|2003 IL/WI Top Class Dog
2006 #4 Alaskan Malamute
2007 #3 Alaskan Malamute
2008 Sire of the Year
2008 Top 20 participant
2008 Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed Winner
2009 Sire of the Year
2010 #5 Alaskan Malamute
2010 Working Dog Showcase Winner
2011 Rally Novice title
19 AKC Champions (more on the way)
2 AKC Grand Champions
Multiple Championships abroad
Grand Champion Select Bitch, 2011 AMCA National Specialty
Working Dog Advanced titles
Working Dog Excellent titles
2011 Best of Opposite at Westminster Kennel Club
Multiple Best in Show in Europe
...and more to come!
|"It takes a village...."
Jacob's success has been a big team effort. He was sold as a puppy into a working home. Due to a change in
circumstances, he was returned to his breeder, Donna Kolterman of Wind's Fury Alaskan Malamutes. Nancy Russell
met him, saw his potential, and decided she would take him. Nancy and Andrea Sautbine got him conditioned and
ready for the show scene. He finished his AKC Championship in a single weekend, going Best of Breed over Top 20
specials from the classes. That fall, Jen Effler-Leveille took him backpacking to help him earn his WPD title and both
Nancy and Mark Eckert worked with him to earn his WWPD title. Later on Nancy and Mark put his WWPDX title on
him, too. Barb Salvadore met him and simply fell in love with him. We saw his potential too and came on as owners
along with Sheila Timbers-Hjermstad. Kate Salvadore and Jeri El Dissi came on as his handlers--wow what a team!
This started a whirlwind show career that included a couple Best In Show wins, some Specialty show wins, a Best of
Breed win at Westminster, a Canadian Championship, and a little later, some Best Veteran wins. Kate put his WTD
title on him recently, too. Thanks to Raissa Hinman for showing him to his Rally Novice title. The team effort made
his Versatile Alaskan Malamute honor possible! We apologize if we have missed anyone.
He has been a wonderful producer for all of us as well, taking the title of Top Sire in 2008 and 2009 and winning the
Stud Dog class at the 2010 AMCA National Specialty. He has stamped a look on his puppies and we are so pleased
with how well he has produced. He is available at stud to approved bitches. Contact us with inquiries.
|Multiple Best In Show, Multiple Best In Specialty Show
Am/Can CH Wind's Fury Jacob Trailblazer
WWDPX WTD WPD RN CGC ROM TDI VAM
OFA hips: AM-11235E24M-PI CERF: AM-2805 CHD: AMCA-12211
At the Minnesota Specialty when Jacob took Best of Breed
L-R: Granddaughter Janis, Daughter Takk, Jacob, Daughter Ava, Granddaughter Coco, and Son Koda.
|He gives back...
Above Left: Jacob visits with the disabled
Above Right: Jacob and Alaskan Husky friend Grainy help Nancy teach grade school children about the Iditarod
|The Working Dog
Above Left: With Kate on a skijor run
Above Center: On a WPD trip in 2003 with Andrea & Devon and Jen & Bella
Above right: At the 2005 National with Mark Eckert and Nancy
|The puppy pics!
Above Left: at 9 weeks
Above Center: at 8 weeks
Above Right: at 8 months