Kirby was a reliable and dedicated search dog who approached the world with the confidence of someone who knows he is the best salesman in the room. In an instant he would size up a situation and play it to his best advantage. Yet he always left his “customers” feeling as if they’d won the bargain.
Kirby seemed to consider it some great joke that people would try to hide from him. He delighted in showing them how easy they were to find. He could search all day with little apparent need for water or rest and no loss of enthusiasm. Bad weather just made things more fun for him. He loved fast boat rides, figuring out which of his tricks would get perfect strangers to toss him a treat, carrying around fuzzy toys, sneaking up on the bed, and –most of all- searching.