The picks of the lit­ter

Lo­cal busi­ness­man Drew Ket­ley has a gor­geous pack of pup­pies thanks to his pair of cheeky Amer­i­can Ak­i­tas Diego and Betty.

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PETS - Luke Bow­den Some of Diego and Betty’s pups, pic­tured, are still for sale. Con­tact Drew at drewket­ley@gmail. com

Amer­i­can Ak­i­tas aren’t the most com­mon breed of dog you see in Ho­bart. Can you tell me a lit­tle bit about them? They are ex­tremely loyal. They are also easy to man­age, but they have a dou­ble coat of fur which sheds just be­fore win­ter, when you can eas­ily comb half a garbage bag of hair off them.

Where did you get Diego and Betty and how do they dif­fer? I bought Diego from a lo­cal breeder at Broad­marsh. But I’ve al­ways thought dogs should have com­pan­ions, so six months later I got Betty from New South Wales. There’s no doubt Betty is the boss and Diego is more chilled – he’s happy to lie on his back and just sleep all day.

Have you got any in­ter­est­ing sto­ries about them? Well, this lit­ter of pups is their sec­ond to­gether. The first one only came about be­cause I dropped my guard for a sec­ond. Betty was in heat so I had sep­a­rated them, but ev­ery morn­ing I let them play with each other for just a mo­ment. I put them in the back yard and went in­side to put my shoes on and bang, just like that, Diego had done the busi­ness.

What’s great about hav­ing them? They stand out from the crowd. They get a fair bit of at­ten­tion when I walk them. It’s great hav­ing them be­cause they are such good friends.

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