Layla – aka SHR Trinity’s Lady Of The Lake – is our 65lb chocolate sweetheart. Born to SHR Trinity’s Lotta Miracles and FC AFC Running with the Devil ‘01NDC; Layla is truly a Lady in everything that she does, she is kind, generous, loving, gentle, compassionate, she has that incredible drive that Labs have to please you. Layla is very in tune with your moods and feelings, if you are feeling blue she will come and give you the most gentle of kisses and lay her head in your lap as if to say, whatever it is I am always with you. Layla is an incredibly beautiful Labrador but don't let the looks fool you this girl can hunt. Layla has great marking ability, runs straight and fast and has a nose that won't quit. Layla earned her SHR title and then was just our companion dog. Layla has a wonderfully thick coat that is the envy of all the girls and all the boys think that she is a goddess. I guess this says that dogs have an eye for beauty too. When Layla was just a couple of weeks old you could tell that she was going to be an extraordinary beauty and so I worked extraordinarily hard to find the right name for her. Layla's Name Comes From "The Lady Of The Lake" in Arthurian legend, a misty, supernatural figure endowed with magic powers, who gave the sword Excalibur to King Arthur. She inhabited a castle in an underwater kingdom. According to one legend she kidnapped the infant Lancelot and brought him to her castle where he lived until manhood. The call name of "Layla" is from Layla and Majnun: The Classic Love Story of Persian Literature in which Layla and the Majnun fall deeply in love also known as The Madman and Layla - in Arabic (Majnun and Layla) or (Qays and Layla), in Persian: (Leyli and Madjnun), in Azeri - is a classical Arabic story of star-crossed lovers. It is based on the real story of a young man called Qays ibn al-Mulawwah from the northern Arabian Peninsula. In one version, he spent his youth together with Layla, tending their flocks. In the other version, upon seeing Layla he fell passionately in love with her. In both versions, however, he went mad when her father prevented him from marrying her; for that reason he came to be called Majnun Layla, which means "Layla's Lunatic."
Among the poems attributed to Qays ibn al-Mulawwah, regarding Layla:
|“ ||I pass by these walls, the walls of Layla |
And I kiss this wall and that wall
It’s not Love of the houses that has taken my heart
But of the One who dwells in those houses
All of the male dogs for miles around go Lunatic for Layla as well. When she comes into season we have dogs show up that we have never seen before in our lives and have no idea where they could possibly have come from. She inherited this trait from her Grandma "Molly Miranda Blackstone" who once scared off a Rottweiler with her amorous attentions.
Layla has the perfect temperament to work with the young dogs, she loves pups, loves to teach them to swim and play. Layla will lay on her back and play with puppies for hours. Layla is very in tune with the emotions of her humans and will come and lay her head in your lap quietly to comfort you or lay with you in bed all day if you are sick. Layla is a beauty inside and out.
Layla has all of her health clearances; with include OFA Good Hips LR-179098G24F-VPI, Normal Elbows LR-EL41865F24-VPI, CERF LR-54738/2009--27, Normal Patella LR-PA314/24F/P-VPI, Normal Cardiac LR-CA3425/24F/P-VPI, Normal Thyroid LR-TH370/24F-VPI, CNM Non-Carrier LR-CNM137/26F-VPI, EIC Non-Carrier LR-EIC856/24F-VPI, DNA Profile #V585463 on file with AKC & UKC, AKC #SR394904/01, UKC #R195-670 to view any health clearances for yourself go to http://www.offa.org and you can enter the whole name without titles, part of the name, registration number or OFA number, the OFA has a vertical pedigree tool that is very useful when trying to see how orthopedically sound a bloodline is.