Born November 22, 2016, Chumu came into our lives at 8 weeks old. She has been a joy from the beginning. One of the major attractions to the breed was the non-shedding feature. Though we had two cats at the time, we were aware that dogs shed quite a bit more and we weren't ready for that in our small home.
From day one, Chumu has been very easy to train and was extremely smart. She picked up on commands very quickly. Her energy level always seemed to match ours and we loved that about her. Of course, she has a lot of energy and she does misbehave at times, but overall she is a very good dog.
Chumu is an adventurer and has been everywhere with us, from Michigan to Quebec to Prince Edward Island and beyond to Nova Scotia. She has been whale watching, cave exploring, sunbathing, chasing waterfalls, shopping, etc. There are very few places that Chumu doesn't like to visit! She loves Super Hero ice cream and has a taste for Indian dishes such as Aloo Gobi. Anytime she can find a comfy pillow or a fluffy blanket, that's where she will be.
When we started an adventure in October 2018 with our new little girl, Ariya, Chumu was definitely jealous of the attention, but she was always sweet to the baby. By the time our next adventure, AJ, came along in February of 2020, Chumu just saw another mouth that drops food on the floor for her to eat and our little boy was welcomed with an open sniffer and lots of puppy kisses. Now Ariya, AJ and Chumu play together, Chumu eats all their leftovers (so long as they are safe for her to eat) and our home is always filled with laughter and joy.
Chumu is 5 years old and has had five litters; she has proven to be an excellent mother. She is now retired and will enjoy the rest of her days here with her family at Windsor Doodle.