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Nikko - The Neekster
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Nikko - The Neekster

Afghan Hound
Male
No

Afghan Hounds have been part of my life for the past 25 years. Nikko has by far been my most challenging. Nikko & 3 of his littermates were rescued from a BYB here in CA. He was the most adorable pup I had seen in years & he just had to be mine! After the first few weeks, I noticed that he was constantly whining at the ceiling or the wall or just laying there whining. After many trips to several specialists, he was diagnosed with Angular Limb Deformity. In a nut shell, just like with children, he was suffering from growing pains. However, his growth plates closed too soon causing his front feet to turn out and up at the same time, thus he is unable to sit upright for more than a few seconds. Nikko spends most of his time lying down. Several orthopedic surgeons have reccommended surgery which may or may not leave him with arthritis & there is a risk that his health could be compromised in another capacity. I have decided to treat him holistically for the time being and manage his pain with Glucosemine/Chrondrotion/MSM. Thank Dog that he found his way into rescue. If someone had purchased him from this BYB and found out he has major health concerns,most likely he would have been euthanized or on a brighter note, dumped in a shelter ;o( I have to say, what Nikko lacks in genetics, he more than makes up for it in the entertainment department. Nikko is now the Social Director for Afghan Hound rescue of California!

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Oct 21, 2009 ckcspanielluver
oh soo soo FLUFFY!!! i luv fluffy doggies!! they are always soo incredibly C-U-T-E!! give Nikko TONS of hugs and kisses! xoxo, Hermes!! :DD ps check out my pup Hermes!! he luvs comments!! thx!!!!
Oct 21, 2009 SneakersLUVA123
what a beautiful gorgeous baby! his fur is long and luxurious and it flows in the wind! it must be soo fun to brush!! he looks very solemn and like a boy who only wants to please! kisses and belly rubs from Sneakers! and plz leave a comment on my cavalier king charles spaniel pup Sneakers~ he would really love it! thanks!! xoxoxoxoxo, Sneakers
Oct 21, 2009 rubysmama
he's very pretty! please post more pics of him and maybe even create a profile of your other afgan hounds!! :)
Oct 21, 2009 12scissorhands21
They need to make a doggie Vogue so Nikko can be on the cover! VERY beautiful! Kisses from Inna!
Oct 21, 2009 georgia04
Wow...Nikko is a handsome gentleman. Thank you for giving him a good life!
Oct 21, 2009 *Sprocket&Breeze*
I absalutly LOVE handsome Nikko!He looks like a great dog!
Oct 21, 2009 DogLuva595
Could you get any prettier?! Nikko is GORGEOUS! His markings are outstanding! And his pose if amazing! Love him! Check out my two Australian Shepherd Girls, Amber and Bella, and please comment on them. Thanks! :) ♥ ♥ :)
Oct 22, 2009 bichonluver
What a beautiful boy he is! He looks so elegant in this pic
Nov 2, 2009 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Jan 27, 2010 Fiensh
Lovely :)
Nov 2, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 5th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Nov 2, 2010 wolfgirl66
Happy Birthday Beautiful! Your eye are very pretty!
Nov 2, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 6th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Nov 2, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 7th Birthday!
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Nov 2, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 8th Birthday!
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Nov 2, 2014 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 9th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Nov 2, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 10th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Nov 2, 2016 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 11th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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