Pepper, a cross between a Scottish Terrier and a Chihuahua, was featured in one of our first ever posts at the Scottish Terrier and Dog News. Now, some readers do not like it when we write about so-called designer dog mixes, but I’m with Pepper’s owner, Bonnie Story, on this. She writes, “I am not in favor of the current overbreeding of ANY dogs, much less of mutts, so I’m truly not trying to promote the Puggle du jour.” She knows Pepper is “persona non grata in purebred circles and (is) ready to suffer the slings and arrows, should they come (her) way.”
Bonnie writes a blog all about Pepper and her mixed breed dog friends, and she’s totally cool about Pepper not being the prettiest girl around. She’s even compared her to a fruit bat.
Pepper in particular is such an incredible joy to me, let me count the
- At 12 pounds, she handily flies on Alaska Air with me, right in the cabin as carry-on. Convenient size!
- She’s a ferocious rat and mouse killer and a tough, responsive field/farm partner.
- An awesome doorbell and car alarm.
- Very sweet and snuggly too, and she lets me be neurotic about her when I need to be.
OK, enough! I do go on.
The Scottie News will just add that Pepper cleans up real nice too.