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'Lunartico' Alaskan Malamutes

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Shane and Emma have shown and worked dogs (mainly terriers) for many years but their first Malamute arrived two and a half years ago.

They currently own 4 Alaskan Malamutes, Savanna and the two boys Leo and Gwolf, plus new girl Galaxy who arrived December 2013.

Most memorable successes………Emma says, “Getting to Best in Show with our Spanish import Gwolf, and raising over £1000 for Help for Heroes whilst completing the WPD with Leo.”

They have also had numerous other successes including:

  • Multiple Ch. and Open show placings with both dogs
  • Multiple Best of Breed with both dogs
  • Multiple Working Group placings with both dogs
  • Completing the American WPD (working pack dog title) with Leo

Shane has worked with military dogs on operational tour, but he and Emma are currently just enjoying showing and working their own dogs.

Great news from Emma 10th October 2012…..“Lunartico has just received confirmation of our first working title. Our boy Leo has had his application for his WPD (Working Pack Dog) title confirmed and awarded so he is now Snowallen Thor de Lunartico WPD. We are very proud of him as he achieved this at just 18months of age.”

Best in Show for Gwolf to round off 2012!............. “November was a fantastic month of showing for us, between Leo and Gwolf, over 4 shows we won 4 xx Best of Breed, 3 x Working Group 1, Working Group 3, but the highlight was definitely our Spaniard Gwolf de Lunartico (Imp Esp) winning BEST IN SHOW at Neath Port Talbot Canine Society on 11/11/2012.

There was no breed class so he had to do it the hard way by winning best AVNSC then the working group!”

News in March 2013

Emma says, “Leo and Wolfie have been doing very well in the ring again with many first places and Best of Breeds.

Our best results came at Swansea and District CS Open show on 9th January where Wolfie won Best of Breed and Working Group 1.

Leo won Best of Breed and got shortlisted for Best in Show at Treharris and DCS Limit Show on March 13th.

Both Wolfie and Savanna are starting training for their WPD titles, hoping to follow in Leo’s footsteps…

And the wins continue………………………7days in April 2013

Saturday April 6th 2013 Leo (Snowallen Thor de Lunartico WPD) won Best of Breed at Tredegar Limit Show. 

Tuesday/Wednesday “Wolfie” (Gwolf de Lunartico (Imp Esp) completed his WPD and Shane and Emma are now awaiting his confirmation certificate from the Alaskan |Malamute Club of America. 

And says Emma, “To top off a great week, our little Spaniard went to Pontypool Open today, won 1st in the Open, Best of Breed and the BEST IN SHOW!!!

We are now also awaiting confirmation of Wolfie's Show Certificate of Merit.”

Terrific news came through from Emma in June that Wolfie’s WPD (Working Pack Dog) title from the AMCA (Alaskan Malamute club of America) has been confirmed and their new girl, Talitha de Biagio (Imp Ita) has arrived from the Del Biagio kennels in Italy.

A fantastic, but exhausting month of August 2013!

Emma let CSJ know that the two boys – Leo and Wolfie had, out of just 4 shows:

3 x Best of Breed

2 x Working Group placings

Wolfie qualified for Crufts again

Leo achieved his Show Certificate of Merit and is now Snowallen Thor de Lunartico Sh.CM WPD

A great end to 2013 ….. and fabulous start to 2014

Emma let CSJ know in March 2014, “Leo had an amazing end to 2013 as Sept 19th 2013 saw him get a first at Driffield Ch. Show in the PGD, and 3rd in the OD class which gained him his studbook number and Crufts qualified for life!!  He then went on to win 5x Best of Breed, WG2 and 3x WG1!!

Wolfie spent the end of last year concentrating on the working side of his career, and has achieved his Working Pack Dog Advanced (WPDA) through the Alaskan Malamute Club of America. He carried 30% of his body weight over 80miles...pretty impressive!

Wolfie has started 2014 with a bang by winnning the Dog CAC at Douai Show in France on March 1st 2014. Wolfie gave the French a fantastic display and was graded excellent twice by specialist judge  M.Doedijns (Netherlands).

Savanna is in now in training to complete her first working title in April. 

and last but not least is the new arrival!! On December 23rd 2013 we welcomed Galaxy - Icewolf Strike a Pose de Lunartico - into our family. Galaxy (CSJ Puppy fed of course) has been a fabulous addition to our team, and we are looking forward to getting her into the show ring in April, and onto the working trails in the future.” 

A busy 2014 so far…

On 6th July Emma wrote, “We have had another busy and successful year thanks to CSJ, both in the show ring and on the working trails, with numerous open and champ show wins, Multi Best of Breed and Working Group wins at both levels.  The most recent being Galaxy's Best Puppy Bitch win at Windsor Champ Show on June 28th.”

Emma and Shane’s ‘Wolf’ is also now sitting on 2 French CAC's, just needing 1 more to become a French National Champion.

Wolf also gained another 4 working titles - 2 from the USA and 2 in the UK!

Emma said, “The dogs are really thriving now and have even been complemented on their health and condition by our vet and our grooming team.” 

Emma and Shane are off on their travels again at the end of July with Galaxy to start her Junior Champion title in Belgium, and again to Belgium in August. 

They will also be bringing Wolf's pups out at the end of the year and are also going to the European dog show in Brussels in October…….. so expect more news to be added soon…………. 

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