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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Mylingen » Sun May 27, 2012 10:20 am

I am absolutely infatuated by this pup! Just love his expression and wolfyness, and at the same time he looks so sweet.
I am glad to hear that he is well behaved, I am sure you will do well getting him over the timidness. :)
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Tiantai » Sun May 27, 2012 5:18 pm

Kootenaywolf wrote: He is very well behaved overall, my biggest issue with him is timidness towards strangers. He loves other dogs, but is shy towards people he doesn't know. He was happy to meet strangers up until around 10 weeks (ish) so I am hopeful that it is just a stage and with continued socialization he will again be more social. I don't expect him ever to be like a lab running to greet anyone and everyone (and I am fine with that, in fact I like it), but I would like him to eventually allow himself to be petted by anyone.
:lol: I guess there's going to be more work for this one. Looks like there's going to be a lot of getting used to people for Yarrow. Sasha had that problem with me (running away from strange people) as well but now she's fine now as long as my cousin Lawrence is with her. I've seen her going up to strange people only after the people that she's familliar with are there which in a way helps her to reassure that there is nothing to be shy about.
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Post by Kootenaywolf » Mon May 28, 2012 5:19 am

Aaaand...more pictures! Haha. Endless!

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Post by Tiantai » Mon May 28, 2012 1:57 pm

Wow, he's growing! :shock:
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:51 pm

He's getting big :)
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Post by TerriHolt » Mon May 28, 2012 5:23 pm

I can't wait to see him all grown up :D
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Mon May 28, 2012 6:51 pm

I am also so exited to see him all grown up, but at the same time he is growing soooo fast it is sad to see the puppy stages fly by!

Here's a photo I snapped yesterday on a lazy sunday afternoon...he's definitely getting to be a big boy.
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:36 am

He's bigger than I thought! He looks comfortable :D
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Tiantai » Tue May 29, 2012 3:49 am

Hello Kootenaywolf,

I just spoke with Ann earlier in an email. I told her about my little interest in the breed as well as my love of marathon (I'm a runner and occasional biker) so she sent me this article. Although I made it clear to her that I'm not interested in breeding the ANCD, I MIGHT have one as a third running along-side my two future Tamaskans in the tracking field :D I thought Ultra Elvis looks somewhat like your Yarrow only older and more experienced in the tracking field and lacks those tiny white region found on Yarrow's coat.
Elvis from last year's Fresca/Starbuck litter is running an ultra marathon (that's 100 miles!) with his owner this month!

He carries his own water, protects his owner in the desert, and tracks to find the correct path in the sand if there is more than one choice.
He chooses the freshest path that has been run by another runner. He has never been wrong!

Ultra Marathoner Elvis runs totally off leash and recalls off wildlife.

Here is the race they ran:
Ultra Marathon Welcome Page
Ultra Marathon Course

‎100 Mile Ultra Running Marathon on the Bonneville Salt Flats and adjacent Mountain Roads and Trails

I was a Big Ten Athlete on U of Iowa Track Team and have run with these dogs from the very beginning....
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Ultra Elvis ran 100 miles (Bottom half of article).JPG
Note: I had to break the picture into two halves due to the limited size but I hope those pictures don't look too broken up. My impression of Ann so far is that I find her to be an awesome person so far.

Oh and about the Alaskan thingy. I asked her about that too and this was her response:
Why the name Alaskan Noble Companion Dog?
"Alaskan" to get the idea across that this is a northern-looking breed (not place of origin). "Noble" because they have noble/regal appearance.
"Companion" because that is what they are.

In addition there is another play on words that working dog people will recognize and that is: When you abbreviate the breed name ANCD or Alaskan Noble CD, the last 2 letters are the abbreviation the AKC uses for its first formal obedience title, AKC CD (Companion Dog).
Alright, so I guess she didn't want to use Arctic or Northern but ah well. She created the breed, she has the right to name it what ever way she wants.
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Nino » Tue May 29, 2012 4:23 am

I love Elvis - he is one of my favorite ANCD's

His owner is very nice :)
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Tue May 29, 2012 6:34 am

Yeah, Elvis is a very nice boy! I have seen the article and photos and talked to his owner, very cool what they have accomplished. I hope to do some running with Yarrow :)
I thought Ultra Elvis looks somewhat like your Yarrow only older and more experienced in the tracking field and lacks those tiny white region found on Yarrow's coat.
Elvis actually has a bit more white on him than Yarrow does, not less...but yes they do have some similarities looks wise, although they are barely related (I believe they share one grandfather).

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Tiantai » Tue May 29, 2012 1:56 pm

Kootenaywolf wrote:
Elvis actually has a bit more white on him than Yarrow does, not less...but yes they do have some similarities looks wise, although they are barely related (I believe they share one grandfather).
Oh so Yarrow and Elvis are distant cousins?
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by arianwenarie » Tue May 29, 2012 2:27 pm

fangjingtuanlucas wrote:
Kootenaywolf wrote:
Elvis actually has a bit more white on him than Yarrow does, not less...but yes they do have some similarities looks wise, although they are barely related (I believe they share one grandfather).
Oh so Yarrow and Elvis are distant cousins?
I think so...? lol. I believe Lyss's Tali is littermate to Elvis (Fresca/Starbuck). If memory serves me right, then Fresca and Cola are half-sisters through Apollo.

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Tue May 29, 2012 4:11 pm

arianwenarie wrote:
I think so...? lol. I believe Lyss's Tali is littermate to Elvis (Fresca/Starbuck). If memory serves me right, then Fresca and Cola are half-sisters through Apollo.
Yep! Fresca and Cola would be half sisters, with the same father Apollo. And Elvis is indeed a littermate to Tali. So I guess that would make him and Yarrow sort of cousins? But not exactly because their mothers are just half sisters.

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by arianwenarie » Tue May 29, 2012 4:24 pm

You know, I never figured out what "second cousin" and "third cousin" means...and don't even ask me about "# cousin # removed". LOL! I think I'll stick with saying Elvis and Yarrow are related through their grandsire, Apollo, from their mother's side. 8-)

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Tiantai » Wed May 30, 2012 5:42 pm

arianwenarie wrote:You know, I never figured out what "second cousin" and "third cousin" means...and don't even ask me about "# cousin # removed". LOL! I think I'll stick with saying Elvis and Yarrow are related through their grandsire, Apollo, from their mother's side. 8-)
As long as an animal or human is related by a common grandparent, I call them cousins.
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by JulieSmith » Thu May 31, 2012 1:17 pm

Yarrow is stunning and I love the fact that they are very trainable.

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Gaby » Thu May 31, 2012 4:06 pm

JulieSmith wrote:Yarrow is stunning and I love the fact that they are very trainable.
I second this! I'm very curious how his character will develop, regarding to the shyness, but also his overall character. That he will be a pretty boy is already clear. :lol:

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Post by Kootenaywolf » Thu May 31, 2012 11:45 pm

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And here...Jasper (my Collie) is usually very patient with Yarrow, but sometimes he does get fed up with all the puppy antics!
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:06 am

Aw, but Jasper, there was some food on your face :lol:
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Post by Lynwae » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:59 am

I LOVE the last photo :D

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Post by AZDehlin » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:29 pm

So much emotion:

Jasper: I am warning you...
Yarrow: I love you so much...

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Post by TerriHolt » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:58 pm

AZDehlin wrote:So much emotion:

Jasper: I am warning you...
Yarrow: I love you so much...

Yarrow's face looks so cute on that picture :P
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:46 am

Yarrow really loves Jasper, and you can definitely see it in that picture...haha what a little goof!

Here are some photos from today, 15 weeks (and 41 lbs, 21.5 inches tall)

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Post by Tiantai » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:52 am

Looks like he's really gained weight
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:52 am

He's looking more and more wolfy :D and growing fast!
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Post by TerriHolt » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:34 am

HiTenshi16 wrote:He's looking more and more wolfy :D and growing fast!

Agreed... he looks this good now, he is going to look awesome when he's older...
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Tiantai » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:30 pm

I wonder how he will look trotting next to you like Elvis
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:46 pm

fangjingtuanlucas wrote:I wonder how he will look trotting next to you like Elvis
Like an huge, clumsy puppy who trips over his own feet! :lol: For the moment....I'm sure he will be very athletic and graceful someday...

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Tiantai » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:58 pm

Kootenaywolf wrote:
fangjingtuanlucas wrote:I wonder how he will look trotting next to you like Elvis
Like an huge, clumsy puppy who trips over his own feet! :lol: For the moment....I'm sure he will be very athletic and graceful someday...
Takes time and patience. You'll have a champion runner if you and your dog keeps up on that goal ;)
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Post by Kootenaywolf » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:49 pm

fangjingtuanlucas wrote:
Takes time and patience. You'll have a champion runner if you and your dog keeps up on that goal ;)
Well, for the moment he is much too young to go running of course! But as soon as he gets old enough I'm sure he will be able to EASILY outrun me :lol: I will definitely be the one training to keep up with him!

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Post by arianwenarie » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:52 pm

Kootenaywolf wrote:5 weeks (and 41 lbs, 21.5 inches tall)
:shock: BIG BOY! How heavy/tall might he be when fully grown? lol.

Awesome pics. 8-)

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Post by Kootenaywolf » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:55 pm

arianwenarie wrote: :shock: BIG BOY! How heavy/tall might he be when fully grown? lol.
Awesome pics. 8-)
I'm not exactly sure! I think he is about on par with some of Ann's biggest males so far, so maybe he will get to 30'' and around 100lbs - ish? But who knows really! Another brother of his is even bigger.

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Post by TerriHolt » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:57 pm

Kootenaywolf wrote:
arianwenarie wrote: :shock: BIG BOY! How heavy/tall might he be when fully grown? lol.
Awesome pics. 8-)
I'm not exactly sure! I think he is about on par with some of Ann's biggest males so far, so maybe he will get to 30'' and around 100lbs - ish? But who knows really! Another brother of his is even bigger.
wow, really? If i will be adding one to my family in the future, i will need a bigger car :lol: (or make the kids and my partner walk :D )
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:23 am

TerriHolt wrote:
wow, really? If i will be adding one to my family in the future, i will need a bigger car :lol: (or make the kids and my partner walk :D )
Haha! Luckily I have a big station wagon, but I'm already thinking he's going to fill up the back pretty soon!

His even bigger brother is (I believe) the biggest ANCD yet (for his age), and Yarrow is close behind him, but were the biggest in their litter by quite a bit. I know the females are often quite a bit smaller too. So I'm sure you could find one that would fit in your car, even with kids and partner in there as well! :lol:

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Tiantai » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:28 pm

Kootenaywolf wrote: His even bigger brother is (I believe) the biggest ANCD yet (for his age), and Yarrow is close behind him, but were the biggest in their litter by quite a bit. I know the females are often quite a bit smaller too. So I'm sure you could find one that would fit in your car, even with kids and partner in there as well! :lol:
I don't think size matter too much. I'm more concern about him getting too far ahead of you when he's older. From my understanding of the Malamute which has been used in the breed's line, they're often described as being slower than the Siberian Husky but that's only a comparison between breeds. For humans, they're still capable of outrunning us. I personally don't know if Yarrow is familliar with the recalls but if he is then I think it might be best to reinforce it on the marathon so you don't lose him ;)
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Yarrow at 16 weeks!

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Up close and personal with some chickens
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:09 am

These pictures won't do, we need video too! ;) :P
He is growing so fast, loosing his cute and just becoming so handsome :D
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Post by Kootenaywolf » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:50 am

And here he is with his soccer ball

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Yes! I was thinking I should do another video soon. Coming right up :)

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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:57 am

I need to get Ulric a new ball, he loves chasing those :)
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Post by TerriHolt » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:55 am

Great pictures :D Sam used to have a ball... RIP ball :( (and 2nd ball, and 3rd ball ... to ... and 9th ball). How is he with the chickens?
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Post by Tiantai » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:40 pm

If I hadn't known about the ANCD, I would have thought this big growing boy is a black-phase high-content wolfdog :lol:
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:23 pm

TerriHolt wrote:Great pictures :D Sam used to have a ball... RIP ball :( (and 2nd ball, and 3rd ball ... to ... and 9th ball). How is he with the chickens?
Yeah, the ball is dead now :( Haha

As for the chickens, he's pretty good. He was actually scared of chickens at I first got him. We were "chickensitting" some over the winter/early spring and he would avoid going anywhere NEAR their pen at all costs! We gave those chickens back and then yesterday we were at a big farm with lots of free range chickens, cows, pigs, etc etc and he wasn't scared of the chickens anymore. He was on leash. If one of them ran right by in front of his nose he would kind of follow after it in a playful way, but mostly he was just observing them.

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Tiantai » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:07 pm

Kootenaywolf wrote: As for the chickens, he's pretty good. He was actually scared of chickens at I first got him. We were "chickensitting" some over the winter/early spring and he would avoid going anywhere NEAR their pen at all costs! We gave those chickens back and then yesterday we were at a big farm with lots of free range chickens, cows, pigs, etc etc and he wasn't scared of the chickens anymore. He was on leash. If one of them ran right by in front of his nose he would kind of follow after it in a playful way, but mostly he was just observing them.
Better keep a close eye on him whenever near the chickens. While many dogs, especially those trained to assist farmers, are often gentle with the livestocks, they can still be unpredictable. I wouldn't even trust a chihuahua alone with some chickens
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Post by Kootenaywolf » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:24 pm

fangjingtuanlucas wrote: Better keep a close eye on him whenever near the chickens. While many dogs, especially those trained to assist farmers, are often gentle with the livestocks, they can still be unpredictable. I wouldn't even trust a chihuahua alone with some chickens
Yes, I wouldn't leave him unattended with chickens. Our own chickens (they are just chicks right now) are in a secure pen and we don't let them free range, because I board dogs too so it would just be too dangerous for them to be out, they would get eaten by dogs. I do want to condition Yarrow to being around the chickens safely though...

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Ciaobella » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:06 am

Isn't he getting more and more handsome! :D
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Post by AZDehlin » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:16 pm

Are ANCD naturally good off lead? My next dog can not be like my Tam Zephyr in this department.

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by TerriHolt » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:39 pm

AZDehlin wrote:Are ANCD naturally good off lead? My next dog can not be like my Tam Zephyr in this department.
That was going to be my next question :D

I'll probably ask some more weird and wonderful questions in future to make sure i know everything i need to know before committing :D I researched Tamaskans yes, but what i didn't do was talk to owners... I just went on what was stated about them on the internet... So i was expecting a good, easy dog as i saw they are supposed to be good for 1st time dog owners and will admit... if i'd never owned a dog before, i would have been sunk as he will only learn on his own terms and he is stubborn. It just so happens that i've grown up with them and was capable so it was a challenge but manageable... Next time i'd like to know what i'm in fore before hand so it's not so much of a surprise ;)
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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:39 pm

From what I've heard they are generally good offlead, and so far Yarrow is excellent. But of course, he is only 4 months old right now so I don't know how that will change as he gets older. He sticks around really well and has a good recall. Offlead is VERY important to me, so I will definitely make sure I do enough training as he gets older so he'll always have a very reliable recall. I've had him off leash from day 1, pretty much all the time. He is only on leash if we are around traffic or in big crowds, etc.

The only downside to the ANCDs that I've really seen is the timidness (towards strange people). I think quite a few of them are timid, and Yarrow is certainly very timid. I'm working on this and seeing some improvement, and I will continue working on it. Other than that, Yarrow's temperament is pretty much perfect.

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Re: ANCD puppy Yarrow

Post by Kootenaywolf » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:05 pm

A couple more pictures from yesterday...

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