Belle Starr AGAIN wins Best of Breed, (and the Veteran Working Group),
at the AKC Eukanuba Nationals
Belle Starr wins Best of Breed at the AKC Nationals December 2012
Sally and Cary off to Westminster at Madison Square Garden (click for story)
Mileka Siberians strives to produce sound, healthy, happy Siberians conforming to the breed standard in type, working ability and temperament. Thus our dogs are tested by their ability to compete successfully in the show ring, obedience ring and their natural proclivity to work in harness. We have Champion/Obedience titled dogs that enjoy visiting nursing homes and are registered therapy dogs with project P.U.P. (Pets Uplifting People) of Florida. I am proud of my dogs accomplishments in the ring but perhaps what I am most proud of, however, is raising a Siberian Husky that is a pleasure with which to live.
stock at Mileka Siberians have had their hips certified by OFA
(Orthopaedic Foundation for Animals) with either "Excellent" or
"Good Ratings." In addition, prior to being bred, our dogs
have had their eyes certified by a Diplomate of the American
College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists as being free from any
hereditary eye disease. Now, it is my pleasure to introduce you to
the grand old man at Mileka Siberians, Demavand's Akela.
photograph: © 1996 Allen Cheuvront
Sally and Champion Veleah Affectionately Yours, C.D.,
C.G.C., T.T. (Leah) Another charter member of the Mileka
Siberian family is Akela's daughter, Leah, formally known as Ch.
Veleah Affectionately Yours, C.D., C.G.C., T.T. (Click
to see Leah's pedigree).I remember showing Leah as a pup. It
seemed like it took forever for her to grow into her lean and lanky
body. In fact, Leah was almost three years old before she was
awarded any championship points ! By that time she had
completed her C.D. (Companion Dog) obedience title and had been a
fine mother to her first litter. However, once she finally grew up
there was no stopping here. Leah won 10 points including a 4 pt.
major within 10 weeks. She finished her championship by being
awarded a 5 pt. major over 32 other fine competitors at the Siberian
Husky Specialty of Greater Atlanta all owner/handled. Leah is now
known around here as "Mama Leah" as she has consistently proven
herself in the whelping box. I only show Leah now on special
occasions. In one such instance, she was awarded Best of Breed and
Group II at an all Breed Dog Show her last time out.
Leah is a member of Project P.U.P.'s therapy dog team.
Juvenile cataracts is a serious problem in Siberian Huskies and is inherited. It is evidenced by an opacity in the lens of the eye of the dog. In Misha's case you can actually see the cloudiness. Misha has been neutered but it sure didn't calm him down. Misha is the featured character of many of my short stories that appear in "Shenanigan's", my regular column in the Siberian Quarterly magazine. And yes, if Misha is in the story, the hilarious incident described therein is actually true! Despite all the above, to his credit, Misha completed his C.D. title in only 5 shows and his C.D.X. title (Companion Dog Excellent) in 8 tries. Like Leah, he is a member of Project P.U.P. We are still trying, albeit unsuccessfully , for that elusive futility, uh, Utility Dog (U.D.) title.
Mileka U Oughta B N Pictures "Kitten" (Click here to see Kitten's
Just like her mom, Kitten won Winner's Bitch for a nice major at a Specialty. Kitten is my lead dog on my team. (Yes, you can run dogs in harness even in Florida !) (Click here to see Kitten leading the team on one winter run )
And now Kitten is a Mama as well! On March 11, 1998 Kitten delivered 5 beautiful puppies sired by Cadohi's Red Sky of Veleah, "Sky". Sky was bred by Doug and Carol Himes of Cadohi Siberians and is owned by my friend Vel Leahy. Kitten had 4 males and a female) (Click here to see picture of Kitten and her pups)(Click here to see puppy's pedigree).
Brazilian Ch. Veleah's Ensign of Mileka, "Ensign" (co-bred w/ H.L.
In 1998, Ensign was named the number one imported Siberian Husky in Brazil by winning Best in Specialty Show at the Siberian Husky Specialty in Sao Paulo Brazil where he lives with his owner.
of Mileka, C.G.C. "Bucky" (co-bred w/ H.L. Leahy)
(Click here to see Bucky's pedigree).
Bucky earned a leg towards her C.D. obedience title on her first try (Click here to see Bucky sailing over the high jump with a dumbbell)
and has won Best of Breed from the classes multiple times.
Dance At Sunset, "Sunny"
Little Sunnybuns has only been showed 4 times but has won Best in Sweeps at one Specialty and the Bred-by Exhibitor class on to Reserve Winner's Bitch at another. Sunny will be shown more as she matures.