Karluk, whose name was shortened to Luk, (Mr Maroon) moved to southern Florida with Stephanie Critch and her husband Jay Fisher. Luk introduced Stephanie to the world of competition with dogs, as she has done horse dressage for years. Luk showed Stephanie how wonderful field work can be.
Karluk got his name for Stephanie's love of Newfoundland, where she is originally from. Karluk was the name of the ship,The Karluk, that was used for an expedition to the Arctic in 1913. The ship became icebound several months into the voyage, at which time the original captain abandoned the ship. The ship meanwhile was swept toward Siberia, and was eventually crushed by the ice. The crew crossed the ice to the island under the new leadership of Captain Robert Bartlett, who was from Brigus, Newfoundland. Stephanie's previous golden was named Brigus.