PRESERVATION BREEDERS OF CHAMPION AND HEALTH-TESTED ALASKAN MALAMUTES SINCE 1996
October 5, 2019
Bred by: Darren & Elaine Walker (Lueldar)
Sire: BIS BISS Aust CH Hamalek's Rumble In The Jungle (Australia)
Dam: CH Lueldar Dixie Chick (Jun CH CW15 ANCH15 WPD) (Ireland)
We are excited to welcome Maple to our Spiritrun family from all the way across the pond, Ireland.
Thank-you to Elaine and Darren Walker and their amazing children, at Lueldar Kennels for putting this beautiful pedigree together and for sharing it with us. When we became aware of this pedigree and successful breeding, we had to request a piece of it. He is sired by "Lennox" who is a dog based in Australia that we have been huge fans of for the past nine years, and his dam "Dixie" is a beautiful bitch in Ireland who descends from our very first litter along her very important bitch line (her mother's motherline). This excited us very much. We welcome Maple with open arms into our kennel and family and are very excited for his future here in Canada.
"Maple" won 3 Best Baby Puppy in very competitive Working Groups during his short "Baby" puppy career, which was cut short by the pandemic and the subsequent halt of shows. In that interim, we jumped into the sports of Agility and Sprinter and he absolutely loved it!
As shows started back up again, Maple was over a year old and competed in Open Dog Class, completing his Canadian Championship in the summer of 2021 and he also began to get noticed in a competitive Working Group.
A trip to the AMCA Regional and National Specialties put Maple on the map in the breed. He placed 2nd in a large and competitive Open Dog Class under breeder-judge Kimberly Meredith at the Regional Specialty that precedes the National Specialty. He then went on to win that same Class and a 3-point Major by going Reserve Winner's Dog at the AMCA National Specialty under breeder-judge Shilon Bedford.
Back in Canada a month later, he won Select Dog at the Mid-East Area Regional Specialty under judge Anna Hewson.
Maple kicked-off 2022 with a bang winning Best of Winners all four days at the Novi, MI cluster, picking up two more majors and bringing him to 13 points.
AKC Championship completed in Louisville!
Attended Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show June 2022
Won 3 out of 4 BOB's at Canfield OH 2022
BOB and GCH Select in Corunna MI amongst a stelar line up of Specials GLAMC Specialties weekend September 2022
BOB and GCH Select in Munroe MI October 2022 -- this completes his AKC Grand Champion title. Maple is the first Ireland-born Alaskan Malamute to receive an AKC Grand Championship!
We are excited to see what this boy does as he continues to mature and turn heads!