Pet of the week: Archie is the world's friendliest dog
Steve Smith, and his dog Archie, a border terrier, have been together for almost six years. He acquired him from a breeder Shelby Russell Diaz in Maple Valley.
"He's the world's friendliest dog," said Smith," he loves people. He loves everybody."
"If anybody comes to the house he will go right to the door and be ready to greet them and be ready to play. He's just that kind of dog."
Archie is an agility dog, Smith said, "We take agility over at Puppy Perfectors in White Center."
He's been trained but he seems to want to follow his own lead. "He's a really smart dog, but he isn't much of a worker...like his dad," Smith said laughing.
"The nice thing about these dogs is that they don't shed very much and they don't bark very much. He only barks when he's playing with other dogs."
They walk the neighborhood mostly but occasionally go to Alki or Lincoln Park.
Archie's diet is people food rich. "He gets a lot of leftovers and he gets kind of 'scrap happy' and he won't eat anything else. He's a pretty spoiled dog."
He also enjoys dog chews and venison jerky.
Archie is Smith's second border terrier. "I think they're the greatest dogs."
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