About Topper the Terrific
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: $200
- Species: Dog
- General Color: White
- Color: White with a few tan spots
- Current Size: 37 Pounds
- Potential Size: 40 Pounds
- Current Age: 3 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
- Microchipped: Yes
- Housetrained: Yes
Topper came to us from a shelter where her time was more than up. The staff adored her and begged Judy to rescue her and we're so glad she did! Topper is a doll - very, very sweet personality. She is great with other dogs and people. She loves to be petted and will roll on her back for belly rubs. Her fur is incredibly soft and she has a sweet little smile - she always looks happy. Topper is white with faint tan spots all over, which make us think she's part cattle dog - she also has tall pointy ears that she usually keeps straight up. She looks large in her pictures, but she's only about 40 pounds.
Topper is a very intelligent and energetic dog. She takes to training very well and has learned to heel, sit, stay, come, and play fetch. She is crate trained and completely house broken. She eats well and is very healthy. She will run beside you while you bicycle or skateboard and seems to enjoy the exercise. Since she is still young and teething, when left alone she can be destructive, so she needs to be supervised or in her crate at all times.
Topper is a young adult but has lots of puppy energy and playfulness. She can be a little mouthy when she plays, and she loves to play with other dogs. She can play pretty rough, and can definitely hold her own with much larger dogs, but seems to know to be gentle with smaller dogs. She has a good appetite and is food motivated. Topper already knew sit and lay down and is learning come - she seems very smart and trainable and eager to please. She is very strong and does pull on the leash, so she needs some more leash training, but that appears to be about the only negative we can find with her. Topper can be a little shy at first, but she's very inquisitive so her curiosity gets the best of her and she just has to investigate new people and places. Come meet this sweet girl and see why everyone loves her!
*** According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Labrador Retriever is a loving, affectionate, lovable, patient dog. Once known as the "St John's Dogs," the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada the Labrador was trained to jump overboard into the icy waters to haul fisherman's nets to shore. Specimens were brought to England in the 1800's by English ships coming from Labrador, where the dog's fine retrieving instincts were honed and developed. One of the best family dogs and canine companions because of their gentle, loving disposition, the highly trainable Labrador also excels in drug detection, as a guide for the blind, and service dog for the disabled. The breed is also an outstanding obedience and field trial competitor. Highly intelligent, loyal, willing, and high-spirited. Lively and good-natured, they love to play, especially in water - for they love to swim. They have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human attention and need to feel as though they are part of the family. Labs are easily trained. These dogs are watchdogs, not guard dogs, although some have been known to guard. They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.