Desert Rose Hawkwind Divine Comedy CAA, RA
Health Clearances: Excellent hips. Normal elbows, heart, thyroid. Eyes were cleared in 2014 but mail lost my copy sent to OFA, 2nd eye clearance done (and passed) in June 2017.
Dante was born on 10-10-10, my first (co-bred) litter. He was a quieter puppy that really bonded to Firenze when he got home. (Video of them playing here)
He is an incredibly intelligent dog, and he loves to be helpful. If something falls or I drop something, he rushes to go pick it up and bring it to me. My favorite to date was one day he nudged me while I was sitting at the desk working, and then gave me a wrapped Hershey kiss that I'd knocked off the desk without noticing. Aside from it being a bit wet from being in his mouth, the wrapping was completely intact. He routinely picks up my cell phone when it falls off something & has even brought me pieces of paper.
He has been a delight to train. He easily gained his Rally Novice and Rally Advanced titles and it has been my crazy schedule and noviceness to dog sports that has kept him from going further. We're working on it :) The biggest problem I have with him is he senses my stress and looks around to see what is upsetting me.
He is a medium size boy with a great coat - thick, tough to completely wet down and easy to dry. He is the most reserved of my sams when it comes to people, but he is often their favorite. He likes to sit on your feet and lean a bit while looking up at you as if to inquire if you're sure you're done petting him.