Kiera is a female G1 Tamaskan from a litter between Hawthorne Black Dragon's Cauldron (Raven) and outcross stud dog, Points Unknown Arrow (Arrow), who is a working Hedlund husky.
Kiera, at 3.5 years old, is approximately 60 lbs, and 24 inches at the withers. She is HIGHLY food motivated, intelligent, and has a natural pulling instinct, certainly inherited from her dad. She is very willing to please, sweet-natured, and generally has a serious personality.
Kiera is OFA "Fair" (no evidence of hip dysplasia) for hip scoring, OFA "Normal" for elbow dysplasia, OFA "Normal" for eyes as of 2019. Kiera has been Embarked for heritable diseases is is a carrier for degenerative myelopathy (DM), which means any potential stud dog she is bred to will need to be clear for this disease to ensure no resulting puppies are affected.
Kiera lives with us, our Karelian Bear Dog/Russo European Laika cross, Kody, and our cat, Kimber in our home in Flagstaff, Arizona. We take her with us on off-leash hikes in the high desert and in the forest, she goes camping with us and travels in the car quite well. We have recently taken up recreational bikejoring in the summer months, and with the addition of a new dogsled, will be doing some sledding with her this winter.