Luna my first bitch
Official name : Xennah
Nickname : Luna, Loentje, Poep
Date of Birth : 02/10/1998
Tall : 50 cm Weight : 17 kilo
behavior test : Very Good
I visited quite a number of breeders during my quest for a Border Collie pup.
Both Luna’s parents were competing at herding trials at international level.
So I was curious to see if they carried over this “gift” to their daughter and decided to teach her to herd.
From the first time she saw sheep in motion she forgot all about me and she only had eye for the woolly
When she was young Luna was not that easy to teach. She had a strong will and everything had to go fast.
After a few months of hard work we succeeded in controlling a flock of sheep.
Luna’s strong side is her “outrun”.
She likes to retrieve the sheep from a very long distance.
We now have a small flock of sheep, so we can train a few times a week.
She also likes to herd ducks, chickens, rabbits and cats.
When we found out that Luna was interested in canicross, I decided that my girlfriend could take her along during
her runs. It could improve her endurance for sheepdog trialling and it could also help to “keep her waist slim” ;o)
Luna enjoyed it very much! She quickly understood the game, she started pulling in such a way
that Sabine had to speed up a bit. They started competing in 2005 with the occasional competition.
They both enjoyed it. So, the year after that they competed at quite some competitions and
that resulted in a qualification for the Belgium Canicross Championship 2006.
I’m really proud of Luna for what she already gave me.
I will never be able to give her back as much as she gave me…..
Sabine and Luna won SILVER at the Belgium Canicross Championship !!!
Luna was almost eight years of age at the time!