In 1986, we took our first Alaskan Malamute, "Kiska", to obedience classes. The instructors said, "She's pretty, are you going to show her?"...  Greg and Diane continued to serve as our mentors, and we are still good friends today.

We continued to educate ourselves about Malamutes, and knew we wanted an "all-around" dog for showing, obedience, sledding, and weight pulling.  We fell in love with the dogs of Storm Kloud Kennels, and decided that is where our foundation would begin.

In 1988, we purchased our awesome foundation dog, "Boomer", from Storm Kloud Kennels.

 

"Boomer" - Our Foundation Dog - Boomer quickly became a top winning dog on the east coast, earning his first Group Placement at 10 months of age as a puppy, and Best of Breed wins from the classes over specials.  He continued on to be a multiple Group Winner and multiple Group Placer, a National Specialty Award of Merit winner, and was UNDEFEATED in Canada.  As a producer, his children earned championships, Specialty wins, and obedience, working, and performance titles.

"Kassi" - Our Foundation Bitch - Next was our once in a lifetime foundation bitch, Kassi, from Kasaan Kennels.  In addition to Kassi being an incredible show dog and working dog,  she became one of the TOP Producing brood bitches in the USA in history, with her progeny achieving a total of 44 titles, between conformation show Championships, working, obedience, and performance titles. 

In 1992, we welcomed our first litter of puppies, which produced Champions, Specialty Winners,  top ranked show dogs, and Working, Obedience, and Agility titled dogs.  ALL of our dogs, past and present, descend from our two foundation dogs, Boomer & Kassi.  

We cannot thank Nancy Russell and Bonnie McMahon enough for starting us out with the best foundation dogs possible, and we thank them for all of their guidance and mentoring over the years.

 

 

Richard enjoys the working activities of the dogs, running the sled team, competing in weight pulls, and hiking with the dogs.  He has officiated as Chief Judge at Weight Pulls, and has also had the honor of judging the Working Dog Show Case at the 2012 AMCA National Specialty.  Richard also enjoys giving public educational talks about Malamutes by taking the dogs to visit schools, scout troops, and other public forums.

Roseann enjoys showing in conformation, obedience, running the sled team, and competing in weight pulls.  She has been an obedience instructor and conformation handling instructor.  In 2011, Roseann began a new chapter in her dog life, and is an approved AKC Judge. She has also had the honor of judging the Alaskan Malamute Club of America's "Top Twenty Event" at TWO National Specialties, which included the AMCA's 50th Anniversary National Specialty. Roseann is also an AMCA and AKC approved Breed Mentor for Alaskan Malamutes, providing education to other AKC conformation judges who intend to judge our breed.  

 

 

Alaskan Malamute Club of America

Alaskan Malamute Association of Eastern Pennsylvania

Harrisburg Kennel Club

Obedience Training Class of Harrisburg

American Kennel Club's Breeder of Merit Program

American Dog Show Judges (Roseann)

Dog Show Judges Association of America, Inc. (Roseann)



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