Liz & Sidney inherited Wayeh Kennels, and with that great start began again with the last intact Wayeh girls Hope & Summer, half sisters out of AKC ptd Wayeh’s Just Before the Dawn CGC 2/3 WPD “Justice.” Summer finished with 3 majors and earned Wayeh’s first working title, and Hope was still a working therapy dog at age 11 (RIP 12yo).
Liz’s only Wayeh litter and Cherokee’s last hurrah (and a litter Billie had tried for unsuccessfully for years) was an inbreeding to his own granddaughter Hope which produced Faith (10-gen COI 37%).
National Jr CH Wayeh’s Cherokee Faith RN CGC WWPD “Faithy”
While Sidney started outcrossing.
Snow Song — When bred to the incomparably sweet CH Snow Song’s Night Rider CGC TT TDI “Rider” (RIP 12yo). Summer gave us Singer, Tom T., & Snowman. Singer is our third generation AKC/INT CH , and dam of working titled, obedience-titled, and AKC CH offspring. Tom T. was an IWPA regional bronze medallist his rookie year pulling 22x and a Multi Best In Show Veteran at 10yo. Snowman (owned by Lynne Nappi/Summer Ice) was awarded the AMCA Flaming Flirt in obedience as highest scoring male that year, and is the world’s first Rally-Champion (any breed, any kennel club 10/30/04), scored his agility champtionship on his 10th birthday and is also a Multi Best In Show Veteran. This outcrossed breeding (10-gen COI 1%) was an EXTREME outcross, to coin a phrase.
Compare the two pedigrees (Summer & Rider), dog by dog, and you’ll find that until 1948 (and with the Exception of Tora & her son Polar) these two pedigrees are identical — as most Malamute pedigrees are before the studbooks were re-opened and the original Kotzebue, M’Loot & Hinman-Irwin lines were blended. In the 1950s, Summer’s pedigree has some Canadian dogs that Rider’s does not — not that much of a difference in nearly 1000 unique ancestors. They both have the standard 1950s kennels of Husky-Pak, Sno-Pak, Roy-El, & Tigara. The 1960s saw many dogs in common. But this was the beginning of the split between the 2 pedigrees. By the 1970s Summer’s pedigree was dominated by Uyak Buffalo Bill (T’Domar, Kodara, Karohunta) and his descendents through Tobe, Kiwaliks, & Vykon. In the 1970s Rider’s pedigree was all about Glaciers Storm Kloud (North Wind, North Star, & Silver Sled) and his descendents through Sarges, Wild Winds & Mals-Abouts.
For all practical purposes, Summer’s pedigree was built on Uyak (with zero Storm Kloud) and Rider’s pedigree was built on Storm Kloud (with zero Uyak). There aren’t many outcrosses left like that in the world. That breeding produced Singer, Tom T. and Snowman.
AKC/INT CH Wayeh’s Soul Song CGC RN WTD WLD “Singer” (RIP 13yo)
Multi BVIS Natl/Intl CH Wayeh’s Tom-Tom of SnowSong CGC RN WTD WLD WWPD “Tom T.” (RIP 13yo)
Multi BVIS Natl/Intl WSCH-B Wayeh’s Last SnoFall of Summer Ice CGC TT TDI UAGCH RAE3 URX UROC WRCH CD WCDX UCDX “Snowman” (RIP 13yo)
Tessa — We found another gorgeous outcross breeding in CH Tessa’s Sir Charles CGC “Charles” (10-gen COI 5%, RIP 13yo), the Reserve Winners Dog at the 1998 Alaskan Malamute Club of America’s National Specialty (and who would later naturally sire two litters at 10yo). And so he was bred to Faithy to produce Storm (by the Moyers/Wohali), and then we bred Charles to Singer to produce Sunny & Maestro.
This new pedigree encompasses all of the early Alaskan Malamutes now — save a dog here and there in in the 1950s. We dipped back into a little Storm Kloud and a little Uyak through Kohoutec. The big addition were the Northeast & Barrenfield dogs (Inuit, Sena-Lak, Kotzebue, Tigara, Kanangnark).
Totem — We found a third outcross in AKC ptd/INT CH Hudson’s Notorious Nikko WTD “Nikko” whose sire was linebred Totem and whose dam is Charles’ first cousin through Baylor/Nanuke. We bred Nikko to Singer (dam of Sunny) to produce Seranade. And then bred Nikko to an outside bitch Mariah to produce Tori. We got his sweetheart temperament and work ethic in huge doses. (And coincidentally, his 9yo mother Cali came to Wayeh years later and lived until she was 14y6m, Totem’s Mystic Princess.
Charles’ cousin Nikko was more of the Northeast & Barrenfield dogs, with a hefty dose of Storm Kloud, Keikewabic, & Kasaan. And Tori’s dam Mariah is backyard bred on Uyak and Wakon.
Black Ice — After meeting the biggest sweetheart to ever flop on his back for a belly rub (AKC mjr ptd Black Ice’s Lord of the Rings “Gandalf” at Mystic Mals), we jumped to co-own INT CH Black Ice’s Heartbreak Hannah “Hannah Banana” with Mystic. Her sire was 11yo when she was born. with the natural breeding that says a lot about his health as it did with Charles (above). We bred Luna (Nikko X Singer, @ Mystic) to Hannah & Gandalf’s brother CH Black Ice’s High Voltage “Charger.” Hannah & Charger add a little more Storm Kloud & Uyak again, but the new dogs were Tote-um, Oopik, Sendaishi & Marlayne. This produced Sirius. Hannah was then bred to Brady…
Czech Republic — take the best of the European pedigrees, mix in proven Storm Kloud and Nanook, filter these pedigrees through the tough European breeding wardens and you get the fabulous Ksarah’s Hope Inditarod “Brady,” a pure sweetie with absolutely sound structure. At 11m, he pulled down a reserve to an AKC 5-point major — and did it out of coat — because this boy can MOVE. We bred him one time to Black Ice’s Hannah and produced CH Hoodoo and Pax.
Artic-Luv — Out of all the outcrosses we did for temperament, health, longevity, and working ability, the type we liked best were the dogs who were the most Uyak-y. We brought in half-brother & -sister Artic Luv’s Dancin’ Bearfoot “Yogi” & Artic-Luv’s Honey Bear “Honey” (out of Uyak Koyak Kip from Artic-Luv breedings) to go right back to the roots of Wayeh pedigrees — concentrated Uyak Buffalo Bill through J-Len’s & Kiwaliks. We’ve taken Yogi to Singer and her daughters (half-sisters) Seranade & Sunny.
And Honey to Singer’s son Maestro and then Singer’s grandson Akai…
Wayeh Grizzly Bear “Kiowa” (on left, Akai on right)
Wayeh Beahttp://wayeh.com/wayeh/grace.htmring Sea “Grace”
Wayeh Chuckhi Sea “Maverick”
(And if these fabulous heads and bone remind you of the sisters at the top of this page, that is no accident.)
Kotzebue — Couldn’t resist going back to Masasyu Kennels (link) where we found Tessa’s Sir Charles for one final outcross, to (mostly-Kotzebue with some Tikiluk) Masasyu’s Muddy Waters WTD “Clay” (OFA excellent, sterling temperament, absolute soundness, and working ability that would not quit) who gave us a daughter Cheers out of Bright’s sister Theia.
Braiding — The point of all this is building a kennel of Malamutes who share the same qualities of sweet-temperament, health, longevity, and working ability with diverse pedigrees we can outcross together. It also happens, they are knock-outs, too. But a good Malamute is first a good dog.
Can’t wait to see what happens next…