the king of cuddle|
|Zappa: Maybe brother, but I'm the lovable one|
BLAZE AND FIONA
|Blaze: You mean I'm just like HER?|
|Fiona: Believe me sister, there is only one Fiona!|
Isn't it always fascinating to witness genetics in action?