Litters Born In July 2005
at Mountain Home
Oreo's puppies arrived July 24th, Abbie's puppies arrived July 31st
"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!!!
Updated 2-26-10 (A new pic of Nero)
Updated 2-9-10 (A couple new pics of Skipper)
"Aura" finished her Master Agility Championship on December 19, 2009 at the Southern Michigan Weimaraner Club's Agility Trial in Dexter, MI !
Updated 10-24-09 (A couple new pics of Onyx and Nero)
Photo by Mark Loades
Photo by Mark Loades
"Nero" has joined "Onyx" in Agility class!
"Onyx" on the dog walk
"Jake" with his backpacking buddy "Stealth"
We send a big Wooooo to CONGRATULATE "Aura" for being the
#1 Alaskan Malamute in AKC Agility for 2008 !
As one of the top 5 Malamutes in the nation, "Aura" has been invited
to participate in the AKC Agility Invitational in Long Beach, CA Dec. 12-13, 2009
"Aura" finished her AKC Utility Dog title on July 5, 2009 at the Ann Arbor Kennel Club's Obedience Trial in Monroe, MI with a score of 186.5 and 1st Place in her class !
(Picture coming soon)
Daddy "Atka" still looking fab at 9 1/2 years old !
U-CDX, Ch. MACH Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, HIT, WLD, WWPDX, WPD, CGC
Lovely "Ms. Onyx"
"Aura" on the dog walk at the Kalamazoo, MI Agility Trial
"Diesel", "Ciara" and "Sasha" on a fall training run, October '08
"Ciara" helping to teach her nephew "Diesel" the ropes
"Diesel" is "Deja's" littermate brother Arcticdawn's Pulls Like A Truck 4 Malawoo
Updated 6-8-09 (A couple new pics of Nero)
The handsome "Nero" in the ring at the Alaskan Malamute Club of the U.K. show, May 31, 2009
"Nero" earned his United Kingdom Kennel Club stud book number at the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show in Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland on May 17th, 2009 !
"Nero" placed 2nd in both the Open Dog Class AND the Limit Dog Class !
April 22, 2009, Daddy "Atka" finished his AMCA Working Pack Dog title !
U-CDX, Ch. MACH Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, HIT, WLD, WWPDX, WPD, CGC
"Nero" and his new toy
"Jake" and "Dash" taking a break while sledding
"Skipper" February '09
"Nero" and "Onyx" on a rig training excursion
with Sledog kennel mates "Milo" and "Minx"
"Onyx" and "Nero" frolic in a fabulous February snowfall !
Litter brothers"Thurston" and "Skipper" out on the trail
"Onyx" and her Agility training buddy "Bullit" Snowolf Canuck Bullit are featured as the centerfold in the Winter 2008 Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom's quarterly magazine !
Photos by Mark Loades
Can you dig it? " Granite" says he can !
"Aura" competing in Cleveland, OH
"Aura" was awarded High In Trial at the Alaskan Malamute Club of America's Obedience trial in Olympia, WA on November 5, 2008 ! She placed 1st in Open A 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 !
Who says "You can't go home again" ???
Raissa brought "Aura" to visit Mountain Home before the AMCA National Specialty Show !
Raissa, "Bootstrap" Arcticdawn's Boots R Made For Mushin' and his mother "Aura"
October 26, 2008 "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 !
October 18 & 19, 2008 "Aura" earned the first two legs toward her CDX title, with 1st and 2nd class placements and phenomenal scores of 195.5 and 196.5 !
October 12, 2008 "Onyx" made her competion Agility debut !
Updated 10-16-08 (Lots of new pics of Onyx and a few of Nero)
October 4, 2008 "Aura" finished her Novice FAST Agility title at the Midland Kennel Club's Agility Trial in Midland, MI !
September 13, 2008 "Aura" won Winners Bitch/Best of Winners at the St. Clair Kennel Club dog show in Goodells, MI !
Updated 9-7-08 (A couple new pics of Aura)
September 5, 2008 At the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club's Agility Trial in Ann Arbor, MI "Aura" placed 2nd in Excellent Standard class and 3rd in Excellent Jumpers With Weaves! She also earned her first Novice FAST (Fifteen And Send Time) Agility leg!
Aura and Raissa just prior to the their FAST Agility debut
An obvious special bond between two pals
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!
Updated 8-31-08 (A couple new pics of Kodi)
"Kodi" and his cousin "Kena"
"HONESTLY, we didn't do this!!!!"
"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 ;-)
"Nero" and some of his Sledog family
May 24, 2008 "Onyx" placed 1st in the Limit Bitch class and 2nd in the Import dog/bitch class at the Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom's Specialty Show in Markfield, Leicestershire, U.K. !
"Nero" won the Stud Dog Class and he placed 2nd in the Open Dog Class ! "Nero's" daughter "Aria" Sledog Forest Stream was Best Puppy In Show! And his son "Mackenzie" Sledog Forest Mist was Reserve Best Puppy In Show !
(WOO WOO to the whole Sledog crew on the their great results at the AMCUK Specialty Show!)
"Nero" has finished the requirements for his AMCA Working Pack Dog title !
"Ciara" is becoming a *gung ho* lead dog ! Here she is at the very end of this year's sledding season, already sporting her summer underwear ;-)
Updated 4-12-08 (A couple new pics of North)
Easter morning 2008~ A spring snowfall in the U.K. !
"Onyx" and "Nero" were out hunting for Easter eggs, but the eggs were all covered in snow
March 21, 2008 "Onyx" placed first in the Graduate class at the Eastwood Kennel Association Open Show in Newark, United Kingdom !
"Nero" placed first in his Open class and went on to win Best of Breed ! (WOW!)
Updated 3-14-08 (A couple new pics of Nero)
March 8, 2008 "Nero" placed 2nd in the Limit Dog class at the prestigious Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, U.K. !
Updated 3-7-08 (A couple new pics of Jake)
Updated 3-3-08 (A couple new pics of Nero)
February 16, 2008 "Nero" placed 1st in his Open Dog class, won Best Dog and went on to win Best of Breed at the National Working and Pastoral Breeds Open Show in Coventry, U.K. ! (WOW!)
"Nero's" brothers "Thurston" and "Skipper" send him BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(All of us at Mountain Home say Way to go Nero!)
Updated 2-7-08 (A couple new pics of Thurston)
Updated 12-4-07 (A new pic of Aura)
Updated 10-27-07 (A new pic of Ciara)
"Aura" was High In Trial at the Alaskan Malamute Club of America's Central Area Regional Obedience Trial in Oconomowoc, WI on October 16, 2007 ! She placed first in Novice B with a score of 196 !
On her summer vacation, "Aura" finished her AKC Companion Dog degree at the Talbot Kennel Club's all-breed Obedience trial in Easton MD on August 18, 2007 ! She placed 1st in Novice B with a score of 197 !
August 11 & 12, 2007 "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 ! She placed 2nd in her class on Saturday and 4th on Sunday !
August 4 & 5, 2007 "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 !
7-19-07 (A couple new pics of Onyx and Nero)
July 14 & 15, 2007 "Aura" finished her Rally Excellent title with scores of 99 and 1st Place both days in Marshall, MI and to top off her weekend she was also Winners Bitch at the Battle Creek Kennel Club shows both days !
July 8, 2007 "Onyx" made her conformation show ring debut at the Peterborough & District Canine Society show in the UK and she placed second in her class !
June 30 & July 1, 2007 "Aura" competed in United Kennel Club Obedience and Agility events in Montpelier, OH 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 !
Updated 6-27-07 (A new pic of Aura)
Updated 6-22-07 (A couple new pics of Jake)
A very bald ;-)"Thurston" , along with "Skipper" and "Jake" enjoy the last few glorious days of spring. Mid-June 2007 at Mountain Home
Updated 6-15-07 (A couple new pics of Onyx)
"Onyx" and some of her Sledog family
June 9, 2007, "Aura" finished her AKC Rally Advanced title with a 1st place in her class 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 !
June 3, 2007, Daddy "Atka" finished his AKC Master Agility Championship ! He is the breed's first male MACH and the first Alaskan Malamute that is both a conformation Champion and an agility Champion !
U-CDX, MACH Ch. Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, HIT, WLD, WWPDX, CGC (Woo Woo!)
Updated 5-24-07 (A couple new pics of Nero)
May 20, 2007 "Nero" is awarded Best Import at the Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom's Open Show !
Updated 5-20-07 (A couple new pics of Aura doing Agility)
"Nero" is awarded the 2nd top Import in the U.K. for 2006 by the Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom ! (Way to Go Nero!)
But "Onyx" reminds him who's *really* the top dog ;-)
Played out "Nero" says OK "Onyx", you win!
Updated 4-17-07 (A couple new pics of Onyx and Nero)
April 1, 2007, Daddy "Atka" finished his AKC Championship at the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association show in Pittsburgh, PA winning Winners Dog/Best of Winners and Best of Breed !
U-CDX, Ch. Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, HIT, MX, MXJ, WLD, WWPDX, CGC (Woo Woo!)
March 31-April 1, 2007, "Aura" finished her Agility Excellent and Excellent Agility Jumpers titles at the Beaver County Kennel Club trials in Pitsburgh, PA !
March 9, 2007, "Nero" placed 2nd in the Yearling Dog class at the prestigious Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, United Kingdom ! (WOW!)
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 "Aura" also placed first in the Excellent Agility Jumpers class for a leg toward her AXJ ! (WOW!)
February 23-25, 2007, at the Gem City Agility Club trials in Ohio,"Aura" finished her Novice Agility Jumpers title placing first in her class on the 23rd ! Then she went on to earn the first 2 legs toward her OAJ title with a first and a second placement in the Open Jumpers With Weaves classes. And "Aura" finished her Open Agility title with 2 first placements and a second during the 3 days of trials ! (WOW!)
Updated 2-20-07 (A couple new pics of North)
February 18, 2007, "North" finished the requirements for his AMCA Working Team Dog title !
February 9, 2007, "Aura" finished her AKC Rally Novice title placing first in a 23 dog class with a perfect score of 100 points ! Plus, she's now finished the requirements for her AMCA Working Lead Dog title ! (WOW!)
Updated 2-3-07 (A couple new pics of Kodi)
"Aura" finished her Novice Agility title placing first at all 3 trials 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 ! (WOW!)
"Aura" placed first in her AKC Rally debut at the Oakland County Kennel Club show in Detroit, MI on January 20th with a score of 99 out of 100 ! (over 25 other dogs, WOW!) And at the next day she took 2nd place with another score of 99 ! (over 32 other dogs, WOW!)
"Thurston" and "Skipper" in lead
Updated 1-5-07 (A new pic of Aura)
"Nero" won his Junior Dog class and then went on to win Reserve Best Dog at the Ladies' Kennel Association Championship show in Birmingham, United Kingdom on December 9th ! (over 42 males, WOW!)
"Aura" won Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite Sex at the Ingham County Kennel Club show, for her first point toward her AKC Championship on December 4th in East Lansing, MI !
"Ciara" and friends *at work* :-) getting their Christmas tree
"Onyx" and "Nero" "Ciara"
They have definitely inherited the toy fetish that their father "Atka" has !!!
"Aura" with her platypus (notice Granite's toy in the pic below?!) :-)
Updated 10-14-06 (A couple new pics of Aura)
Captain "Granite" got to go boating last weekend !!!
Updated 10-10-06 (A couple new pics of Granite)
WOO WOO !!! "Nero" was awarded Best Junior at the Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom's Championship show on September 23rd (there were 30+ other exhibits in his age group). Way to go "Nero" . High fives from all of us here at Mountain Home, we're proud of you !!!
Photo by Stuart Winterton
What a difference a year makes.... Our boys are growing up !!!
"Thurston" , September 2006 and September 2005
"Skipper" , September 2006 and September 2005
"Jake" , September 2006 and September 2005
End of July 2006.... The puppies are 1 year old !!!
"Granite" is quite the handsome dude !!!
"Cleo", looking spiffy in her birthday hat !!! OK.... so now where's the cake???
"Cleo" spending a lazy summer day *hangin* with the family ;-)
"Aura" got to visit the Atlantic Ocean on her summer vacation !!!
"Aura" at the beach, in her summer *bikini* ;-)
"Thurston" and "Jake"
"Nero" attended his first Championship show in mid-July and has qualified for Crufts 2007!
Way to go "Nero" !!!
"Nero", being examined by the judge at a show. He's quickly learning the show ring routine...
"Onyx" and "Nero" have been at home with Stuart and Nicola in the U.K. for a little over a month now. They look very happy and are fitting in well with their *new family* :-)
"Onyx" is still holding on to half of her old winter coat, she'll be entered in some shows when she loses the rest of that thick coat of hers...
"Aura" received Reserve Winners Bitch out of the 9-12 month puppy class in May
Way to go "Aura" !!!
"Jake", "Nero", "Skipper", "Thurston" and "Onyx" finished the requirements for their Working Team Dog titles on March 27th, 2006!
The puppies CONGRATULATE their dad "Atka" for being the #3 Alaskan Malamute in AKC Agility for 2005!!! and their grandmother "Sister" is ranked #1!!! Go granny go!
2-7-06 (new pics of Puma)
1-25-06 (new pics of Ciara)
1-24-06 (new pics of North)
12-1-05 (new pics of Jake
Information and pedigrees for these litters is below
"Abbie" Mtn Home's Absolutely Amazing, WTD and her littermate sister
"Oreo" Mountain Home's Oreo Cookie, WTD
(BIS, BISS Am/Can/Aust. Ch. Williwaw's River Dance, ROM x Mtn Home's Special Agent, WTD)
Both litters are sired by "Atka" U-CDX, MACH Ch. Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, HIT, WLD, WWPDX, CGC
(BISS Am/Can Ch. Black Ice's Sudden Impact, WTDX, WWPD x U-UD, MACH Mountain Home's Goldsmoke, UDX2, HIT, Can CDX, WWPD, WLD, TDI, CGC)
"Atka" (above and below) exemplifies the qualities of the all around Alaskan Malamute
"Atka" is an Alaskan Malamute who truly does it all. He excels as a lead dog on a sled team and is also an excellent weight puller. He is one of only 3 Malamutes ever to earn the Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) title. And one of the other 2 is his mother! "Atka" is awesome in Agility competition and in addition, he is an AKC Champion in Conformation. Beauty and brains in one package!
"Atka" U-CDX, MACH Ch. Arcticdawn's Guardian Spirit, UDX, HIT, WLD, WWPDX, CGC
OFA-Hips and Elbows Good, CERF and ChD certified and Thyroid Normal