Bandit and Siku working hard
Welcome!!! After 12 years I thought it was about time to take Mimmenuk to a new cyber home. I hope you like the new look.
I'm Brigitte Wiatowski and I have been breeding dogs since 1970. I bred German Shepherds under the Kennel prefix of 'Flintstone' before entering the world of this wonderful , challenging breed, called Alaskan Malamutes. It was quite a switch to go from a breed that listens to your every word and obeys commands like a robot, to the free thinking, strong willed, sometimes very challenging Alaskan Malamute.
Mimmenuk Registered Alaskan Malamutes was stablished in 1998 by my son Jamie, but we were introduced to the breed in 1993 and in 1994, my son Robert got his first Malamute. Nuntuk taught us alot of lessons of what not to do, but like most people, we were hooked and along came Temeera, Jamie's first dog and then..........you can read the story in the Origin Of Mimmenuk's drop down tab. I took over the kennel in 2000 when life changed for Jamie., he got married.
We try our best to reproduce good representatives of the breed, focusing first and formost on structure and temperaments. We show occasionally in conformation, work our dogs recreationally in harness, sledding, scootering and love back packing outings. Even though we enjoy conformation shows, some dogs just do not like the ring and what goes along with it and usually one says that 'a show dog is born not made'. So my attitude is, that ALL our dogs are Champions in our hearts. Just because a dog does not have a Championship title does not make it a poor representative of the breed and some do have a place in our breeding program.
Dog shows, originally were and still should be, first and foremost a forum for breeders to bring out representatives of the breed ,that foreshadow the future, in other words, 'They Are The Cream Of The Crop'. Not every dog produced at a kennel, is entitled to that privilege and therefore each and every breeder must be able to look at a puppy objectively, not with their hearts. To be fair and honest to yourself and the breed, one cannot be Kennel Blind, trying to see something that just is not there. I do not keep a puppy, no matter how much he/she has captured my heart, if it does not meet up to certain standards and shows promise. However that said, even some of these pups do not grow into the dogs we might have expected and therefore they are not in our breeding program ,even though they reside with us. There is no such thing as a perfect dog and each breeder must decide for themselves what faults they can live with. Color preference does not enter into any decisions for us, nor should it for someone that is looking for that perfectly matched puppy in the lives.
Our breeding program is limited to one or maybe two litters a year. Every breeding is carefully planned and is done because we want something out of it for the future. We do not breed to fill a waiting list. We believe that anything worthwhile having, is worthwhile waiting for. That goes for both us and potential buyers seeking out a Mimmenuk Puppy. There are no breeders that can produce a puppy on demand, just because a person wants one. Our dogs reside not only in Canada but the USA, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland. Please take your time and enjoy your visit to our new site.