Jax’s full name is, Jaxon Hawk (yes, he has a middle name), he is a purebred Golden Retriever. Jax is 2 ½ years old, born October 5, 2013. We picked him up from the breeders on Thanksgiving Day 2013. He stole my heart right away! My husband, on the other hand, not so much. Jax was a good puppy – but he was a puppy none-the-less. It was a lot of work to train him, keep up with him, watch him, let him out in the middle of the day (while we both worked), and just acclimate ourselves to taking care of a living being in general. We got married November 9th, and picked Jax up November 28th – we’d only been married 19 days! Maybe getting a puppy so soon wasn’t the smartest move – but I.wouldn’t.change.it.for.the.world. I adore my dog – A.D.O.R.E! He is my best friend (besides my hubby). I miss him every single day I am at work. But I love coming home to his silly, happy face. Dont’ get me wrong, my husband loves him to death too (as soon as he became easy to take care of)!
Jax became an easy dog at about his 8 month mark. We barely correct him nowadays. His only flaws are that he gets way too excited when people come to the house. He doesn’t really jump on them, but he goes crazy and his tail whacks them all around. But after about 5 minutes, he is completely calm. The only other thing is we still haven’t been able to completely rid Jax of his cage. There for a while, we were able to leave him alone for about 3-4 hours. But for some reason he likes to flip over our rugs and chew them. Our rugs are literally the only thing he has ever chewed up. (Oh, except for that ONE time he chewed up my husband’s favorite Chris Spielman book, That’s Why I’m Here. Whoops) But truly, he never chewed furniture, never stole socks. Yet, his kryptonite seems to be rugs when he is left alone at home. So, we still cage him when we go to work. Luckily my mom works from home – she actually has a daycare – so Jax just goes to doggy-daycare at Grammy’s a couple days a week.
Overall, Jax is an awesome dog. He is so laid back, cuddly, never barks, loves to sleep, plays well by himself. He’s just great!!
Just a little more about Jaxon:
- He weighs just about 62 pounds.
- He does not like to go #2 in his own yard! From the first day we brought him home, he moseyed on over to the field to potty. Luckily we have fields on all 3 sides of our house.
- Jax loves tortilla chips.
- He is a deep sleeper! When he was a puppy he would sleep so deeply, that he would pee himself while sleeping. He didn’t even know it! (He doesn’t do that anymore, but we also monitor his water intake before he naps or goes to bed).
- He loves kids. Jax enjoys playing and snuggling with the daycare kids at my mom’s place.
- Jax rarely barks, but if someone comes to the door, he has a pretty scary, deep bark.
- He has a tuft of hair on that top of his head that never lays down! We call it his alfalfa hair. I refuse to cut it!
- Many people ask if Jax is an Irish Setter because he has a red tint to his golden mane.
- Jax has 8 brothers and sisters and he looks just like his momma.
- Jax has snow nose in the colder months. Ever heard of this crazy phenomenon before? Certain breeds of dogs’ noses change colors in the winter months. The first time this happened I panicked because I thought Jax was getting sick. I quickly googled it (because that’s the be-all-end-all to researching) and realized it was simply snow nose. Phew.