The Dachshund, meaning "badger dog" in German, were first bred in the early 1600s in Germany. The goal was to create a fearless, elongated dog that could dig the earth from a badger burrow and fight to the death with the vicious badgers.

The breed became popular in the U.S. during the early 1900’s, but fell out of favor during World War I. After the war, a few U.S. breeders slowly rebuilt the gene pool by importing German stock, and the breed began to increase in popularity again.

While Mr. Milo could certainly do what he was originally bred for he is also a unique, intelligent gentleman.  Mr. Milo has many lady friends here at the grove including staff and clients !

Mr. Milo has been a long time client here at The Grove and has a very special place in our heart, Milo had a very best pal Libby and the two of them were our inspiration for the little dog playroom and much more!

Emma is a Bulldog who has been a Grove visitor for a few years now.  Emma is all bulldog, she is full of love and not shy about running you over with slobbery kisses !

We love to see Emma come by every week, she is always in a joyful mood and demands that you stop what you are doing and scratch her bum.  Emma is a good reminder to us all to live life to the fullest, enjoy every moment and never pass on a good cookie !

The Bulldog is considered one of the most recognizable breeds of dog in the world, due to their popularity in advertising campaigns.  The Bulldog is a wonderful family pet, but does need a firm and consistent rearing!

The Bulldog is also prone to numerous health conditions, be sure to work with an experienced breeder!

Dallas is a purebred Yellow Labrador who has been coming to daycare since he was a puppy.  We have had the joy of watching him grow up into a big boy with a zest for life !  Dallas is full of tail wags, barks and love.  The Labrador is often labeled the most popular dog in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club they are the #1 registered breed.  The Labrador is traditionally a hunting dog, they do require a good foundation of training and socialization to harness all that instinct and energy!

Dallas began daycare as a puppy with Bogey the bloodhound and they became great friends, Bogey moved to the East Coast with his parents and Dallas clearly missed him !  Since Bogey left, Dallas has been trying to get Kaya interested in him and is really enjoying spending time with Milo the Doxy!

Seadog the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Recently, Seadog traveled with her Dad and got to actually play in the Chesapeake Bay for which her breed is named. A Breed Pilgrimage so to speak! Seadog is a regular here at the Grove and we really enjoy her company. She is one of our top ball chasers and best of all she brings it back everytime ;) I haven't met very many Chesapeakes, but if they are all like Seadog I can certainly understand the breed admiration. Now, Seadog is a bit dramatic at times and very vocal when she is excited. She does not bark alot but she has amazing vocal abilities which almost reach a schriek when she is very excited and telling you about her day! Her stamina is amazing but she does love to cuddle and enjoys belly rubs before and after ball time. I am of course aware of most the retriever breeds and their amazing ability to "retrieve" but Seadog still amazes me with her uncanny ability and dedication to "retrieving" !

Sadie, Pearl and Samantha are regulars here at the Grove and we enjoy each of them individually but can't imagine them apart ! Sadie is the elder of the group, notorious for her occasional unauthorized leaves of absence. Thankfully we at the Grove haven't experienced her disappearing act but have heard enough stories from her Dad that we keep an extra eye on her at all times. Sadie is a Yellow Lab mix with a touch of defiSamanthaance. PearlPearl is the "marshal" of the group and the marshall of the playyard too! Pearl enjoys playing on her terms and when she thinks of it first. Pearl is a Black lab, blue heeler cross with a touch of bossiness ! Samantha is the tattle tale of the group and our most reliable vocal one in the play yard! Samantha always let us know when anyone is doing anything they are not suppossed to do. If Dallas is taking off Cooper's collar to use it for tug a war, Sam starts barking away! Sam enjoys playing ball off leash as long as she wins most of the time. If another dog wins a few times in a row she will sulk back to the kennel entrance. Sadie, Pearl and Samantha are so well trained, socialized and comfortable here at the Grove that they bring stability to the playgroup. They also keep us on our toes and provide lots of giggles everyday!

Isis is a Rottweiler. The Rottweiler is an easily recognizable breed to most americans due to unfavorable media in the 1980's. In fact, the Rottweiler is an intelligent, gentle and beautiful dog. Isis, whose full name Isis vom Mortiz-Bergberg, is an incredible ambassador for her breed and for dogs in general. A few accomplishments from her resume include: * CGC (Canine Good Citizen) award * Isis and owner/handler are Charter Members of DOG (Dog Outreach Group) * Registered PetPartners for animal assisted activites with the Delta Society * In 2007 Isis and owner/handler successfully passed the required classroom work and assessment test and are members of the PAAA/T Program (Providence St. Peter’s Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy). Isis is the first Rottweiler in the program. Isis and her team partner Finley were the first “team” (two dogs and two handlers) in the program in over 10 years. Isis and Finley visit the hospital twice a month on the Adolescent Chemical Dependency Unit and on the First Floor of the hospital. They have also visited on the Medical Rehabilitation Unit. * Isis has her AKC “PT” title in herding sheep and her ASCA “started” title in ducks We are so lucky to be able to spend at least one day week with Isis, she is especially helpful when we have young puppies in daycare. Her calm and confident demeanor instantly attract puppies to her side. Isis has many friends but especially Orione and Emma.

Dylan is an Irish Terrier, which are fairly rare in the United States. Irish Terriers are often fondly refer'd to as "Little Red Devils" and trust me ...they are ! Dylan is mischievious and happy to test your limits at all times! He is occassionally in the mood to snuggle but most often he is pacing around looking for something to get into, chew or hide ! Irish Terriers are not a breed for everyone ! They require consistency, firm training and patience!.



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