I’m proud to be part of the Houndztooth family. They represent a home-grown love for canine detectives all over the world. They understand that when we’re not rolling in mud or collecting evidence, we like to be pampered and treated like canine royalty.
There were two factors at play. First my human was crushing on the series Sherlock and secondly, she had grand plans for two detectives in the family and wanted to have a double-barrel name... it was either ‘Sherlock and Watson’ or ‘Champagne and Donuts’ (which tells you something about my human’s tastes and sense of humour)...meanwhile... Mr Waston joins us in September.
I’m a Yorkshire Terrier from the Jarob Yorkshire line. I’m blue / tan and my hair is almost identical to human hair, which makes me great for humans with allergies. On top of which, I’m non-shedding! Which also means I never leave evidence behind when I’m on the case! On a serious note though, it means I also have sensitive skin, which makes Houndztooth, with its botanicals and essential oils, just pawfect!
I’m just legal (21)!
I’m all about quality and supporting home grown businesses, but as a detective with a serious job I also take my health seriously – I eat clean and only use products that are free from nasty chemicals. Houndztooth is leading the way for the ultimate detectiving lifestyle.
I spend a lot of time chasing down crooks and investigating donut heists, which occasionally requires rolling in mud and hauling through bushes. So when it comes time to wash off the crime and smell sweet for my Chief Inspector (aka, the human), I reach for Hugo’s Blend no.1
Have you seen those marble Detective Bowls! Talk about fine dining!
I’m going to admit that I am not a fan of the weekly water-boarding, but I do love me a bit of “fuwa fuwa” (Japanese onomatopoeia for ‘fluffy’). As soon as my human gets out the hairdryer and says those magic words, I am a there! In fact, even when she is drying her own hair, I hang around in anticipation of a bit of that warm aired magic.
I have a few ‘interrogation’ techniques that my human has rated as not-PG... I’m sure other detectives will know what I mean ;)
The human has mastered the morning belly rub and has recced several high-quality detectiving walks... on weekends we clock up an easy 15-20kms exploring the world together.
It’s got to be that Clean Dog Treats 100% Australian Salmon... but honestly, you had me at ‘treats’.
Donuts, salmon and snowpeas.
Cutie Patootie, Holmsie, Spunk Rat, Cheeky Monkey...
Off the record, I have been known to liberate socks and undies... On the record... Deny, Deny, Deny.
Where all detectives should sleep... with their human pack ;) My pre-ferred position is snuggled up, under the doona, against my human’s belly. I like to move there at about 3am, which mostly involves me standing at my human’s head, waiting for her to wake up, lift the doona and let me slide under... sometimes it requires a little nose on her cheek...
By “lying around” I can only assume you mean ‘memory palace’ time, which is impawtant for plotting your next crime.... errr I mean plotting your next crime solving adventure...
Look I have to admit – it's those Marble Bowls! Anything that is the holder of food is a winner! Add a touch of glamour and this detective is all over it.
You mean like leaving a peemail on her friend’s curtains? Nope, nothing comes to mind...
Dried succulent leaf... I don’t recommend it as it usually involves a visit to the vet..
Well, this got personal quickly...
ONA in Manuka... they are super dog furiendly and know the impawtance of froth.
More of a nature reserve, but Red Hill in Canberra has become our go to – aside from encounters with other detectives’ butts, there are roos, wombats and wide open spaces to explore and door to door I get about 4kms of 10kms off-leash.
My wife Tinkerbell. We’ve been married a year now and she works as the chief meet and greet at a hair salon for humans, so she knows the impawtance of grooming.
Hugo’s Blend No.1
We never did get around going to puppy school... everything my human knows, she learnt from me ;) . I think she did alright coz I she has 49 commands up her sleeve.
I plead the 5th... time...
Jennifer Anniston... and my wife Tinkerbell, who has floof and a pink tail.
I have had more than my share of Marylin Munroe moments... does that count?
My ears are my super power... I can tune into police channels to get the scoop on donut heists and they double as back-up for NASA #satellitedishsociety #proudmember... as for a name... Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes...
Donut is my middle name...ok, not really, but it should be... And I am waiting for them to release a range of sushi flavoured donuts... although maybe skip the wasabi...
If I could use this platform to speak to our humans... Remember Exercise, Discipline, Affection. In that order. We need to walk and run until we are tired, at least twice daily. Then we need to learn skills and tricks and commands, so that we have boundaries because knowing our place in the pack helps us feel safe. And finally, we need you to rub our bellies and love us even when we grow old and bark at the dark. In return we will love you for life and do what ever we can to pawlease you. It’s our canine detective’s creed.
My Friesian Sheep which was a gift from The Pancho Brothers in Germany.
Cheeky, Curious, Loving
Is there a limit?
My human worked from home, I lived in the same state as my wife (long distance relationships are hard), all the detectives in shelters found their forever homes.
I have been known to eat from chopsticks... with the help of my opposable thumbed human. And I never leave home without a bowtie.
“Treats? Why, yes, treats would be most welcome.”
First of all, we should start with the fact that my human is a Virgo and therefore had a daily schedule written out before I even came to live with her. Aside from a few mistakes, I had learnt the whole bizzo about where to wizzo and poop within a month. The best part was that my human never scolded me when I was learning the ropes.
I think I have the best career already – world class detective, solving donut heists and cases of exploding toys every day. No case too small or large.