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Jigs (left) and Lolo have been playmates since Jigs was a baby. In this photo, Lolo has just decorated herself with a fresh stinky something black that you can see on the side of her neck.
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Rain Mountain 2009
The Rain Mountain Solstice Litter (click to go directly to their photo pages) is a line breeding back upon both the Rain Mountain bloodlines and going back to North Wind Kiska, one of the founding sires of Rain Mountain and many other great Chinook bloodlines. The dam of the Solstice Litter carries Rain Mountain bloodlines going back to North Wind Kiska through both her sire and dam. The sire's maternal grandsire is also a son of Kiska. Puppies are being raised by Rain Mountain, in northwest Washington State. They were born June 20th and will be ready for new homes in mid August of 2009.
Mom is Ch. PR BrownStone Lolo Kumtux of Rain CGC, a goofy and sweet girl who is now four years old. Sadly, a broken leg when she was two ruined her gait for the show ring shortly after she finished her UKC Championship. Personally I think she's one of the best looking females I've ever bred or co bred in the twenty-plus years I've been involved with Chinooks and the roughly seven generations of Rain Mountain. Maybe Lolo overheard me saying this as she thinks that she is a very important Chinook here at home, acting very pompous towards the other dogs sometimes. Lolo wears her heart on her sleeve and it's easy to read her emotions. She has a huge smile when she's happy and when she's sad (or in trouble, a frequent event for Lolo, my counter surfing food thief) her ears droop flat. She absolutely LOVES puppies and being a mom. This is her second litter. Her first litter, though unplanned, produced Ch. PR Rain Mountain Skookum TumTum (call name of Harry), who took Best Male at the 2008 Chinook National Specialty. Though her leg prevents her pulling for long distances, she has the drive I like to see in my dogs.
"Jigs" (or "Jiggles") is the pet name for Ch. Moonsong Mukilteo Bluejay. He attracted attention the first time he stepped foot in a show ring, winning Best in Show Puppy under long-time Chinook judge Sandra Drake. He has justcompleted his Grand Championship and will begin work on his weight pull title this fall. Jigs was bred by and is owned by Carie Taylor of Moonsong Chinooks. Carie rightly describes him as having a presence. Even when he's surrounded by flashier colored dogs, people stop and ask about him. He has very correct proportion, is quite athletic, fit, and tightly muscled, weighing more than many dogs his size. He's an enthusiastic puller and is willing to run ten miles a day or, with his adaptable Chinook temperament, is willing to hang out at home and watch TV. Carie calls him her "provider" since he is always bringing her things -- toys, bones, and even food -- and is heartbroken if she doesn't accept his gift. He has an overall wonderful temperament that is very resiliant and adaptable.
We expect to see very solid pups with good proportion in this litter. They should get good heads and chests from both their parents, along with correct fronts.
We are currently taking applications for both pet and show puppies. If you're interested, fill out the Rain Mountain Puppy Application and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We allow time for their unique personalities to develop and for us to perform Puppy Temperament Aptitude Testing and conformation evaluations before we match each pup to the right home.
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