Kiko is one of the dogs that likes to stand out in group photos, just like Hina the Shiba Inu. When the pack poses for a picture, she becomes the “rebel” and turns her back to the photographer, snapping back her head in an “Oh my God, how can she even bend like that” Most of the time. A few might call it misbehaving, Kiko’s owners and friends have a good time with it most of the time.
Introducing her dogs, Ashley Maxwells says: “The three ginger dogs are Finnish spitz. We have Mika, 3 years old. The other ginger dog is Tofu. She is Mika’s daughter, and 1 and a half years old. The last ginger is Kiko, who is 9 months old, and the one who often turns her head backwards. She is also Mika’s daughter. They are crazy little dogs who are sassy and very cat-like.
They talk a lot and have lots to say. They are small dogs with big personality. The white dog has fur. A woman is a white dog, Kaya. She is 6 years old and the matriarch of the adorable group. Kiko was a singleton puppy, who had no littermates, and was raised during the lockdown (Kiko was a Covid puppy). The company that she grew up with was the cats. Maybe that is the reason she is such a strange character.
Although the dogs are trained to sit, stay still and pose for the camera, as Kiko is still a puppy, she will occasionally break her pose to “ruin” the pack photos, learning to do that on her own. Macpherson says that if she is facing the opposite way, she will want to turn her head and look at him. It’s her own quirk, and has recently been turned into a trick. Regardless of their blood, the dogs really are a family, as they go on hikes and walks together, generally twice a day.
In order to keep their behavior in check, these doges also train daily. According to the owner “Since Finnish spitz are high-energy dogs, they need that exercise, or they’ll be running mad at home. When I go to work, Kiko comes with me while the other dogs stay at home. They all usually sleep until I’m back from work, that’s when we go for our 2nd walk/hike.”