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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mija & Frida



Over the weekend we went to Santa Barbara to pick up my two girls from the last litter of Apache and Tootsie. Apache's registered name is Ch. Abaca Shacone Native Spirit and Tootsie's registered name is Ch. ShaCone Abaca Delovely. I have owned and bred afghan hounds since 1973. OK, yes I am telling my age.....They are the most wonderful breed in my opinion. They are very cat like so if you like the disposition of most cats, you would love this sighthound. Yes, they are in the sighthound family and they were used to hunt in Afghanistan and they still use them to this day.

If you would like to learn more about this breed please go to the Afghan Hound Club of America website. Afghan Hound Club of America, Inc. I must caution you that they are not a breed for everyone. The maintenance involved is a lifelong dedication. If you feel you have that, you might be a candidate to be owned by one of these special creatures. But most people like wash and wear dogs. These are not!

Meanwhile, I keep the girls in the litters and my long time partner in dogs Abbe Shaw keeps the boys. There were 3 boys and 2 girls in this litter. I thought it would be fun to share with you the girls and possibly blog about them from time to time as they grow up. I know many of you that are signed up to read my blog are collectors of Afghan Hound art or Plein Air works, so I hope you will enjoy seeing & hearing from time to time about my other life with the dogs.

Right now these girls have such different personalities. Mija is more playful and Frida is very serious, although she will play and do things with Mija, she just is not the initiator. They have been in Santa Barbara since the end of Aug. and this is just a 24 hour observation. This may change as they get used to their new surroundings again. But for now I would say Mija is more dominant. I like keeping 2 puppies out of litters to grow up together. I think it is easier for them to adjust if they have a friend and definitiely easier for me not to have to entertain one puppy as it is growing up.

Until next time, Enjoy the photos, Terry

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  1. HI Terry,
    Thanks for sharing the photos of your girls, they are adorable. I'm sure you will have lots of fun and success with them. Take care,
    Pattii Norsworthy

  2. Terry, your new girl puppies are very cute and playful. What an active pair to inspire you to paint and elevate your spirit !!! I will look forward to reading about them as they grow and learn to be "show puppies" and mature into "show dogs" like Apache (their Daddy).


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