Snoopy’s still Pawfect!

Let me take you back to the beginning to explain……

Mum and Dad got me from a Breeder as they couldn’t find a rescue Bearded Collie.  They knew from their experience with Cosmo (next door) that I was the right type of breed for the family especially as Cory was scared of Dogs (he’s not any more since I’ve been around – yay!)

They were just looking for a pet, but at the last minute were told that I was actually looking like show quality.  They wanted to stick with me, phew, I’m glad they did! :)

Mum and Dad said they would see how my training progressed and maybe try the Dog Show World and see how it went as they always like new experiences.  I attended 3 shows and had lots of fun in the process.


Dad and I in the ring, I was kinda a goofball and the crowd loved it! Tee hee


Mum and Dad have been super busy this year so we haven’t done any training or shows since January, so I wasn’t sure if we were going to carry on or not.


Joey and I did 'Meet the Breed' where people could learn about the breeds - I got petted so much, it was such a fun day! :)


I know Mum is also keen to work on my therapy training and maybe try some of the other fun activities I could do like Agility or Herding ( I think I’d like Herding as I love to chase things that move, Mum also knows from my puppy days that I’m a great ankle biter!  Tee hee).

Anyway, Mum got a call last week from my Breeder.  During the call she said that a few people  had noticed that I flick my front paw out when I walk and that I wouldn’t make it in the Dog Show World!  Doh!  I thought the paw flick  thing I was doing looked kinda cool, I guess not?!  Huh?  Mum hadn’t even noticed this going on…….she says I’m pawfect to her! :)

Luckily, I didn’t take it personally when Mum told me and I’m trying to deal with this new change in direction like a brave pup! :)

This turn of events also means I’m no longer gonna be ALL Dog!  Mum hasn’t explained this to me in detail yet, but it’s not sounding too great and I think it involves a trip to the vets?! Hmmmmm


  1. Awww, sorry to hear the news, Snoopy. No worries though. You are the most beautiful bearded collie I have ever seen – and I think that paw flick just makes you EXTRA special!

    Besides, not worrying about shows leaves more time with rolling around on the sofa and playing in the garden. :)

    Happy Friday and holiday weekend to you and your family!
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    • Hey Thanks Lori,

      So happy you like my paw flick, I think I’ll carry on doing it just for you! :) Yep, I’m gonna enjoy doing lots of other things….. :)

      Hope you guys have a great weekend too, it’s so close now until you leave, woohoo!! :)

      Wags and flicks to Gus from Snoops :)

  2. I think the paw flick sounds really cute – it makes you stand out from the crowd! You’re special anyway, Snoopy, you don’t need a panel of judges confirming that. That’s what we like – individuals! (Besides, who could resist that sweet face and gorgeous coat anyway?!)
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    • Thanks Daisy,

      Yeah, I think I like standing out from the crowd! Mum says it’s cool to be different! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  3. I’m sorry you won’t be able to reach your goals in the show ring, Snoopy. That must be very disappointing. But it sounds like your human has a lot more fun actitivities to keep you busy. P Cute paw flick, or no paw flick, I have a feeling you will be a star!
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  4. Awww, Snoopy! I’m sorry you have to change your life plans, but who wants to be involved with people who don’t think a paw flick is anything but super cute?!

    As Lori said, “you are the most beautiful bearded collie I have ever seen.” :)

    Happy Friday woofs & hugs,


    • Shucks Bailey,

      Such a compliment, thank you :) yeah, I’d been practising that paw flick for ages, I really thought they’d be impressed with it – doh!!

      Have a fun weekend Buddy

      Snoops :)

  5. Wow, Snoopy! As a pup with only three shows under his belt, you look like a pro standing next to your dad in the ring!

    Too bad your “paw flick” disqualifies you from competing. I would have awarded you Best in Show! Could you ask your mom if she could capture your “paw flick” on video for your blogging friends someday? I’d love to see it. :D
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    • Pauline,

      I’m gonna ask Mum, she may struggle though as she doesn’t even know which paw to focus on as she hasn’t noticed it herself. We’ll make it a project! :)

      Have a great weekend,

      Snoops :)

  6. Your paw flick rocks, Snoopy! Those show folks don’t know what they’re missing. But guess what? Agility, herding and flyball are super awesome fun, too, and you can still get ribbons, awards and huge fans from all of those activities.

    As for the “all dog” thing, let me tell you a secret — Darby’s not “all dog” either, but you’d never, ever know it ;)
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    • Darbys not ALL Dog? And he’s still really cool, maybe it won’t be so bad after all?!

      I’m so looking forward to all the other super cool things I can do, Mum’s been wanting me to try more things, so I’m really excited!!

      Big woofs to Darby,

      Snoops :)

  7. Hi Snoppy
    Sam here from the blog hop. Bob and me are not “all dog” and Nellie and Kozmo are not “all cat”.
    Its not a big problem, its actually a good thing. I’m sure you will still be a great dog!
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    • Hi Sam,

      Thanks for your encouraging words, it seems I sure won’t be the only ‘not ALL Dog’ on the block then…….

      Woofs to all,

      Snoopy :)

  8. Thank you for letting us see these great pictures!

    Stopping by on today’s blog hop – go see my video today called “The Bad Dog Blues.” Love to have your comments!

  9. Woof! Woof! Don’t you worry … that not so important. Same thing happened to me … I am just a Happy Golden Dog. Happy BLOG HOP Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Hi Sugar Buddy,

      You sure are a happy Golden Dog – thanks for your encouraging words :)

      Have a fun filled weekend,

      Your pal Snoops :)

  10. I thought that paw flick is something you’re suppose to do? What do they know?? I think you’d love agility–I do!!
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    • Hi Sage,

      Maybe it’s something they SHOULD all do? Tee hee

      Agility sounds like fun, I love to jump and run, Mum just needs to find somewhere for me to go and try it :)

      Hope you’re having fun,

      Snoops :)

  11. Snoopy!!! I think you are pawsome just the way you are!! You are a great friend!! Stay positive. Good things will happen to you. Thanks for all you great wishes for my healing.

    Puppy Kisses,
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  12. We think you’re Pawfect too! Glad to know you’ll have more time for being a pet. Maybe there’s some herding or agility in your future? Hope you have time to enter the Organix dog food giveaway:

    • Hi Carrie,

      I’m gonna hop on over and check out your giveaway…… yep, I’m sure hoping to try some agility and herding and of course I really want to do therapy work, I think Mum’s checking it all out! Woohoo!

      Hope you’re having a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  13. You are off to bigger and better things than competition. You may be surprised at what is just around the corner for you now that you are moving in a different direction. : )

    • Hey there Just Ramblin’

      I’m really excited about all the things I’m gonna be doing, for me life is never dull and I’m always up to try something new :) Woohoo!

      Hope you’re havin fun,

      Snoops :)

  14. Hey Snoops – If those competitions don’t like perfect guys like you, I say flick your paw at ‘em ! BOL You’re much too good for them then. You’re a star, you’re handsome, and there are great things in store for you! Hugs, CindyLu
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    • Hi there Kim and Cindylu,

      You’re so funny!! Maybe my paw flick can become my trademark? Want me to teach you it?

      Have a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  15. Hi Snoopy! I just stopped by to wish you a very happy and safe Memorial Day holiday!

    Woofs & hugs,


  16. Aww, don’t worry about a little paw flick Snoopy-it just means you do things your own way! Have you tried canine freestyle? That paw flick could really add to some dance moves! Mom and I are entering a contest through Honey the great dane…you should try it! Here is the link:

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    • Hey Kirby,

      That’s a good idea, I could build a whole dance routine around my paw flick!! I haven’t tried dancing, but you never know, maybe I would enjoy it?!

      Have a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  17. I think you’re beautiful and showy anyway. Life’s to short to not have fun, so get out there and have a blast now. Most of us aren’t all dog either. No worries.
    Your friend, Roxy
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  18. Snoopy, don’t worry about your upcoming big trip to the vet — I’m sure you’re in good hands and you’ll be back to your normal self soon enough. And sorry to hear about your special paw. Evee loves to lick her front paws too! Either way though, handsome boy, you are best in show in our book!! :)
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    • Hey Kas,

      Mum says it will be fine at the vets, I’m just trying not to think about it…… :) You’re making me blush, but thanks for the handsome comment, tee hee

      Your pal Snoops :)

      • Oops I read “lick” your paw not “flick”! But anyway, I bet you will be a herding or agility rockstar! Both are so fun and our pups love to play agility and Kylie and Diesel love watching their sheep. And trust me, I know about the puppy ankle biting stage … :)
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        • Hey there Kas,

          Yep, Mum says I’m exploring new opportunities and keeping my options open, I say I’m just having fun while Mum investigates all the other cool stuff out there :)

          Hope your all having a fun day,

          Snoopy :)

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