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Sez
18th September 2008, 10:35 PM
We got Amberella as a ten week old puppy. She was from an "accidental" litter and when the puppies were eight weeks old, the breeder gave them away to all the local children. The people who ended up with our lovely girl kept her for two weeks, then decided they didn't want a "big dog"
She was originally believed to be a German Shepherd cross, which was what we wanted. She has matured to be a much smaller dog than expected and not German Shepherd at all: we believe she is a whippet x staffie! It doesn't matter to us - we love her regardless, and have since researched both breeds for possible health risks.

She's now almost fourteen months old, and one of the friendliest dogs I have ever owned. She is so sociable and well-socialised that she believes all dogs and people are just as friendly, and she wants to love everyone... which can be a bit of a problem when people and dogs don't want to be loved. Luckily, she has excellent recall!

The first time I saw her:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/Puppy.jpg

Ten weeks old, on her second day at home with us
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/Puppy01.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/puppy02.jpg

Twelve weeks old... expanding her palate (it was a frozen bit of broccoli that had escaped from the freezer!)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/AmberBrocolli.jpg

Wrestling with Sam, her best friend
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/AmberSam000.jpg

So teeny!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/Amber17Oct0704.jpg

Learning ball etiquette, aged three months
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/14Nov07006.jpg

And forgetting it just as quickly!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/14Nov07004.jpg

"Who's at the door?" (four months)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/Amber12thDecember07.jpg

Still squeezing into the same bed!
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/bedtime.jpg

On our first family holiday, aged 9 months old, and looking all grown up
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Gothic_Sez/Puppy/AmberinWhitby.jpg

My boyfriend has some pictures between nine months and now which I need to have a dig around for. :snap: Hope the photos aren't too huge!

doggirl
18th September 2008, 10:55 PM
Lovely pictures Sez :)

*Pauline*
18th September 2008, 10:58 PM
Amberella is lovely, I enjoyed those pics.

CavyMom
18th September 2008, 11:06 PM
What a beauty! I can definatly see the Whippet, staffy/whippet mix looks like a good guess to me - I'm a sucker for sighthounds, purebred or lurcher!

Justine
20th September 2008, 09:01 PM
Shes lovely.I love greyhounds and lurchers.Love to watch them run.

coconut
20th September 2008, 09:12 PM
she is lovely!! thanks for sharing!

Shelli
20th September 2008, 10:36 PM
Amberella is beautiful :luv:

hbmama
23rd September 2008, 04:28 AM
I love her brindle coloring, she is is gorgeous! :)

Elaine 2
23rd September 2008, 08:23 PM
Oh she's beautiful and she looks full of fun playing with her friend Sam, he's gorgeous too :lotsaluv:

pippa
23rd September 2008, 09:39 PM
She is a lovely girl!

Karlin
1st October 2008, 11:49 PM
Love that brindle colouring. Miss daisy on the board has what is likely a staffie x greyhound lurcher and they can be around the size Amberella seems to be, so that's another option.