PRESERVATION BREEDERS OF CHAMPION AND HEALTH-TESTED ALASKAN MALAMUTES SINCE 1996
Loki, Freya and Eska--
My introduction to Alaskan Malamutes, the most infuriating, stubborn, frustrating, personable, hilarious, noble & lovable breed going. Luckily, I somehow managed to find one of THE most steadfast, dedicated breeders in Jennifer and Edmund Remazki of Spiritrun Kennels for this introduction.
They have become family and are always available for advice and a shoulder to lean on. From my first pup (Loki on the right), & Freya (left) leading me to my current love Eska (from the equally wonderful Regina Woodruff Caldwell’s Abenaki Kennels) I will always be grateful for their support, help & input.
Pammy and Dylan--
I was introduced to this beautiful breed in 2009 after my dad and brother had been coming up with the scouting group. We have been lucky enough to have 2 beautiful additions to our family from Jennifer and Edmund. Pammy, RIP ❤, and our teddy bear, Dylan. Although we lost Pammy last year we added another Malamute companion for Dylan.
Bear and Chloe--
My first Malamute was not Canadian born. Chuck was born in 1996 in the neighboring community around lake Balaton (Hungary). He made his way all the way to my own country, Romania and from there he arrived to Toronto in 2000. We met Jennifer and Edmund for the first time around that year at the Alaskan Malamute Help League in Havelock at one of the Pack'n Pull events. I then realized how much fun this Jen can be. She was involved in everything Mal related and her dogs were so good looking... At the time I did not know that she was a breeder, but I said to myself that my future Mals should be like hers. Eleven years later, when my old Chucky crossed the rainbow bridge, I contacted Jen with the hope that she will have something for me. I cannot thank her enough for all the help and knowledge that she infused in me and for providing me with not one, but two amazing Mals, pictured below. I feel really blessed for meeting you, Jennifer and Edmund!
I was so fortunate to be invited not only into Jennifer and Edmund’s Spiritrun family with this handsome fellow but also to see and visit with all of the other Alaskan Malamutes in the kennel in 2006. It was so amazing to hear them welcome me as I approached the property with their "woos" and play with all of the puppies in Crystal and Stewart’s litter. Lint has been the epitome of everything I love about this breed; active, independent, stubborn (he ALWAYS believes he can catch the ducks on the opposite side of the pond/lake…) and as a male, a big suck (especially for armpit rubs). Jennifer and Edmund have always provided all the support I could need in keeping this fellow happy and healthy and they are a tribute to responsible breeding of these magnificent dogs.
Pete and I have been malamute owners for over 43 years now. Our first, Kelly, was a cross malamute/husky cross and our next was Misty purchased through breeders in Bondhead.
We first met Jen and Edmund when we purchased our beautiful Nikki (Crystal's daughter) and were thrilled with the professional advice and support we received from our Spiritrun family.
A few years later we decided to add Dakota as Nikki's partner for sledding. What a pair they were! We purchased a sled from Chatmac and loved sledding with them and they revelled in the pulling they were born to do! Sadly, Dakota had a quick and early demise at the age of six, due to a rare blood cancer. Our gentle giant was gone and we were so very saddened!
True to their character, our Spiritrun family offered sweet Frankie, who was not doing well in the kennel environment, to become Nikki's new partner. It took Frankie some time to adjust, but he has thrived with more one-on-one care and is now 13 1/2!
When Nikki was nearing the 13 year mark and showing signs of slowing down, we made the decision to add one more! Casey came on the scene almost 7 years ago and Nikki left us 6 months later, just shy of her 13th birthday.
So, that brings us to our current Spiritrun beauties-- Frankie and Casey. Frankie is definitely slowing down, is pretty well deaf, and his sight is dimming. Both he and lively Casey are so very loving and bring us much pleasure! We are dreading the day Frankie leaves us to join the rest and know that, at this stage in our lives, we are not able to take on a new partner for Casey.
We so appreciate our many years of support from Jen and Edmund and know how very lucky we are to have found our Spiritrun family! The love received from our malamutes and the joy they've brought us, our daughters and now our grandsons is hard to describe!
Thank you Jen and Edmund for the many years past and the years still to come of having the pleasure of sharing life with these beautiful creatures!
Izzy and Stanley... and now, new addition, Daisy.