about layla


11/2009 Layla earned her first Novice FAST leg as well as her second Standard leg toward her Novice Agility title and the next day she FINISHED her Novice Agility (NA) title and got a second leg toward her FAST title. Watch the video of her and brother Travis' runs!

10/2011 Layla had a FANTASTIC week at the AMCA Regional and National in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She WON the 61-80# class at BOTH weight pulls, continuing the tradition. She also earned a "Q" and a First placement in Open for each of the Agility trials. Her daughters Pinkers and Gia also qualified for their CGCs!

4/2012 Layla was 1st place for the 2011-2012 AMCW weight pull season for the 61-80# class.

4/2012 Layla went to the Michigan weight pulls and is only Bella's second offspring (and first daughter) to pull over 3,000#. She pulled 3,058# to set a NEW FEMALE AMALAPAC RECORD, pulling over 40x her body weight.

11/2012 Layla again went to Michigan and THIS TIME she and half-sister Lucy wowed us all by pulling 4,000# to shatter the prior record!

4/2013 Layla was 1st place for the 2012-2013 AMCW weight pull season for the 61-80# class. She also took Top Weight Pulled Malamute (3,010#) and Top Percentage Pulled Malamute (37.62x her body weight) Layla's kids have been hitting the weight pull chute and dog shows--so far Layla's following in her mother's footsteps in that already she has 3 kids with their WWPD and two more on the verge of finishing theirs!.

Layla joined us at the 2016 Alaskan Malamute Club of America Regional and National Specialties in Colorado Springs, CO. We had two goals: earn her Rally Novice title and put in a good showing at the weight pulls. She's 9.5 years old and had a light summer. On the way out, we hit a Rally trial in Missouri where she earned a 96 out of 100. Mind you, she doesn't live or train with me. I worked her in my kitchen before we left for about 5 minutes and then a quick warm-up before our first trial in Missouri. Her primary owner, Dustin, has played obedience games with her and has trialed her in agility and she's smart enough to carry that over. From there, we went on to Colorado Springs. Sunday was the Regional pull. Layla completely impressed us by putting in an excellent effort to place 2nd in the 81-100# class with a pull of 2,832#. Tuesday was our second rally trial as a part of the Regional. She was 3rd place with a score of 94 (her neice, Nellie, was 2nd). Wednesday was the National Rally trial AND the National Weight pull. Layla showed her versatility that day by going from straight from one to another. In the National Rally trial, she completed her Rally Novice title with another score of 94 for 3rd place. We jetted out to the weight pull. I made a strategic mistake and passed her when I shouldn't--it may or may not have cost us a placement but I'm still thrilled with her performance. She was 4th place in the 81-100# class with a pull of 2,372#. It was such a treat working her. I've only weight pulled her once before this (and she won over super competition).