I contacted Jean about acquiring a BRT a few years ago. I was searching for a very special type of dog…one with the soul of a companion and the heart of a lion. I am an artist who works late into the night in my studio, and my husband travels all week and is home only on weekends. For years we had Airedales who, with their intense loyalty and courage, gave me a sense of security while I worked alone in my studio. After our last Airedale passed, I thought I would never find another to take his place in my heart and at my side. But then Atlas came into our lives, and he has been everything I could have hoped for.
The first thing you notice about Atlas is his size. He is big. Really big. He has startled more than a few people on state park trails as they think they are encountering a bear! He is stunning in appearance and draws a crowd wherever we go. He is a magnet.
Atlas is extremely well-trained and obedient. In fact, having had dogs of several breeds for my entire life, I can say that I have never had a dog that was more willing to train and work for me than he is. We achieved AKC Canine Good Citizen and AKC Rally Obedience Title last year.
He passed the entrance exam for a very strict certified therapy dog program. My work does not allow me to pursue more titles, but I have no doubt he could earn them with ease.
Atlas’ main job is to be my companion and security, and this he does extremely well. He is incredibly loving to everyone in the family, loves children and family dogs, but is equally as guarding against strangers. He will put himself between me and any stranger, and in a very calm and quiet but steadfast manner, will arrest their approach simply by his presence. If they continue to advance, his low growl is all that is needed to stop them in their tracks.
Amazingly, however, if I introduce any stranger to him and give him the “okay”, he becomes a wriggling mountain of happiness to greet them. He is extremely well trained and responsive to my direction. In addition, he guards our rural home and alerts if any dogs, people or vehicles come onto the property.
At home he is the most loving, snuggly, playful dog we’ve ever had, and retains the personality of a puppy even at age three. He would love to crawl up and sit on our laps, but at 140 pounds he is banned from the couch. But that doesn’t stop him from trying from time to time. He is constantly at my side as if attached by an invisible thread…getting up and following me from room to room, lying beside me as I work, sleeping beside my bed. His devotion to me moves my heart, and I know I have found the companion I was seeking. Plus, I feel 100% safe staying alone all week, knowing that he will have the courage and presence to protect me if needed. He is amazing.
||Koda was born in Midnight Solo headquarters, she was one of seven in a litter "Z".
Koda's parents are our Misha and Sadie. Both parents are very accomplished both in shows and performance events, both love kids and are humans oriented, yet would gurd and protect when required.
Koda lives with her owner Rachel one short hour away from us. We see her quite often. Koda is a lovely BRT, reliable, easy to live with , amazing dog. Koda is obedient, lovely, playful and steadfast. Will protect when it is requaired.
Rachel did a fabulous job with Koda in Conformation (shows) , rally Obedience , weigh pull and Barn hunt. Click here to see Koda's Achievement page.
Koda has been raised with 4 very lovely, active young grandkids and loves to play with them. Koda loves small dogs and is getting along fine with cats.
Koda loves to play fetch with a ball and she knows directions: forward, left, right, look for it, etc. When she does not see where the ball landed, Rachel directs her and she finds it! Koda is always able to read the situation and act accordingly.
Koda is a Dam of our Fabulous "D" litter of 10 pups out of Mars! Amazing parents, grand and great parents in pedigree.
The litter is 14 months old: very social pups with great aptitude for learning, problem solving, competitive performance venues with tremendous potential for service dogs training; all owners are very happy with their BRTs. 5 pups are training for competition. 5 are well mannared companions , going to obedience schools, swimming and being very much loved family members in USA and Canada.
Bear is training for Conformation, Rally and Obedience
Vova is training to be a service dog in California and doing very well.
Rosie is showing in Conformation, training for Rally O, Obedience and IPO.
Indy is showing in Conformation and training for Nose work.
Sasha already earned CKC RN title.
We are very excited anbput this match and expect a fantastic litter!
Please visit Koda's pups from her first "D" Litter on Facebook photo album