My rescue corona, sweet lily
(Erie, pa, usa)
Hi,a friend told us of a backyard breeder of another breed in our town, who needed to find a good home for a dog in her possession. I went to see this dog 6 yrs ago, who was 4 yrs old and a breeder dog, originally from Amish puppy mills in pa. Or Ohio. She was extremely depressed according to this breeder. She needed dental work, and many extractions. She was spayed and brought home and brought up to date on immunizations.
She is a wonderful, sweet, beautiful dog that is now 10. However, I was not prepared for the emotional damage that sometimes occurs. She clings to me, and will not greet people as a normally socialized dog would. It took 2 years before she would trust my husband. (I do not coddle her or encourage such fearfulness).
This breed is bright, devoted, and clownish. A great breed, but rescue animals come with their challenges' sometimes more so than a puppy.