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There’s snow stopping Buddha the Pomeranian who climbs mountains and even KAYAKS with his owner

There’s snow stopping Buddha the Pomeranian who climbs mountains and even KAYAKS with his owner

  • Buddha the Pomeranian, three, loves hiking in the snow in Peebles, Scotland
  • Owner Steph Kitching, 28, takes him out on the water with her partner Dean
  • She gives Buddha a helping hand by riding in Steph’s backpack on long walks 

Most dogs enjoy a walk in the park but Buddha the Pomeranian prefers mountain climbing and kayaking with his owner. 

Steph Kitching, 28, says her three-year-old dog loves nothing more than putting on his lifejacket and going out with her on the water.

The Pomeranian also joins Steph on her other adventures, including mountain hikes and walks through the snow.

Buddha the three-year-old Pomeranian loves nothing more than hiking and kayaking with his owner Steph Kitching, 28, in Peebles, Scotland

Steph, of Peebles, Scotland, said: ‘He seems so peaceful and happy when we’re out on the water.

‘He’s loving his life; I bet he never thought his life would be like this.’

When Buddha isn’t kayaking, he goes for long walks but he is often given a helping hand by Steph who has a special pet carrier to put him in when he gets tired.

Mountains and lakes are only a stones throw away in Scotland and all of their adventures are documented through Buddha’s Instagram account.

The Pomeranian also joins Steph on other adventures, including mountain hikes and walks through the snow. Pictured: Steph and Buddha kayaking in Scotland

The Pomeranian also joins Steph on other adventures, including mountain hikes and walks through the snow. Pictured: Steph and Buddha kayaking in Scotland

Early years officer Steph said: ‘We had always wanted a small dog and when we first got Buddha, we quickly realised he was full of energy and loved going outside.

‘Previously to having Buddha, I used to climb mountains with friends but now he comes on every walk with me.

‘We can be outside all day but he loves it; once we reach the top of the mountain he loves running all the way back down and people always stop us to take pictures of him in the backpack.

‘We bought kayaks last spring and last summer was the perfect weather to go out in them; I feel so lucky that he loves doing these things. 

Buddha loves to take in the views while hiking

He is often given a helping hand by Steph who has a special pet carrier to put him in when he gets tired

Buddha loves to take in the views while hiking (left) and riding in Steph’s backpack on the way up (right)

‘When he sees people, he’ll jump up at the side of the kayak to say hello.

‘I love seeing people’s reactions when they see him; we have been able to spend more time together since lockdown and go on more adventures.’

Buddha lives at home with Steph and her partner Dean Wood, who also loves going out on the kayaks with the pair.

Steph says: 'I love seeing people's reactions when they see him; we have been able to spend more time together since lockdown and go on more adventures'

Steph says: ‘I love seeing people’s reactions when they see him; we have been able to spend more time together since lockdown and go on more adventures’

When Steph and Dean first got Buddha, they quickly realised he was going to be the perfect, adventurous companion they had been looking for.

Steph said: ‘From the beginning, we trained him with the rucksack and he loves going in it.

‘We’re so lucky where we live and every weekend we get up early and go out on some sort of adventure together.

‘As a Pomeranian, a lot of people don’t think they would be able to handle all of the walking but they absolutely love it and I think it’s amazing that he gets to do all these things with me’.

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