Luna | Touchstone n’ Barrett’s Autobot Moonracer JH NAVHDA NA PRIZE 1 (112)
Touchstone n’ Barrett’s Autobot Moonracer, JH NAVHDA NA Prize 1 (112), “Luna,” AKC SR89725410 / NAVHDA WM-001582, Bitch, DOB 8/8/2015, Sire: 2x NFC/AFC Erbenhof SnS Boogie Woogie Bo, “Bo,” Dam: Southpaw’s In the Red, “Mika,” Bred by Kim Burnell and Anne Taguchi, Owned by Kim Burnell, Handled by Warren Eizman and Kim Burnell, OFA Hips – Excellent (WE-12721E29F-VPI), OFA Elbows – Normal (WE-EL2035F29-VPI), OFA Eyes – Normal (WE-EYE529/68F-VPI), HUU: N/N, Coat Length S/S
LunaBot (2015 Erbenhof SnS Bo x Southpaw Mika) was Purple Girl out of the 2015 Project Mika Autobot litter. As a puppy, Luna was invited by Fox Studios to shoot a scene in a television mini-series, and in February, we caught a glimpse of her onscreen in the final episode of “American Crime Story,” featuring Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson. (We also met Mr. Gooding, and can say with certainty that he’s a very, very nice guy.) In December 2015, Luna traveled over 2,500 miles (with littermate brother Turbo) to see her biological dad (2xNFC/FC ERBENHOF SnS BOOGIE WOOGIE BO) compete in Ardmore, OK at the 2015 WCA NAtional Field Trial. In April 2016, while still under the care of Carlos and Jana, Luna earned a perfect score in her NAVHDA Natural Ability test with Carlos.
Five years later, she’s still here, and has been upgraded to “member of the permanent pack.” I don’t know what it is about that girl, but I love her. Luna also raised her first litter in Summer 2018, and is currently raising her second litter now. Luna’s pedigree can be viewed here.
Downtown Idaho Springs, Colorado in July 2018.
Touchstone n’ Barrett’s Autobot Moonracer, “Luna,” was Purple Girl (and my pick) out of the 2015 Autobot litter. The litter Luna came from was bred 100% for field trial ability. In short, dogs were bred to have very fast ground speed, a good nose, ability to run forward, hunt hard, have endurance, and loads of tenacity. The average field-bred Weimaraner weighs between 45-50 lb, and Luna falls right in the middle at 48 lb. She also sports a dark, wiry coat, has medium amber eyes, and black nails.
In the home, Luna is loving, quiet, and submissive to the other dogs in the house; she’s an “I don’t want any trouble” kind of girl. Even at a young age, Luna has been proven to be trustworthy loose in the house when we are away. She doesn’t chew or destroy items that aren’t hers, and will hold her potty ALL DAY if she has to.
Pedigree (click here to view large file):
Weight: 48 pounds
Height: 23 inches
Available for lease: No
- February 2017 – AKC Junior Hunter Title (4 straight passes)
- November 2016 – Second Place Open Puppy (8 starters) – San Diego Brittany Club
- April 2016 – NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize I (Score of 112)
Paternal family highlights:
- Sire “Bo” is a two-time National Field Champion and Amateur Field Champion, and also has a placement in the 2016 AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship
- Litter-mate brother “Turbo” is a 2x NWA Open Derby Winner, and also Winner of the 2017 WCA Western Field Futurity
- Half-brother “Clark” was Winner of the 2017 WCA National Field Trial
Snapshots of Luna over the last three years.
Luna at one day (Purple Collar).
Luna at nine days (Purple Collar).
Luna at about three weeks of age.
At about four weeks of age, I had Luna with me on the sofa watching Hope Floats. 🙂
This is me with baby Luna around February 2017 at a field trial. She was about six months old in this photo.
Luna out training to be a huntin’ dawg in California City with Carlos DeTevis.
Another photo out on the training grounds.
Baby Luna at home.
Every now and then, Barry and I would take one of our dogs with us to dinner in town. This is at a local Italian restaurant. Luna is always well-behaved when we take her out and about.
Luna’s first litter arrived in Summer 2018. This was the first litter we raised in our Cedar City, Utah house.