Meet the Dogs
A one-on-one video introduction and update featuring an SDP dog. Join us each week to learn about our Great Danes and stay up to date with our journey!
11.16.22 - A one-on-one introduction and update featuring an SDP dog.
10.19.22 - Meet Deanna: The Merle Sweetheart, a Slender Pisces Belle that Likes Birds but is Scared of Stairs
Deanna of the Tribbles litter is a possible Pisces or Aries. Her dad is Sir Richard. She looks more like her mother, Bianca, than most siblings. She is a merle, which means she has gray and black spots all over her body. Deanna has a large black spot on the left side of her face, partially covering her ears. She also has little white spots on the back of her neck and white socks on her paws. Deanna is tall for her age but only weighs between 80 to 90 pounds. Deanna eats three meals a day and, she recently increased her diet to three cups for breakfast and dinner, and a cup and a half for lunch. Deanna likes staring at birds in the arena, but she might be scared of getting down the stairs. She can quickly warm up to a new environment and is an absolute sweetheart. She is very good with recalls but has difficulty getting along with her siblings.
10.12.22 - Meet Emma: aka The Eternity or Emma II, An Anxiety Fighter and Taurus Epicure from the Czech Republic Who Craves Attention
Emma is a breeder weighing 110 pounds. She eats three times a day, two cups each. She was on the Purina diet, got cut off, and started to regain interest when she saw other dogs eating. Emma likes to follow people around at home like shadows. Chris says she sometimes waits at weird places for people to get out of the bathroom. She has been struggling with anxiety. Emma has trouble getting along with Chloe — they used to fight for food while waiting. Emma is friends with Fred, Sloan, Neville, Bianca, and Deanna. She held a big sister relationship with Deanna. She likes Deanna but also wants nothing to do with her sometimes. Emma used to steal Deanna’s toys, and when she left, Emma was glad and slept the entire day. Before they went off as service dogs, she also hung out with two of her best friends, Keiko and Rambo. Emma was sad but also proud of them. Emma’s sister Evie and she have the same quirks and hang-ups. Emma likes to stay outside and is terrified of being inside. Both of them become cuddle bugs after getting familiar with and are finicky about their food, so getting them to eat breakfast could be challenging. Emma likes playing with her comfort toy — a squeaky pizza ball and chasing after it. She is not planning on breeding until the spring or summer of 2023. Emma is scared of going up the stairs like Deanna. She might relate to Sir Richard because she looks like him.
9.28.22 - Meet Neville: The Harry Potter Virgo Boy with a Broken Knee Who Likes to Chill and Eat Cookies
Neville is a Dane who is not very graceful or coordinated. His attitude screamed “Neville” so he was named this. Neville is 141 pounds, and he likes eating cookies. Moreover, he enjoys doing tricks like hopping, spinning, and sitting in exchange for treats. He is also a good friend of his dad, Wilbert. He probably got his height from his grandfather Walter. Neville is very chill and sometimes wants to sleep all day. He gets along with Bianca, Alexis, and Gregor. Neville unfortunately has elbow dysplasia and arthritis, like many of his litter buddies. Neville does not like his nails or ears being cleaned.
9.21.22 - Meet Bridget: A German Girl with a Happy Tail No Longer
117-pound Bridget and her sister Chloe are from Germany. They are both big cuddlers. She has an all-black left back leg that helps tell her apart from her sister Chloe. Bridget eats twice a day, three cups each, and does not struggle to eat. She had her tail docked because she had a bad case of the “happy tail” that led to her tail getting stuck in a door. As for relationships, Bridget gets along well with everyone. She also likes to make funny faces.
9.7.22 - Meet Sandy: a Big Kisser with a Curly Tail and a short attention span who Loves People’s Attention
Sandy is from the Angel’s Litter. Her parents are Watson and Reese. She weighs about 117 pounds and her strengths in training are pace, leaps, and bounds. Sandy needs to work on her nerves and focus more because she gets easily distracted when eating at the feeder. She eats twice a day, three cups each. She has a signature curly tail. Sandy is such a big kisser that she interrupts Chris multiple times and prevents him from speaking. She looks a lot like her brothers Fred and Sloan, whom she gets along well with. Sandy and Jack are currently best friends. Sandy is not super nice around dogs but is very friendly toward people and hates baths.
8.31.22 - Meet Nessie: a Christmas Wonder from Florida with Heart-shaped Kissmark on her Forehead
Nessie weighs in at 97 pounds, and she’s a little over one year old. She is currently doing pace, movement, and focus training. Nessie eats two times a day with two or two and a half cups each. She and her sister Callie came from Florida to Massachusetts between November to December when there was snow and had to adjust to the change in weather. Nessie has a kiss mark on her forehead in the shape of a heart. She recently had her first heat period.
8.24.22 - Meet Chloe: aka Eyebrows, the Taurus German sister of Bridget and a Big Cuddler that Behaves Extremely Well
Chloe was born on April 30th, 2021. She is a little over one year old but already weighs 121 pounds. Her training strengths include pace, brace, and falls, but she still needs to work on her nervousness around people and traffic. She and her sister Bridget came from Germany around June or July. She loves cuddling like her sister, and they are both a lot darker than other merles. Chris gave her nicknames like “Khloe Ryder” and “eyebrows” because she has black dots on her face that look like eyebrows. Chloe is the only dog so far that stays right beside Chris the whole time without wandering around.
8.10.22- Meet Fred: the Friendly Social Butterfly of the Service Dog Project that Loves to Get Kisses and Eat
Fred is one of the Angel’s Litters dogs born in April. His parents are Reese and Watson. He weighs 130 pounds, and he eats twice a day, three cups of adult food each. His training strengths include his brace, pace, and recall. But, he is a bit nosy and does not understand falls but treats them like a game. He is the barn’s social butterfly and has been to most of the service dog project events. Fred was the first dog Chris ever took in for overnight, and he peed right on the floor as soon as he got inside the house. Fred is a very food-motivated dog. Fred has freckles that grew out on his neck over time like Sandy’s.
Meet Jordy: The Tribble with the White “Sock.”
Geordie is a male dog weighing 63 pounds. He and his best friend/sister Naomi look very alike, and one way to tell them apart is the white “sock” on Geordie’s right paw. He is fast-paced but still needs to work on his confidence in public.
Meet Naomi: The Extrovert in the Tribble Litter
Naomi is one of the female dogs from the Tribble litter. Weighing 60 pounds, she was born in March and is the twin sister of Geordie. She is very outgoing and likes to snuggle to get people’s attention; however, she is a little bit nervous around big dogs. She is fast-paced and is very good at one step and backing up. She still needs to work on down stays and unloading cars.
Meet Wesley: The Biggest of the Tribble Litter
Wesley is a male dog currently weighing 68 pounds. He is good at his pace and one step, but he still needs to practice loading into cars, backing up, and not overeating food. He is cuddly, curious, and constantly hungry. A white tip on his nose is one of his defining traits. He likes to play with other Tribbles, especially Crusher (his roommate), Tasha, and Spock.
Meet Crusher: The “ Chomper” Tribble
Crusher is a male Tribble weighing 66 pounds. He is good at his pace and one steel, and his recall is fantastic. He still needs more practice unloading the car and is a little nervous with traffic. He is a very picky eater, but his nickname is “ Chomper” because he eats treats very fast. One way to identify him is by the little tip of the white on his tail. He is cuddly and friendly.
Meet Spock: The Most Recognizable Tribble of the Litter
Spock is a male Tribble weighing around 60 pounds. He is good at recall but needs to work on his down stay. Spock is a little mouthy compared to other Tribbles in his litter. He will nip a little bit whenever he wants some attention. He is the most recognizable tribble in his litter.
Meet Sister: the Last and Most “Unremarkable” Puppy of the Christmas Litter in 2021, A Big Jumper and Food-Motivator
Sister’s parents are Capri and Sir Richard. She weighs about 45 pounds. She eats two cups of puppy food twice a day. Her strength is recall training, but she likes to bark when waiting for food. Sister is very different from her siblings because she has no external signature characteristics. But she is a little bit of a jumper. Like her sister Bessie, they are both cookie sneakers. A major motivator of her jumping habit is food. The Christmas Litter puppies have not been split due to a shortage of space, like her sister Sherry is sharing a kennel with her brother Davis. Sister and Davis have been together the longest in the Christmas Litter. Unlike her brother, who would be interested in the bigger dogs, Sister is a little afraid of them.
Meet Army: the Black Ear, a Young and Beautiful Smartie Brat with an Attitude
Army is another puppy of the Christmas Litter, and she weighs 43 pounds. She gets a cup and a half of puppy food, three times a day. So far she has been good with learning her name in the training, but her weakness is also her recall. She has black ears, which tells her apart from her siblings. Like a lot of puppies in the litter, Army can be a little too smart for her own good. She goes out every other day for training. Chris’s three-word description of Army would be smart, beautiful, and brat since she has got a real attitude problem. Unlike Jack, Army is slightly afraid of the bigger dogs and always tries to steer away from them.
Meet Alexis: the Gremlin Child Named After Grey’s Anatomy that Gets Jealous of People’s Attention
Alexis, nicknamed Lexi or Alexis by Haley, is from the Schitt’s Creek Litter. Her parents are Paula and Watson. She looks very similar to her mother Paula – they have the same face and they both like belly rubs. She is 117 pounds and quite muscular and eats six cups every day. Her training strengths are pace, backup, and walking brace, and her weaknesses include focus and jealousy of attention other dogs receive. She also has trouble with downstays because she prefers people to get down with her and accompany her. She is friendly with other dogs on the estate, especially Sloan. She and Sloan spent a lot of time together and they were like the Grey’s Anatomy power couple according to Haley. She is less feisty compared to Moira but they both do fence fighting with other girls. Alexis is less of a breeder than Moira but she will make an excellent service dog.
Meet Benny: the Jets a.k.a. Jenny, A Content and Typical Puppy Who Expects to Become a Great Service Dog Through Thorough Training
Jenny is another puppy from the Christmas litter. Her parents are Sir Richard and Capri. She weighs roughly 46 pounds and eats a cup and a half of puppy food three times a day. Jenny as well as the rest of the puppies from her litter have only recently started to go out for training but she already shows good progress with leash training and recall. Like most puppies, Jenny currently struggles with focus though that is predicted to improve. Jenny was originally named Benny but had her name changed so as to avoid confusion with another dog on the estate. She looks a lot like Waverly and now lives with her brother Wallace. Food, playing with siblings, and receiving attention are just a few things that make Jenny happy.
Meet Tasha: The Calm and Confident Girl with a Face Like the Brave Heart Makeup and Phantom of the Opera Mask
Tasha’s parents are Sir Richard and Bianca. She weighs around 40 pounds. She eats a cup and a half of puppy food three times a day. Her training strengths include her downs and confidence. One of her weaknesses is walking on a leash. Her different fur colors make her face look like the Brave Heart makeup or the mask from Phantom of the Opera. She is a little bit of an instigator and likes to cause trouble among others. Tasha lives separately from her siblings, but she plays with her brothers a lot.
Meet Riker: an Opinionated and Unique Pisces that Firstly Jumped Over Fence and Loves to Play and Cuddle
Riker’s Tribbles litter was born on March 3rd to parents Bianca and Sir Richard. Riker has been said to look a lot like his father but reminds trainers of his mother Bianca because of his love for cuddling. Riker eats a cup and a half of puppy food three times a day. Riker is a playful Dane and was one of the first puppies to climb over the kitchen fence at the SDP estate. In training, Riker does well with recall but could stand to improve on his downs and confidence.
Meet Waverly: the Distinct, Young, and Outgoing Tribble of Christmas Litter
Waverly, also called "Wavey," is the outgoing tribble from the Christmas Litter. Her parents are Sir Richard and Kapri. Since she is pretty young, Waverly has not yet started her actual training, but she has begun spoon-feeding training. The thick white stripe running down her face is one way to distinguish her from others.
Meet Wallace: The Shy, Striped Tribble of the Christmas Litter
Wallace is the tribble from the Christmas Litter. He currently weighs 48 pounds. His parents are Sir. Richard and Kapri. He currently weighs 48 pounds. In training, Wallace is mostly working on spoon-feeding training and is doing very well. He could use improvement with his leash walking as he is a little bit afraid. He is the most recognizable of the litter as he has the most white stripes on his body compared to other tribbles.
Meet Bessie: The Cookie Stealing Tribble of the Christmas Litter
Bessie is the outgoing tribble from the Christmas litter. She currently weighs 45 pounds. She is still early in her training but shows great performance with recall as well as getting into the car. However, she is still a little nervous outside, but as she gets older she will improve. She is referred to as a “cookie thief'' as she likes to eat cookies. She gets attention by jumping up and down. One way to differentiate her is that she got a little white spot on her back and a little thin strip across her head.
Meet Jack: Former Mr.Buttermilk, Now the Youngest Tribble of the Christmas Litter
Jack is the youngest tribble of the Christmas Litter. His name was originally Buttermilk, however, it was recently changed to Jack. His parents are Sir Richard and Kapri and he is the last born on the day after Christmas. Since he is very young, he is still in the process of learning to respond to his name.
Meet Davis: The outgoing tribble who loves to eat and is highly successful in training.
Davis is an outgoing tribble in the Christmas Litter, weighing 47 pounds. His parents are Sir Richard and Kapri. He is very outgoing and loves to eat. He becomes highly motivated when he is eating. Davis is highly successful in training, however, he could use some improvement with recall and focus. One way to distinguish him from others in the litter is that he has big, dangling ears.
Meet Sandy: The High Energy, Affectionate Companion
As a member of Angel’s Litter, Sandy is an energetic and active dog. Weighing in at 117 pounds, she loves to leap and bounce around, and her enthusiastic personality gives her a great pace. While the high energy can be distracting, especially when it comes to eating, she gets along very well with people because she’s a big kisser and loves attention. Though she struggles with other dogs, especially female dogs, Sandy makes a great companion for any person looking for a loyal and affectionate dog.
Meet Fred: This social butterfly of SDP gets along very well with girl dogs and humans.
Born to Reese and Watson, Fred is another member of Angel’s Litter. Weighing in at 130 pounds, he is a big foodie and is known as the social butterfly of the Service Dog Project. Although he may be a bit too friendly and casual at times, Fred exhibits great pace and recall strengths. Fred gets along very well with girl dogs and humans, he’s easily distinguishable by the freckles on his neck.