Tioga Backchat (Donna) DOB: 14th December 2004 Sire: Nireau Du Barbillot Des Maladieres (Nireau) Dam: Tioga A La Mode (Bramble)
I was the comedian of the family, until my daughter Dot came along! In my youth, at dog training classes, I was affectionately referred to as the 'comedy act'. Maybe it is this comical charm that attracts people to me as I do seem to have quite a fan club. I like to greet my fans, and only my fans, with a special article. This is usually a 'T' towel which I am able to fold up into my mouth or a favourite toy. Having won you over I will then proceed to search your pockets for any tasty morsels. I am very capable of amusing myself should no one else wish to play with me. Such activities include digging the garden, climbing trees after squirrels, seeing how fast I can run up and down the garden and if all else fails I will get a ball and keep tossing it in the air. Like Bramble, I have a favourite chair in which I like to sleep, and should some human be sat in it, and not take notice of my stares requesting them to remove themselves, then I will just jump up on to their knees. I had a successful show career notching up many 1st prizes, Best of Breeds and Green stars. When I had enough of the show world, I took up agility, just for a bit of a laugh. It turned out to be greater fun than I was expecting. I have also passed my Bronze and Silver KC Good Citizen tests. When I was pregnant, I became very attached to Spangle's toy duck, and even had to take it to my whelping box with me and insisted on holding it in my mouth whilst I gave birth!