If Rowyn had a decent photographer for an owner, this picture would look much better. He's close to 20" tall now, and weighs almost 38 pounds. Lost the last of the baby teeth about 2 weeks ago. He hasn't been taught any new tricks, but he's very good at keeping my feet warm when I sit at the computer. He doesn't eat snails very much any more. Now he plays with rocks. Ones that he can pick up in his mouth, or push around with his front feet. Then he leaves them on the lawn. I think he's trying to sabotage the lawn mower. His guarding instinct is sort of kicking in, in that if something scares him he'll bark at it instead of running away. Last night he was barking because he could hear an owl hooting in one of the trees near the yard. I think he goes through mini puppy fear periods every other week. He's a goofball.
Edit: Gosh, if you teach the puppy to 'stay', which took a whopping 5 minutes, its much easier to get a flattering picture.
And some judicious cropping to hide the goofy sit.