Wayeh Apache Star “Mensa”

(UWP Wayeh-Mystic Peace Train AWP “Pax” X Wayeh Grizzly Bear “Kiowa”)
WS45472703, Born 2/2013, 22″/70# skinny working weight @ 4 years, Gray & white female
10-generation Co-efficient of Inbreeding (COI) 2.35% (anything under 7% is an outcross)
OFA (Good), Thyroid (Normal,) CERF (Clear)
Breeder/Owner/Handler Sidney Helen Sachs/Wayeh

I had a plan. It did not include Mensa. This is the puppy that at 3 weeks, while her littermates were figuring out the intricacies of mouth wrestling and falling down, Mensa would watch what was happening outside the kennel and follow us as we did yardwork. This is the only puppy who ever teleported out of the end kennel (and I still don’t know how) and planted herself in the middle of the work going on because she found it so fascinating. At 3 weeks old.

At 9 weeks, when everyone was going home, and puppy buyers were coming for their final picks, she suddenly developed a case of the yips, and would wander off whenever we had visitors. Littermates would come running and climb all over people. Not Mensa. No, she wouldn’t have thing-one to do with strangers. Even though she had been bold as brass every minute of her life up until then. I tried placing her. No joy. Who would want an aloof puppy who ran off or froze when a stranger approached?

I amped up the socialization. This was a puppy who scored solid 3s on her temperament tests. Who approached strangers joyfully, tail wagging, ears sliding off her skull, face relaxed and mouth open. Unless the stranger was there to look at a puppy. Then she was Sybil.

She moves beautifully, powerful, effortless, and you can see all of it because she has a super-short coat. There’s no where to hide. Her sister is the pretty one.

Fine, I told her, you’re staying. Instantly she was a different dog. She started happily approaching strange humans again. She settled down and relaxed at home. She started enjoying trips off property again. She became the social butterfly to visitors again. What the what?

Pretty is as pretty does. It turns out that super-short coat does not carry the long-coat gene, and my boys all do, so she has never thrown a LC. Because ultimately, she is fertile (when her “pretty” sister Apache was not.) Thank God, I kept Mensa, the puppy who out-smarted us all. Dam of Sailor, Nyx & Tok.



ParentsGrandparentsGreat Grandparents
UWP Wayeh-Mystic Peace Train AWP "Pax"INT CH Ksarah's Hope Inditarod "Brady"Multi BISS BIS CH Buffalo Bill Inditarod "Smokey2"
Multi CH Great Spirit Inditarod "Cora"
INT CH Black Ice's Heartbreak Hannah "Hannah"Brandywine's New Moon
Black Ice's Winter Frost
Wayeh Grizzly Bear "Kiowa"INT CH UWP Wayeh Singn N Howln Masasyu "Maestro"CH Tessa's Sir Charles CGC "Charles"
CH Wayeh's Soul Song CGC RN WTD WLD
Artic-Luv's Honey Bear "Honey"Uyak Koyuk Kip "Kip"
Artic-Luv's Echos of Kahn "Tilly"


Mensa is Wayeh’s 10th Generation

  1. Wayeh Needa Mist TT ROM OB-ROM “Wayeh”
  2. Wayeh Nvwati Svnoyi “Midnight” 
  3. CH Wayeh’s Sassafras Lass “Razzy” 
  4. Wayeh’s Shoshone Sunwalker IWPA-WWPDX “Shony”
  5. AKC/INT CH Wayeh’s Arctic Wind’s Shadow CGC TT TDI “Shadow” 
  6. AKC/INT CH Wayeh’s Cherokee Summer CGC WTD “Summer”
  7. AKC/INT CH Wayeh’s Soul Song CGC RN WTD WLD “Singer” from the SNOW SONG Litter 
  8. AKC ptd/INT CH Wayeh Singn N Howln Masasyu WTD UWP “Maestro”
  9. Wayeh Grizzly Bear “Kiowa”
  10. Wayeh Apache Star “Mensa”

Mensa is the dam of:
Sailor & Nyx (@ Mystic) from the INUIT Litter
Tok from the IKKUNA Litter
Drema from the BOOKS Litter

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