Jazz is a 4-year old female golden retriever, spayed, and UTD on all shots. She has the form for AKC registration, but they have not been sent in yet. Jazz is quite a large girl weighing in around 90 lbs and would qualify for the Dog WWF. I suspect she needs to lose a few pounds. She is more then a match for our little 60 lbs golden, Cayenne. Thankfully, Jazz is sweet, friendly, and very loving. She doesn't seem inclined to "body slam" or "pile drive" our little Cayenne. Jazz is just a big teddy bear who loves being groomed, petted, and scratched. She is housetrained, completely non-aggressive, and enjoys playing with squeaky toys and balls. She also likes tug with the rope, but be sure to wear shoes. Though she has had obedience training, she does need some refreshing. Since Jazz grew up in a family with a 12-year child and she has a good disposition, we believe she would be great with younger children. If this is the girl for you, be sure to let us know!
Earlier in the week Jazz visited the vet. She came out with a clean bill of health, but a bit over weight. Jazz weighs 87lbs, but should weigh between 80-85lbs. We switched her to a premium dog food (cutting back a bit) and have been exercising her. This should trim her up. Jazz has adapted well to our house. At night she sleeps peacefully on the floor on one side of the bed (boxed in so she can't wander). This is where we place her when we leave the house. Cayenne sleeps on the other side of our bed. Both dogs get along extremely well, but they don't play together much. I think Cayenne is intimidated by her size. On walks Jazz tends to pull on a regular leash, but does well on a flexi-leash. Yesterday we tried out the gentle leader. She did OK. Jazz and Cayenne had one swim day in our pond. Jazz definitely loved fetching sticks and small logs. Jazz isn't very good on the recall command if she finds something else more interesting. On two occasions she found herself on the other side of the fence (swim day being one). I always feel stupid trying to chase a dog down. At least Jazz was having fun. In the house, Jazz has good manners. She hasn't chewed anything inappropriate, no accidents, but she has jumped up to the counter a few times to acquire things. She managed to pinch a bagel off the counter and inhaled it before she could be stopped. Not liking the diet I guess. Jazz certainly likes people more than other dogs. She would rather play with us then with Cayenne and she can never get enough petting, scratching, and general loving. Oh by the way, Jazz can flip open fence latches. They need to be secured.
I am letting you know the sad death of my beloved rescue girl Jasmine. She died 1/26/12. She was a great dog. After my other senior dog dies and I am ready to get another dog you may hear from me again.