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I'm sorry I haven't responded. I appreciate all of the advice. We now have a new disease in the family.  My baby, Kayte, (the one in the pic) has been losing weight rapidly, lots of pancreatitis, etc. and she has now been diagnosed with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.  This disease is a real scary thing so I won't be real active on any groups until I learn to stabilize her, so please forgive my lateness in responding.  Essentially, she cannot digest and uptake nutrients without enzyme supplementatio n and I'm quickly learning that it's a difficult disease to stabilize. Wow, I'm just poleaxed!!! I'm hangin' in there, though! Thank God for pet insurance! Thank you for your posts, support, and advice.

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / Re: Hi! New here!
« on: March 29, 2005, 09:04:15 pm »
Thank you for your lovely comments.  I think they're gorgeous, but then, I'm biased.....

Okay, lines......fir st, Kayte is Cheelah's paternal grandmother.  We got Cheelah when she retired from her breeding program. Cheelah, she's easy.  She's out of Madelaine Seller's kennel - Cascade Alaskan Malamutes. 

Now, Kayte.  She was bred by Drema Davidson @ Nyak Kennels outside of Houston. She's Cascade on both sire and dam's side. Kayte's dam's side has Yukonjak as well.
Kayte's Sire -- Nyak bred, Cascade on his dam (Cheelah)  Wild Wind on his sire.
Fun fact: I traced Kayte's Wild Wind's ancestry all the way back to Rowdy of Nome, interestingly.

And at last, Kiowa.  He retired out of the breeding program at 2 yrs. as he did not OFA.
He was Woodland's bred by Ryan Wood (this kennel no longer exists)
Sire -- Woodlands,Towbars, Snoqualmes   
Dam -- Ttundra, Cascade, Yukonjak

That's about all I know.  I do know that things stay darned interesting with my little pack here!  I fell in love with Malamutes early in life, although I did not get one until 5 years ago. Unfortunately my first sweet girl stayed with my ex, but I was hooked.  I cannot live without a few underfoot...ho wling at 5 am...stepping on my feet....beggin g the landlord for candy....well, you know! I wouldn't know what to do if I got to go to the kitchen without causing an uproar! lol

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: Dog Crates
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:18:14 pm »
All three of my Malmutes have been trained to crate and it has been the single best thing that we've done.  I have several reasons:

1. All dogs chew.......che wing unauthorized items when no one is home is DANGEROUS!!!!
2. My dogs love having a place all their own to go.  No dog or child is allowed to bother a dog that is in the crate.  Mine use theirs as a place to go in times of stress (running the vaccum, etc. ;) ).

3. My youngest has had to be confined for injury and illness more than once.  It's easier if they are already used to crating.

4. Large dogs are in danger of bloat.  Mals are high energy so the crates are used for mealtimes and then they rest in them for two hours a day after eating.

5. In multi-dog households domestic disputes will arise eventually.... .crates are a good private place to settle down and get over it.

6. Housetraining was no work at all.

7. Mals are pack oriented and very dominant.  The crate aids me in instilling that I am the alpha and I can and will control their space. (I need all the help I can get! I weigh 98 lbs. and my lightest pup is only a couple of pounds below that....the largest outweighs me by 50 lbs!)

We do not use our crates for punishment. However, our pup sometimes needs a 'time out' in her crate in order to get ahold of herself!

Some call crating cruel......I call crating safe.  Dogs die everyday by poisoning themselves, and approximately 80% of dogs that get bloat don't make it.  Obstruction can be fatal and at best the resulting surgery is painful and can be dangerous.  If you can't be there watching, crating is the only humane way that I've found to keep them safe!  If you aren't there you may not be able to figure out what they've eaten, how they got injured, etc.

A tech at my vet's office told me he never crated and wasn't worried because his 2 dogs had been together for 6 yrs. with no problems.  He changed his stance when he got home one day and the dogs had viciously fought.  One was near death and the other's wounds were fatal. 

No matter how well we know our babies, they can and will do things at some time or another that will endanger them.  Crating just raises the odds of that we'll know when it happens because it's not going to happen when I'm not there.

Hi Y'all,
I have 3 Alaskan Malamutes and my male, Kiowa, has localized seizures in the form of major head tremors.  He is, of course, under veterinary care and we do know what is causing this (brain tumor).  I was just wondering if anyone out there is dealing with this same type of thing.  I have attached a pic of my sweet, beautiful boy just because..... Thank you.

I'm new here and I looked at all your pics of Raisa and she's so gorgeous!  Such a lovely face!  If you want to have a look at my three I just posted in Alaskan Malamute Pictures.....

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / Hi! New here!
« on: March 29, 2005, 06:40:15 pm »
Hi Everybody,
I'm new here and I have 3 Alaskan Malamutes with some seriously big paws!  I can't help but post these pics...
My babies are: Cascade's Lady Cheelah -- 10 yrs
                            Woodland's Chief Kiowa of Nyak -- 3 yrs
                            Nyak's Scandalous Kayte -- 16 mos.

I get told quite often that I'm crazy for having these guys in the house, but they are the perfect house dogs. Unless you count coat-blowing time!!!  ;D 

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