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3 recent puppies

6 Wolf Grey Pups

3 of the pups

Tico - Italian import

Dad Tico keeps watch on the pack

Hello Dad

On the trail at 5 weeks old

4 weeks old

2 day old pups

Tico & Nika

Tico & Nika

Tico & Nika

Tico & Nika laying with the pack

Tico and Nika in a 9 dog offlead Stand

Nika and Tico

Tug Tico Nika Terry at the finish line

Tico enjoying the snow

Chief Nika Kali - Proud to be working

Dad Nika Mum - Take a break

Nika with her Mum - Guarding their sheep

Nika at the AMCUK Championship Show

Pups Dad - Tico

Tico - Son of American Champion

Tico - Excellent temperament

Tico - Best in Show - In Italy

Terry, Tico & Giuseppe at Crufts

Terry in Italy with Del Biagio pup. 2007

Giuseppe & Terry in Italy - Winter 07/08

Terry in Italy at 5000 feet

Tico & Juno - Del Biagio & Celticwolf

Tico & Juno

Still following me everywhere at 5 weeks

Juno with her 12 Wolf Grey puppies

Puppy recall at 4 weeks old

Puppy blanket. Puppies sleeping on Juno

Juno at Crufts

Juno as a pup

Junos 1st harness

Juno

Dad & Mum with daughter Juno

Timba - Juno - Chief

Timba, Juno & Chief, out on the farm

Chief & Juno - Dad & daughter

Crufts 2009 - Pic by Moni of Del Biagio

Chief & Timba Junos Dad & Mum

Chief, Nika & Kali, working on the farm

Chief & Kali with Nika & littermates

Cheif Nika Kali & sister Luna

Proud family. Chief - Nika - Kali

Nika working with Mum and Dad

Kali with her litter. Born 5th June 2009

Cheif with one of his pups

Chief

Chief and Kali with their last litter

Chief in the forest

Chief at Crufts

Chief

Kali

Kali

Kali, Chief, Juno & Kas

Chief, Kali & Terry at Pembrey Rally

Juno with her 12 hour old pups

Juno at Crufts on the Green Carpet

Timba with Juno s litter litter

Chief at home in the forest

Juno & Chief working in harness

Juno gets a cuddle from Mum, Timba

Juno with her puppy harness

Juno s first big dogs harness

JUNO at 1 year old

Timba, Juno & Chief. All Shown at Crufts

Juno & Chief working with Alex

Juno & Chief working with Olly

Chief - Crufts 2005, 06, 07, 08 & 09

Vaggy pulls a car tyre

Chief & Kali s family playing

Dad leads the way

Chief with his & Kalis son, Kaskae

The pack heads home

The race is on

Dad and puppy together

Save some for us Mum. Kali

The family in the garden

Dad nuzzles his pups

Mum having a nap with the pups

LITTERS

We don't advertise on 'Puppies for sale' websites.

 

Litter planned for 2016

 

 

If you are interested in joining the Celticwolf family,

you are welcome to give us a call to arrange a visit,

and to come and meet the Celticwolf Pack.

 

We breed for a good temperment, and raise our pups to leave here well ballanced and socialised.

Full Lifetime Support Given.

 

 

Please call 01559 371696 for details

 

Both parents and all Grandparents are Hip Scored and Eye Tested

Full breeder support, with experienced advice given on, Socialising, House Training, Basic Training, Behaviour, Harness training, Obedience training, and Show training.

 

Pups are Vaccinated , Wormed, Socialised, KC registered, and are covered by the Kennel Club Assured Breeders scheme.

  

If you would like to join the Celticwolf family, contact us for details.

 We also welcome visitors. Our dogs love to have visitors

 

01559 371696

  

We follow the AMC & UK KC Code of Ethics.

We DO NOT damage the breed by inbreeding, overbreeding. or breeding from dogs with known bad temperaments or health problems. The code of ethics is about improving the overall standard of the breed.

We hold family gatherings for our pups, and offer training advice to their new onwers.

 

Having lived with dogs all his life, and trained dogs from a young age - Competed with dogs for 20 years - Qualified for Cruft for 9 years running, and have over 20 qualifications for Crufts with his Malamutes - Been in the County Sheepdog team with 6 different home bred and trained dogs for 7 years running - Judged Sheepdog Trials - Judged dog shows - Competed at the top level of Competitive Obedience, C only - Bred, reared, trained and competed with his own dogs - Trained working Sheepdogs for farmers and Sheepdog Trailists - Rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed dogs for over 10 years - Taught at dog clubs - Held Obedience and Sheepdog demonstrations with his dogs - Had his dogs on TV  . . .

 . . Terry has the experience and achievements to give his pups owners advice on training and behaviour, and to give full life time support to anyone with one of his pups.

 

Our pups

 

Bred for good temperament, all our pups are Vaccinated and Wormed, Socialised with other dogs and people, Kennel Club registered and have 4 weeks insurance from the Kennel Club .

 

Both parents Hip Scored & Eye Tested,  and have their own Show & Work achievements.

Imported lines, no inbreeding. 

Both parents can be met, and seen off lead and moving free around other dogs and humans.

 

A Puppy pack containing a sample of the food they have been eating will be provided, along with a supply of water to help prevent an upset tummy caused by the sudden change. The pups will take  with them a piece of bedding with the scent of their Mother and litter mates, to help them settle into their new homes.

We'll supply an advice sheet with information on feeding, exercising, future worming and Vaccinating.

We have a life long Breeders support policy and are always available for advice and information on Training, Socialising, Behaviour, Showing & Working.

 

Previous litters

 

Juno

Celticwolf Summer Solstice

Daughter of Chief and Timba

Chief - qualified for Crufts 6 years running, and Celticwolf's male lead dog.

Timba - Qualified for Crufts 2 years running, with multiple qualifications each year.

Juno also has multiple qualifications for Crufts, and like her Mum, qualifiying for Crufts 2 years running.

Juno, Chief and Timba, have all been placed in their class at Crufts.

Hip Scored & Eye tested.

Good temperament.

Works in harness, having competed with her Dad in a Night Rally and other 2 day Rallies.

 

Chief our Alpha Male and male lead dog, is from Imported parents, he has many National and International Champions in his line, including Italian and International Champion Royal Star. Chiefs G.Granddad.

 

( Royal Star is the father of the dog that won Best of Breed and Best of Group at Crufts 2007 )

Chief has Qualified for Crufts for 6 years running, with multiple qualifications each year.

Has gained two 2nd places and two 3rd places in class's at Crufts. 

Chief had 2 qualifications for Crufts 2009, With a 1st place at The Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show and a 2nd at the AMCUK Championship Show.

Chief has also qualified for Crufts 2010.

 

KALI our Alpha female, is our best worker and female lead dog. She will also walk on lead without pulling, and do off lead Obedience work.

KALI would pull the rig around all day when she is in harness, and has to be told when she has done enough work, or she'll just go on and on.  

She is also Obedience trained and will do off lead heelwork, and retrieves from a distance of 100 feet or more. She loves everyone in the world and thinks that everyone has come to visit her.

She has always got a song to sing for visitors

 

Chief & Kali have  worked for 3 seasons in Working Rallies. They are working with their daughter as a 3 dog team this year.

 

Last year Chief and his daughter Nika, took part in a Rally together with Tuggy. Dad taking his daughter and the young Tug out for their first race as a 3 dog team.

 

A dog is part of the family, and a lifetime commitment.

 

Alaskan Malamutes can live up to 12 years. Please read  " How could you "  , below, before deciding to bring a new family member into your life.

 

  


 

How Could You ?Copyright Jim Willis 2001

When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" - but then you'd relent and roll me over for a belly rub.

My housetraining took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed, listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs," you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.

Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love.

She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" - still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate. Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love."

As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them and their touch - because your touch was now so infrequent - and I would have defended them with my life if need be.

I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams. Together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway. There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being "your dog" to "just a dog," and you resented every expenditure on my behalf.

Now you have a new career opportunity in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family," but there was a time when I was your only family.

I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog or cat, even one with "papers." You had to pry your son's fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No, Daddy! Please don't let them take my dog!" And I worried for him, and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life. You gave me a goodbye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too.

After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked "How could you?"

They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you - that you had changed your mind - that this was all a bad dream...or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me. When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited.

I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table, rubbed my ears and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days. As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood.

She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured "How could you?"

Perhaps because she understood my dogspeak, she said "I'm so sorry." She hugged me and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself - a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place. With my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How could you?" was not meant for her. It was you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of. I will think of you and wait for you forever.

May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty.

The End

A note from the author:

If “How could you?” gave you tears in your eyes when you read it, as it gave me when I wrote it, is it because the story is the destiny for millions of former owned pets who die in American and Canadian shelters every year. Everyone is welcome to use the article for non-commercial purpose as long as it has the copyright note. Use it for education, at your homepages, in newsletters, at shelters and hang it at the vets office. Tell the public that the decision to bring an animal into the family is a decision for life and the animals deserve our love and care. It is your responsibility to find a new home for your pet and the shelters can offer you advice and guide you and all life is valuable.

 

A lot of dogs end up in Rescue centers because of irresponsible breeding. People often ask us how to look for a good breeder and a well bred puppy ;

Here are a few tips.

 

Make sure both parents of the pup are K.C. registered -hip scored - and have been eye tested in the last year.

A good breeder will show you all the documents, including pedigree's - you should look at them. They will be open and free with advice, and welcome questions .They will also be open and free with any documents relating to the dogs.

The parents of the pup should have achieved something for themselves. So you know you are getting a pup from good parents ( good examples of Alaskan Malamutes ) 

 

Avoid the puppy farmers that breed crossbreeds / mungrels, and inbreed related dogs, and who advertise in the free adds and on the puppy farm websites like epups. They always have pups available, always have an advert in the free adds, always have an advert on the puppy farm websites like epups & offer dogs unregistered or cheap. They are the people resposible for the dogs in the rescue centers ( If they make it that far ) because they dont want to know you, or the pup, once they have your money.

Dont be taken in by fancy claims made by puppy farmers, who will say anything to sell puppies,  eg :-

- telling you this or that dog is related to so and so, somewhere in the past ! Remember that the runt of the litter is related to the pick of the litter. A dog that has done something for itself,  with a good pedigree, is what to look for. -

-  or offering advice on Showing / Working / Obedience etc, without backing it up with some experience and achievements. If a breeder offers advice on , Showing / Working / Obedience etc . . .  Ask them what they have achieved in the Showing / Working / Obedience world . . . Ask them to demonstrate with their dogs, so you are satisfied they  know what they are talking about, and are not just trying to make themselves sound good -

- or saying they are licenced breeders - All a ' licence to breed ' means, is the council allows them to breed lots of litters of different breeds a year  . . .  year after year, to make their money from selling puppies

 

Look for dogs with good temperaments. Dogs that are welcoming and friendly. Ask to see the parents and the pups together, out of the kennels or house, off the lead and running free.

If this is not possible - ask why . .  you need to know. .

A breeder should have the facilities to rear the pups properly & ensure pups are well socialised and used to being handled. The mother and the pups should be clean, healthy and in good condition, and should have plenty of fresh air and exercise.

The breeder should be able to tell you how often the pups have been wormed. You should be able to rely on your breeder for advice on feeding, exercise, and when the next wormers and vaccinations are due, to ensure healthy growth. The breeder should show you how to handle and groom your dog, and how to look after feet, nails and teeth .

Speak to someone with a dog from the breeder you are thinking of getting a pup from. Ask them about the health, temperament and behaviour of their dog, and about the backup, training and behaviour advice they get from the breeder.

A good breeder will want to know their pups are going to good homes - so they will ask questions too . . If they dont care where the pup is going - you have to ask yourself why not ?

 

Make sure you are getting a well bred pup from someone that knows the breed. A dog will be with you for its lifetime. With a little research, you can avoid supporting a puppy farmer and wasting time and money on an inbred, unhealthy, bad tempered dog.

If you are not happy with the breeder, and confident about the support they will give you . . . go somewhere else.

 

If you are interested in getting an older pup or dog, there are usually some in the Rescue Centers, looking for a good home.

We sometimes take in dogs for rehoming, contact us for details.

Or contact Malamute Rescue.

 

Advice issued by the RSPCA :

Simple steps to buying a puppy

To avoid getting caught out by the puppy traffickers, here are some simple steps you can take:

 

 Always see a puppy with its mother 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • You should always see a puppy with its mother in the place where the puppy was bred. Ideally you should see the father too, or at least a photo of him. If the breeder cannot show you the mother or father, you should be suspicious.
  • Find out about the puppy's background
  • Get as much information as possible about where the puppy has come from, and beware if the breeder is from outside the UK.
  • Has the puppy REALLY been vaccinated?
  • Puppies should have received their first vaccinations before they leave their mother so always ask to see the vaccination card. Beware that vaccination cards are easy to fake - if the veterinary surgeon's contact details are not visible, or has an address from outside the UK, the card may be fake.
  • Pedigree certificates are not a guarantee
  • Bear in mind that pedigree certificates are not a guarantee for the condition of your puppy, and may not even mean you are being sold a pure-bred dog. 
  • Always see a puppy in the place it was bred
  • Don't ever buy from someone who offers to deliver your puppy, or who arranges to meet you somewhere. 
  • Concerned about the welfare of a puppy?
    Never buy a puppy just because you feel sorry for it. If you are concerned about the health or welfare of a puppy, please contact the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty and advice line: 0300 1234 999. Calls are treated in the strictest confidence

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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