Dexter

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Owner: Christine Norma Paradis

Dexter is a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles mix from Ottawa, Ontario. His owner, Christine, describes Dexter as a brave, sociable and clever dog who enjoys swimming, fetching and visiting patients and workers at a local hospice. According to Christine, he also enjoys going shopping.

While Dexter doesn't have a lot of formal training, Christine says he more than makes up for it through his innate adventurousness. She's also used some of her past experience with dogs to teach Dexter some obedience and agility lessons.

She confesses that Dexter 'challenged her a lot' at first but has turned out to be an amazing dog, and she adds that 'people often comment on what a beautiful dog he is and then melt when he sits politely so that he can be pet.'