It’s hard to believe that our English Shepherd pup is already 6 months old!

Here’s a picture I took of him just a few minutes ago.

English Shepherd pup 6 months

As all pups do, he has grown like a weed! You can get a feel for how much bigger he is by looking at him beside Tasha, our adult Maremma Sheepdog.

Maremma Sheepdog and English Shepherd pup

I think she weighs a little over 80-pounds. I’m guessing he’s probably about half that.

He will never be as big as she is, but he’s no small pooch either! He’ll still end up in the “large dog” size category.

Some things are still PUPPY POWERED!

Even though he is getting older, he is still a master of the art of “puppy dog eyes” … to the max…

Puppy Dog Eyes

You know you want to give me a treat. . .

He can give you such sad, mournful looks when he wants attention of one kind of another (petting, treats, play ball….).

And speaking of play time, I guess that includes all the digging and chewing this boy does. Toys, flower pots… whatever he can find, if it’s chewable, he considers it his!

black and white pup

Whatever he isn’t actively playing with is often buried somewhere. You’d think it would be easy to see where he’s buried one of his new toys… but you’d be wrong! 🙂 It’s sometimes weeks before I find the latest dig.

But even the most energetic pup eventually wears out and needs a nap.

English Shepherd dog

No doubt dreaming of more things to chew or chase!

We’ve got a ways to go on training… but he’s already a much-loved part of our farm family!