Multi BIS Multi BISS Am/CAN Grand Champion
Koyuk's Take A Chance On Me CGN CGC
Chance was truly a once in a lifetime dog whose memory will live long in our hearts and in future generations of Koyuk dogs. Please view our special tribute page as we share memories and special moments of this remarkable dog’s achievements.
BPIS Can. Ch. Keipawachin Koyuk's L'il Anaqu
Ch Barrenfield Journey to Koyuk
Kristi was my constant companion, the only malamute (to this day) that I would ever trust “off leash” or to not eat my lunch in the van. Not only was she an outstanding mother, aunt, and grandma to all the pups either born or raised here, her natural ability as the pack leader gave her the respect of all the dogs. Never unjust or unfair nor heavy handed, her power came from “the look” and there was never any question that they got “the message”. From the moment I picked her up at the airport, I knew my life would never be the same again. Thanks for all that you taught and shared with me.
More of Kristi can be seen on Our Walk Down Memory Lane page
This page is dedicated to the memory of the beautiful Malamutes who shared such an important part of our lives over the years.
There comes a time that we must say goodbye to our four legged friends. It is one of the saddest days we will ever have to face, but take heart - we will meet again. Until then, God Speed old friends.
Sept. 20, 1996 - June 22, 2001
Tuk was my first show dog. He was responsible for hooking me on the sport. He taught me many things but most of all that anything worth doing is worth 110% of effort. Whether on the trail or in the ring, he gave his all. Tuk finished his championship at 19 months of age, and achieved his WBS (Worlds Best Snuggler) long before that.
More of Tuk can be seen in Our Walk Down Memory Lane page
November 15, 1991 - July 15, 2004
Big Red had the biggest heart of any of our dogs. He was uncle to all pups we brought home and was always ready to play tag or teach them how to catch mice in the fields. Kashtin's certificates are WNX (working nose excellent; could find the sledding trail in a whiteout, could smell deer from a mile away.) There are many more titles we of this household gave him, and he earned them all.
More of Kastin can be seen in Our Walk Down Memory Lane page
Nakeetha (Nik) was never our Nikki Wild Dog Of the North, not as far as sledding goes, but we have tried to make it more enjoyable for her when she was out with the others. Nik excelled in other areas like baseball, bird catching, and, during one summer, her WCDE "Working Canoe Dog Excellent". At least she didn't dump anyone into the lake.
More of Nik can be seen in Our Walk Down Memory Lane page
BPIS Can. Ch. Koyuk's Winter Wizard
Jac completed his Canadian Championship in one weekend at the Grand Prairie show in June, 2004. With multiple Best of Breeds to finish, Jac went on to take a Group 4th and Best Puppy in Show under judge David Paterson! Jac is shown to the left with friend Patty Kendrick who showed him to his Group 4th/BPIS wins.
More of Jac can be seen in Our Walk Down Memory Lane page
For all who have dogs waiting North of the Rainbow Bridge:
The time comes. A sled dog lifts up its head. There is an untested adventure beyond. Time to go. Across the Rainbow Bridge is a place for all dogs. A river runs wide and shallow with tennis balls that fly with their own wings; that is the place for a Labrador or Golden to await its master's arrival. A sled dog is not content here. Northward is its trail....
There are soft pastures for Aussies and Border Collies, with sheep and geese to pen. Agility equipment grows like trees amid Frisbees and flyballs. But the North continues its sure wild call, and the sled dog's journey continues....
Now the air is colder. Now the moon is always full. Now the light is silver and it breaks and shimmers on fields of bright snow. Now there are no roads, no walls, no pens, just endless space to run. This is where the sled dogs (Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan huskies, and others) gather, North of the Rainbow Bridge.
They wait in this beautiful place, happy but not complete. Suddenly, a howl begins as one dog senses someone coming, someone very special. All the sled dogs raise their heads and join in the ancient chorus. They dance like moonbeams and sing like winter winds.
There are red ones like dawn streaks, black ones splattered with many colors and silver ones like the first strange hour before light. They line up as if in harness and run together, in a scintillating, many-colored streak. The leader of the team guides the others past the fields and river, with racing feet and racing heart. They rush to greet the new arrival at the Rainbow Bridge, where the leader is rejoined with its beloved person, never to be parted again.
The glory of the reunion is celebrated by all the sled dogs dwelling beyond the Bridge, a shimmering, multicolored team leaping and whirling with joy. The light from that scene is what we see on magical evenings in the northernmost parts of this Earth: The Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights beyond the Rainbow Bridge.
Ani received her group 2nd from the classes at her first outdoor show. Ani was a standard size bitch (23 1/2 in.) with great side gait, correct coat, and a zest for life no matter what she' was doing.
More of Ani can be seen in Our Walk Down Memory Lane page
Can. Ch. Nordqualm's Tukoo
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