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Virtual Dog Show 2021

 

The Judges results are in for both Categories!

Congratulations to all placing winners!

Well done and thank you to everyone that entered their beautiful Northern Inuit for our first Virtual Online Dog Show. We also want to thank our wonderful Judges for their fair and impartial judgements for this year's show and hope they do us the honor again next year. We also hope to have a few more judges next year as we will be expanding the classes for each category.  

All Winners will be officially notified by email and their Official Awarded Rosette Ribbons will be mailed out to them by Fed Ex or by UPS. All 1st - 4th placement winners are instructed to submit 3 new portrait type photos of themselves with their Fur Babies in different poses showing off their winning rosettes and 3 new portrait type photos of their Fur babies by themselves in different poses, again showing off their winning rosettes. More detailed instructions will be sent with the award rosettes. These photos will be used for publication in the NISA News Letter 'Nit Wit News', NISA web site and other online media sites so please dress appropriately for these particular photos (eg: no slippers, or flip flops).

Entries that did not make it for any top 4 placements will be awarded a NISA participation ribbon which will be sent out them by mail within the next few weeks.

About our wonderful Volunteer Judges:

Pet Category Judge: Heidi Homze

Heidi Homze is the Northern Inuit Society of America & Canada's own Northern Inuit health & wellness expert and has been actively supporting NISA as our Northern Inuit Health Advisor and committee member for several years now.

Heidi enjoys Skiing, Hiking, and is expert at growing all kinds of edible vegetation hydroponically, she is passionate about living with nature without destroying it & our world's natural resources. She has a great love of nature, especially wildlife and is a vegetarian. 

Heidi Homze is also a state registered, licensed Veterinarian whose passion has always been the welfare of all animals.

Heidi stays  on top of the latest health break -throughs in animal science, medicines both natural organic and man-made; studies the latest evidence based research studies, the findings and potential treatments and cures. Heidi has valuable knowledge regarding breeding lineage & genetics of several species of animal; knows about form and ease of movement and gait in dogs and of course other species of animals, including horses and was an Equine breeder for many years and continues to own several horses, dogs , and a few barn cats. We wholeheartedly thank Heidi for her never ending support of NISA. Heidi's vast medical experience as a vet, her love of dogs and knowledge of the Northern Inuit breed of dog, very much  qualifies her to be a NISA Judge.

Breeder Category Judge: Sheri Wright

We are honored & grateful to have, Sheri Wright as our Northern Inuit Society of America’s (NISA) Judge of the Breeders Category classes for NISA’s first Virtual Online Northern Inuit dog show. NISA thanks Sheri for finding the time in her very busy schedule to support our kennel club and our dogs and we hope that she will be able to continue to support & sponsor us by becoming a regular Judge for future annual NISA dog shows, both virtual and/or physical.

Sheri Wright brings with her, valuable expertise, knowledge, and vast experience in all aspects of breeding, showing and the judging of dogs, particularly with the northern breed type of dogs. Sheri Wright is also an approved AKC judge for Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and Samoyeds and has judged multiple Specialty shows in the U.S. including judging ‘Best of Breed’ at the Siberian Husky Club of America National Specialty in 2019, she has also judged in Canada, The Dominican Republic, Italy, and Australia. Sheri has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs since 1985 as a breeder-exhibitor of Top-Quality Champion Siberian Huskies. Sheri, with husband Doug Jones and daughter Marisa Brake have enjoyed completing dozens of championships through the years, which have always been owner handled. Their dogs have achieved multiple Best in Specialty shows, Group show wins and placements; including National Specialty awards, Obedience titles, Sled dog degrees and weight pull awards. Sheri also received the highly coveted ‘Working-Showing Trophy’ in 2007 as a result of her Champion show dogs also excelling on Sled dog teams and won the Top Producing Siberian Husky in 2015. Sheri and her husband are still actively exhibiting, breeding, and competing in dog shows. 

Here are the Results in the Pet Category

The winning entries for:

Best Gait: 

  • 1st Place: Entry # 106 Carlene Denotto's 'ENZO' - Elburn, IL.

  • 2nd Place  Entry #107 Greg McNamara and Shane Giuliani's 'Holmes' - Charlotte, NC.

  • 3rd Place Entry #101 Mark Stenerson's 'Bruce' - Seattle, WA.

  • 4th Place Entry #103 Dawn White's 'Atka' - Frederick, MD.

Goofiest Nit Wit

  • 1st Place Entry #101 Mark Stenerson's 'Bruce' - Seattle, WA.

  • 2nd Place Entry #111 Bridgette Schauer's 'Nera' - Monument, CO.

  • 3rd Place Entry #103 Dawn White's 'Atka' - Frederick, MD.

  • 4th Place  #109 Alexis Madrigal's 'Willa' - Colorado Springs, CO.

Best Puppy

  •  1st Place Entry # 100 Akayshia Logan's 'Fargo' - Levering, MI.

  •  2nd Place Entry # 106 Carlene Denotto's 'Enzo' -Elburn, IL.

Best Adolescent

  • ​1st Place  Entry #103 Dawn White's 'Atka' Frederick, MD

  • 2nd Place & runner up Entry #122 Entry  - Disqualified submission sent in too late after deadline. (credited a class entry for next years show)

  • 3rd Place Entry # 119 Entry - Disqualified submission sent in too late after deadline.(credited a class entry for next years show)

  • 4th Place Entry #117 Entry - Disqualified Submission sent in too late after deadline.(credited a class entry for next years show)

 **Entry numbers that did not qualify are shown in the order of expected placements had these entries been submitted sooner -  given a credited entry class fee for the next years NISA Annual Dog Show.

Most Wolflike 

  • 1st Place # 109 Alexis Madrigal's 'Willa' - Colorado Springs, CO.

  • 2nd Place #107  Greg McNamara and Shane Giuliani's 'Holmes' - Charlotte, NC.

  • 3rd Place #108 Greg McNamara and Shane Giuliani's 'Don Lobo' - Charlotte, NC.

  • 4th place # 101 Mark Stenerson's 'Bruce' - Seattle, WA.

Best in Agility

  • 1st Place Winner #109 Alexis Madrigal's 'Willa'- Colorado Springs, C

 

Best Eyes

  • 1st place winner #108 ​Greg McNamara and Shane Giuliani's 'Don Lobo' - Charlotte, NC.

  • 2nd place winner #101 Bruce Stenerson's 'Bruce' - Seattle, Washington.

  • 3rd place winner #106 Carlene Denotto's 'Enzo' - Elburn, IL.

  • 4th place winner #103 Dawn White's 'Atka' - Frederick, MD.

 

Best Dog (male or female, and all ages in pet category)

  • 1st place winner #109 Alexis Madrigal's 'Willa'- Colorado Springs, CO.

  • 2nd place winner & Runner up #100 Akayshia Logan's 'Fargo'- Levering, MI.

  • 3rd Place winner #106 Carlene Denotto's 'Enzo'- Elburn, IL.

  • 4th place winner #108 Greg McNamara and Shane Giuliani's ''Don Lobo' - Charlotte, NC.

Results in the Breeder Category

 

Best Puppy

 

  • 1st Place: #114  'Mtn Myst Dream of an Artic Wolf''.Pet Name: 'Buck'.Owner: Linda Barnes of  Squamriver Northern Inuits, Cambridge, MA.

  • 2nd Place: #102 'Mtn Myst Cherokee White Smoke'.Pet Name: 'Blizzard'.Owner: Sharon O'Garro of Mountain Myst Northern Inuits, Pueblo, CO.

    
Best Adolescent

  • 1st Place:# 115 ' Mahlek Bartai 'Pet name: 'Tai'Owner: Gwen Lambert of Stellar Northern Inuits, Shreveport, LA.

  • 2nd Place:# 110  'Mahlek Euri ' Pet name: 'Euri', Owner: Gwen Lambert of Stellar Northern Inuits, Shreveport, LA.

Best Bitch

  •  1st Place: #113 Mtn Myst El Nino Dancer. Pet Name: Shelby. Owner: Steve Hedges of Gemstone Northern Inuits, Chester, VA. 

  •  2nd Place #112 Mtn Myst Night Rain. Pet Name: Pearl . Owner: Steve Hedges of Gemstone Northern Inuits, Chester, VA. 

  •  3rd Place #104  Pawnee Catalonian Fireball. Pet Name: Karma. Owner: Ashleigh Powell of Timberline Northern Inuits, Arvada, CO.

  • 4th Place # 105 Snowy Peaks Schiehallion. Pet Name: Saria. Owner: Ashleigh Powell of Timberline Northern Inuits, Arvada, CO. 

Best Male

  • 1st Place: #114  'Mtn Myst Dream of an Artic Wolf'.

PetName: 'Buck'                               

Owner Linda Barnes of Squamriver Northern Inuits, Cambridge, MA.

  • 2nd Place: #116  'Mtn Myst Cherokee White Smoke' Pet Name: 'Blizzard'

Owner: Sharon O'Garro of Mountain Myst Northern Inuits, Pueblo, CO.

  • 3rd Place: # 115 ' Mahlek Bartai' 'Pet name: 'Tai'

Owner: Gwen Lambert of Stellar Northern Inuits, Shreveport, LA.

  • 4th Place: # 110  'Mahlek Euri' Pet Name: 'Euri'

Owner: Gwen Lambert of Stellar Northern Inuits, Shreveport, LA.

 

          Best In Show  Goes To...

  • Entry # 114 Linda Barnes's * 'Buck' * aka  'Mountain Myst Dream of an Arctic Wolf''.*

 

Congratulations & Well done Linda!

 

Congratulations to all owners whose dogs placed  & Big 'Thank You' to all who participated in NISA's First Virtual Dog Show. NISA hopes to see you all & more again next year. Months Aug -  Sept 2022

Photos of winning Dogs & Owners to be posted showing their awards to come in the next few weeks.

PACK WALKS

Click the image to see our schedule of 2021.

PUPPY MEET AND GREET​ 

Sadly due to the COVID19 Mountain Myst has to suspend their 'Meet and Greet' sessions until further notice.

Please email if you have questions:

mountainmystnortherninuits@yahoo.com 

FUNDRAISERS

 

We are open to good fundraising ideas and members are welcome to help with this by either holding a fundraiser or by purchasing Northern Inuit merchandise which is available under our store tab. All proceeds go to maintaining NISA and breed promotional events, etc.

NORTHERN INUITS ON THE SMALL SCREEN AGAIN!

 

Two of the cutest Northern Inuit puppies were cast to play Rollo on season 4 of the STARZ TV series "Outlander".  Check out their blog where they interview NISA Chairman and Mountain Myst Breeder Sharon O'Garro.