Sweet ZZ was born right here in our home on October 27, 2016, when we whelped the Aux Lake "Z" litter. She was the girl we decided to keep for our own and we've always been sure we made the right decision!
ZZ had a distinct aversion to the show ring and a number of other things as a puppy. We wished for a girl like her mother, Belle, and we got one - silly, goofy, quirky, sweet, and loving - and we got one. Someone told us that when she turned two, the light would come on. So far, that seems to be the case. She's loving the show ring these days and we hope she'll finish her AKC championship this year.
This girl loves to swim. Water temp makes no difference to ZZ. She's in the pond, swimming laps, just for the fun of it. Next best thing? Loping circles in the field, preferably with the rest of the pack on her heels.
The "DN" at the end of her name is her Dock Novice title. Dock diving is the perfect fun activity for a girl who loves the water!
ZZ has great hunting instincts, but lacks confidence as a hunter. She was going great guns as a pup, but I made the mistake of putting a lot of pressure (rattlesnake avoidance training) on a puppy in a fear period of development. We havent' given up. We're hoping that her increased maturity and confidence in other areas will eventually come out in her hunting. We'll see.