So I found a puppy in our local paper. It wasn’t the first time I had seen the ad, it had come and gone and come and gone and it was back again. It was for a Northwest Farm Terrier. Now, having read about various terriers; as I had briefly considered a jack Russell and a rat terrier, I was interested to know more about this particular breed.
The Northwest Farm Terrier is a “new” breed. It originated on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State; and is ‘made up’ of Welsh Corgi, Border Collie, Airedale Terrier, Irish Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier. As with any ‘mixed’ breed, I read up on all of these dogs to have a more informed idea about them. [However, you can find more about the Northwest Farm Terrier by doing an Internet search. (Will reference more in a later post.)]
Anyway, I called the number and set up a time to go see the puppies and learn a bit more about them first hand. It was raining most of the day, as it does in the NW, so when we got there, the ground was muddy and so were the dogs. We spent time with the two boys that were left, as well as the mother (and a few other dogs that were there.)
The puppies kept sneaking off and disappearing. (They were basically going behind a tree and beelining it for the front porch.) The owner would go get them and bring them back. Every time we bent down to pet one of the puppies, the mother would be there wanting her attention as well. Needless to say I was very muddy by the time we left.
The tough decision came as to whether or not to get one of these puppies. In the end we decided to. To sum it up after almost a week; I am glad I did.