Needa Mist TT ROM OB-ROM "Wayeh"
(In Cherokee: Wolf
Daughter of the Mist - Wayeh Kennels is named after her and brother Lazarus
Return to Bear X Wayeh, Indi X
Tobe's Big Bad
John X Morning Mist
1/20/81 - 6/26/91
How I Got Started in Show
-- by Billie Stewart
the first to teach me what an Alaskan Malamute was all about. She had one
litter and we kept her son "Laz" Lazerus
Wayeh and daughter "Wayeh" Wayeh
Needa Mist, TT, ROM, OB-ROM. Wayeh
was the first to teach me what dog shows were as together we made our novice
efforts in the Conformation ring .
We did not win much, but Wayeh was most forgiving of my many mistakes and
it was always an honor to be on the other end of her lead. She was my best
friend and we did everything together.
Wayeh's first litter produced
who titled in Obedience and Conformation. They went on to produce
many titled offspring. Wayeh's and Laz's granddaughter became
our first Champion, CH Wayeh's
"Finder" and later her brother, CH Wayeh's
"Sky." Wayeh was bred a second time to "Indiana
CH Kiwaliks Vykon
Indiana Jones TT, AKC/StatesKC-CD, ROM. This
breeding produced 5 champion litter
brothers. CH Wayeh's
Cherokee Brave, CGC, TT, TDI,
who was the first to finish at 19 months followed soon after by his 4 brothers. BIS
AUST CH Vykon's Cheechakos Diomede, ROM
became a Best in Show winner in Australia. CH J
Allen's Yukon Hug-A-Wolf
"Yuke" became a Working Group Winner and the Top Southern Area Dog.
He was in the top 20 nationally and earned his Championship in 7 weeks.
Cherokee and Yuke are retired but stay busy
overseeing all the activities of Wayeh Kennels and making "woo-woo" comments
on everything. Cherokee is especially talented at rearing puppies. Yuke
is especially talented at sitting on the deck with me to watch for the
hummingbirds and butterflies. Wayeh's Indiana Love Call
"Lovey", the only
sister of the FAMOUS FIVE, is talented
at making us laugh. Another award winner was the daughter of Laz
and granddaughter of Wayeh, CH Wayeh's
"Razzy". She was the Top Southern Area Bitch and ranked #7 in the nation.
After Wayeh, Razzy became my best friend and her devotion
to me was awesome.
The Wayeh Kennel Malamutes of today are the
descendants of these earlier dogs. All our Wayeh dogs are obedience
trained from puppy hood and most have earned the certificate Canine Good Citizen
(CGC). Our latest champion is IABCA-INT/AKC Wayeh's
Artic Wind's Shadow, CGC, TDI, TT
"Shadow". Recently in Hodgensville, KY, he became our first Malamute
to earn an International Championship Title. Shadow
and Cherokee do therapy work visiting
nursing homes and adult day-care centers.
Every breeders goal is to produce dogs that
are better than their parents. It has been hard for me to say that any
dogs are better than the original Wayeh
or better than Yuke. Others have said that Razzy
was better than Wayeh, her granddam, and now it is being said that Shadow
is a better dog than Yuke, his grand sire. Temperament and character
have always been important in breeding decisions as illustrated by the
many TT's, CGC's and Therapy Dog International (TDIs)
certificates earned by Wayeh dogs. So maybe at Wayeh Kennels
with a very limited breeding and showing program we have done something
to improve not only our own dogs but the breed. The new generation
is coming out and the Shadow puppies look very promising. One Shadow puppy "Shawnee", (U-CD, IABCA-BPIS/National Jr CH
Wayeh's Shadow of
TT, TDI, WPD as of 12/01) earned his International Puppy Championship title at
3 and 1/2 months at Hodgenville, KY this year showing under three different
judges during three days. Soundness in mind and structure as well as beautiful
breed type seem to be coming through in Wayeh puppies.
All litters of Wayeh Malamutes have been
produced by dams and sires who were certified clear of Hip Dysplasia by
the Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA) and Chrondodysplasia
(ChD) [dwarfism] by the Alaskan Malamute Club of America (AMCA).
It has always been our primary goal to breed for healthy puppies who grow
up to be a joy to have around and become family members.
- by Billie Stewart
"A truly great dog is a combination of skeletal,
muscular and mental co-ordination."
-- Rachel Paige Elliott