AKC/UKC CH UWP Winterstarz Halley's Comet, RN, WTD, WPD, WWPD

BISS CH Black Ice's High Voltage, AOM, WTD, WPD, ROMWD X Winterstarz Flaming AE Aurigae, WTD, WPD, WLD, ROMWD

Winner of the 2013 Working Dog Showcase!

 Huck at 8 weeks old    
Huck in his first hookup with the team, 5 months old     Huck in April 2013, 2

Born August 1, 2010 on WinterStar Farm, Huck delighted us with his fun personality, great structure and movement, and outstanding score for sled dog aptitude.  We are pleased to add him to our pack and look forward to lots of fun with him! 

So how did he get his name?  When we were deciding on the temporary puppy names for the litter, Karina wanted to use Pride and Prejudice characters - but we ran out of boy names unless we used the names of villains!  Tim objected to that, and so we were at a standstill.  Then Tim went to Connecticut for a friend's wedding and while there visited the Mark Twain house.  He learned Mark Twain hated Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice!  He returned from the trip determined to name two of the boys (Huck and Sam) after Mark Twain, so that the pups could wrestle out the conflict between the authors.  When we chose Huck as our puppy, we decided to keep his call name.  But how could we connect "Huck" to a star name, since we name all our dogs after stars, planets or constellations?  We chose to register him as Winterstarz Halley's Comet because this comet swings past Earth only every 75 years and Mark Twain was born when it came, and died one day after it came again.  In fact Mark Twain famously predicted his death date, saying, "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it... The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.'"

Huck and his litter mates starred in the You Make Me Smile Puppy Movie - be sure to check it out on our Puppy Photo Page!  It is also posted on the bottom of this page.  Huck has completed Puppy Class and Beginner Obedience, and is currently enjoying Intermediate Obedience, Conformation and Agility classes.  He also is working very well in harness with the team, learning to weight pull, and skijoring with Karina and his aunt Minnie.  We call Huck our "tractor" as he is a very powerful puller.  We run him mainly in wheel, but he also is learning single and dual lead.  Watch Huck in action carting in the "Let the Good Times Roll" movie below.  In this movie, Huck is in wheel (just in front of the cart) on your left; you can see how he powers up the hills.  Huck earned his Working Team Dog title in the Winter of 2012, and ran in dual lead for some of the qualifying legs.  He earned his Working Pack Dog title in the spring of 2012, and his Working Weight Pull Dog title in September 2012.

At his first show, Huck took a major Reserve Winner's Dog, Best Puppy and Puppy Group 3!  He did quite well at the 2011 Alaskan Malamute National in Ann Arbor, Michigan, placing under three of the four judges who examined him, and earning his first leg toward his Working Weight Pull Dog title.  At the Fond du Lac Kennel Club show in 2012, Huck was awarded a major Reserve Winners Dog.  The United Kennel Club awarded Huck his conformation championship in October 2012, and ranked him at the 5th Alaskan Malamute in conformation in 2012Huck is maturing nicely and took his first AKC major in Fargo in June 2013, under Judge Edd Biven.  At the 2013 Alaskan Malamute National Show in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Huck placed 4th in a large Bred-By-Exhibitor class, then won the prestigious Working Dog Showcase and was awarded the Arthur J Hodgen Memorial Trophy.  He graciously shared the limelight with his cousin Ruckus, who placed 3rd in the Showcase.  Huck finished his AKC Championship in style on January 3, 2014 by taking Winners Dog/Best of Winners at the Malamute Specialty Show in St Paul, Minnesota.  This prestigious major win was awarded by breeder judge Sharon Loades.  Watch Huck in action in the show ring in the "Huck Steps Out" movie below.  Breeders who have seen Huck have playfully suggested that we rename him "Hunk!"  

Huck polished up his Rally skills in the summer of 2013 and hit the trials with his sister Penny in August.  They did our breed proud, winning and placing in three all-breed Rally trials to earn their Rally Novice (RN) titles.  Watch the fun movie of Tim and Huck competing in Rally below, rocking out to MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This!"  We are pleased to have such a beautiful, hardworking and versatile boy here at WinterStar Farm!

Huck Steps Out

Huck U Cant Touch This Rally

Let the Good Times Roll Carting 2012

Smile Puppy Movie

Huck (3rd from left) on his first sled run, 5 months old    Huck on the move    I can see forever in your eyes

Huck's Health Clearances

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