I've been yearning and blabbering about this for YEARS, but after finally acclimating to the Big Settle and finishing a lot of work with the house, we finally feel like we're in a good place to add on to our little family!
We were trying to keep it a secret until we were certain, so we waited until Christmas to share the news with our families...
WE'RE GETTING A PUPPY!!!!!
I'm SO proud to give our parents a grand-dog. I think I shared with some of you our disappointing/heart-breaking experience of trying to go through a shelter, so in the end we ended up with a reputable breeder in Vermont.
What breed you ask? Well, we knew we wanted a big dog....
Golden Retriever? Been there, been bitten by that.
Pitbull? A worthy breed, but we don't need a serious guard dog.
Chesapeake Retriever? There's a pond in our back yard. Enough said.
So after taking a bunch of these and doing some research on what breeders were active in the area, we found:
|via Petra Wegner|
They originally helped herd reindeer (awesome) and pulled sleds. They're super-kid friendly as they would sleep with children to keep them warm.
Now I know what you're thinking: HOLY CRAP THAT'S A LOT OF FUR. But this is why we bought a shop-vac in place of a normal carpet vacuum. Plus, because of their double-coat, they're considered a hypo-allergenic breed since they don't shed dander.
|Samoyed puppy via wikipedia|
|puppies via our breeder Sterling Samoyeds|
This quick videos sums up nicely how awesome this breed is!
In case that wasn't enough cuteness, sammies are famous for their singing. Finally, a duet partner.
Kev and I are actually heading up this weekend to meet the puppies and their mama, and to ask our breeder approximately 1.95 million questions.
Should I wear all black to start estimating the damage to our wardrobes?
In fluff we trust.