Jed and his puppyhood friend, Elvis
Of course Jed tagged along last weekend to the Porterville Dog Trial, and only got better at being on the road. This pup is so smart, and picks up on things so easily that he has become quite easy to live with on the road and off.
Jed was bred by my friend Llona, who owns Elivs, shown in the picture above renewing old acquaintances. There were 3 or 4 of Jed's littermates in attendance at the trial, and it was interesting to see how different and similar they are to each other. Llona kept a male she named Bolt, that towers over Jed in size, but looks just like him and the others in expression and coloration. It is going to be fun watching and comparing how they grow up and train up.
Top to bottom, Jed's sister and brother
It appeared to Llona and I both that Elvis and Jed recognized each other. Apparently Elvis was the baby sitter when the pups were still with mother. Jed would have been much smaller than Elvis at that time, but it was easy to see who still held the upper hand in this relationship, regardless of size. Attitude is everything.