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I am a rescuer, a dog trainer, and a Malamute breeder.  I am available any time as many times as a puppy buyer needs to help raise a happy, healthy puppy. As a rescuer running Sleddog Rescue 1995-2008 and Tennessee Alaskan Malamute Rescue since 2008, and saving over 700 Siberian Huskies & Alaskan Malamutes, I can tell you that the vast majority of rescue dogs are not in bad homes, they are in the wrong homes -- owners who have an involved breeder and who take their puppies through classes do not give up their dogs.  And if a breeder were involved, the dog would be returned to the breeder and not handed over to rescue.  Through my experience rehabbing rescue dogs and teaching classes with Oak Ridge Kennel Club and the Wayeh dogs over the years, I have learned a lot about dog trianing and dog behavior.  I am available to help any of my puppy buyers any time they need me, as often as they need me.  If a puppy buyer runs into a small problem, I can help them fix it so it doesn't become a big problem.  Even if its a big problem, I can help that as well.  I am available for my puppies and their owners for their entire lives.  Ask MORE from your breeder.

-- Sidney Helen Sachs

Puppy PET price $1200
($400 deposit, with the balance due at 5 weeks of age - payment options)
this includes AKC papers (limited registration) after proof of spay/neuter, 
AVID microchip, litter health record, first vet-administered vaccinations, 
regular fecal checks & deworming, at least 2 vet examinations,
7-day warranty against communicable disease,
6-year warranty against genetic disease,
modern socialization techniques (Battaglia, Pfaffenberger, Pryor)
parents with OFA/CERF/Thyroid & 
temperament testing @ 6w & 7w.
lifetime support through our WayehMals email group, by phone, or in person
(The only extra is $350 shipping due at 5w)

Medical Schedule Template 
Puppy Application & Contract Template 

Why are Wayeh puppies different?

Our Sires and Dams are:

Chosen for TEMPERAMENT, health, structure, working ability, & pedigree;

Do more than just produce puppies and are proven in harness, obedience, &/or the show ring;

Leave the property for classes, shows, and adventures in harness;

Tested for hips, eyes, & thyroid;

Fed a premium diet;

Kept at working weight as benefits their heritage of being lean, long-distance runners.

Matched based on phenotype (looks) and genetics.

PROUDLY linked to every puppy with full AKC name, health clearances, and multi-generational picture pedigrees so you don't have to ask for it -- because we are PROUD of our dogs and our pedigrees.

Wayeh puppies at 9 weeks are all priced the same, male or female, show or pet, longcoat or correct coat, mis-marked or evenly marked.  Because all of our puppies have time and love and healthy pedigrees behind them and we are equally proud of all of them.  We may drop the price on an older puppy, but that is to encourage a good home to apply for him, not because we think he is "less" than other Wayeh puppies.

Wayeh puppies are whelped in the home & exercised in sunshine.  They are weaned to premium dog food.  They also get a helping hand using the best of modern puppy socialization techniques.  Every moment you and I spend with these puppies before 4 months is socialization -- the socialization window closes at 16 weeks.  It's now or never.  Therefore what happens from birth to 8 weeks is crucial.  We use the best modern socialization techniques and individually socialize each puppy using:

Dr. Carmen Battaglia's Early Neurological Stimulation is the beginning of a socialized puppy.  Ever wonder how you get a super dog?  You raise a super puppy.

Karen Pryor's Clicker Litter.  The clicker can be your puppies most important tool, which is why we start there and strongly encourage you to continue.  The clicker facilitates learning.  The puppy learns quicker and retains the information forever.  It's a tool, just like any tool, but this one is invaluable.

the Rule of 7's. This is fun.  Ever thought about finding 7 different things for a puppy to eat out of?  Don't worry, we've already done that and more.  They've also met 7 different people by 7 weeks, played with 7 different toys, been to 7 different places, slept in 7 different places, eaten in 7 different locations, heard 7 different kinds of music, smelled  7 different distinctive smells...

The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior, by Clarence Pfaffenberger, to stimulate the sense to get a happy, confident, curious puppy.

Potty Training -- no guarantees as to your consistency when you get the puppy home <G>, but we have STARTED crate training, paper training, house training, and litter training with cedar in wading pools.

Regular Toe Nail Trims.  Sounds easy.  Unless you've ever tried to trim nails on a puppy that wasn't handled properly.

Regular grooming.  Again sounds easy.  Unless you've ever tried to brush a ticklish puppy for the first time.

Car rides.  They go to the mail box.  They go to drive-thrus.  They go to vets just for a cookie.  They go to grandma's house... through the woods, and in a car.  They make an hour-long trip to the CERF eye vet.  They make 3+ trips to our regular vet for initial check-ups, then dewormings, vaccinations, and health certificates.  They go lots of places so car rides aren't frightening by the time they go home with you.

Matching Puppies

"But I want one that looks like THAT."

OK.  Most of our puppies are happily middle-of-the-road on temperament.  They tend to be super-friendly by the time we are finished with our intense socialization.  They have met strangers, new environments, some very supervised adult dogs.  They are very prepared for their new home.

But if that pretty face belongs to a barn-stormer of a puppy and you're a quiet person who likes to watch TV, you're going to have trouble keeping the pretty brain out of trouble.  If you have soccer kids over every weekend and teenagers floating in and out of your house every evening, than the softer puppy who is more hesitant, won't fit as easily into your home.  You CAN make it work, but we try to eliminate as much work as possible by matching a puppy with your home.  

That's why we take into account your color and pattern preferences as we evaluate the puppies -- even from birth, we are evaluating them.  All puppies are wonderful, of course, so we also do objective evaluations and rank the puppies BEFORE the picks.  In this way, the genetics of the puppy plus the early socialization we have done (above) are rated so that we place the puppies in the home that MATCHES them the best.  So you're pretty face may be the best puppy for you, these evaluations will help us both determine that.  Our evaluations involve:

Lee Fishback's Training Lead Dogs @ 6wo

Temperament Tests @7wo & 

Volhard's Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT) @ 7wo

The results of these tests are posted on the Litter Pages.  

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Contact Wayeh    *    423-365-6039    *    Spring City, (East) Tennessee
Wayeh Alaskan Malamutes last updated 03/15/2013

Member Oak Ridge Kennel Club since 1996, member TN Working Dog Association since 2008

Temperament, health, structure, working ability, and then type --
because a good Malamute has to be a good dog first.