Puppies Meme and Dozer went to their first CKC show this past weekend, with Meme winning two Best of Breeds / Best of Winners / Best Puppy in Breed - and five points toward her CKC Championship. Dozer received one Best of Breed / Best of Winners / Best Puppy in Breed - and a total of two points for his efforts. Good puppies! But their dear, old 'great, great' uncle Ernie shocked us all and won TWO Best in Shows (altered class) - at almost eleven-and-a-half years of age! The furry dollies had a great weekend!
I took six month old Meme, Dozer and their mom, Tinker, to a UKC show in Quebec this past weekend. Little Meme came home with three 'Best of Winners', three Best of Breeds, three Group Firsts - and one adult Best in Show and an adult Reserve Best in Show! Meme should meet the requirements for her first championship and will be BIMBS RBIMBS UKC CH Slushpuppy's Voodoo Envy! Since she was 'finished' she didn't do the fourth show. Her brother Dozer won 'Best of Winners', Best of Breed, and one Group First. Good puppies! Will update their pages when I get the show photographs :)
Their mom was entered in the weight pull, winning her class (80 - 100 pounds - she's 98 pounds) and did pull several times. Tinker hasn't taken to dirt pulls and, while she does well with snow pulls, isn't as fond of the dirt carts so she's definitely improved some since the last pull she was in, two years ago. All three
Ernie, Dozer and Meme went to this Winterfest, the puppies first 'public event' - and had a great time meeting people, playing, playing on the sled - and meeting their first cat! Is always a great time here!
Ernie, Ooky and Tinker came back 'clear' (do not possess the defective gene and do not have the disease) for polyneuropathy, a life-ruining disease in Alaskan Malamutes. Many, if not most Malamutes with this disease, end up dead (or put to sleep) due to how severely the dog is affected with this particular disease.
After I'd bred Tinker, a DNA test became available commercially, to see if a dog 'carried' one copy of the bad gene or two (two copies meaning the dog is affected with the disease). One copy is harmless - although it should not be bred to another dog carrying a copy.
If you wish to read about the disease and check for dogs with the test please see: http://www.ampoly.info/
As of August 30, 2012, Tinker had her babies. If you watch the 'puppies' page I will post a few pictures each week.
Tinker was bred recently and there will be puppies toward the end of August.
'Tinkerbell' - Slushpuppy's Special Sleigher - completed her CKC Championship this weekend with a Best of Breed. She is now CKC / FCC CH Slushpuppy's Special Sleigher, HIC. In total, she was shown about seven times during the last three years, two single days in her first year (she received her first point at her first show), one show in the second year, two shows last year (one was FCC, one CKC) and two shows this year. While she may have completed her CKC Championship, there is still lots more for her to do!
Ernie, Tinker and I made the 14+ our trip to NOWDA (Thunder Bay, ON) for the Alaskan Malamute Club of Canada 2012 National Specialty. Only Ernie was entered in the two Specialties, in altered class. He returned with two 'Best Opposite Sex' in Specialty wins for each show. He had a fantastic time, playing with Tinker in the room, hanging out with lots of people and eating way too many 'extras'.
My now ten-and-half year old Ernie, went to his - and my - first UKC show in Ontario. UKC seems to be moving into Canada, in a very big way and has many weekends of conformation shows, weight pull, lure coursing, obedience, and other events planned until July. I know they have events planned for Fall, too. I wanted to see what UKC was about, and they have a licsenced 'altered class' so I entered him. In total, there were nearly 200 dogs at the show (only a few altered, all the rest were intact dogs). Ernie came home with two 'Reserve Best in Show' (altered) wins - and two very pretty ribbons! Tinker accomponied him for the ride, but di