Thank you Sameeee, I want to try and have Lucca in full coat too. I have been laying her down and stroking her and combing a bit, handling her feet and telling her good 'grooming', I also lay her on her back on my lap and stoke under her neck and legs so I will be able to get her to let me work on those areas later, hopefully, if she is very tangled. She is soooo funny, makes me laugh with her antics-runs like crazy sometimes. She was born on 9/11/12 so she is still very young. I am not sure how much she can absorb at this age, but I try to just assume she gets something out of the stuff we do together without expecting total understanding. Lucca is growing fast too. She weighed 3.4 when I got her and now she is already 4.75-I weigh her on my kitchen scale-it goes to 8 # so after that I will have to find another way. She was the largest puppy in the litter-I wonder if that means she will be big, or she just started out that way? I don't have alot of experience with really young puppies. I only raised two very young ones-one a rescue whippet whose mom died when th puppys were born. I got him at 5 weeks when the breeder just couldn't cope with all the puppies. She had tried fostering them on one of the other dogs with puppies without success. Then my female standard poodle came to me at 8 weeks-she was without question the most sensitve and amazing dog I ever had. She became my mom's old age companion and was a devoted 'nurse' during my husbands fatal bout with cancer. She died peacefully in my lap last summer. It was such a painful loss, but we had had a rich life together. I am looking forward to raising Lucca to be as tuned in to people as 'Hettie' was. I think she has the temperament for that. It is why I chose her--or rather she chose me. She was the puppy that kept returning to me and stayed in my lap while I was with her 'family'. I actually went to look at the puppies with the intent of getting her sister who had a mostly black face and ws very cute. But Lucca clearly knew what was best. I look forward to being able to check in with you and others on the site about her progress and what might be different about this breed. My sister had one when her children were young, a male, and his delightful temperament was what led me to get Lucca. When it came to family fun, he was a champ! I am paper training her at the moment as my vet is very cautious about the outdoors until she is fully immunized-But then I will transition her to outdoor potty time. We have rainy winters here, so it could be a bit of a challenge. At least there is not a lot of 'dog' to bathe. My back yard is mostly patio and gravel terrace, so that is where we will have the 'potty' area. I have a door off my bedroom, so that should make it pretty easy to access. Please post more photos of BB Rocky and your whole family! Photos are so fun!