AUTHORS Williams Carol King - USA

NAME: Carol King Williams  - USA
STATE: New Hampshire - USA


Carol King Williams  - USABIOGRAPHY: Heritage Alaskan Malamutes, Newbury, New Hampshire
Daughter of Christian and Helen King, my mothers’ maiden name was Woodward. I was born in Ballston Spa, New York, the youngest of 6 children. I had a wonderful childhood growing up on a dairy farm. I graduated from Ballston Spa Central High School and Nathan Littauer Hospital School of Nursing in Gloversville New York. My RN nursing career lead me to several paths as a hospital staff and assistant head nurse, instructor of a practical nurse program, labor, delivery, postpartum, home health care. In Home health care I was Director of Staff Development and Quality Improvement. I spent time also in a long term care facility as Director of Staff Development, Infection Control and Quality Improvement. My last position before retiring, from 50 years of nursing, was Director of Medical Services in an Assistive Living Facility.
I married Frank Williams in 1961 and have been married 51 years. His career in forestry as graduate of New York State Ranger School in Wanakena, NY took us to states of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. We are now retired and live in Newbury, New Hampshire.
Let’s talk about AlaskanMalamutes as this is why my biography was requested. We have been owned by Alaskan Malamutes since 1965 with owner ship of 2 lovely Husky Pak dogs. We became very interested in this breed after seeing the movie “Nicki Wild Dog of the North” While living in Jackson, NH I started obedience training and joined Carroll County Kennel Club where we met Eva B. Seeley at this time she was president of the club. Chinook Kennels was about a half hour drive from where we lived. I became interested in Malamute history, training, showing, sledding and various other aspects of the breed. Short became friends with both of us and I specifically travelled to her kennel to assist with things she wanted done. Later Short fell and broke her arm, Kotzebue Muffin of Chinook has just had a litter of puppies by Caesarian Section and since she could not care for the mother and litter. I picked up Muffin and her puppies and raised the litter for her. Muffin with very limited breeding received her ROM. Out of her generosity she gave me 2 puppies. These pups became Ch. Kotzebue Rowdy of Chinook and Ch. Kotzebue Carillon of Chinook.  “Carillon” was bred to Ch. Kotzebue Kanuck of Chinook. This breeding produced Can. Am. Ch. Kotzebue Taku of Chinook. What a thrill, ‘Short” as well as I attended the specialty show in Springfield, Massachusetts. Taku was being shown by Ed Carlson in a large open class, she now not even 2 years old, went BOB under Jean Fournier over the top specials  and the next day BOB again under Margaret Grant over top specials these were 5 point majors.  She now became a Champion, what a finish. This was in 1979 when entries where high to produce this 5 point major.  “Taku” was awarded in1979 AMCA #1 Class bitch, Top Winning Bitch New England Area, and #9 Champion B itch. !980 AMCA awarded Top Winning Bitch New England Area and #5 Champion Bitches. Taku was trained in obedience and ran wheel on my 5 dog team. She truly was a quiet reserved bitch and leader of the pack of my malamutes. Every dog and human new she was the tops! Can you imagine me walking 5 Alaskan Malamutes on leash for their exercise? A few breeding’s followed and produced multiple Champions as well as Working Titled Dogs. My latest Champion is Ch. Chinook’s Kotzebue Spleclipse, “BG” finished at 9 1/2 years of age. The 2011 National in Ann Arbor, Michigan Ch. Arja’s Kotzebue Keynai at 13 years and 4 months won all his regular classes at the regional and the national. At the Sweepstake Regional he was given the win under R. Pohl as best 12+ year old veteran and R. Haggard awarded him BOS at the National. Keynai was expertly handled by Tricia Till
My dog Career involves obedience, conformation, sledding, hiking, agility, and some fly ball, tracking and coursing. I have attended and soaked up as much knowledge as possible about dogs by attending Gail Fischer’s “Temperament and Training Classes”, Rachel Page Elliot’s “Dog Steps”, and Dr. Quentin La Ham’s “Anatomy and Movement” seminars. I have taught obedience and conformation handling classes. My Judging assignments have included matches, as well as Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky Sweepstakes. My thrill was when I judged the Working Dog Showcase at the Nationals in 2011. It was a pleasure to see and judge these handlers and their conditioned specimens. The clubs and organizations I belong to are New Hampshire Mushers Association, founding member of the Alaskan malamute Club Of New England and now president, AMCA life time member, New England Editor, and a member of the  All Around Alaskan Malamute Committee.
Now it is history for 47 years. I fell in love with my focus on Kotzebue strain as the standard to strive for, reasons being their health, temperament and structure. I have a very modest small kennel and have had not more than six adult dogs at a time. My litters were raised in our home with adult and child interaction. Because of this personal focus, as well as many of the owners of this strain believed in the Kotzebue’s getting the attention that only resonates from a small kennel. Many breeders and owners of todays Malamutes do not seek the look, size and the coat of the Kotzebue line therefore, “The Strain Will Soon Be Extinct”.  We have hung in here for a long time but sadly to say the paw steps are clear and are following vanished lines of the Tigara and Mo loot strain.