Born on September 9, 2005, Kwin is my first "show" dog and it has been a real learning experience handling him myself in the conformation ring. Kwin's show career started with a bang, with him taking a puppy group 3 at just 7 months old. Shown on a limited basis due to our preferance for working whenever the weather cooperates, Kwin finished his AKC Champoinship by taking BOB for a major over 6 specials. Along the way Kwin picked up a 5 point major, and an AOM. Kwin also earned his UKC and International/National titles with group placements.
Every bit as important, Kwin has been running with my team since he was 5 months old and has grown into the enormous potential he showed from the moment he was first hooked up. He easily earned his WPD, WTD and WWPD titles and has a leg towards his WWPDX title.
Kwin is one of the most powerful and focused dogs I've ever had the privlege of working with. Be it running in the team, weight pulling, or packing, Kwin just never lets up. Though he will run in any position on my team including lead, he's proven to be an incredibly powerful wheel dog. And at the end of a long tiring day he likes nothing more than to crawl into a lap and give bear hugs and cuddles to anyone who will sit still and doesn't mind being flattened.
Kwin finished his CD in three straight trials with scores of 194, 191, and 195 - in the ribbons at all three trials. At the same trials he also showed in Rally and earned two 99's and a 95 and won first place all three times. He also completed his Rally Advanced title in the ribbons. Now on to Open Obedience and Rally Excellent!
In 2011 Kwin became the second Malamute in the history to the breed to be awarded the All Around Alaskan Malamute title by the Alaskan Malamute Club of America!