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Spencer the Blue-Nose Brindle Pit Bull

A day in the life with Spencer the American Pit Bull Terrier. 1 year 11 months, 79 pounds, 22 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).

Front view - a wide-chested, blue-nose brindle Pit Bull Terrier dog is wearing a red collar sitting on grass and he is looking forward. There are a lot of trees behind him.

1 year, 11 months old (23 months old).

Seven Dog Pack Walk

Six ladies and a baby are leading seven dogs on a pack walk across a walkway.

All of the dogs did a great job heeling on their leads. Maggie walked perfectly for the baby, not pulling one bit.

Six ladies, a baby and seven dogs are walking down a path. Behind them there are two people walking in the opposite direction

We passed a lot of other dogs and people. The pack kept walking without a fuss, even when other dogs barked or pulled toward them. Baby Peyton gets pushed in the stroller by his favorite babysitter Amie. While Maggie and Darley are used to the stroller, all of the other dogs were not. Yet none of them were fazed by it.

A lady in red is holding the leash of a Norwegian Elkhound that is laying in a creek with a little boy in a bike helmet behind her. There is a lady in a black vest standing next to a chocolate dog. There is a lady in black walking around a creek with a white dog.

We stop at the creek to let the dogs get a drink. Silly Tia (Norwegian Elkhound)decides to lie down in the water. The air temperature is only in the 40s, but Tia always seems to be hot. Ginger the Chesapeake Bay Retriever did the same thing, tried to lie in the water while drinking it. Typical Chessie behavior. Spencer and Bruno, on the other hand, did their best to avoid getting wet as they carefully got drinks.

Six ladies, a baby and seven dogs are walking down a path. In front of them there are two people walking with two baby strollers.
Six ladies, seven dogs and a baby are walking down a street. There is a stop sign behind them.
Five people, a baby and seven dogs are standing in front of a small stone wall on an old bridge and posing for a photo.

It was a great day at the park.

Spencer with Big Brother Bruno the Boxer

A brown brindle Boxer is sitting in grass next to a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier.

Spencer and Brother Bruno visit the Martha Josey Barrel Racing Clinic

A brown brindle Boxer is laying in grass next to a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier. Behind them is a blonde-haired girl holding the reins of a horse.

The boys are very good pups around all of the horses.

The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier and a brown brindle Boxer that are looking at a hole in the ground.

They spy a groundhog hole! Groundhogs and horses do not mix. A groundhog hole could mean the death for a horse. Horses cannot lie down for long periods of time and a broken leg for a horse in most cases means it will have to be put down. Therefore, at home the dogs are taught to find the groundhogs and chase them out of the horse fields. The boys let me know there is a groundhog down there. I let them know that it is not something we are going to worry about right now. We often see groundhogs out on walks and the dogs needed to learn that sometimes we chase them, but sometimes we don't. If mamma says "no" it's not time to work.

Close up side view head shot - The face of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier that is sitting outside in grass.

Spencer enjoys watching all of the action.

The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier that is laying down in grass and looking at an animal that is coming towards him from the distance.

Spencer spies something off in the distance. His head is down, but he sees it.

Close up - The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier that is laying down in grass and looking at an animal that is coming towards him from the distance.

It's coming closer. He's watching it.

A blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is laying down in grass and in front of him is an animal walking towards him from the distance.

Still with his eye on it. I think he knows what it is.

A blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is laying down in grass and there is a dog walking towards him.

Could he be, could he be, coming to see me?

A blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is laying in grass and he is looking at an animal coming towards him from the distance.

As the old Golden Retriever that lives at the farm gets closer, Spencer lifts his head.

The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier that is laying in grass and he is looking at a golden Retriever that is standing in a road.

Oh boy, I hope he comes to see me.

The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is laying in grass and he is looking at a Golden Retriever walking across a street.

The old guy is getting closer.

The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier that is sniffing the side of a Golden Retriever dog.

Oh boy, oh boy, he came to see me! Spencer gets down in a play-bow pose but the old Golden is not interested in playing.

A brown brindle Boxer is face to face with an old graying Golden Retriever.

He moves onto Bruno. It looks like there is not a lot going on here, but really the dogs are having an entire conversation between themselves. The old Golden is not interested in fighting or playing. He's just checking them out.

A brown brindle Boxer and a Golden Retriever are sniffing each others face.

After he is done he simply walks away and Bruno and Spencer are left standing there watching. Bruno watches not caring either way, but Spencer wanted to play. Sorry pup, not today. You are not a resident of this farm so you are required to be leashed. The old Golden is walking on home.

The back of a brown brindle Boxer and a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier are standing on a concrete surface with metal chairs around them.

Later they spy the Golden again. Bruno and Spencer look over. Bruno watches calmly. Spencer play-bows again. Sorry pup. The old guy is not wanting to play.

A brown brindle Boxer and a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier are standing on a concrete surface and a Golden Retriever is sniffing under the Pit Bull Terrier.

But he will come over and check you out again. The Golden gets up, walks over and finds out what Spencer has been up to for the last 24 hours.

A brown brindle Boxer is sniffing under a Golden Retriever and a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is in between them.

Bruno turns to smell the Golden…

A blue-nose Pit Bull Terrier is sniffing the back of a Golden Retriever. There is a brown brindle Boxer looking at a chair in front of him.

…and the Golden allows Spencer to check him out as well. Then the old guy just walks away again and Bruno and Spencer are left standing there, Bruno not caring either way and Spencer still wanting to play.