Tassi was the "pink" puppy in Rhya's first litter, and had something special right from the start. At just weeks old, she captured everyone's eye with her looks, and everyone's heart with her sparkling personality!
Tassi really is quite a girl. She's full of attitude! She likes to go for walks, rides in the car or to classes, and LOVES to be groomed- any activity is good for her, as long as it means attention will be centered on her! She has always been very willing in harness with a wonderful forward focus for the trail. She still enjoys going over agility jumps, but in typical Tassi fashion, she thinks agility is another opportunity for people to admire here, not to go where I ask! She LOVES her baby brother Coby.
photo by C.Benton
A Group-placer and multiple Best of Breed winner out of the classes, she showed off with a sparkle in the show ring. By 4 years old, she had earned her Working Pack Dog title, her Working Weight Pull Dog title and her first titles in CPE agility. In VERY limited showing, she finished her AKC Championship, being always breeder-owner-handled. She then quickly went on to complete her AKC Grand Championship, including several 5-point major wins.
Tassi made the "cut" for Best of Breed at three National Specialties in a row! She is now retired from the show ring although we will surely enter her occasionally as a veteran. She is mostly retired in general, very much enjoying life as a couch potato and bed hog. She loves people and interacting with the public at events, and did have fun showing off for a group in earning her Novice Trick Dog title.
In 2015, Tassi was awarded the SAM: Serviceable Alaskan Malamute title, which is one of the AMCA's Versatility program certificates!
Tassi's name was derived from "Mtasoq"- which is a Mi'kmaq word for slate! ALSO: a "Stone Beauty" is sometimes used in card playing as slang for a Perfect Hand...