I love the story that goes with these pictures! This was also one of Ferlin’s tricks. Frodo’s family wrote:

Hi there, here are some latest pics of Frodo!! He is such a sweetheart, we love him to pieces!!
He is doing so well, walking has been mastered and this fall he learned to trot alongside the mountain bike with my husband, Frodo loves it. But his favorite is when he can run the trails in the National Park while we are hiking.

I’ve attached a few pics, needless to say he is in need of a grooming. He has some gray sprinkled throughout his coat, and on his face, as well as brown in his whiskers. We get compliments where ever we go that he is a handsome dude!

We can’t imagine life without him. Oh, and let me add that the close up picture of him is one I just took after he had just stolen a Kleenex out of the garbage and got caught!! And I might add that he never shows remorse when he sneaks a Kleenex out of the garbage, or toilet paper off the roll in the bathroom….yes, he has this thing about Kleenex. One day he came into the kitchen with toilet paper hanging out of his mouth and I asked him in a firm voice what he did….he looked at me like, who me, really, I didn’t do anything and proceeded to give me his doodle grin, what a guy!!


Frodo’s family sent us some new pics and wrote this update:

Hi Margaret-Ann, thank you so much for your emails and photos showing us Frodo’s siblings, we love getting them! Amazing how much they all look alike. Frodo continues to be such a blessing to us and continues to amaze us with how smart he is. He is now enrolled in Obedience classes and does remarkably well, he is a fast learner. Brent has started taking him a few times a week for a slow run alongside his mountain bike, which Frodo loves. Plus Frodo and I continue with our daily, morning walks and most days he does so well. With more squirrels and birds he can easily be distracted but usually refocuses fairly quickly.

We live close to Riding Mountain National Park so now that spring is finally here and it is drier we have gone for some hikes and take Frodo along- he loves the freedom to run. He continues to love kids and people, and other dogs, sometimes too much, especially out on our walks since he thinks every person he meets he should be able to play with!!

I am sending a couple photos of our big boy. One is of Frodo trying to sit on Brent’s lap, he thinks he should be a lap dog!! lol And the other is while out on one of our hikes.


Sounds like Frodo is being a good boy except for pulling on the leash, but that seems to be under control also. His family wrote:

Well, Frodo is now 6 months old!! He continues to grow taller, although he is definitely filling out more.

His surgery is scheduled for next week, the 27th, so hopefully all will go well.

He is quite protective of me. I take him to work with me and it is interesting who he chooses to bark at and not really want to settle down and those who come in and he barks a couple of times, looks at them and then plops right down as if “carry on”.

His walking has improved since someone recommended that I use a gentle leader on him for training. I will use it till he gets the hang of it and doesn’t pull or decide to take off after a leaf that is blowing across the street!! haha With the streets being so slippery and the fact that I slipped twice because he pulled too hard I knew I needed to try something else. As long as I take him daily (sometimes twice a day) he does well, but if I miss a couple of days it is like he forgets everything-ah puppies!

Here are a couple of pictures of him, I couldn’t seem to get the color right on the camera! His mustache is growing back and it seems to be coming in more brindle color.


This is another of Doe Dee and Cesar’s males, he lives in Dauphin, Manitoba. When you ask the groomer to ‘clean up the dogs face’ be sure they know you want a Schnauzer clip. Shearing their face right off makes them look to much like a Poodle for my liking. Frodo’s family wrote:

Hi Margaret-Ann….I wanted to send you a couple of photos of our dear Frodo….5 months already and continuing to grow!

I took today with my phone, not the greatest photos but it gives you an idea.

Unfortunately my husband took Frodo to the groomer and his idea of “clean up his face” and the groomers idea of “clean up his face” were totally different. Instead of trimming up his mustache she shaved his face….so after Frodo got over his humiliation and I got over my, well, lets just say I did get over it!  Next time we will clarify what cleaning up his face means.

3 of our granddaughters just spent 4 days with us and Frodo did great….he seemed to really get attached to our youngest, who is 3. The one pic is of the two of them relaxing….it is hard to see in the pic but he has his nose next to her head. She was often leading him all over the house and he seemed to love it. Last night when we went to bed we couldn’t find him, here he had snuck into her room and was laying on her bed at her feet, looking like he was settled in for the night (she was on a mattress on the floor in the office).

He is definitely in the puppy stage….he likes to nip the grand-kids, just gently, cause he wants to play, so we are constantly having to watch and correct him.

He loves it outside and whether at home or in the dog park his face is usually buried in the snow, he loves to dig in it also.

He is doing much better on the leash…we ended up going with a martingale, the kind used for hounds. It has a wider, softer collar in the front and he seems to do well with it. We find taking him 2 or 3 times a day for shorter periods, 10 to 15 mins max, much better rather than an 1/2 walk once or twice a day. His attention span is short so he does better with shorter walks. Hopefully as he gets older he can do better with longer walks.

I will send more as he grows back his mustache!