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Nova

Sex: Female
Working Dog: No
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Date of Birth: 2020-08-22

Owner's Stated Breed Mix:

Siberian Husky
German Shepherd Dog

Dog description

Nova is an amateur sled dog who was rescued as a puppy from a northern Canadian community. Her litter was rescued after mom disappeared when the pups were 4 weeks old. Only 4 out of 8 puppies were able to be saved by the time the rescue crew got to them. My lucky Nova was one of these 4 pups, and the only white one out of the bunch. She loves morning cuddles, long walks, long runs, fetch, chase, and bothering mom during Zoom meetings.

Dog summary

A 1 year old northern breed mix who has endless levels of energy

Quirk

Nova loves to lick knees. Don't wear shorts around Nova if you want to keep your knees free of slobber!

Does best

Nova is a natural comedian and always knows how to make me smile and laugh.

Fun Story

I bought a puzzle toy for Nova that was supposed to work by taking a regular old tennis ball, dropping it in, and the weight of the ball would trigger a button that would release a handful of kibble, and would release the ball back so that the process could be repeated. She's no stranger to puzzle toys and I thought this one would add some challenge for her. She worked at it for a bit, biting it and pawing at the machine, I would place the ball by the hole it was supposed to go in really loosely and let go when she would touch it to try to teach her what to do. She figured out the ball going in the hole released kibble. I thought she was about to nail this toy, and in one evening no less! I turn around for a moment and hear kibble scatter. So excited, thinking she figured it out, I turn around only to see the ball in the exact place I had left it, and Nova frantically pawing INSIDE THE MACHINE to activate the trigger WITH HER PAWS. It worked. It worked so well the ball was just a nuisance. She could get the kibble so much faster this way, and man was she proud of herself for this. It was simultaneously the funniest thing to happen that day, and very sad because all hope for using the toy as intended went out the window. At least she can think outside the box!

PERSONALITY PROFILES

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Connoisseur
16%

Other Dogs

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Chow Hound
84%

PERSONALITY PROFILES

Please see your dog’s personality profiles prediction below for your dog. We’ve highlighted those most well suited foryour dog based on the survey answers you’ve provided. Please note that the graph for these recommendations will change as we gather more data on which to base the recommendations. For now these are quite preliminary.

Follower

88%

Leader

Dependent

65%

Independent

Calm

76%

Energetic

Shy

90%

Confident