Sequoia was imported from Kennel Aluk in
Montana USA end of October 2004 – 10 weeks
old. She arrived together with her sister
Aluk’s Still Going Black – "Shenoa". In the
beginning both girls were living peacefully
together – they went very well along until
they turned 14 months of age and went into
heat at the same time – that unfortunately
became the end of their friendship. They
could still work together in a team, but
they could no longer be together in their
Sequoia was a very lively puppy, but at the
same time also a little uncertain – she
dependent very much on Shenoa the first
couple of months they were at our kennel.
Where ever Shenoa went – Sequoia followed
her, what ever Shenoa did Sequoia tried to
copy it. Sequoia’s problem was that she was
a little clumsy and often she very not able
to follow Shenoa, when she climbed the
fences – then Sequoia stood crying out still
on the inside of the fence. Even today
Sequoia is still clumsier than Shenoa –
often it is because she is so happy that she
does not have time to think before she
starts jumping or running. Sequoia is
definitely the most energetic of these two
girls – Sequoia has been running lead for a
couple of seasons now together with Kiskayo.
Kiskayo is the “brain” having control of the
team and understands the commands, where
Sequoia understands nothing else but speed –
together these two were our best lead dogs
for some seasons.
From the beginning Sequoia was owned by
Jette & Allan Hersinger - Kennel Black
Lotus, but she was living at our place until
the summer of 2004 – when Jette & Allan
moved out in the country – away from the
city of Copenhagen. At their new place they
were able to get all their dogs “home” and
Sequoia then moved to stay at Kennel Black
Lotus to have her puppies at their place.
She was bred to Taolan Quest Master Of The
Game – “Sam” and in October 2004 she gave
birth to 8 puppies – 2 wolfgrey/white & 1
seal/white male and 3 wolfgrey/white & 2
Sequoia loved her puppies and she was a
great mother, but after being with her
puppies for 12 weeks she was about to go
crazy. She had so much “reserved energy”
that she had to be worked. Therefore Sequoia
came back to our kennel in January 2005 and
she has been living with us untill the
spring og 2008. Due to the fact that half of
her litter had cataract and after realising
that Sequoia is a REAL working dog – Jette &
Allan suggested that we took over the
ownership of Sequoia.
Sequoia is a very loving and charming girl –
she loves all people and is totally crazy
with kids! It is almost impossible to keep
her away from kids and with small kids she
has a very hard time controlling herself.
She cannot be left unattended with kids,
because she jumps directly on them – only
because she is SO HAPPY and wants to play.
She gets along with most males, but only
with very few other females – more or less
only Shenoa and Ashley in our pack.
Sequoia has not been showed very much, but even though she obtained
her championships pretty easy. At her second show she became BIS
PUPPY and at her fourth show she got her first certificate (CAC).
From May 2003 until December 2005 she was showed 12 times, obtained
8 CK, 4 Certificates, 1 Cacib and 3 times Best of Opposite Sex. In
August 2004 she turned 2 years old and completed her Swedish and
Danish Championships in June 2005. In February 2005 Sequoia passed
her Swedish Polar Working Test 1 on our 6-dog team i Särna during
the Alaskan Malamute week – and has passed it several times since.
During the summer of 2006 Sequoia spent about two months in Denmark
at Kennel Black Lotus and during this period she completed her
Norwegian, Nordic and International Championship. She also obtained
two out of the 4 needed certificates of the Danish Spitzdog Club.
Thanks to Jette & Allan for showing her so successfully.
In January 2006 Seqioa had a bad shoulder injury and after long
periods of resting, light training passes on her own and rehab, she
never got back in such a shape that she could run for more than
10-15 kilometers. Because of her shoulder trouble she very often
ended up sitting in her dogpen when we went out with the other dogs
and she was getting more and more depressed. At the end of the
season 2007/2008 we decided to find a good home for her. In April
2008 Sequioa moved to Nynäsnhamn to live with Sverre and Birgitta.
Sequoia enjoys her life in her new family – it is obvious that she
loves to get ALL the attention – no other dogs – JUST ME! Her new
family has a house upp here in Jämland only a couple of miles away
from where we live so we still have the pleasure to meet Seqioua and
Birgitta and Sverre when they come upp here in all their vacations.
We are very thankful for the great job Birgitta and Sverre are doing
with Seqioa – she is so happy and satisfied with her new live.