Koon's Nashoba

(Choctaw X Crooked Creek's Onyx)

.BiBirthdate: (October 28, 2011)

Native American cultures, the First People of America and Canada, have held the wolf in high regard for centuries. Indeed, so strong was their respect for this beautiful and powerful animal, some tribes compared themselves to wolves in both the characteristics of wolves and in the lifestyle of a wolf pack and were called Wolf People by other tribes.

Native American tribes recognized the wolf for its extreme devotion to its family, and many drew parallels between wolf pack members and the members of the tribe. Also, the wolf's superior and cooperative hunting skills made it the envy of many tribes. It was considered the highest praise for the prowess of a hunter to be compared to a wolf. Throughout the different cultures of Native Americans, the First People embraced the wolf in their culture and it was said that "The wolf and the Indian once lived in harmony....they hunted together and their spirits touched." Finally, the wolf was known to defend its home against outsiders, a task with which each tribe had to contend as well.

The wolf was considered a magical animal in the religions of the First Nations. It is a symbol of freedom and individuality, yet attentive to the responsibilities of the pack.


Time to bring some tested, tried, and true "old blood" back into our kennel - so we went to our dear friend Mrs. Mona at Koon's to get this fella.

Nashoba gets his namesake from his dad Choctaw; Nashoba means wolf in the Choctaw language. Nashoba is doing really well in the open bay pen, having already competed at Hickory Crossing and Fort Bayou Ranch in both the puppy class and in the old & young. Nashoba has also earned a 3rd place in his first NALC conformation class. So not only does he have work and drive, but is pretty to boot. Nashoba's focus will be competing in the Open Bay Hog Dog competions.