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Cosmic Kronos the CowDog X

 

Breed: Australian Cattle Dog (Queensland Blue Heeler)/Cesky Terrier Mix


Age: 1 year

Color: Salt & Pepper

Name Meaning: Greek God of Time

Nicknames: Munster Man, Dinosaur Puppy, Fire and Ice, Jekyll and Hyde, Wildling, Piranha Puppy, Wolfy Man, Charmeleon, Young Grasshopper, Greyhound Racer, Wile-y Coyote

 Favorite Toys: Jolly Balls, Tennis Balls, Frisbees, Golf balls, Bouncy Balls

Favorite Food: Rawhides, Bully Sticks, Elk Jerky, Duck Feet, RedBarn Chews, Natural Balance Rolls

Favorite Activities: Soccer, Jumping, Snorkeling, Swimming, Agility, Frisbee, digging, playing in snow, chasing leaves, chewing sticks, running laps, hunting squirrels and lizards, vaulting into the pool

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Titles: NTD (Novice Trick Dog Title)

Achievements:

  • Finalist in the 2013 Tails Inc. Magazine Cover Dog Contest
  • Finalist in the 2013 DOGTV Make My Dog Famous Contest
    -6th place overall
  • Dog of the Day-September 20th, 2013
  • 2nd place in the Tucson KVOA-4 News Pet Halloween Photo Contest 2013
  • Book Cover Photo of Happy Tails Lost Pets: Found Vol. IV and feature story 2013

  Kronos and his family were brought in as strays to the Pinal County Animal Care and Control Shelter November 2nd, 2012. They were pulled by Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue and fostered in Marana Valley, AZ.

Here is their intake photo-Kronos is the pup on the bottom right sleeping on the white spotted pup.

 

Up close shot of him in the shelter at about 2 weeks old. You can see the double dew claws on his hind paws. And his eyes still reflect these two different colors.
In rescue his name was Pimne. It is of Native American origin, and it means "Weasel" in Navajo. Kronos is indeed a little weasel, and it explains why he's somewhat like a jackal ;) 

I was looking to add a Blue Boy to my family, and when I saw this litter, I was hoping it would be one of them. I immediately asked if I could foster a pup so I could see if he would mesh with the girls and the family. After looking through all of the pup's photos on Facebook, I asked to foster Setimika, but I distinctly remember seeing this photo and thinking I really liked this puppy. You cannot tell in this photo that he has two different colored eyes. Little did I know that little Pimne would be the one coming home with me to stay.

 

At his foster home in Marana Valley, AZ. When I went to photograph the pups, I was asked if I could temporarily foster another one of the pups and take him to his foster home in Flagstaff when I returned to school. I agreed, and was given "Ciqlal" to foster. However, I did not realize until months later that the puppy I had been given was not who he was said to be. Ciqlal and Pimne are pretty similar looking and were easily mixed up at their age. However, Ciqlal had two blue eyes in his baby pic, and Pimne had two different colored eyes. I was destined to take home the wrong puppy, because I was meant to have Kronos.

 
Kronos on his first day home at 8 weeks old. He was a little doped up because of his medicine from his double dew claw surgery and he had peed in the car on the way home, because I had forgotten to take him to pee before we began our 2 hour drive home.
 
Many people find his name very unique and want to know the meaning behind his name. My brother actually picked the name. The Native American names were too hard to say, so we decided to pick different temporary names (because the adoptive families always change the name anyways). I gave Dan free reign to pick this pup's name and set about on finding Setimika's perfect name (at this point I was still set on seeing if he was the pup for me). Our sisters gave us tons of name ideas and Dan picked the name "Kronos," noting that this pup looked like a God of Time and very wisened for his young age with his two different colored eyes and light white speckling on his head. The name stuck, though I spelt it Kronos instead of Chronos. It wasn't until much later that we found the perfect name for Setimika-Rebel, though he is now known as Roscoe (or Rocky for short).

Kronos was officially adopted in January 2012 from Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue.
 
The white pups in the litter were tested for deafness, because it's common for the recessive deaf gene to show up in the white Heeler pups. However, both passed their BAERs with full hearing. The pup with the two blue eyes was suspected of being deaf, and his deafness was confirmed.
Kronos was suspected of being partially deaf, because he seemed unable to locate sound. When I played hide-and-seek with him as a pup, he would fly by me to where he thought the echo came from and then eventually find me based on his nose or eyes. However, it was obvious he could hear at least a bit, because he responded beautifully to verbal cues-when he could hear them. Finally, in June 2013, I scheduled his BAER test to find out for sure. It was confirmed that he is unilaterally deaf, which means he is half deaf. The results indicated that he cannot hear out of his right ear-the ear with the blue eye. Why is it that dog's ears that don't work just get that much cuter?
 
Being able to only half hear does not seem to affect Kronos's trainability. He still loves learning new things and is very quick when learning tricks!
 
While Kronos is predominately ACD, I was curious to see what else he had in him. I sent in a DNA test through Wisdom Panel and he came back as an ACD/Cesky Terrier Mix. Some of the other breeds that could possibly be in the mixed heritage were: Short-haired Daschund, Pharaoh Hound, Scottish Terrier, Sussex Spaniel, and Irish Setter.
Interesting for sure! We're not sure how accurate it is, but whatever he is, he's adorable.

Kronos is now officially a year old!

Kronos's First Year in Video

This is an abbreviated video of his first year. The full version will be released in December when Kronos has been with us for a full year! Enjoy!

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