Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Katsuk is looking forward to having puppies- she loves being a mom Here is the sire. Baxter will be neutered in a couple weeks so this is his only chance for pups. I like Baxter's sire, Bannack, and I am happy I can bring his genes into the Moonsong breeding program The Moonsong pack enjoys a lazy moment on the deck It has been a record summer for heat in seattle. The Moonsong pack loves using the pool, hose, and sprinklers to keep cool
Saturday, May 16, 2009
The Election results are in and I am now the Chair of the Standard and Judges Education Committee of the Chinook Club of America. I am very excited. I am also very determined to do a good job. The webpage for the CCA is below. Please visit and learn more about how you can become a member, join a committee, and help promote this wonderful breed.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Chinooks have been in my life since 1999, after finding out about them on the internet. There was a local Chinook gathering near my house and I instantly fell in love with the breed. I acquired my first Chinook in 2000 and never looked back. I have bred 4 litters under the Moonsong Chinook name as well as standing several wonderful males at stud. I have owned and bred Champions, Grand Champions, and Top Ten finishers. My dogs also have Weight Pull titles and compete in Obedience as well as sledding, biking, and scooter races. I love to show but my passion is sledding. It is so peaceful to run down the trail with a team of Chinooks and I enjoy having dogs that excel in the ring but also excel in harness. My goal for breeding is to produce triple purpose sledding and show dogs that are, above all healthy and happy family pets.
My goal for this election is to serve as chair for the Standards and Judges Education committee. I work very well with others and look forward to helping the club complete a new standard that will serve this breed well as we move into AKC. I feel Judges Education is also very important as the Chinook is a rare breed and not known to many in the AKC world. I have met many AKC judges and breeders in the course of my work at the Academy of Canine Behavior and also at AKC shows where I have handled my Irish Water Spaniel and Saluki. I have been lucky enough to attend many great seminars over the years, including the K9 College Cruise, which I try to do every year or so. I have studied Canine conformation and movement, breeding, history, nutrition, training, behavior, showing, judging, genetics, and health. I attended Kansas State University and I have a degree in Animal Science from the State University of New York. I currently serve on the Standard and Judges Education committee as well as the Show, Trial, and Trail committee. I have been mentored by several longtime Chinook breeders and I also have a good relationship with many of the newer Chinook owners/breeders. I would enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the Chinook breed as we enter these exciting times.
Best Adult and Best of breed was the very handsome Meadowbrook Ranger
Ranger and Oscar look for treats. Ranger and Oscar are half brothers, sired by CH Channahon's Northern Kodiak. The best puppy, Watson, is also a Kodiak pup. There are only three pups by Kodiak in Washington but they look to be three very nice boys who should do well in the ring this year.
After almost 2 years off of breeding, Moonsong Chinooks was estatic over the arrival of my first ever Singleton pup- PR Moonsong the Tin Man. His blog can be seen at http://moonsonglitter.blogspot.com