Where do you live?: Yarmouth, Maine
Your dog is: purebred
Dog's sex: girl
Dog's name: Bristol
Dog's Breed: American Cocker Spaniel
Dog's Birthday: 9/16/10
Dog's Siblings: cat Athena
Favorite Food: I'm not picky -- I love eating! Put it in front of me, and it's gone.
Favorite Toy: Balls! Tennis ball, racquet ball, Chuck-It ball ... you name it: and I'll fetch it!
Favorite Place to go: I LOVE going to the dog park!
Best Trick: Sit Pretty. Although she's really enjoying her agility and Rally Obedience classes, too!
Best Friend: Haley, the Boxer down the street. She's 4x my size ... but haven't we heard of David & Goliath?
Wildcard: Mom and Dad had a tough time choosing a name for me ... Dad loves the Boston Red Sox *almost* as much as he loves Mom; and anytime Mom talked about getting a pet? He wanted it to have a Red Sox name. They sat in the car for 4 hours debating names, including sports related ones. They finally decided on "Bristol", because Bristol, Connecticut is where ESPN's SportsCenter TV program is broadcast.
Pet Peeve: When the cat decides she wants to play with my toys, too!
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Arrival Story: I grew up with a Cocker Spaniel as a child; that dog was singlehandedly my best friend and got me through some very awkward adolescent stages. When my first dog passed, I'd made a mental note that one day? I would absolutely have a Cocker Spaniel again in the future. When it came time to get a dog ... my husband and I had a lot of factors to consider. He's a United States Marine, and while most bases offer housing? There's usually a waitlist involved, and we wanted a dog that was friendly, outgoing, people-loving ... and yet still small enough to comfortably live in an apartment if we had to, and was NOT a banned breed.I would never want to be put in a position to give my dog away simply because my landlord was saying "no&qu! ot;.
Based on my experiences with the merry Cocker Spaniel ... we started the search, and Bristol immediately caught our eye at the breeder! Two blue eyes, a black/white parti color pattern with some blue roan merle patches scattered throughout her body ... she was definitely unique! And on Christmas Day 2010, we brought her home and have loved every minute with her.