Archive for the ‘Wilder’ Categoryby Northernmost on May 8, 2013 in Wilder with No Comments
We received some beautiful new photos of Wilder who’s been on a small trek in the mountains together with his sister Gale. The scenery in Washington State in the northwestern U.S.A. is really stunning, I hope I’ll get a chance to visit this part of America one day, as I’d love to go hiking in one of the state’s many national parks. The mountain seen in the background of these pics is Liberty Bell Mountain, which is part of the North Cascades. Wish we had that kind of scenery in our backyard!
Wilder now has his own page here on our website where you can see his pedigree and more of his photos. I decided to finish Wilder’s page before he arrives, as I doubt I’ll have much time in front of the computer once he is here 😉
Big thanks to Sue and Roy for these beautiful pics and for giving Wilder such an amazing start in life – including socialization, training, outdoor adventures and plenty of love – he’s a very lucky pup 🙂
It’s been quiet here on the home front lately as I have been away on a wedding during the past week. Since I returned home the rain has been pouring down and there is already open water on our lake. If the warm weather continues our working season on snow will soon come to an end. But, you never know with April weather, it can quickly change back to temperatures below freezing so we haven’t stowed away our skis and sleds just yet.
Sue sent some really cute photos of Wilder at 14 weeks of age. Since we still have to wait a few weeks before he will be travelling to Sweden it’s fantastic to receive these regular photo updates and be able to follow Wilder’s development. Isn’t he the cutest puppy ever?? Many of our friends have said that he looks like a thinker or an “Old Soul”. We actually used to call him Professor Fizz before we named him Wilder and he definitely has a presence about him that suggests wisdom and level headedness. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking? He’s a Malamute so chances are that he’ll be just as crazy as our other Mals, at least for the first 3-4 years 😉
Comparing these pics with how Wilder looked at 12 weeks, it looks like his facial markings have faded a little bit, and also the coat on his head. It is so interesting to watch agouti puppies change colour as they grow. Wilder is our second agouti, his “half-uncle” Thunder was our first. If you want to learn more about Alaskan Malamute coat colours we recommend that you visit Nichole Royer’s informative website. Wilder’s daddy Mojo is pictured on the page about the Agouti Locus.
Wow! Wilder is built like a tank! Love his substance, balance and length of leg at this stage. The topline has a gentle slope and he has a strong rear and BIG feet and a lovely, loose tail to top it off!
Maybe I will have to buy a show outfit as this boy is simply too cute to stay home 😉
Wilder and his pretty sister “Gale”, Mtn Home’s Runnin From A Hurricane. Love the name Sue and Roy have chosen for their girl, as this litter was conceived just days before Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of America and Sue had to hurry home from Rhode Island to escape the cyclone!
As you can see, there’s already green grass in Washington State. Wonder if we will have snow or bare ground when Wilder arrives in May? Hopefully it will be nice and sunny 🙂
We received some new photos of Wilder from a recent walk together with his pretty sister Gale in sunny Washington State, U.S.A. Wilder is now 12 weeks old and already knows how to walk nicely on a leash, meet and greet with people and dogs in town and experience new things in new environments. Sue and Roy do a wonderful job socializing their puppies and providing them with a great start in life. Wilder will travel to Sweden in less than a month and we’re working on puppy proofing our house and getting everything ready for the big day. Before he arrives though, we’re hoping to enjoy at least another couple of weeks of winter activities, as the best time of the year in Northern Sweden is right now. Have a Happy Easter everyone! 🙂
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We’re very excited to introduce the new member of our family who will be joining us later this spring. “Wilder” is bred by Sue and Roy Fuller of Mountain Home Alaskan Malamutes and is the son of Rubicon’s Mojo Working, WTD, aka Mojo, and Mtnhomes Runnin In The Shadows, WTD, WPD, aka Stealth. That makes him Hilary’s half-sibling, Gemma’s nephew and Thunder’s half-nephew – so we’re really staying within the family with this puppy. Wilder comes from a superb combination of working dogs with excellent temperaments and we can’t wait to meet him! His full name will be Mtn Home’s NM A Touch of The Wild.
All the gorgeous photos of Wilder are courtesy of Sue and Roy Fuller.