Mystique Pond Kiana is our keeper from Enya's 2020 litter. Kiana is beautiful, inside and out, a true love bug who loves to play with her family and retrieve sticks from the pond. Her movements are beautiful and effortless, it seems like she is floating and will go forever, the ultimate sled dog!
Kiana has many achievements for such a young one. To mention but a few, she was the first of the 3 girls to obtain her UKC Grand Show Champion title, she was National Best of Breed in 2022 and she has been listed in the UKC Top Ten 3 years in a row, ranking #1 in 2022 by a large margin (points). Kiana also earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizen Award - AKC) in 2023 and is SPOT (Socialized Pet Obedience test - UKC) certified.
Kiana is a very healthy young lady, with good hips, normal elbows and normal eyes (OFA), and she has no tested genetic health issues (Embark and Wisdom panel). Kiana has great genetic Diversity for a Chinook. She is in the 34th percentile (Wisdom panel) which is on the right side of the bell-shaped curve for Chinooks. She was also tested for Internal Relatedness (IR; measurement of how closely the parents are related) by UC Davis as part of a pilot Diversity Screen for Chinooks. Her IR= - 0.23. The lower the value the better, a negative value is what a breed should aim for and is an unusually good value for a Chinook.
Kiana went into season in late November and was bred to Sawyer with shipped fresh chilled semen. Ultrasound to confirm pregnancy is scheduled for early January. Assuming a successful breeding we are expecting pups in early February.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a puppy from this litter. We are expecting a very nice set of pups from this breeding and will be looking for some breeding/show homes for the picks of the litter.
Bashaba Sweet Sawyer was born in 2016 and is owned by Vanessa Downing Sheppard. Sawyer is a loving family dog and as sweet and outgoing as can be! He loves his two teenaged boys, his cats and of course, his mom and dad. He is a large, freighter-type Chinook and weighs in at over 90lbs. Sawyer is a very healthy boy with a clean genetic panel (Embark) and his hips are rated 'excellent'. Sawyer is not a show dog but has lovely conformation and overall is a beautiful Chinook! His mom describes him as " a gentle giant, devoted to children and his cats. He is an old soul and most enjoys making lengthy eye contact with his loved ones."
We are very excited to have him sire Kiana's litter!