Maka Lua (ADOPTED!) is a charming, fun, adorable little Cattle Dog/Corgi mix, a herding dog through and through! This funny, engaging girl who loves to play tug and to retrieve balls. You would never know that she is 11 years old. At around 40 lbs. our girl need to shed a few pounds, which shouldn’t be too much of a problem, since she loves toys and to play! Make Lua has a sense of humor - and adores her people very, very much. She is one smart cookie for sure! It's always challenging to keep up with a smart dog, but it's fun and rewarding too.
We are looking for very experienced owners who won't let her get away with mischief, but will instead guide her to be at her best. Sort of like herding the herding dog with management and training. As with a lot of herding dogs, Maka Lua can be more "in charge" than the people around her. Let's face it, she doesn't have much else to focus on and the rest of us are scurrying around inside our busy lives. Fortunately,
As with all of us, Maka Lua has a few quirks that she needs work on: she doesn't like any kind of invasive handling, such as looking at her teeth and having her feet touched. When you try to examine her at all, she will roll on her back and offer her belly up for rubs, as an alternative. If you try to get her to cooperate more, she will really resist. Little Maka Lua tested fine when other dogs were around her food. However, she will guard high-value treats, such as pig ears and knuckle bones, but will happily trade those same items for treats. Experienced dog guardians will already know the importance of training and management, so you'll get to put those skills to use. She will do best with children old enough (16+) to participate in the process.
Maka Lua is interesting with other dogs… She meets some dogs with a polite greeting, and then when off leash ignored the other dog for more interesting things. When she was brought to meet another dog her size, Maka Lua politely went to meet and sniff. When the other dog gave her a sharp bark to back off, she immediately complied and moved away. When she has met more timid or submissive dogs, who shy away from her, Maka Lua may get bossy or snarky with that dog, but it is very easy to get her attention to stop any unwanted behavior. She might do well in a home with another well-mannered dog, with proper introduction and appropriate supervision. She will NOT do well at a dog park, so plan on getting her exercise elsewhere.
Yes, she's very cute but if that's' your only criteria you need to think twice. Maka Lua is a funny, silly dog but she is a WHOLE LOT of dog, and not for the uninitiated. For those with experience looking for an awesome companion, you might just have found her!