The Dog

This is Whiskey. Whiskey was born on April 15th 2014 in Quebec City and made her way to the West coast and our lives shortly afterward. In no time, all our activities revolved around our ginger puppy and her happiness became an extension of our own.

Whiskey is a purebred Vizsla, an aristocratic Hungarian working bird dog known for their affectionate nature, their crazy energy and endurance, and their soft personalities. Typical of the breed, Whiskey loves snuggling under the covers (however sleeps the night in her crate), begging for scraps, bellyrubs, and rolling in poop. She doesn’t have the intense crazy energy that I’ve seen of other Vizslas, but when there is a job to be done, she has intense focus and energy. We’ve tried to give her jobs like retrieving (sticks and balls), sniff training (tracking and finding items inside and out), training tricks, and of course modeling for photos. Whiskey understands about 20-30 commands and is a bit of a camera hog (woe is me if I try to take a picture of another dog in her presence). When we are both working full time, we pay a wonderful walker to take Whiskey off leash into the forest for a hike every day.

Healthwise, Whiskey has a sensitive stomach and most of our unscheduled vet visits deal with her GI tract. We haven’t yet figured out the cause, but we do live in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, famous for our homeless problems and she does sneak random things off the ground alot. Training-wise, we put in a lot of work and overall Whiskey has a wonderful recall (even off food, birds, and in heat) but we struggle with a barking habit when she gets frustrated. Thankfully Whiskey has no unreasonable fears or anxieties, except for the cat, we’re all scared of the cat!