Quote Kim LaFlamme:
I’m happy to say that Newkim is returning to the Yukon (although I will miss him), he will be a good breeder to help continue the, “breeding program” to help bring back the Tahltan Bear dogs in Canada. I have bred him 3 times to different AI dog females & kept 3 of his offspring to continue those lines within the AI dog breeding program. Please read the, “Complete tail of the Tahltan bear Dogs” on my web site & our AI dog owners forum.
I wish Dawn Charlie; (who donated him to us, in return of an AI dog to help their breeding program, bringing in some unrelated First Peoples old bloodlines). Sure wish she was still with us to enjoy seeing him again, but I’m sure she is there in spirit with her daughter Cindy, that I hope has some unrelated females to cross him with or at least the AI dog that I sent her?
He left here with Leslie Markham, that is on our waiting list for a pup, going from AZ to Alaska, dropping him off to Rea-Bran Linton that will be delivering him to Shirley Quash. (I hope Shirley doesn’t mind, but I’m including a sweet recent picture of Shirley after she got her hair cut). Shirley has the bloodlines that she gave to Harvey with Ursula, that we bred to get Little Bear in the AI dog registry now. I’m hoping Cindy, Shirley & Camille, (that also have a TBD crossed with an AI dog) can use him in their breeding program with more unrelated females to continue the, “Tail of the Tahltans”. I have a little ≤ tail male pup that I’m now keeping for future breeding: to honor the TBD’s within our breeding program as well, that is from my old TBD bloodlines that I got back in the 60’s.
Maybe we can talk Leslie Markham into telling us about her experience with Newkim during transport … I want to thank Dawn Charlie for the loan of Newkim & now realize why she was so close to him … a great example of the old TBD’s, (a sweet little guy that thinks he’s 10’ tall) that could take on any grizzly bear --- & the story goes on.