Lucie

Aged 8 years. Photo Credit: Rebecca Hartley

Multi-RBISS Multi-BVIS BVISS CH Windberg Paparazzi To Fenrirkin VW* ShCM, BEL / BNLX VET CH, WTD WPDA* WWPDX (CW'19, CVW'19, BVW.NL'18.BE'18,  VWW'18)

*STC

 

Sire: BIS / MBISS / MBVISS CH Snowolf Canuck Bullit ShCM ROMWD
(MBISS Shepherdsway Wovoka of Snowolf x Snowolf Lil’ Miss Canuck)

 

Dam: BPIS / BPISS Mottomo Kirei No Yukimigata [Imp Ned]
(NED CH Kinniku No Takamashi V.H. Venne-Dorp x NED / DK CH Tequila Sausimayok)

 

D.O.B: 20th April 2010

PEDIGREE

 

Hips: BVA 10 (R6 / L4)
Eyes: HC Clear Sep-11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15
DNA Tested for the Longcoat Gene (Carrier)
DNA Tested for the Polyneuropathy Gene: (Non-Carrier)
DNA Tested for the Cone Degeneration Gene: (Non-Carrier)

 

LUCIE'S TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

 

** First Malamute Veteran Warrant title holder (STC) **

UK Champion

Benelux Veteran Champion

Belgian Veteran Champion

UK Record Holder (Allerton Weightpull) - 33.96x Bodyweight Pulled

4 x UK CCs

5 x UK RCCs

5 x IKC Green Stars (CACs)

2 x NED CACs

4 x Reserve Green Stars

1 x CACIB

3 x RCACIB
KC Stud Book No (Crufts Qualified For Life)

3 x AMCUK Reserve Best in Speciality Show

4 x AMCUK Best Bitch / BOS in Speciality Show

1 x Best Veteran in Speciality Show (AMCUK)

4 x Best Veteran In Show (All Breed Open Show)

KC Show Certificate of Merit title

Veteran World Winner 2018

Benelux Veteran Winner (Netherlands) 2018

Benelux Veteran Winner (Belgium) 2018

Celtic Winner 2019

Celtic Veteran Winner 2019

KC GCDS Foundation Award
KC GCDS Bronze Award

Multiple Breed Representative (KC Discover Dogs London 2016, CEDCGB & AMCUK Breed Seminars)
 

At International Championship Shows...

6 x Best Bitch

4 x Reserve Best Bitch 

5 x IKC Green Stars (CACs)

2 x Ned CACs

4 x IKC Reserve Green Star

1 x CACIB

3 x Reserve CACIB

3 x Best of Breed

2 x Reserve Best of Breed

4 x Best Veteran In Breed

1x BVIS-II
 

At UK Championship Shows...

UK Champion

4 x CCs

5 x RCCs

1 x BOB

1 x Reserve Best in Speciality Show

2 x Best Bitch in Speciality Show

6 x Best Veteran in Breed

1x Working Veteran Group 4
5 x Best Bitch in Breed

6 x Reserve Best Bitch in Breed

 

At UK Open Shows...

Veteran Warrant title (Breed first)

Show Certificate of Merit title

2 x Reserve Best in Speciality Show

3 x Best Bitch in Speciality Show

1 x Best Veteran in Speciality Show

12 x Best Veteran in Working Group (All Breed Show)

4 x Best Veteran in All Breed Show

17 x Best of Breed

5 x Reserve Best of Breed

1 x Working Group 1

1 x Working Group 2

1 x Working Group 4

 

AMCUK MOYA & WMOYA...

 

2012: 7th Top Special Beginner / 10th Top Bitch / 18th Top Malamute 
2013: 5th Top Bitch / 8th Top Malamute 

2014:  6th Top Bitch / 14th Top Malamute / 9th Top Weightpull Bitch

2015: 17th Top Bitch

2016: 1st Top Weightpull Bitch / 4th Top Bitch / 7th Top Malamute
2017:
2nd Top Bitch / 2nd Top Veteran / 7th Top Malamute / 2nd Top Weightpull Bitch / 12th Top Rally Bitch / 3rd Top Combined Bitch

2018: 1st Top Bitch / 2nd Top Malamute / 2nd Top Veteran / 8th Top Open Show Winner / 2nd Top Weightpull Bitch

 

Working...

Personal Best of 1800lb / 33.96x bodyweight in Weightpull
1st Allerton Weightpull Championship 41-60lb Class (2016/17, 2017/18 & 2018/19)
2nd Allerton Weightpull Championship 61-80lb Class (2012/13)

3rd Allerton Weightpull Championship 61-80lb Class (2011/12 & 2013/14)

1 x 2nd in MB2 Class (AMCUK Rally)

AMCA WTD Title
AMCA WWPD Title
AMCA WWPDA Title
AMCA WWPDX Title

AMCA WPD Titlle

AMCA WPDA Title
1 x AMCA WPDX Leg

Age 7 years. Photo Credit: Joan Sheehan

Lucie – the leading lady of the Fenrirkin pack – is a very special girl indeed. Bred by Jayne and Ian Hood of Windberg Kennels she is the daughter of their Dutch import Kirei and Snowolf's home bred boy Bullit. She has a pedigree behind her that combines some brilliant lines from both sides of the Atlantic - and both parents have a lot to boast about in their own right too!

Mother Kirei & Father Bullit going BB & BD at the Nordic 2009

Bullit, her father, is a striking black and white dog and a multi-talented character, who has been active in both agility and more traditional working pursuits while equally proving himself in the show ring. Starting his show career in 2009, his success in the ring has earned him 3 CCs, 3 RCCs, his Show Certificate of Merit and an illustrious UK Champion title. He has come away with not only many BOBs & BOS, but has taken BIS on numerous occasions, once at an All Breeds Open Show and twice at a speciality show (AMCUK May 2009 & again in AMCUK May 2013) - not to mention two Best Veteran In Speciali ty Show accolades! In the Summer of 2013, he earned his 3rd and crowning CC, becoming one of less than 20 UK Alaskan Malamute Champions at the time and making UK history by being the first seal & white male champion in this country. He has been consistently placed in the Top 20 Dogs in the AMCUK MOYA awards and came 4th in Top Veteran 2012 (his first year being eligible for this award) and No 1 Veteran 2013. And as if that wasn't enough, his progeny have clearly carried on in his success, their efforts putting him in the MOYA Top 20 Stud Dogs for 2011, 10th in 2012, 6th in 2013 & 2014 & 7th in 2017

Bullit in harness

Her mother, Kirei, is a whirlwind of energy doing everything at full throttle. She started her showing career with her breeders Bernadet & Ricardo in the Netherlands where she had a success of great results, including BPIS at the AMCN Annual Speciality.
Her career has been equally successful with Ian and Jayne in the UK, starting with BP at Midland Counties Championship show which, with the succeses that followed, earned her the Top Import Title in the AMCUK’s MOYA Awards for 2007 (as well as a top 10 Placing for Top Bitch) and keeping her in the top 20 for this title consistently from 2008-2011. Her return to the ring after maternity leave was at LKA in 2010, where under Breed Specialist Judge Sue Ellis (Chayo) she placed 1st in a tough Open class, and went on to gain her first RCC - not too shabby! The efforts of her progeny earned her a Top 20 placing in the AMCUK MOYA Top Brood Bitch award in 2012.

Photo Credit: Joan Sheehan

Lucie herself is a wonderful eccentric and definitely a bit of a mummy’s girl. At home she is a demanding lady, who makes it very clear when she wants cuddles and equally clear when she wants "play" time. She has an on-off switch, and if not sleeping is full of energy, cheekily stealing toys to entice the boys into playtime. Harry is her firm partner in crime and like a proper big sister she lets him beat her up with great tolerance and supervises his mischievous moments with glee. She picks up on commands well, but get's bored easily and will soon make her own fun left unattended - making her entertaining, but hardwork!

Being cheeky in the weightpull chute age 7 years. Photo Credit: Gary Greengrass

Out and about she is a smiley and - very greedy - young lady, who will happily stick her head into peoples pockets to check for treats and naughtily jump up for a proper inspection. When it comes to dogs, she has a generally very tolerant nature with all genders if they aren't small and fluffy enough to be mistaken for lunch - and can be a real tease with the boys when she wants to!

Age 3 years after an Open Show BOB win. Photo Credit: Lewis Baucott.

Having attended a couple of shows as a puppy, Lucie initially seemed unsure of the show ring and was given a break until she turned a year and was in Junior. At the end of April 2011, she returned with Sarah Towers (Wintadreama) as handler and her confidence bloomed, Crufts qualifying multiple times that year and being placed consistently at both Championship and Open Show level.

Lucie as a Junior with Sarah Towers handling. Photo Credit: Joan Sheehan

Her 2012 career, with me now handling, also held success, seeing her Crufts qualify multiple times and highlighted by 1sts at Championship Shows and BOBs at Open Shows.

She ended 2012 by placing in the AMCUK MOYA Awards 7th in Top Special Beginner, 10th in Top Bitch and 18th in overall Top Malamute.

Out of coat at 2 years old. Photo Credit: Joan Sheehan

2013 was a great step forward, with her first Championship Show of the year the prestigious Crufts where she earned 2nd in a strong Limit Bitch class under Breed Specialist Judge Sue Ellis (Chayo). From there she went from strength to strength, with more class wins at Champ Shows as well as BOBs and Group placings at Open Show level. Our highlight had to be at National Working & Pastoral Championship Show in July, where on the hottest day of the year no less, she did me proud by earning not just her KC Stud Book No with a 1st in Open Bitch but then went on to take her 1st CC and BOS under Breed Specialist Sharon Loades. A day to remember! She ended 2013 in the AMCUK MOYA Awards as 5th Top Bitch and 8th Top Malamute Overall.

At 3 years. Photo Credit: Joan Sheehan

2014 was a good year despite missing numerous shows. The highlights of the year was being awarded Best Bitch, Best Opposite Sex and Reserve Best in Show at the AMCUK July Speciality Open Show under judge Averil Cawthera-Purdey (Lireva). Other results throughout the year have included several Open Show BOBs & Group Wins / Placings, and multiple Stud Book No qualifying places in Open Bitch at Championship Show level, as well as a placing in a highly competitive Limit Bitch class (25 entries) at Crufts Championship Show under Breed Specialist judge Kath Howarth (Hawkam).

She finished the year placing 6th Top Bitch and 15th Top Overall in the AMCUK Malamute of the Year Awards.

Lucie on the green carpet. Photo Credit: Joan Sheehan

2015 got off to a good start, placing second in a highly competitive Open Bitch class at Boston & DCS Champ Show under Breed Specialist Nicola Singh (Sledog).
With our focus on working at the start of the year, and a litter planned for early Summer our showing was limited, but she still managed to squeeze in a few shows, earning mutiple class wins, Best of Breeds and Group placings at Open Shows, including a Reserve Best in Rescue Stakes at the AMCUK May Speciality Open Show. 

Photo Credit: Lee Baker

2016 started with multiple Best of Breeds at Open Shows in January as well as multiple top 3 places in the always tough Open Bitch class at Championship Shows, but after a Summer of concentrating on Dylan saw it culminate with a fantastic day at the AMCUK Speciality Championship Show, where she not only took her second CC with Best Bitch but went on to win Reserve Best in Speciality Show for a second time under Breed Specialists John Phillips (Monikoona / Stormwinds) & Sue Ellis (Chayo) - what a fabulous moment for us both!

2017 yielded some fantastic results for Lucie. In the UK, she placed 3rd in Open Bitch at the prestigious Crufts, in a huge entry of 24, took 2 RCCs, 2 Best Veterans in Breed at Championship Shows and closed her ShCM title. She also had her first experience of showing abroad, gaining 4 IKC Green Stars, 2 Best of Breeds and a RCACIB.

Celebrating her Excellent Grading at the World Dog Show in Germany. Photo Credit: Rebecca Brown

2018 has has been an amazing year for Lucie, with highlights so far including multiple Best Veteran in breed awards at Championship Shows including a Veteran Group placing at East of England Championship Show & a Stakes win at City or Birmingham, multiple Best Veteran in Shows at both all breeds Open Shows and a Speciality Open Show, her third & fourth Best Bitch wins at Speciality Shows, Veteran World Winner & Benelux Veteran Winner (ND & BE) titles, includin (in Amsterdam) a a BOS award. This gave her the title of Benelux Veteran Champion and, alongside several RCCs, her third and crowning CC with BOB in June, making her one of only 3 Black/Seal & White UK Champions and the only living one in the UK, one of whom is her Father.

With two energetic parents behind her, its no surprise that Miss L took naturally to working and has since found her forte in Weight Pull.

 

She earned the 4 legs required for her AMCA WWPD title in 4 consecutive pulls during her first competitive season in the Allerton Park Weight Pull Championship, and went on to claim the Stormwinds trophy for 3rd Place 61-80lb Class in the Overall 2011/12 Championship. The last pull of the season saw her pull a personal best of over 24x her bodyweight, earning her first WWPDA / WWPDX leg. She completed the remaining 4 legs required for the title over the course of the 2012/13 Championship, earning not just her WWPDA & WWPDX titles but also the Cedarcreek Trophy for coming 2nd overall in the 61-80lb class for the season.

Pulling 1700lb. Photo Credit: Sammy Taylor

The 2013/14 Championship unfortunately saw Lucie miss some pulls due to bad timing with her seasons, however this didn't stop her pulling a New Personal Best of 28.1x her bodyweight and just missing out on a trophy in the overall Championship by coming 4th in the 61-80lb class out of 36 qualifying dogs!

The 2014/15 Championship was similarly disjointed for Lucie, missing several pulls, but that didn't stop her earning the award for Highest Percentage of Bodyweight pulled on two occasions - one of which was with a new personal best of over 29x her bodyweight - and ultimately coming 8th of 27 qualifying dogs in the overall championship.
Her efforts for the season also placed her 9th Top
Weightpull Bitch in the AMCUK Working Malamute of the Year, the first time that Weightpull has been included in addition to competitive rallies in this competition.

Photo Credit: Kirsty Marie Mountstephens

The 2015 / 16 Championship started with a strong pull of over 25x her bodyweight, an improved 26x her boydyweight later in the season; despite missing some pulls she still manage to earn the 3rd place trophy for the 61-80lb class in the overall Championship.

 

The 2016 / 17 Championship was a new experience with Lucie weighing into the 41-60lb class for the majority of the season. This didn't stop her pulling out all the stops despite continued adverse pulling conditions, which led to her placing Highest % of bodyweight pulled over the season and ultimately placing not only 1st in the Overall Championship for her class, but also to pull a new UK record of 33.96x her bodyweight on the final pull of the season - what a star!!

The 2017/18 might have been her first full season as a Veteran, but it was another successful one, seeing her perform consistently in the 41-60lb class with multiple wins and highest percentage of bodyweights pulled throughout the season; she came away with 1st in the class for the overall Championship (the 2nd year running) as well as the trophy for highest percentage pulled throughout the season. She even pulled the highest percentage of bodyweight for the season at the Eastleigh Weightpull, but due to attending less than 50% of the competitions was unable to claim a Championship Award.

She has also enjoyed getting out and about with her backpack, and by means of several 10+ mile trips carrying 30% of her bodyweight (including overnight camps), earned her WPD title in 2013.

Setting off post-camp. Photo Credit: Ian Elliot

In April 2014, she celebrated her 4th birthday with her first WPDA leg by completing a 24 mile backpack / camp out in the challenging Lake District terrain. We went back up to climb the mountains around the Lakes  in 2015 for another challenging trek, and completed the requirements for her WPDA title in May 2015 with a circa 44 mile backpack over 3 days in the beautiful Cairngorms scenery, Scotland, which also earned a first leg towards her WPDX title.

Photo Credit: Paul Jolley

In addition to the Allerton Weightpull Championship, she has also been exploring the vast Allerton Estate for the opportunity to undertake 10+ mile treks, and has earned her WTD title running with in a variety teams with friends from different kennels; her first leg was earned with Womble & Kizzy, the next two with Leader & Bear, and her final closing leg in a two dog team with Falco.

Setting off on a trek with friends Leader & Bear. Photo Credit: Andrew Scott.

She continues to enjoy trekking as team mate to Dylan and Harry, and at 7 years old even had her first competitive rally with Dylan at AMCUK Kershope 2017 where they came 2nd in MB2 to an all CED team - not bad work!

And just to prove she's not just a pretty face in the ring and determination in harness, she completed her KC GCDS Puppy Foundation award 2 days before her 6 month birthday and following a few years without any formal training passed her KC GCDS Bronze award at 5 years of age on her first attempt.

A big thank you again to Jayne and Ian for entrusting this special girl to me. As with those mals who came before her she has proved completely different to that I have previously experienced - a delightful challenge in her own special way - and has brought an extra spark of happiness to my life that I don't think any other dog could replicate. I am certain that as she matures she will continue to make them as proud as she has me :)

On the stake out at a rally, age 7 years. Photo Credit: Robert Morsby

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