IntCH Muddy Paws Alberta (Luna) was born on July 6th, 2018 as apart of Muddy Paws A Litter. Luna's sire is IntCH Dag Zimni Vrch (Ozzy) and her dam is Prairie Peak's Adleys April Fool (Remi). Luna is dark roan female with dense, soft coat. She has beautiful feathering on her legs, tail, and ears. Luna has a bigger bone structure than Remi and weighs about 45 lbs and about 55cm tall.
Luna is a driven hunter! She takes after her mother in tracking. She knows exactly when/if she passes by a bird. She does a 360 and turns right on that bird. She is a naturally soft mouthed dog which we love. She can hunt for hours and still want to go for more and never show that she's tired and she retrieves like a pro with little training. Megan and her father were training with Luna for her NA tests. They made a mistake and let her catch a bird or two in training so she stopped pointing all together. They went to Thursday night training sessions at the MN local Chapter and by doing so, they learned from fellow members to take a break all together from training. Megan and Dean took a month off from training, which worked out good because Megan's brother was getting married and she focused on the B Litter puppies. Once they got back to training, Luna forgot that she used to bust birds and was pointing beautifully! Her pointing, tracking, search and water work were at its best! Megan tested Luna in August. That day was rough. Megan was more upset by how her and her dad were treated as it was a "good ol boys club." They didn't give Luna as much time in the field as the other NA dog and they let the other NA dog track longer than Luna in HORRIBLE field conditions for tracking. There was only two NA dogs testing that day. The others were testing for UT. But Luna got Prize Three and Megan said, "Even though the score isn't what I wanted, I'm still proud of Luna and I and I know I have a good hunter on my hands." All in all, Luna is a great hunter and she knows what she is doing and she has become our most intense hunter amongst the three/four dogs we have! She is a very intense/ high drive/ focused hunter. It is super fun to watch her. I have a couple short videos below within the pictures you can watch when she was younger and when we walked on the walking train by my folks house.
The House Pet
Luna's on/off switch is impressive! She is the sweetest, gentle, caring, laid back girl in the house. She is not always as cuddly as Remi, but once in a while she will crawl all so gently and quietly in your lap for a nap. She likes to mostly sleep on the floor or on a bed by herself or with Remi. Luna loves to play with all of the dogs that come and go. She used to go to doggy daycare and that was her favorite because she got to play all day with her buddies. She also does AMAZING with the puppies. She acts as if she's a second mother to Remi's puppies and is so gentle when playing with them. It's amazing to watch.
She was easy to train as she loves to please her people. She does have a quirt. She is shy of new people, mostly ones that come to her home or people who race up to her. We have done a lot of training and we have come a long ways with her and she does do better. She has her moments with some people, but she really does pretty good now. It is still very important to teach new people coming into your home how to approach dogs and how to interact. You would be surprised by how many people really don't know the proper way approach any dog.
She is a wonderful mother! She is very devoted to her puppies and also protective of them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a protective mother! It's in mother dogs' nature to be protective. She is not a fan of strangers seeing her puppies or a fan of other dogs (including our own) seeing the pups for the first 3 weeks. That is why I always give my mothers and their pups their own room for the first couple of weeks so they can have that privacy. She cares for them so gently. She knows when and how exactly to care for them and once they get older she "teaches" them while playing. Great mother! Beyond being a great mother, she also does good with our one year old niece, Leland. Leland was at our house one day headed towards the stairs and Luna saw it and ran in front of her before falling down them and gave her kisses and whined until one of us came to get Leland. so amazing, specially since Jake and myself do not have kids ourselves!!