Lakilanni Kiss The Sky RN AGI AGIJ AADC SGDC - "Kenna"
Kenna (Lakilanni Kiss The Sky) was born March 8, 2016 and came home 8 weeks later. She is a half-niece to Kili, her mother being Kili's half sister (same sire).
There was some humming and hawing over the decision to bring a puppy home from Kenna's litter. The breeding was a somewhat unplanned repeat of a wonderful breeding the previous year, and the timing was perfect as it was a spring litter. I had been waiting on a puppy from a specific female that I am particularly fond of, but she had missed on her previous 2 breedings and wasn't due in heat for another couple of months (resulting in fall puppies). In the end I decided to go ahead with the spring litter. Several people pointed out to me that you should always go with the sure thing, though I figured Murphy's Law would get me in the end... don't take the puppy and the other bitch would miss, take the puppy and the other bitch would have a litter. As it turned out, the other female did end up having a large litter in the late summer, but you can only go on the information you have at the time and Kenna ended up being a wonderful choice for our family.
Kenna started out as a spunky, energetic puppy who was very willing to learn. That has translated into a very focused, driven, and honest agility partner. She started trialing at 18 months and was running at the Masters level in a couple of classes before she turned 2, with fairly limited trialing. I am very excited to see where her career will take us.