Registered NI name: Westcountry Sovereign
Breeder: Mary Roach at Westcountry Northern Inuits
Known as: Shadow
Date of birth: 11/04/2019
Loves: Shyla, Miya, vegetables, her Kong Cozie Alligator, digging holes, leaping around and sleeping
Can be: Completely gorgeous, she gets away with anything!
Whilst we have never hidden the fact that we wanted more dogs (and still do), here at Traildog headquarters we had to wait and that was difficult. When you make the decision to add to your pack, or even just get your first dog, there is part of you that wants that journey to start immediately. Unfortunately in the world of dog breeding nothing is certain and so after making the decision we wanted to add a third to our growing pack we had to wait 6 months. But as we believe in the saying 'everything happens for a reason', waiting meant we got to bring home the most gorgeous and special puppy we have ever laid eyes on (in our opinion).
When Mary at Westcountry Northern Inuits gave us the incredible news that not only we could have one of her beautiful puppies, but that we could have the pick of the litter, suddenly having waited those 6 months was worth every second. Shadow had already been born and was approximately 3 weeks old when we got the news.
Shadow was from a litter of 8 and all her litter mates were light in colour, this meant her dark mask and grey and black tones made her stand out. But it wasn't just her looks that drew us to her. Westcountry is in Plymouth, as such we had to rely on Shadow's breeder Mary to send us details of Shadow and her litter mates, what they were like, and their growing personalities, as well as pictures and video's. It was the combination of all of these that made us fall for Shadow. It was a 9 hour journey for us to collect Shadow, as all 4 of us packed up to make the journey we were so excited. We booked a hotel for the night to break up the long journey and allow us all to rest, but Michael and I will both tell you we barely slept that night we were so excited.
So Shadow entered our lives and became the latest Traildog pack member. Miya and Shyla were not sure for the first 48 hours, but what we loved was the fact Shadow took moving in with us, all in her stride. She was never scared, never phased and it was clear she was one brave and determined puppy from the moment we got her home. Very soon Shyla and Miya not only accepted her but mothered her, loved her and loved to play with her.
As with all puppies they are tiring, they demand so much attention, but the pure love they give back is worth every second. Shadow is growing so fast, she is already over 5 months old and as we help her to explore the Traildog world, we are excited to share her journey with you.