Nala is an excellent representative of the breed in both looks and temperament, and has proven that she is not just a pretty face! She has shown her versatility and intelligence through not only achieving her championship conformation title, but also achieving her NZKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) awards at Foundation, Bronze & Silver level, and earning her Novice and Intermediate trick dog titles as well as dabbling in agility.
Nala is now actively competing in Obedience and Rally Obedience and is a consistently top performer, winning out of Elementary obedience in only 2 shows and achieving her RN title on her second weekend of competition.
Nala is also a therapy dog for charity BARK NZ taking part in the reading in schools program attending schools & helping children learn to read. She is also a demo dog for teaching dog safety to children with BARK NZ, and attends schools and kindergartens regularly.
Nala is a very much loved family member, and loves nothing more than a good run at the beach with her daughters. She has an excellent temperament and is a wonderful companion, making friends everywhere she goes. She loves learning new tricks, achieving both her novice & intermediate trick dog titles at her first assessment day.
Nala has produced 3 beautiful litters for us, and from those litters we already have 3 NZ CHs with another 2 currently well on their way to achieving CH titles. Her daughter Shandy in Japan has already achieved Reserve in Group and we have high hopes for her future. Nala is now retired from breeding.
Nala currently holds 22 challenge certificates, and her show achievements include:
Nala returned to the show ring in 2014 at 4 years old after a 2 year break, taking out 3 Best of Breed awards from 3 shows including the National Dog Show 2014
- PLN Gene Test: HOMOZYGOUS NEGATIVE (NORMAL), carrying NO COPIES of the variant alleles associated with PLN
- Annual blood kidney function test - normal
- Specialist eye test - normal
- Kidney ultrasound - normal