Another year has come to pass, and we take the time to look back at all we have to be incredibly grateful for. 2015 was a fantastic year for us here at Keahi, in a number of different ways.
Keegan joined the team at the tail end of the 2014/15 season. Running in both the Flathead Classic 4 Dog and Camp K Spring Fling 6 Dog, performing exceedingly well and started becoming a well rounded working dog. He continues to develop with the team, helping us achieve our first mid-distance run in West Yellowstone at the start of the 2015/16 season.
The show season was fantastic for us too! Keegan came back to the show ring as a young Special in the midst of some very tough competition. Though not every show had a lot to report back on, we were able to pick up 14 points toward his GCH as well as all 3 Majors. He was awarded our first ever Best Of Breed win and made the first cut among a large group of very nice males at our National Specialty.
In addition to all that Keegan and I enjoyed in the show ring this year, we also added our next generation of working/show dog in a half-sister. Gypsy has only shown a couple of times this past year, but was awarded a Puppy Group 2 and also made the cut in her very large puppy sweepstakes class at the National Specialty. We very much look forward to her joining the team next fall, she's already showing us the athlete she is destined to become!
We've upgraded some equipment around here as well. Though we LOVE our Sled Dog Systems sprint sled, our future running goals were pointing us to getting a sled that would help carry us into those goals. Picking this sled up and running it for the first time in West Yellowstone we can already see how this sled is going to help us in reaching theses goals!
On the dog box front, we can finally call our dog box completed! Adding security bars, LED lighting, roof ladder, and sled rack. We're very pleased with how the project has finally come to a close! We've been very happy with how functional this box has turned out and are looking forward to future projects!
So as we charge into 2016 we are looking forward to more fun times with our awesome dogs and great friends! See you on the trails!
Growing up in Montana my love of the Siberian Husky started at a young age. It has been quite a journey so far. There has been much to learn and still a lot more yet to learn! I truly believe that we are never too old, too experienced, or too full of ourselves to learn something new. I also believe that knowledge is useless unless we are willing to share it with others.