"Huck" - U-CH UWP Winterstarz Halley's Comet, WTD, WPD, WWPD
BISS CH Black Ice's High Voltage, AOM, WTD, WPD, ROMWD X Winterstarz Flaming AE Aurigae, WTD, WPD, WLD, ROMWD
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
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! 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. 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 2012. We are pleased to have this versatile boy on WinterStar Farm!