Lex, or otherwise affectionately known as, ‘fat boy’ by his family because of his love for food, is an 8 yr old German Shepherd. This Shepherd plays an amazing goalie in kickball, one of his favorite past times.
At 7 yrs old, Boss a German Shepherd is a retired police dog who once trained with the RCMP and worked as a team with his owner Judi Watt walking the streets of Nanaimo and North Vancouver for 4 ½ yrs before moving to Manitoba.
Both Lex and Boss donated blood for the first time in Vancouver when another police dog fell from a roof during a search for explosives.
Tucker, a 5 yr old Border Collie was rescued from a puppy mill as a replacement for the loss of Max, whose passing away left Boss and Lex traumatized.
Since moving to Manitoba, Boss, Tucker and Lex donated blood at Dauphin Vet clinic when the Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB) had a mobile clinic there and have now since begun donating in Winnipeg.
When Gus, a 1 ½ yr old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was found wandering the streets of Dauphin, MB at just 6 wks of age he became a keeper upon meeting and adapting well to the Watt K-9 family.
All four dogs spend their days playing on an acreage tagging alongside one of three young children.
Sadly both Boss and Lex have since passed away. Tucker turns 13 this year and Gus is 9. (2013)Youngest recruit Hercules does not have the patience as his housemates, but we hope he will give up his ‘wiggly’ ways with maturity (he is 4 years old, 2013).