I recently was told a family member was looking to sell/re-home their nearly 1-year-old yellow lab Nahla. A very hard decision for them as she is very loved.
With one parent already working (beyond) full time, and the other looking to start a full time job they feel like she deserves a better home, with more exercise, attention, and time.
Now some details about her:
She is a littermate to our lab Wyatt, and they will be 1-year-old May 26th of this year.
She is also housebroken and is very comfortable with being crated.
Fantastic with children
She is spayed and microchipped and is up to date on all of her shots.
She is purebred and has papers, her color being yellow but as you can see she has that lovely caramel color to her.
Her grandfather is a certified service dog, she comes from hunting lines but has not been exposed to bird since she left the farm here. But if she is anything like Wyatt gene wise it’s in there and could most likely be awakened if someone were looking for a hunting companion as well. For now though her second love (after people) are balls..
And occasionally you even get to see her grandfathers “monkey ears” (name coined by myself)
As you may have been able to tell from her photos, she is very sweet, playful, and submissive. She knows “sit” and is working on “down.” She is a frequent running partner with her mom, sometimes running up to 8 miles and LOVES it. Some may think that because she has hunt in her background she is high-strung or very driven, I will tell you now if I was worried about that we probably would not have gotten Wyatt. These labs are first and foremost companions and house dogs, the hunting is a bonus, so they must be good in the house and what we call “livable.” Nahla is no exception, she is slightly excitable but her desire to please is OFF THE CHARTS. And thus she is easily controlled if she simple knows what you want her to do. I have brought Wyatt over to play with her occasionally and while she initially was a little shy of the dog and on her guard (he was also being a butt and being very forward and excited) she soon switches to play mode and is all about it. She just would need a couple of minutes of controlled “friending” so she can get comfortable. Overall she has a very very sweet disposition (and I’m not just saying that), much sweeter than our own Wyatt. She is submissive and very willing to please, energetic, and playful. They have never had any problems with her and children, even as young as 2 years old upwards of 7 years old too.
I really can’t think of a single fault she has, she is a typical puppy but is fully capable of being calm and compliant. She has neighbor dogs on both sides of the fence and I have never seen any fence fighting/guarding or aggression from her despite them doing all of the above to her. She is not overly vocal either, I don’t even know if I have even heard her bark (much like her brother Wyatt who only barks hello when people first come in). I have worked with and trained many labs and I would say Nahlas energy level is average or below and with her strong desire to please it is very manageable. she is in no way OCD about HAVING to do things, but is still a young dog The family simply wants her to have more attention than they feel they can give her.
If you or anyone you might know would be interested please contact me and I will get you in touch with their owners. They live in northern Virginia, and we are about an hour from them in MD (20 minutes south of Frederick).
Thanks, and I hope everyone is having a lovely Thursday, beautiful weather here today!
sounds like we have a winner, eh? i hear that flash’s family will be bringing nahla home in june! i can’t wait to have her for an across-the-fence neighbor!
well, it looks like we have a winner! kathleen told me today they are taking nahla in june! chick and i can’t wait to have her for our across-the-fence neighbor!
Nahla looks like such a sweetie – please feel free to post a photo of her on The Daily Toki facebook page, and consider checking with your other blogger friends if they would mind posting the photo as well.
Poor Nahla. She is so young to need to find a new home. Hope she finds a forever home this time. Perhaps her breeder can place her?
we are working on it.. We were the breeders here at the kennel, I am going to get my boss to follow up on some calls he got about people looking. Until then we will look for a family as well. Shouldn’t be too hard as she’s a great dog, they just want more for her.
It shouldn’t be too hard to find her a great home. When we were looking for our Golden, we wanted an adult dog (around a year old). You would be surprised how hard that was to find. We kept getting leads and being sent to this and that rescue and this and that person. Finally, we ended up with a 14 month old dog from a breeder who had decided against keeping him for breeding. It worked out great for us.
Nahla is absolutely gorgeous. Although I’m sure it was a heart wrenching decision to make, it’s comforting to know her current family is trying to do what’s in her best interest.
Those monkey ears are so cute – perfectly, named by you. 🙂
P.S. Thanks so much for finding those videos – I would love to tackle that project some day!
Who could resist her face? They have been struggling with this decision/option off an on for a while, it’s been hard. Honestly I wouldn’t mind taking her if we had the room, she really is a fantastic dog.
Glad you liked the videos, I am looking to maybe make some if I can skip S&H and buy wool around here somewhere. I will let you know what I discover.