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OCTOBER 2012 Rafa gets an Award of Merit at the Alaskan Malamute Club of America National Specialty! 
SEPTEMBER  2012 It has been a busy year and it has been far too long since i have updated the website! Rafa has had a great year, is maturing nicely and had some great show wins. In fairly limited showing, he is currently ranked the # 6 Malamute in the Country (through September).

Sassie goes WB and BOW at the Gold Country Kennel Club and now just needs one point to finish her Championship. She will blow coat soon so will wait until winter or spring to try to finish that off!

AUGUST 2012 Enumclaw, WA Specialty and All Breed show: Rafa goes Best in Specialty Show at the Specialty under Breeder-Judge Cindy Benson and Best of Breed both days at the all breed shows! His sister, Sassie went WB and BOW 2 of the three shows as well! Thanks so much to Michele Coburn for helping out with Sassie and for her wonderful hospitality and sleep over stops along the trip :-)! 
JULY 2012 Rafa wins the Working Group under Breeder Judge, Kim Meredith Cavanna! What an honor that was!! See photo here.He also earned a Group 2 under William Shelton.

Next was a trip  to our hometown, Ventura Ca for the SCAMC Specialty and all breed show. It is a beautiful venue, right at the beach front and we get to visit with the family! Rafa wins Best of Breed on Friday under Judge Eric Ringle.

OCTOBER 2011 Rafa and I flew out to Michigan to the Regional and National Specialty. Rafa finishes his Grand Champion with 5 majors, with the last being his Select Dog award at the Regional with over 300 Malamutes entered! Special Thanks to Breeder Judge, Robin Hug for this wonderful win! Big Congrats to all the winners this week and huge thanks to our great friends Chris Hibner and her boy Slate (Ch Yukonjak's Slate) for a fun filled week! 
AUGUST 2011 We went to Enumclaw, WA for the Specialty and All Breed Shows with Rafa.  What a fun trip! With about 40 Mal's entered, Rafa goes Best Opposite Sex under Judge Ms. Wendy Sorrell at the Specialty Friday, and takes Best of Breed under Judge Ms. Maryl Foster on Sunday. Our sincere appreciation to these judges for recognizing Rafa and for these very nice wins! See Rafa's page for photo's. 
July 2011 We went to Ventura for the Specialty weekend. We weren't able to make the actual specialty, but did the Saturday / Sunday, supported all breed show.  Sunday, we had a very good day!!    
Steffi - (didn't want to be outdone by her brother who finished a couple weeks before) goes BOW for a 5 point Major to finish her Championship! That made 3 majors in a row for her! 
This was Rafa's first weekend out as Special. He won Select dog over many,  nice, ranked specials for a Major towards his Grand Championship. 
June 2011 Woofstock Cluster -  Rafa gets BOW and Steffi gets WB Friday and Saturday for back to back Majors for each of them. Rafa is now CHAMPION Ootek's Game On...
October 2010 Chris and I go to the AMCA Regional and National Specialty in Colorado with Sampson and Rafa. We get to see most of the top dogs in the country, see old friends and meet some new ones. 
At the Regional, Sampson takes an Award of Merit under Judge Jean Fournier. Rafa, at only 9 months old, gets 3rd in a huge bred by class. (Not sure what i was thinking putting a puppy in BBE at that level of competition!!) Rafa wins the 6-9 class for Regional Sweeps and Futurity.

Missy and I do our final 10 mile hike with Chris Hibner and Slate and Debbie H with Ikkuma for all of them to complete their Working Pack Dog Titles! 

Sept 2010 At 7 mo's old and his 2nd ever show, Rafa wins Best of Winners, Best Bred By and Group 1 in BBE Competition! See his page for photo's.
August 2010 Rafa and Steffi go their first show where they both take points both days! 
April  2010 We have officially moved to the new property. Note new phone # in the footer of each page. It's been crazy with pups and moving, etc so we had no time to do as many pix of the pups growing up as we would usually do. They're all doing great and getting ready for new homes.
March 11, 2010 New puppy picture page - 3 week individual puppy pictures are up.
February 21, 2010 A few pictures added of the new mom and her gang! Click here for puppy picture page. 
February 14, 2010 The puppies are here!! All 9 of them...whew!! that was a long night but Mom and babies are doing well. We have 6 girls and 3 boys!! We are soo thankful everything went well!! 
They are all gray / whites. Will post pictures in a few days!! 
January 2010 Missy's pregnancy confirmed today and puppies are due approx 2/14/10. We are excited to see what this litter brings!! See the current litter page for more information.
Dec 2009 I took one look and "insisted" (ok, pleaded) to my friend Margaret that she let me show her gorgeous boy Sampson.  
Well, here we are, only a few months and a total of 6 weekend shows later and Sampson has finished his CH with 5 majors!! He won a 3 point major his very first time in the ring!  Next, was a 5 point major, Best of Breed win from the classes (over 7 specials)! We decided to try the "big show" at Long Beach on 12/11 & 12/13 for the Eukanuba Classic where he went BOW Friday at the all breed show and went WD at the Specialty /Eukanuba Classic to finish his CH! Undeniable breed type, rock solid temperament and absolutely exquisite movement . I LOVE this dog!! Thanks Margaret for entrusting him to me!  Pictures and judges acknowledgements coming soon. See AKC website for the pix from his win at Eukanuba (Winners Dog - Shandael's Sampson). Not our best photo, but we both had a bit of nervous energy going at this point!!  :-)

Missy has been bred to Sampson!! See the Current Litter page for pedigree and info on the upcoming litter due approximately 2/14/10.


November 2009  
October 2009 We headed up to the Canadian Alaskan Malamute National and associated 4 all breed shows. In the 5 shows, Missy was 1st in the Bred By class each show, took Reserve WB in 2 shows and was Winners Bitch the other 3 shows. She now needs just 2 points to finish her Canadian CH. It was a beautiful show!
Thanks to Mary Jane Holabach for making the drive up with us (and for all that help ringside! )
May 2009 Missy is now CHAMPION Ootek's Start Me Up!!! At the Rocky Mountain Area Alaskan Malamute Specialty on Friday 5-15,  Missy goes BOW for a 5 point major under Judge Ron Menaker. Saturday she takes another 5 point major, going WB at the Mount Ogden Kennel Club under Christina Hubbel. Big thanks to Debbie Hunyada for driving out with us. Her gorgeous redhead  "Ikkuma" took BOS on Saturday too!!  Congratulations to all the winners!   See pix on gallery page and on Missy's page.
April 2009 After a 10.5 mile hike with with her pack on, Missy earns the 1st leg towards her Working Pack Dog Title! It was a beautiful trail on a gorgeous day,  but we ARE a little tired. Thanks to Craig who has been Missy's training partner and Helen for showing us the trail!  See pictures on the Gallery Page.
March 2009 Missy wins  WB on 3/16 and BOW on 3/19 at the Vallejo show Circuit. 
Photo on her page 
Feb 2009 Ootek Kennels is proud to present their FIRST homebred CHAMPION...CH Ootek's Tookoolito. "Tookoo" is owned by Jean Say and Rebecca Montee of Southern California. Congratulations to all for this accomplishment!! 
Dec 2008 Well....MY plan was to do a bunch of dog shows over the next few months....Missy thought blowing her coat so we could just go snow-shoeing and hiking was a better plan.     Guess who won?     We'll be back out in a few months!
Nov 2008
Missy wins Grand Maturity at the 2008 AMCA National Specialty! 
A HUGE Thank You to Breeder Judge Catherine Loft of KoolRunnings Kennels for this prestigious award!  Click here for photo

Missy places 4th in a very large Bred By Class at the Regional, the day before the National under Judge Houston Clark.

Missy earns her CGC certificate (Canine Good Citizen)
Oct 2008 Donner Trail Kennel Club - Missy wins WB and BOS Saturday, Judge Judy Harrington and BOW, BOS on Sunday, Judge Madeline B Fish. See Pix on her page

Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers - Missy wins BOW Sunday, Judge Jeannie Zuver Click here for Photo
Sept 2008 Pups go to their new homes.  Everyone is adjusting well and those cute little fur-balls are busy wrapping their new owners around their paws.

Missy LOVES Kya's babies...I think she wants a few of her own :-). Scamp wishes we would go to a smaller breed. He is such a push over it wouldn't matter!! See pix on the Gallery Page 

August 2008 We're playing with puppies and having tons of fun, but no dog shows for any of us until the puppies go to their homes and it cools off a bit!  See pictures on the Puppies page

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