Happy Birthday!

A year ago, on Thursday, November 24th 2016, I spend hours together with my beloved Kira. The day before, she came into labor. we were sitting on the couch and I comforted her. I kept to the vet’s orders, saying, “Try to do nothing. Just keep calm and be there. She knows what to do.”

And that is exactly what happened. Between midnight and very early morning she gave birth to three gorgeous pups, litle lumps of sweetness of which Kira took care with great love.

Even though three pups make a small litter, we were really hapy. This way we were able to raise our first husky babies with great care and ease and enjoy the time with the little ones.

Antonius (Bubbles), Alban (Sammy) and Almudis (Nukka) enjoyed a happy and wild childhood and had a great in the snow, too. Daddy Doby (Wahttp://Almudisterfall Velnio Malunas) can be proud of those cute little bits of mischief. 

All three were adopted by loving sportive families, two didn’t even go far, and one lives in the Black Forest. Bubbles’ adventures, collected by his mommie, make up Bubbles’ Baby Blog (in German).

It was a wonderful time, raising those three little fellows, and we are hoping for a second litter in spring or early summer next year – news will be published in good time.

Weekend Show Tour

A straining and exciting weekend: 1,300 km (appr. 810 m) to drive, summer heat on Saturday and continous rain on Sunday, a family reunion and a lot of support from friends, no place on the rostrum but excellent results for Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose) and her first daughter Nukka (Almudis of Kahnawake).

At the Saar-Pfalz-Schau (Specialty Show DCNH, Saturday, June 24th, 2017) Nukka got “Very Promising” from breeding judge Hassi Assenmacher-Feyel (DE) and was placed second in Puppy Class (VP2 /2). Kira got “Excellent” and was placed second in Open Class (Exc 2 /2). Since I am a rookie in breeding, I was only out for excellen results for both girls, thus I am happy with what they achieved.

Besides we had a happy family reunion that day. Sammy (Alban of Kahnawake) came to the show with his family to support his mom and sister, just like Bubbles (Antonius of Kahnawake) did from afar!

From the Rhine valley we went across the country to Munich to enter a joint dog show of the VDH Bavaria on the Harness Racing Track in Daglfing (Sunday, June 25th, 2017). Breeding judge Maria Grazia Miglietta (IT) rated Nukka “Very Promising” in Puppy Class and Kira “Excellent”, she was placed 3rd in a strong competition. Both girls reached the targets I had set – rookie me happy again!

I am sorry, there are no pictures on the show! On Saturday I forgot to tell someone, on Sunday it was all raining. Hence, I have only some snapshots to show.

Nukka

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After Grooming

Sincere thanks are given to Nukka’s family for entrusting their baby to me over the weekend, Angela Tagliaferri (Lagotto Romagnolo Accompagniatore) for perfectly grooming the girls, Simone Ebardt-Heidt (Siberian Huskies of Savannah Town) for sheltering us from the heat and the rain, to Sammy’s family for paying a visit at the show, and to Bubbles’ family for feeping fingers crossed.

The First Six Months

Bubbles’ two-legged mom did not forget to mention it (in German) – but we were kept busy by a family visit, so we did not announce the first half birthday of litter A of Kahnawake

All three babies have turned out very handsome and beautiful, so Kira may happily rest on her laurels – just like daddy Doby as well!

Antonius of Kahnawake aka Bubbles
Antonius of Kahnawake aka Bubbles

Alban of Kahnawake aka Sammy
Alban of Kahnawake aka Sammy

MBBISS Almudis of Kahnawake aka Nukka
MBBISS Almudis of Kahnawake aka Nukka
Sporty Bubbles (Antonius of Kahnawake) inherited the working line features from both sides. He is a lively boy, almost tireless, and will bring fitness and fun for his pretty active two-legged mom.

More pictures and stories of Bubbles can be found here using the tags Bubbles or Antonius of Kahnawake and in Bubbles’ Baby Blog.

Funny Sammy is very nicely resembling his daddy’s dad, Tiesto (Jo-Kar’s Black Magic Mountain) all in red, and gets his people moving.

More pictures and stories of Bubbles can be found here using the tags Sammy or Alban of Kahnawake.

Princess Nukka (Almudis of Kahnawake – Best Baby in Specialty Sjhow twice!) comes out as best of both worlds. She has the perfect structure, movement and head of her daddy Doby (Waterfall Velnio Malunas) and all the qualities of a lively outdoor dog from her mom Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose). She loves to be outside all the time – even at night!

More pictures and stories of Bubbles can be found here using the tags Nukka oder Almudis of Kahnawake.

Successful Debut at Specialty Show

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Nukka with Saturday’s ribbons

We had a very good time at this year’s Lahn-Dill-Schau, a specialty show for Nordic breeds and Akita. Debutante Almudis of Kahnawake (Nukka) won Baby class (3 – 6 months) on Saturday, April 29th, and became Best Baby in Specialty Show.

And the next day, she did it again! 

We are very proud of our little girl, even though her mom Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose) couldn’t stand up to her competitor in Open Class.

Mother and daughter
Mother Zausel’s Red Rose and daughter Almudis of Kahnawake
Ribbons
Ribbons parade
After work party
Back at our place playing and relaxing in the garden

Nukka’s First Conformation Training

Last night, we and Kira and Nukka (Almudis of Kahnawake) took part in a conformation training with Tanja Backes. While Kira is familiar with training for shows, everything was new for Nukka. She was very excited, yet joined in nicely. I did not ask much of her, but gave her a playful first lesson. And all the other participants just shrugged off the hassle a pup brings up. All of us once started with a baby dog.

After the first round, I had her taking a break, and she was watching attentively what the other dogs were doing. Particularly her mommie Kira. <3

Nukka watching conformation training
Nukka attentively watching what the other dogs are doing in the ring

En passant, my husband turned out to be a natural doghandler. Well, I suspected that all the time.

Thank you, Tanja, for your support!