Callixus Athena For Mallingdown
HUU: Hereditary Clear
BHFD: Hereditary Normal
Eyes: HC Unaffected
We had been looking for another munsterlander ever since we got Dill; we had found a bitch we had wanted pups from but the litter never happened for various reasons and so we kept looking. It wasn’t long after we heard that wasn’t going to be happening that we heard rumours of Mozi’s litter happening and so we decided as there wasn’t a munster litter about we would look at getting Mozi. Just as we decided this a litter came up that would have been perfect but we were getting Mozi by then, however they were planning a repeat mating! As it happened the repeat mating was going to be too early, Mozi would have been too young but as fate had it, things didn’t work out as expected! Which meant when Bea did fall pregnant the timing was perfect!
Raven has been a pleasure to train, once she was signed off to be a dog again we started training her slowly. Though she will never be the agility dog we had planned her to be, she has started running in harness and is showing that she is a natural runner! We have also been doing gundog work with her, taking her to Northants HPR training and we were lucky enough to be invited onto a shoot for the last couple of weekends so that Raven could experience a real shoot and what is means to be a picking up dog.
She will continue with her gundog training and her canicross training over the next couple of years. We are hoping that she will be out working most of the next shooting season if all goes well!
Raven is the puppy we have been waiting a long time for. We got pick of the litter, which meant we could have whatever pup we wanted. No one wants pick of the litter – it is so stressful picking a puppy! There was something about Raven though, she isn’t the one you would necessarily pick to be a show dog she did manage to qualify for Crufts at her first show. Raven would rather be out working than in the show ring and she has shown lots of natural ability.
Raven was developing into the most amazing puppy, everyone loved her. At 16 weeks we had an incident which meant she had a fractured vertebrae. Her future is not quite what we planned but we are hoping to give her a full and enriched life. If you want to follow her progress then you can do so following this link.