Toby gets bigger


Toby the puppy Hi everyone,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and New Year break. I wasn’t able to shake off the worst of the flu just in time for Christmas, this particular strain of flu just doesn’t seem to want to go away!

Thank you so much for the great response to my last blog about Toby the puppy.  It was fantastic to hear from the new owners of his brothers and sisters, as well as other fellow dog lovers.

He continues to be the perfect puppy, well there is the odd mess to clear up, but he’s been fantastic. He has immense character and is really quick to learn – he’s still just 14 weeks old and already does all the basic commands – sit, stay etc, and he particularly enjoys dad’s slippers between meals!

If he comes across a new attraction that he’s not familiar with, he’ll just sit down and try to work it out – this includes a rather large horse – he wouldn’t move off the path until the horse sneezed which sent Toby scurrying off into the nearest bush.

A little tip for anyone reading who is looking to make new friends - GET A PUPPY!! But be prepared for lots of caring and walking and love. The effort pays off though, you will get lots of amusement in return.

Dale x


  1. Anne Gardiner January 19, 2009 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Toby looks absolutely gorgeous,and he has that look of mischief in his eyes. Having a pet is wonderful it really heklps destress you when you have had a particularly bad day. I look forward to reading about his progress.
    All the best Dale and Toby
    Anne Gardiner of Cranfield

  2. Jackie Holton January 23, 2009 at 6:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Dale,
    Love Toby, well I would, being a breeder owner of the Bearded Collie plus a QVC customer.
    All the best for the new year and of course with Toby.
    By the way, what breeding is he?
    Best wishes
    Jackie Holton

  3. sandi baxter June 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm -  Reply

    arrr….hi dale..TOBY is soooooooooo luvley soooo georgous, arn.t you lucky havin a luvley dog,woof woof, i havent blogged u b4, i am ure best northern nights custermer im sure, i buy from every show, ha ha……..i like watching u and charlie,s banter with each other,,,,,i used to think u were one wen i first sore u….couldn,t tell u both apart……ha….ha..bye blog u again sandi…/saniapple…..oh i have pilates also …..brilliant,,,,,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsandi

  4. Paula July 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    hi dale,Toby is gorgeous,mischief on legs I bet!!!
    I have 2 dogs myself,the youngest being an 18 month old Dogue de bordeaux (hooch dog)/boxer cross. Lovely boy,full of fun and naughtiness,don’t they make you laugh alot though!
    At 7.5 st at 18 months,he still thinks he’s a little puppy and jumps all over everyone….big squashing experience…please keep posting pics of your boy he’s a cracker….love the hair clip…very dapper;-)

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