You find them in every town – the well-heeled older woman, the grungy man about town, the slightly eccentric neighbour, the buff young blokes on the block and those who work hard for their money.
But just how do they spend their days? And more importantly, what are their favourite accessories?
Tune in each month to find out the deepest and darkest secrets of those dogs you may pass on the street but are just too polite to question…
Interview with Bromhund Easy on the Eye – aka Easy
Full Name: Australian Bromhund Easy on the Eye Champion, Tracking Dog, Rally Titles: Novice
Age: 4 years old
Star sign: Sagittarius
Residential area: Marybrook – Western Australia
Favourite harness: Haqihana – Violet
Preferred lead length: As long as possible
In-depth interview questions:
As a tracking champion and supermodel you clearly maintain a high level of fitness. Care to share your fitness secrets? Living on a small property I get lots of exercise patrolling the boundaries and making sure the neighbour’s guinea fowl stay on their side of the fence. I also help keep the foxes and possums away and chase birds out of the nets in the vineyard. For fun, my owners and I go for regular beach and sniffing walks.
Do you follow a particular meal plan to maintain your physique and wellbeing? I mainly follow a raw food diet with supplements like LSA, kelp powder and coconut oil. There’s lots of other stuff I’d like to try but sadly my owners don’t allow me to eat rubbish.
Not to downplay all your hard work, but how important has Tony and Anne Marie’s support been to your success? I couldn’t have done it without them, mainly as I need to be driven to the various events and to the airport.
Many of our readers may not know you recently became a first time mum. How did you prepare for motherhood? Prepare?? I went for a short holiday to Melbourne, met a very yummy boy and you can guess the rest.
Would it be pushing the boundaries to ask who is the father of your puppies? Was it a natural conception? The pup’s father is Supreme Champion Silkwind Turn Me Loose to Bromhund, a very good looking boy, so yes, a natural conception.
Did you follow a special pregnancy diet? I eat really well all the time so just a small calcium supplement in the last few weeks.
At what age did your pups start on a raw diet? The pups started on raw food at about three and a half weeks of age – Pet Chef Bush Banquet mixed with natural yoghurt.
You home schooled your puppies for 10 weeks, what life skills did you focus on? The best advice I could give them was how to manage your owners so you get the best out of life.
Can you see any of your pups following your paw steps into the show or obedience ring, maybe even tracking, when they are older? Some of them are going to try tracking and I hope that some will give obedience a go along with the show ring.
Now your pups have moved out, are you experiencing any ‘empty nest’ symptoms? Definitely not – I’m very pleased to be the only dog in the house again and to get all the attention that I am used to.
Any tips for fellow mums juggling the responsibilities of motherhood, training and work? Just ensure that your owners are prepared to do most of the work, so that you can relax in between feeds.
Finally, can you describe for our readers a magical moment you shared with your amazing pups? These wasn’t just one special moment – watching them grow into healthy and happy pups was magical (and waving the last one goodbye).
Thank you Miss Easy