Kiko is one dog who loves to stand out in group photos, just like Hina the Shiba Inu. She is the only one who has a own special quirk, where when the pack poses for pictured, Kiko becomes the “rebel” and turns her back to the photographer, snaping back her head in an “Oh my God, how can she even bend like that” kind of way. Although some may call it misbehaving, Kiko’s owners and friends seem to be fine with it most of the time.
Introducing her dogs in an interview, Ashleigh Maxpherson says: “The three ginger dogs are Finnish spitz. We have Mika, who is 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 are very talkative and have so much to say. They are small dogs with huge personalities. The white dog is Kaya. This lady is a White Swiss shepherd. She is 6 years old and the “motherly figure” of the adorable group. Kiko was a Covid puppy and was raised during the lockdown,” Macpherson explained. “She was a singleton puppy, who had no littermates. So her company that she grew up with was the cats. Maybe that’s why she’s such a weird character.”
Although the dogs are trained to sit, stay still and pose for the camera, as Kiko is still a puppy, she will sometimes break her pose to “ruin” the pack photos, learning to do that all on her own. Macpherson explains, saying: “If she is facing the opposite direction, she will automatically want to turn her head and look at me. 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.
These doges also train daily in order to keep their obedience in check. Kiko’s owner goes on to tell us: “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.”
People think Kiko and her family are really adorable