We rescued Tippy when he was about a year and a half old. He was abused in his first home and his second owners moved away. Even at nine he has the same amount of spunk he has always had. He loves to go hiking, cross country skiing, camping, biking and many other things. He must be part fish because he loves chasing sticks and rocks in the water. In fact, he loves the water so much we have troubles getting him out. He is friendly with all animals and people. He sometimes gets jealous if people are petting other dogs and gives their hand a nose flick. He can do many tricks, such as rolling over, shaking left and right paws, begging, play dead, and speak.