Nicci was born on __________and she is the Queen of the pack. She is suffering from hip Dysplasia with some small amounts of medication and the occasional trip to the chiropractor she continues to rule with an iron hand or paw in this case. Nicci is an American Eskimo and Chow Chow mix. She has a partially black tongue but otherwise her American Eskimo genes dominate. She needs to be the center of attention and will often position herself where she can control all of the activity around our living space. If ever any of the other dogs should make a noise (mainly a yelp when I step on them) she is immediately up and in their face assuring there is no doubt who is the alpha.