Age: 10 years old, female
Weight: 55 lbs
Breed/Mix: husky x
Sled dog name: Hufflepuff
Age at adoption: 6 years
Adopted from: Victoria SPCA, July 2013
Coat - single/double: double
Likes: food, couches, neck scratches, orange balls and forest time!!
Dislikes: being handled, small kids, loud noises, basketballs, etc
Sleeping locations: couch, her bed, my bed, floor
Off-leash time: yes, every day
Escaped or lost?: 20+ times while hiking, longest was 4 hours
Siblings: harry potter litter (dumbledore, weasley, surprise, etc)
Medical conditions: urinary crystals (on vet food to prevent), 3 benign tumours removed so far, currently has a small mammary tumour
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: came from Whistler Sled Dog Co
Anything else you'd like to share: when camping in the forest you see the real Niv. She barks, howls, digs holes, zooms around, jumps up and steals sandwiches.
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed July 14, 2017
SESSION NOTE ~
Niv has the biggest seal eyes and she is very smart about how she uses them.
On the day of her session she used them to ask for treats... lots of treats (who am I kidding, she always uses them to ask me for treats). And pets. Lots of pets.
Niv is such a sweet, polite dog who goes about life in town, but really shines when out in the forest on walks. When she comes over I put down my yoga mat on the floor because she's unsure of the floor covering changes - wood, area rugs, wood, tile... it can be confusing.
Niv is a survivor of the Whistler cull in 2010.