Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about us! We are a high altitude family, living at 8600 feet in elevation, in the blissful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is our priority to support mentally, physically, and emotionally balanced dogs while enjoying a rich and fulfilling life together. They are a major part of our day-to-day life, and we devote much time and attention to them and their individual needs. We are NOT affiliated or partnered with any other breeder, but we have been greatly blessed with the support of several very ethical and experienced breeders who we trust and have much respect for. Our dogs are all our own dogs, with origins from different breeders whose lines we are very proud of. We are extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish in such a relatively short amount of time. We are not looking to become some huge breeding operation, but we do enjoy producing quality pups for quality forever families on a small “family” scale. We are currently training our dogs for cart pulling and other fun activities, and in the meantime, we spend a lot of time playing hard in our half acre plus woodland play area, taking rides together, and adventuring as a family.
Our dogs truly are “mountain dogs” in every sense of the term. Not only do they play hard, they thrive! We look for every opportunity to go out for runs and hikes in the local Pike’s Peak area, including higher altitude mountainous terrains. Our dogs are leash trained, but do best off leash in areas where they are safe and protected. They are allowed to free run in areas that are either safe and/or designated for this type of play, but we are always proactive and responsible. Outdoor time is a MUST for a happy well-balance Malamute, and we take this part of our obligation to them VERY seriously!
Please do NOT confuse us with a “puppy mill” or simple “backyard breeders” because we are neither. We do not cut corners, we are properly licensed by the State of Colorado, we provide proper care and maintenance for our dogs, we handle all business related matters professionally, and we take our dog’s well-being and happiness very serious – they are a part of everything we do! Please see our blog for inside looks into how we raise, treat, and manage our dogs.
More About “Larz”
Larz is a Navy Veteran who grew up in the Florida wetlands capturing live snakes and alligators for the late Ross Allen, of the Ross Allen Reptile Institute of Ocala Florida, in the late 70’s. As a child, he also gained a lot of life experience growing up on his parent’s small 10 acre farm, learning to appreciate the natural elements, and developing a deep connection with local wildlife. Being waste deep in the murky swamps of Florida was a normal part of his life for many years, as was his passion for digging for Paleolithic artifacts. In his young adult years, he also gained a background in wolf-dog breeding, which later led him to his deep appreciation and love of the Alaskan Malamute. He also has experience handling and breeding exotic reptiles. Being the outdoor enthusiast he is, he has spent years doing everything from kayaking to mountain climbing. Today Larz is a Father, Artist, Student, Outdoor Enthusiast, Herpetoculturist, and shares the same love, passion, devotion, and admiration for the Alaskan Malamute breed as I do, making us the perfect family team! Larz also makes sure that our fur babies constantly have what they need for outdoor comfort, safety, and fun, and takes great pride in providing quality, spacious, clean, and secure housings. View our blog and Instagram feed to see some of our projects and progress.
More About “Kendra”
Kendra grew up mainly in the backwoods of Arkansas. Greatly inspired by all things “outdoors”, she often found herself hiking and biking through the woods as a child with her coydog Sheba. Always an animal and nature lover, she would spend countless hours with birds, horses, dogs, and the local wildlife, as well as fishing, backpacking, and adventuring. She also has spent much time hiking in the Ozarks, Washington state, kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico, Hillsborough River, and exploring other areas of rural North Florida. A prior Florida state certified healthcare professional, she also has spent many years of study in the Alternative Health Care Industry and has worked with physicians and surgeons in the rehabilitation of accident victims. Her other interests also include Falconry and Sheep farming, which will eventually lead the pack further out in Colorado’s Back-country one day. Today Kendra is a Mother, Artist, Student, Outdoor Enthusiast, Freelance Writer, and much of her time is dedicated to raising and caring for her Malamutes and other critters.
Like “Peas & Carrots”
Together, we are are both March against Monsanto activists and have written articles and spoken publicly about the environmental dangers of genetically modified organisms in the food supply and their massive impact on the natural world. We both firmly believe that responsible self-sustainable lifestyles is the path towards healing this world, its people, and all living creatures. Our beliefs do not just begin and end with mere words, we live each and every day, working hard to move closer and closer to a truly self-sustaining off-grid lifestyle.
Being both Artists, we often will collaborate on projects together, but I, Kendra, am the “Sculptor and Soap Maker” and Larz is the “Stained Glass and Knife Artisan”. We balance each other’s creative energies out very well, and we are both hard working people who want to see people, animals, and the earth heal and co-exist in peace. Our other hobbies include breeding New Caledonia Crested Geckos, bird watching, and wild life and nature photography.
Our “Take” on Social Media…
We recently opened a Facebook page for our dogs, but it was not by choice. We use Instagram now to keep our puppy families connected with us. Instagram requires you to have a Facebook Page in order to utilize certain features of their app. We honestly just prefer to keep things more personal, and subscribe to a different philosophy when it comes to finding potential homes for our dogs. We are not a full time breeding business, so advertising is not something we really feel is necessary. It’s also very difficult to continuously update multiple sites with current information. Our Instagram is not used to promote the selling of puppies – only to share our family adventures and our love for our Malamutes, all of them, not just the pups. You can find us @mountain_life_malamutes – Thanks!