I love this guy, his name is Buddy and currently he is 11 years of age. I have never seen a dog of his breed maltese/shih tzu with this many spots. I mean seriously Dalmation material or what. I found him wandering in a park whilst I was homeless and took him home with me. He was neglected (we can all recognise that in one way or another in the human kingdom) due to malnourishment and immensely long toenails. The name SPOT came to mind initially (well why not it was so obvious especially the big black map of ? on his rear), however he didn’t respond to that name. After several days of calling him Taxi (ie Black and white – for those who appreciate humour in WA) and repeated efforts at other names one day he was so attentive that I called him Buddy. He responded so quickly the name STUCK.