DRAKE was initially called Minstrel and, when just a tiny puppy, he was surrendered to the pound and possible instant death. He was with his brother Brian (then called Merlin) and mum Connie, a purebred golden retriever, who was originally called Maisie. The owner, obviously, believed that by producing crossbreed puppies, Connie was "ruined" as a breeding bitch and the pups were of no value to him either. Fortunately, all three were rescued and were fostered in Ireland before coming to the UK.
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