Litter Born September 3, 2007
at Mountain Home ~ 4 Girls! & 1 Boy!
Gemma completed the requirements for her Working Team Dog title
in April 2011 on a multi day trip through the Kebnekaise Mountains in Sweden's far north!
At the 2010 Alaskan Malamute Club of America's National Specialty
Turbo placed 2nd and finished his AKC Rally Advanced title with a score of 92!
AndTurbo is featured in the 2011 browntrout Alaskan Malamute calendar!
Turbo finished his Rally Level 1 title at the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Rally Trial at the Java Dog Training Center in Redwood City, CA, on March 14, 2010!
Woooooooooooooo! Turbo is Mr. March in the 2010 Pet Prints Calendar
Stealth proudly says "That's my brother!"
Stealth on a sledding trip - here she's running double lead with Skipper
April and Pat have been taking trips up into the woods to cure the *cabin fever* this winter
A *new arrival* from the U.K. !
Titan, a Nero son, joined Gem's family in January
Gemma and Titan are becoming good friends!
Gemma is featured in the 2010 Crossroads Alaskan Malamute Club calendar!
AndTurbo is featured in the 2010 Pet Prints Alaskan Malamute calendar!
Mary and the boys have begun fall training
Takin' a break, Turbo and Arwah
April on a hike near Oregon's Mt. Jefferson
April in the Autumn leaves
at Camp Timber Trails in Tolland, MA October 2-4
Bella can be seen on Friday page 2 and 3
Sunday page 8 and in the middle and bottom row of page 17
getting ready to WIN the tp contest ;-)
Gemma finished the requirements for her AMCA Working Pack Dog title
on a multi-day backpacking trip through Sweden!
Marit and Gemma out on the trail
Stealth is working toward her AMCA Working Pack Dog title too!
In her conformation debut, Bella won Winners Bitch at the Newtown Kennel Club Dog Show
in Shelton, CT on September 18th! She says "It's a tough job being a beauty queen" :-)
Here she is hangin' at home with her buddy Rocky
After the Wenatchee Kennel Club shows, Pat and April stopped by Mountain Home for a visit!
Sisters April and Stealth, September 14th
*Mom* Cruiser, September '09
September 3rd, look at the royal treatment lucky lady Bella got on her birthday!!
A birthday cake, a tiara AND a heart shaped hot tub!! Please don't show Stealth these pictures ;-)
Stealth got her very own backpack for her 2nd Birthday!!
She proudly models it here :-)
We're looking forward to fall and adventures on the hiking trails!
Turbo got a new toy rabbit for his Birthday!!
but it looks like it might have gotten the best of him <g>
April placed 1st in Rally Advanced and was High Scoring Malamute at the Snow King Alaskan Malamute Fanciers Specialty Show Rally Trial on August 14th with a score of 98!!! Woooos to Pat and April !!!
April enjoying a moment of sheer Malamute jubilation
(luckily this was not IN the competition ring)
Gemma and Marit on a summer backpacking outing
April now has her own tire jump!
And she's loving it!
April finished her AKC Rally Advanced title on June 28, 2009!
April having a *bull session* with the cows
Stealth loves to jump, but she's too speedy to get any good pictures of!
Turbo's got springs in his feet too!
After all, their father is named Mtn Home's Spring In The Air ;-)
Turbo does come back *down to earth* occasionally ;-)
Stealth looking pretty amongst the spring flowers
20 months old, the *pups* are growing up!
Spring has sprung in Oregon and Pat's been working on building a tire jump for April
Gemma earned her Working Team Dog title in March!
During the month of April the snow conditions are still awesome in Lapland
Here's Gem on the trail with her kennel mate Thunder
Sister Bella checks in from Massachusetts
She passed her AKC Canine Good Citizenship test on April 6th!
Bella enjoyed a lot of snow this winter too
Stealth earned her Working Team Dog title in March!
Gemma on a pulka training excursion
Gemma at 16 months
Two *rookies* in lead !
10 month old Deja and 16 month old Stealth, their first season in harness
Wayne prunes the plum tree in their yard
...and the 'beaver gene' surfaces
Turbo thinks this brush removal is serious business!
The sun doesn't peek above the horizon this time of year in Lapland
Thunder and Gemma out on the trail
Stealth and Cruiser, Christmas morning 2008
Oh joy! Toys with eyeballs! And squeakers that still work!
The pre-Christmas week brought snow to western Oregon
much to the delight of April
Unfortunately the heavy snow and ice damaged a lot of trees
But April is doing her best to help Pat clean up the mess in their yard
Sometimes having a dog with the 'Beaver Gene' comes in mighty handy!
Gemma in her winter wonderland of the great white north!
Stealth and Jake in November
Gemma is ever so gentle with her toys
Unlike her *bad sister Stealth* and *bad mother Cruiser*
who have de-eyeballed and de-nosed and de-squeakered and de-stuffed their toys
Just a few of the eyes and noses that they have removed...
Right now they have a toybox full of mostly blind toys ;-)
There is good snow in Finnish Lapland and Gemma is running in harness!
It was great to see these 2 littermates and their owners at the 2008 AMCA National Specialty!
Turbo and Mary - Pat and April
Turbo placed 1st in Rally Novice with a score of 99 to finish his RN title!
April placed 4th in the class with a score of 88!
Besides coming to the Regional and National Specialties for the Rally competition,
April got to try her hand at weight pulling for the first time
In the Novice class she pulled over 800 lbs. !
Turbo and his whole family made a vacation of the trip up to Washington
Mary and Wayne, Turbo's 1/2 brother Arwah and Scandal (the fox terrier) all made the trek
Their first stop was the Pacific Ocean beach at Grayland, WA - Thanks Wayne for all of your great pics!
Turbo thought that the kelp washed up on the shore was pretty cool
But he was much more proud of finding the only piece of driftwood on the beach
Oh no, the 'beaver gene' surfaces again! <vbg>
They attended the pre-National carting get-together and ran the dogs on the beach
Nichole Royer's Mal/Korean Jindo team, Sandi Shrager with Sunny Jr and Emmy, Mary and the boys
Mary and Turbo ready to begin the Rally Novice class
at the West Coast Area Regional Specialty
Turbo placed 2nd with a score of 96!
And at the Alaskan Malamute Club of America's National Specialty
Turbo placed 1st and finished his AKC Rally Novice title with a score of 99!
He enjoyed *camping* at the hotel
On their way back home to California, they went up into the southern Cascade mountains
of Oregon to do a couple more days of carting
Look, it's Bella!
Bella helps with foster dogs from AMRONE (Alaskan Malamute Rescue of New England)
She's a great *role model* and helps them to adjust to new situations
She's had a nice summer
Bella especially enjoys playing in the sprinkler
or anything else involving water....
Including MUD PUDDLES!
April and Pat took a ride on the 1.5 inch scale train with COALS, the Central Oregon Area Live Steamers
part of the the Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club in Bend, OR
Going across the tresle, April says "Hey, that's a long ways down!"
April meets another new friend. A great breed ambassador, she gained many fans that day
Stealth absolutely LOVES the tire jump!
Turbo has begun harness work and is taking to it like a fish to water!
Arwah and Turbo on the trail
Two brothers, enjoying the scenery
Takin' a break...
Turbo made his AKC Rally debut at the Fremont Dog Training Club on September 28th and earned his first Rally Novice leg with a score of 98 and 4th place!
Back home, he keeps himself entertained trying to pick plums off of the plum tree
...or is he trying to pick a squirrel out of the plum tree???
We got to see April compete at the Wenatchee Kennel Club Rally Trial on September 13th!
April and Pat warming up, or should I say *getting ready* to go into the ring
...it was 80 degrees, so warming up was unnecessary ;-)
Quite obviously, they are Best Buddies!
In the Novice B ring where they earned a Qualifying ribbon
April sitting in front, before returning to the heal position
April say's "OK, what do we do next??"
April waits patiently as Pat goes around her
And on Monday after the shows, Pat and April stopped by Mountain Home for a visit!
Sisters April and Stealth
And litter sister Gemma and her owner Marit say "Hi from Lapland!"
Includes lots of pics when the puppies were younger