In judging Alaskan Malamutes theyr function as a sledge dog for heavy freighting in the arctic must be given consideration above all else.

Robert Zoller, The AKC Alaskan Malamute Standard.

Bear-Pak Malamutes Newsletter

December 16th, 2003

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Foggia (Ita) December 8th, CIAM Alaskan Malamute Specialty

The last CIAM National Specialty of the year 2003 was held on december 8th in Foggia (Italy), judged by Mr. Enrico Adinolfi.
The level was very good especially on the bitches open class (won by our Willow) and dogs champions class where Active del Biagio went BOB. Mr. Adinolfi unexpectedly witheld the CAC in dogs open altough the class winnner, Cold Valley Tempo Magna, had recently won an International Show the week before under a Finnish judge.
On our website 27 pictures featuring every single dog or bitch that entered the ring that day.


San Mateo Kennel Club (USA) November 29th 2003

Second Major for Frodo, Hopi Point's Flash Royal O'Snowlion (pictured here courtesy of Marija Al Faraj), and for Sky, Snowlion's Skydancer. Congratulations to our friends of Hopi Point and Snowlion Kennel that outclassed the competition and to Monnet Soldo for the great job she's doing showing Frodo.
Frodo just needs two points to finish so he actually just needs the AKC seal to his Am. Championship.
By the way it happens that Frodo has just become the dad of a very nice litter he had with the beatiful red (and top winning bitch) Narya "Snowlion's Fileds Of Fyre" also owned by Monnett Soldo. Full results of San Mateo Kennel Club Show available on our website.



The Serial Winner

The Foggia specialty was the last important show of the year, and the third show in a row that our "serial winner" Willow, Snowlion's Skyrider O'Bear-Pak, wins in open class.
But as we wax the sled runners getting ready for the christmas holydays we look with great pride at what she has achieved in this year that is coming to an end.
Willow won 4 specialties out of six, in one of the remaining two she stayed home and in the other she was reserve bitch from open class at 18 months defeating 11 in her class. Willow was shown 25 times in 2003, with 20 wins and 5 placement 4 of which as reserve bitch. She finished the Italian Young Championship in six straight shows (3 of which specialties), went Young CIAM Champion 2003, and was Vice World Champion for this same year....[continued]


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Added Italian Part (finally...)

You won't probably care that much since you are receiving the English version of the newsletter, but we have finally put on line the Italian version of the website. It is not complete and some contents (like photo albums) are actually the same.
This was in our projects and since we received quite a lot of visits from our own country we decided il was time to do it.


Restricted area and Forum momentarily suspended.

We just didn't have time enough to care for all that stuff, and since I didn't want to leave the job unfinished for too long those areas have been momentarily suspended.
That was a hard decision since it took a lot of time to deploy those services but what time we have left we prefer to spend with the dogs instead of the computer. That's especially true after a working day infront of the screen.
Maybe in the future if we will have more time....

Anyway you can still register to ask for the newsletter and if we can help in pedigree research with our pedigree database (94.000 dogs) we'll be happy to do it, just drop a mail. Registered members can also send articles, results, photo albums etc, that will be added to the website and sent to all members thru the newsletter, as good as a way as any to talk about your dogs and to let people know what happens in your country.
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