Our Life Plus Dogs is the chronicle of two people raising three dogs.
I’m your blog author, Rachel, and my husband Nathan is the best dog partner you can imagine. Our dogs are Jackson, Loki, and Clover. Jackson and Loki are Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and Clover is a Canaan Dog. We live in a small town just south of Boston, in Massachusetts.
Clover’s breeder is my close friend Amy Preston of Relic Canaan Dogs, and you’ll hear me reference her and her Canaan Dog crew frequently. Jackson was bred by Marsa Hatfield and Eric Belt of Kuluta Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and Loki was bred by Lisa Hoffman of County Line Ridgebacks. You will also hear me talk about another close friend of mine, Caryl-Rose Pofcher of My Dog Training. We arrange semi-regular playdates with her English Bulldog Rover and Boston Terrier Clyde.
We currently compete our dogs in the sport of Conformation, and you will frequently find me championing the causes of reputable, responsible dog breeders. All three dogs were purpose bred dogs and purchased to fill a specific role. You can learn more about each dog on their respective pages.
I also talk a lot about raw feeding for dogs, various other dog related news and topics, and generally ramble on about our life.