Now, about breeding. I had a leader by the name of Robin whose mom was Tasha and da was Wastayap(BrightEyes). Tasha was 3/4 Seppalla & 1/4 Show Sibe. She was hard working team, swing and wheel. I had sold Robin as a pup(they never paid me) when I left the area. The condition to that release was the condition "If I ever see her running loose I will pick her up and you will not get her back and I will never let you's have another one of my dogs." Anyways, although she wouldn't pull like her mom(Tasha) she didn't mind working. Most important was she was smart. She wouldn't wear herself out working super hard pulling but saved herself for pulling the others with her when I told her to do whatever. Okimaw was also my leader. He was smart too but he always worked very hard,... in his head and in his harness. He listened even better than Robin and seemed to be able to think beyond my comprehension level. Before I get too far with this rambling....towards the crux,,,.. With all the combined years of leading in these 2 my biggest regret was and still is I never kept 1 pup from them. All their pups appeared to have a "way" about them. As well, they were so beautiful. People came 1000's of kilometers to offer quite large sums of $$ for them. I got reports of these pups' "ways" from the people that bought them.
Remember these words.. "GENETIC MEMORY". Leader to leader practically ensures leader. The pups are born with the memeories of their parents. all they need to be exceptional leaders ids to be "reminded" in a sense. It is ingrained at a genetic level the words Mom&Dad heard heard, the actions of M&D, M&D's feelings, thoughts all become genetic propensities. So when you hook up 1 of them pups to lead and he and/or she hears them words and follows 1 that is doing as you say something inside them tells them "This is the way." Essentially their M&D"s memories are awakened/re-born in them.
More-over, "The woman is the mother of the culture." Robin had a litter beautiful big pups from a DeneDog. Baby was so pretty. Red w/blu eyes. Kyna small tho'. She didn't grow very big either. But OMGoodness she was a hard worker. I ran her on point right behind her mom. It didn't matter if we went 1 mile or 25 miles she gave 200% all the time. By this time I knew these "genetic memory" & "mother of the culture" teachings(wish I heard them before tho). So now I took a good looking male that had a good coat and good feet and bred Rufous to Baby. All the pups grew up to be excellent hard working, smart and predominantly good looking K9's with good feet and some innate leadership qualities. Thing is all Baby's F pups threw hard working pups, and those pups threw hard working pups. Now I have the 6th generation of Tasha still working hard and 5th gen of Robin still leading. Cool thing is mmy leaders of today do Robin's and Okimaw's blood in them, just not directly Okimaw-Robin.
I know I've stated it before and I don't want to sound like a broken record. I just hope to pass some info that may prove to be useful.
So.......now my late lunch is well settled back to working on my new kennel/exercise pen/emergency whelping pen(although I hope not to have any puppies till next fall).
Oh ya, my daughter's man came over with his quad yesterday. He towed some old diamond toothed harrows to dress one of trails. I hope she marries him. He's so willing to help. And he's a good "hunter".
And!!! 1/2inch to 3/4inch of ice on the water dishes this morn.
HAGD all. TTYL