"Aura" MACH4 Mtn.Home's Aura of Arcticdawn, UDX, OM1, VER, HIT, RE, MXG2, MJG2, MXF, TQX, WLD, ROMWD
(U-CDX, Ch. MACH Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, HIT, NJP, NAP, WLD, WWPDX, WPD, CGC, ROMWD x Mountain Home's Oreo Cookie, WTD)
"Aura" lives with Raissa and family at Arcticdawn in Michigan
Photos courtesy of Raissa Hinman
"Aura" finished her AKC Master Agility Championship 4 in April 2013!
"Aura" finished her AKC Master Agility Championship 3 in February 2012!
"Aura" MACH2 Mtn.Home's Aura of Arcticdawn, UDX, OM, HIT, RE, XF, WLD
earned her AKC Utility Dog Excellent title on April 30, 2011
making 3 Generations of UDX/Master Agility Champion titled Alaskan Malamutes
for owner/trainer extraordinaire, Raissa Hinman!!!
The journey began with "Sister"
MACH Mountain Home's Goldsmoke, UDX2, HIT, Can CDX, WWPD, WLD, TDI, CGC, CGN
and continued with "Sister's" son "Atka"
Ch. MACH Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, HIT, NJP, NAP, XFP, WLD, WWPDX, WPD, CGC
and carries on with "Atka's" daughter "Aura"
MACH2 Mtn.Home's Aura of Arcticdawn, UDX, OM, HIT, RE, XF, WLD
"Aura" has again made breed history by being the first
Alaskan Malamute to earn the AKC Obedience Master title!!!
"Aura" finished her AKC Master Agility Championship 2 at the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club's Agility Trial in Whitmore Lake, MI on April 22, 2011!
"Aura" finished her AKC Master Agility Championship at the Southern Michigan Weimaraner Club Agility Trial in Dexter, MI on December 19, 2009!
As one of the top 5 Alaskan Malamutes in AKC Agility, "Aura" has been invited to the AKC Agility Invitational in Long Beach, CA on December 12 & 13, 2009!
"Aura" is the #1 Alaskan Malamute in AKC Agility for 2008!
On July 17, 2009 "Aura" finished her AKC Excellent FAST (Fifteen and Send Time) Agility title at the Southern Michigan Weimaraner Club's all-breed Agility Trial in Dexter, MI!
"Aura" finished her AKC Utility Dog title at the Ann Arbor Kennel Club's Obedience Trial on July 5, 2009 with a score of 186.5 and 1st Place in her class!
"Aura" on the dog walk at the Kalamazoo Kennel Club's Agility Trial, June 2009. She now needs less than 200 points to earn the Master Agility Champion title!
"Aura" won Winner's Bitch/Best of Opposite Sex at the Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County Show in Birch Run, MI on April 26 & 27th, 2009!
"Aura" finished her Open FAST Agility title at the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club's Agility Trial in Whitmore Lake, MI on April 18, 2009!
"Aura" picked up 23 more MACH points and 4 double Q's at the Western Reserve kennel Club's Agility Trials in Cleveland, OH in mid-December 2008!
"Aura" was awarded High In Trial at the AMCA National Specialty Obedience Trial on November 5, 2008 in Olympia, WA! She placed 1st in the Open A class with a score of 195!
Plus she won the Working Bitch Class in conformation at the National Specialty show on November 8th!
And she won the Best Percentage Pulled at the West Coast Area Regional Specialty weight pull!
"Aura" finished her Companion Dog Excellent title with a score of 191.5 and a 2nd Place in her class at the Sportsmen's Dog Training Club of Detroit in Warren, MI on October 26, 2008!
"Aura" earned the first two legs toward her CDX title on October 18 & 19, 2008 at the Marshbanks Golden Retriever Club of South-Central Michigan's Obedience Trial in Ann Arbor, MI! She placed 1st and 2nd in her class with scores of 195.5 and 196.5!
October 4, 2008 "Aura" finished her Novice FAST Agility title at the Midland Kennel Club's Agility Trial in Midland, MI!
"Aura" won Winners Bitch/Best of Winners at the St. Clair Kennel Club show in Goodells, MI on September 13, 2008!
At the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club's Agility Trial in Ann Arbor, MI on September 5th, 2008 "Aura" placed 2nd in Excellent Standard class and 3rd in Excellent Jumpers With Weaves, picking up nearly 20 MACH points!
And "Aura" was entered in her first Novice FAST (Fifteen And Send Time) Agility class and qualified, earning her first NF leg! She earned her second leg the next day!
Then Raissa headed for the Pontiac Kennel Club's match show in Davisburg, MI where "Aura's" son "Bootstrap" Arcticdawn's Boots R Made For Mushin' won Best Puppy In Match!
"Aura" was awarded High In Trial at the Battle Creek Kennel Club's all-breed Obedience trial in Marshall, MI on July 12, 2008! She placed 1st in Novice B with a score of 196.5!
You can see a video of Aura aka "Miss Perfect's" performance! Video taping courtesy of Bud Slusher
Remember, she just had puppies 3 months ago so Aura is very BALD ;-)
"Aura" was High In Trial at the Alaskan Malamute Club of America's CentralArea Regional Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI on October 16, 2007! She placed 1st in Novice B Obedience with a score of 196!
"Aura" competing in Agility at the Alaskan Malamute Club of America's National Specialty on October 17, 2007
photo by Pat Benjamin
On her summer vacation, "Aura" finished her AKC Companion Dog degree at the Talbot Kennel Club's Obedience trial in Easton, MD on August 18, 2007! "Aura" placed 1st in Novice B with a score of 197!
"Aura" earned the final 2 legs for her Master Agility Excellent Jumpers With Weaves title at the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club's Agility trials in Dexter, MI on August 11 & 12, 2007! She placed 2nd in her class on Saturday and 4th on Sunday!
"Aura" earned 2 legs toward her AKC Companion Dog degree with scores of 195.5 and 196.5, placing 2nd and 3rd in her class at the Berrien Kennel Club and Jaxon Kennel Club all-breed Obedience trials in Marshall, MI on August 4 & 5, 2007.
"Aura" finished her AKC Rally Excellent title with a 1st place in both of her classes (scores of 99) on July 14 & 15, 2007 at the Holland Michigan Kennel Club's Rally trials! And she also competed in conformation at the Battle Creek Kennel Club shows and won Winners Bitch for 2 more points toward her Championship!
June 30 & July 1, 2007 "Aura" competed in United Kennel Club Obedience and Agility events in Montpelier, Ohio and finished her UKC Companion Dog degree with scores in the 190s, which were High In Trial scores! "Aura" also earned her UKC Level 1 Novice Agility title!
"Aura" finished her AKC Rally Advanced title with a 1st place in her class on June 9, 2007 at the Mt. Pleasant Michigan Kennel Club's Rally trial! And she competed in conformation and won Winners Bitch for 2 more points toward her Championship!
"Aura" May 2007
"Aura" at the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club's Agility trial in Whitmore Lake, MI, April 20, 2007
March 31-April 1, 2007 "Aura" finished her Agility Excellent and Excellent Agility Jumper titles at the Beaver County Kennel Club trials in Pittsburgh, PA!
March 2-3, 2007, "Aura" placed first in her Open Agility Jumpers class to finish her OAJ title! Then she competed in Agility Excellent and earned 2 legs toward her AX title (with a 2nd and 3rd place in the class)! And she also placed first in the Excellent Agility Jumpers class for a leg toward her AXJ!
February 23 - 25, 2007, At the Gem City Agility Club trials in Ohio, "Aura" finished her Novice Agility Jumpers title and again placed first in her class on the 23rd! She went on to earn the first 2 legs toward her OAJ title with a first and second placement in the Open Agility Jumpers classes. And "Aura" finished her Open Agility title with 2 first placements and a second during the 3 days of trials!
"Aura" finished her AKC Rally Novice title placing first in a 23 dog class with a perfect score of 100 points on February 9, 2007! Plus, she's now finished the requirements for her AMCA Working Lead Dog title!
"Aura" finished her Novice Agility title placing first at all 3 trials at the Dayton Dog Training Club in Lewisburg, OH on January 26-28! And she placed first in 2 Novice Agility Jumpers With Weaves classes to earn 2 NAJ legs! And she's been running single lead on Raissa's sled team!
"Aura" placed first in a 26 dog class at her AKC Rally debut at the Oakland County Kennel Club show on January 20th in Detroit, MI with a score of 99 out of 100! The next day she placed 2nd (in a 33 dog class) to earn her second AKC Rally Novice leg with another score of 99!
"Aura" won Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite Sex at the Ingham County Kennel Club show for her first point toward her AKC Championship in East Lansing, MI, 12-4-06
"Aura" at 14 months
"Aura" taking Reserve Winners Bitch from the 9-12 month puppy class, 5-14-06
"Aura" near side in wheel, 2-12-06
"Aura" at 6 months, 2-13-06
"Aura", resting on the picket line with her dad "Atka", January 14, 2006
"Aura" on her first run with the Arctic Dawn team. "Atka" in lead, Grandma "Sister" and Aunt "Lia" in wheel. Mid January '06
"Aura" at 4 months, 12-3-05
"Aura" at almost 16 weeks, 11-12-05
"Aura" at almost 16 weeks, 11-12-05, taking a rest break in the autumn leaves with her Aunt "Lia"
"Aura" at 12 weeks, 10-15-05, with her buddy Gideon
"Auntie Lia" and "Aura" spend some time having fun with Gideon
"Aura" aka "Glimmer" at 39 days
"Aura" aka "Glimmer" at 30 days
"Aura" aka "Glimmer" at 22 days
Aura's parents are "Atka" U-CDX, Ch. MACH Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, NJP, NAP, HIT, WLD, WPD, WWPDX, CGC, ROMWD
And our "Oreo" Mountain Home's Oreo Cookie, WTD