Dylan

NAME:  IRE / POL / NED / INT CH Sledog Brutte Coffea Del Fenrirkin (AnCh'17, CW'18'19, BW.NL'18.BE'18, WW'18, EW'18)


Sire: Jester Sledog Av Tasermiut
(NOR CH Suna-Sanik's Polar Jerv x NOR CH Qornoq's Arctic Qimas Qaumaneq)

 

Dam: Arabica Av Tasermiut at Sledog ShCM

(NOR CH Jack  x Racystar Vega Viking)

DOB: 26th November 2015

 

Hips: BVA 13 (R5 / L8)
Eyes: HC Clear Sep-16

 

PEDIGREE

 

DYLAN'S TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

 

** First UK Bred Greenland Dog Champion **

** First Greenland Dog Irish Champion **

** First Greenland Dog IKC Championship Show Group Shortlist & Placing **

** UK Weightpull Breed Record Holder (PB of of 20.25x Bodyweight / 1700lb) **

International Champion

Dutch Champion

Polish Champion

Our Dogs / Arden Grange Top Dog 2018

Greenland Dog Club of GB Top Dog 2016, 2017 & 2018
Our Dogs / Natures Menu Top Puppy in Breed 2016

Greenland Dog Club of GB Top Puppy 2016 & 2017

World Winner 2018

Euro Winner 2018

Jubilee Winner 2018
IKC Celtic Winner 2018 & 2019
Benelux (Netherlands) Winner 2018

Benelux (Belgium) Winner 2018

IKC Annual Champion 2017 / 18

Crufts qualified 2017 / 18  / 19 / 20

KC GCDS Foundation Award

Breed Representative at Multiple Seminars & KC Discover Dog Events

 

At UK Championship Shows (AVNSC & Breed Classes)...

15 x Best of Breed

22 x Best Dog
(including 1x Crufts BD)

15 x Reserve Best Dog
(including 2x Crufts RBD)

11 x Best Puppy
1 x Best Junior
 

At FCI Championship Shows...

1 x 3rd in Group V (Ireland)

1 x Group V Shortlist (Ireland)

 

12 x CACIB (7x IRE, 2x NED, 2x BEL, 1x POL)

1 x RCACIB
25 x Best of Breed (15 x IKC, 4x NED, 4x BEL, 2x POL)

15 x IKC Green Stars (CACs)

7 x NED CACs

42 x BEL CACs

2x POL CWCs

1x VDH CAC

 

At Open Shows (AVNSC & Breed Classes)...

18 x Best of Breed
9 x Reserve Best of Breed

1 x WG2

3 x WG3

1 x WG4

9 x Best Puppy

1 x WPG2

1 x WPG3

 

In Harness

Pesonal Best of 1700lb / 20.25x Bodyweight (Allerton Weightpull)

2 x 1st Place in MB2 (AMCUK Rally)

3 x 2nd Place in MB2 (AMCUK Rally)

1 x 3rd Place in AFSDC (AMWA Rally)

4th Working Greenland Dog of the Year 2016/17 (GDCGB)

10th Working Greenland Dog of the Year 2017/18 (GDCGB)

 

Say hello to Dylan, our first Greenland Dog and our resident clown!

Sharing some cuddles with friend Marina.

His litter represents a collaboration between two kennels, with breeder's Nicola Singh & Stuart Winterton of Sledog having imported both parents from Odd Lund & Kristin Bjørndal of the Tasermiut kennel in Norway.

Out first meeting at 5 weeks of age. Photo Credit: Joan Sheehan

Dylan's Sire, Puck (Jester Sledog Av Tasermiut) has had a great show career earning himself the title of Top Greenland Dog Puppy for 2012 / 13 and Crufts Best Puppy in 2013 followed by Crufts Best of Breed in 2014. He has a wonderful attitude to life, laid back with dogs of both genders and great working ethic.

Sire, Puck, in the weightpull chute (Photo Credit: Stuart Winterton)

His dam, Java (Arabica Av Tasermiut at Sledog ShCM) has an arguably even more successful show career, being Crufts Best of Breed for 2012 and 2015 and earning the title of Top Greenland Dog for 2012, 2013 & 2014 as well as numerous Best of Breeds and Best Veterans, as well as being the only Greenland bitch to earn her ShCM title. She is an equally amiable girl with both genders who takes all working endeavours in her stride and has earned backpacking titles under the UK AMWA WPD Scheme.

Dam, Java, winning BOB at Crufts
2 years of age and out of coat. Photo credit: Rebecca Brown

In personality Dylan is an all or nothing dog, with a very affectionate and tactile nature and a wicked sense of humour. He is always ready to show his playful cheeky side, especially when it might embarass me, and as a puppy he bonded particularly quickly with our "big kid" Harry, who matched him in his love of playfights and kisses. 

To add to this, Dylan has an obvious if stubborn intelligence - proving a quick learner and earning his KC GCDS Puppy Foundation Award at only 4 months of age as well as mastering all doors and babygate in the house at less than a year of age - he certainly enjoys a challenge!

His show career started with a real bang in 2016 at Bath Championship Show, where at 6 months of age he not only won his AVNSC W/P class but went on to take Best Dog, Best Opposite Sex and Best Puppy in Breed - what a superstar! 
His list of achievements in his puppy career can be seen at the top of the page, but suffice it to say he exceeded our expectations, especially taking his first Championship Show Best of Breed at only 10 months of age.

Myself & Dylan (age 6 months) after his first show experience. Photo Credit: Joan Sheehan

2017 was a strong year for Dylan. In the UK he had multiple Best of Breeds, Best Dogs and Reserve Best Dogs in both Breed and AVNSC classes at UK Championship Shows. He also had his first trip "abroad" where he hit the IKC Munster circuit with a bang, not only gaining 5 green stars (CACs) from as many shows, but going on to take 3rd in a Competitive Group 5 at Navan Championship Show, a Greenland Dog first all round!! This year also bought two further firsts upon gaining his final 2 Green Stars, making him the first Irish Champion in the breed and the first ever UK Bred Greenland Dog champion. To top it all off, he also gained the IKC award of 'Annual Champion', his first CACIB towards his International Champion title, as well as claiming Top Greenland Dog & Top Puppy in the GDCGB Greenland Dog of the Year Awards.

2018 has been another strong year for Dylan in the show ring.
 

In the UK it has seen him gain a Crufts Best Dog, multiple Championship Show Best of Breeds and Open Show Best of Breeds / Group placings.
He has also faired well across the water to gain numerous more Best Dogs / Best of Breeds and CACs / CACIBs, starting his Belgian and Benelux Champion titles and satisfying the criteria for his Dutch Champion, Polish Champion & International Champion Titles. He has also gained a raft of other awards including World Winner, Euro Winner, Benelux Winner (ND & BE) & Celtic Winner 2018.

As a result of his efforts, he has gained Top Greenland Dog in the UK under both the GDCGB GDOTY scheme and Our Dogs Arden Grange Top Dog competition, not to mention the IKC title of Annual Champion 2018 - what a good boy!

As a youngster, Dylan showed all the promise of a good worker with the natural desire to pull and evident strength.

His forte is definitely on the rig, where he took to training in a 3 dog team with Lucie & Harry with great enthusiasm. It became clear very quickly that he and Harry were well suited and had a rapport in lead, and so in January 2017 - at 13 months of age - he had his first rally experience with Harry and I am thrilled to say came away with a 1st place trophy in MB2. 

He repeated this performance a couple of weeks later at Grizedale Rally, and in March 2017 ran at AMWA Sherwood Pine's to take 3rd in AFSDC against CED & Mixed Siberian Teams - not a bad result for a young dog! He also completed his first mid-long distance trek in April 2017, with team mate Harry, at Allerton, helping Harry work towards finishng his AMCA WTD title.

His 17/18 season saw him run with a variety of different lady friends - from Malamute kennel-mate Lucie out for her first rally experience at AMCUK Kershope Rally, to 10.5 year old Siberian Tokala at Grizedale, and finally Canadian Eskimo Dog Eiger for their first time at Carron Valley.

At 8 month old he was permitted to have a try at pulling an empty weightpull trolley through the chute and he barely seemed to notice the weight behind him - a good omen! In October 2016 he had his first go in novice class where he was allowed to pull 800lb before calling it a day and was then consistently training in novice class up to the maximum permitted weight of 1000lb while refining his technique (mostly which involves not going at 100MPH)!

In January 2017 he was put into competition, with friend Marina Page handling him in the chute, and I am proud to say that at his first pull achieved a weight of 1100lb, and at his second competition pulled 1400lb (over 16x his bodyweight) in tough conditions.

Photo Credit: Claire Wilkinson

In February 2018 he pulled a new Personal Best and what we believe is a UK Greenland Dog record with a pull of 1700lb (over 20x his bodyweight) - what a clever boy! We are looking forward to what the next few seasons will bring.

He has also started training with the Malamutes for backpacking excursions and is very clearly unphased by carrying a pack with him!

With so much promise already, we are very much looking forward to seeing what the future will bring for Dylan and hope he will continue to make both our kennel and Sledog proud.

Age 8 weeks. Photo credit: Simon Cockram

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Age 5 months.