Siberians will run away
with your heart!
permanently reg'd was founded in the Spring of 1973 when, Beryl Ramey
(my mom) and her friend Sue Morgan went looking for a Golden
Retriever puppy with which to start a kennel. Vaughan Ramey (my dad
of course) had gotten a new job outside the city and so Beryl's long
time dream of living in the country was soon to be fulfilled. Of
course part of the dream was to have a kennel of dogs.
When Sue and Mom
started perusing the newspapers for a puppy, they soon discovered
that Golden Retrievers were not only in high demand but expensive.
They found an advertisement for Siberian puppies and decided to check
it out. Carol Ann and Bob MacLeod sold my mom and Sue our first
Siberian, Concho. Carol Ann was the Area Rep for the local chapter of
the Siberian Husky Club of Canada. She invited us to participate in
their puppy matches and convinced us to join both that club and the
Canadian Kennel Club.
By June of 1973,
we were the proud owners of 2 young male Siberians. Concho was a
consummate escape artist. Soon he was called Houdini more often then
his given name. If it was bad for a Siberian to do it, he did
it. Aquila was our second male purchased from another breeder. For
the longest time I (Kim) was able to convince him that he should walk
with me off leash. Despite what I'd been told about Siberians I
figured I knew better. Of course Concho had other plans and
soon convinced Aquila he was not living up to the family tradition.
Aquila fortunately was of good enough quality to become our first
champion and sire our first litter. These two dogs were the beginning
of Snowmist Siberians.
My timing could
not have been better for getting involved in this breed as many of
the most famous kennels and their founders were still in existence.
My mom and I had a short-lived trial with Alaskan Malamutes and
decided they were not for us. But the adventure with other breeds
continued and we enjoyed a Newfoundland and a few Salukis. In 1980 my
husband, Tom Leblanc brought American Foxhounds into the picture, we
still have them today along with the Siberians. With all the Siberian
antics we should have given up and run in the opposite direction but
here we are today 30+ years later and still plugging away with the
breed we have come to love.
I am still
actively showing and breeding on a small scale. Our kennel (Snowmist
Siberians) has been highly successful in Canada and around the world.
My husband and I competed in sled dog races winning our fair share of
awards up until the fall of 1996 when family and business commitments
forced us to retire. Click Here
to see our working dogs from the past.
Our dogs have
numbered in the top for our breed on many occasions including Top
Siberian 1986 & 1987 with BIS, BISS Am/Can Ch. Snowmist's Mai
Tai, Top Siberian 1994 BIS Ch. Kakoma's Better Than Average and more
recently top of the heap again in 2001 with BIS Ch. Snowmist's
Eternal Flame. In 1993 and 1994 the Siberian Husky Club of Canada
awarded our lead dog Northstar's Snowmist Birch C.D., S.D.U. the Ward
Young Trophy for successfully competing in sled dog racing, showing
and obedience within one club year. This was the first time any dog
had won this award in back to back years.
Vogue ~ 1989
Smooth Ride ~ 2010
Mom and I attended
the canine course "Dogs, A Hobby or Profession" created by
Casey Gardiner. Included in this educational program was a course on
structure that taught structure based on a measuring process. We have
used this process to improve our own knowledge, to help others
understand what they see and to evaluate litters of puppies and grown
dogs. I have conducted all breed measuring clinics as well as
seminars on this topic. It is a great tool to assist you in the quest
of better dogs.
Naturally as time
passed Mom and I moved on to different aspects of the sport. Mom
became an all breed handler with her partner Sean Shields. They had
some great times and even greater success over the years. While they
were busy winning in the ring, I was raising a young family and in
1994 began my judging career in earnest. By 1996 Sean and Mom had
started to curtail their handling. Slowly they wound down their
handling careers, finally retiring in 2002.
Since 1994 I have
had the honour of judging in my own country (Canada), Belgium,
France, Finland, Australia, Ireland and the United States.
Specialties I've had the pleasure of judging include the Rocky
Mountain Siberian Husky Club, the Belgian Siberian Husky Club , Saint
Bernard Club of Ontario, Great Pyrenees Club of Central Ontario,
Alaskan Malamute Club of NSW Inc., The Siberian Husky Club of NSW
Inc., the 8e Reunion Nationale d'Elevage du Siberian Husky France,
Siberian Husky Club of Atlanta and the Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Club.
I am pleased to
announce that, as a judge, I have recently achieved CKC All Breed status.
To produce the
best possible Siberian Husky companions that anyone could ever want!
breeding Siberians with sound minds & bodies
and socializing our Siberians to the best of our ability
at conformation dog shows to exhibit the breeding quality in our gene pool
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