What can I tell you about this pretty girl?? Asia. This pretty girl is a very finely built girl and very athletic. She is a cuddly dog but it is only on her terms. She is a very social dog and a lover of all people.
Asia did not really have a favourite person. She loved everyone equally and just did not seem to pick anyone as her specific person that I have seen with the many years i have working with dogs of all breeds. She was calm and relaxed in the house but outside, that was a whole different story. That is when it was time to move and move she did. She was always running around and playing or visiting anyone around that would give her any kind of attention and she loved to explore. Taking her on our rides with the horses was a favourite of hers. She was always close by and didn't hesitate to scare off anything that may be a threat to us or the horses.
Asia had two litters. Her fist litter was when she was 2.5 years old as she just wasn't showing signs of mental maturity when she was 2 so I decided to wait. At 2.5, she matured beautifully but that didn't have the effect on her as a mother that i had hoped for. Asia was a good mom in the sense that she looked after her babies....for as long as she physically had to but once their teeth started coming in at 2.5 - 3 weeks old, she decided she was done and her motherly duties were over. So, once those puppies turned 3 weeks old, she fed them milk for the last time and then she closed the milk bar. (Most mothers will nurse their puppies up until 6 weeks old, generally once a day. Just to give you some perspective.) It is not uncommon for a first time mom to not have her motherly instinct kick in with the first litter, so we try again in hopes that will give it a kick start and she will improve as a mom......ya, no. She was actually worse the second time around. She stopped nursing the puppies at 2-2.5 weeks old. This is not ideal and not a mother you want to keep trying as the next step is generally her having nothing at all to do with the puppies once they are born and then that care falls on you.....giving them milk every 2 to 3 hours. So, with that knowledge, Asia was retired and placed in a home as an only pet. She wanted all the attention on her and wanted nothing to do with other dogs, especially puppies, or other pets.
Not all dogs should be parents and that is ok. It is up to the breeder to know what to look for to do what is best for their dogs and that is either they stay with the breeder when they are retired or be placed in a more appropriate home which is what was needed for Asia. She is in a home with 6 adults, as she isn't a fan of children due to lack of exposure, and all of their attention and doting is all on her and we could not be more happy for her living life as she should. The Queen that she is.