Too humid to run dogs down South so we have all been enjoying free runs and had a brilliant camping trip along the River Thames with the Alaskan Malamute Working Association with all the dogs where they enjoyed lots of lovely walks and holiday treats.
It's always a funny time of year for us as everything we do is geared to running dogs and looking out for the best temperatures and the inevitable admin that goes with keeping lines and harnesses clean and fitting work around the best dog running times so we almost feel a little lost and restless when the temps make it difficult to run dogs safely. Thankfully, we are able to take the dogs out in the van for weekenders, pretty walks and of course camping trips but I must say we are itching for the temps to drop to go out for regular runs.
Running dogs as the sun rises or sets, the team all working as one amongst beautiful nature makes our hearts happy and our minds at peace with the world. In a world that is all noise and mayhem particularly with the pandemic knocking on our doors, running dogs heals our mind and soul and the dogs are happy fulfilling their breed destiny. But kisses and husky and brown dog cuddles always help too!
After a break of showing mostly enforced by the covid restrictions and it being too warm to run dogs this time of year we dusted off the show lead and we entered Leeds Championship show under breed specialist Mel Hannam.
Mars can get a little bored showing and combined with the fact that food baiting doesn't really work we got the tennis ball (Mars loves a tennis ball) out and we actually had a happy waggy tail, which i'm sure contributed to his second placing in a strong limit class with lots of handsome boys. Full results here .
Thank you to his breeder Zena Thomas for the video below of Mars in action around the ring.
'Eversepp Arizona at Demoneira. Agouti/white. Shares a lot of excellent tributes as 1st. No mistaking the maleness of the head but no coarseness at all and a kind expression in spite of piercing blue eyes. Another super front with ideal bone lengths and angulation for a sled dog right through. Excellent rib cage/loin proportions makes for an attractive outline standing. Sound mover and covered lots of ground with minimal effort'.
On our mini adventure up North we visited Chatsworth House and Mars got his Mr Darcey on, strolling around the beautiful parkland.