Kiana's Maximilian CGCA, TKE, RN, SD,
WPD, ATT, VHM
How we got him: Max was born here from our Trouper and Vale litter.
How he got his name: The litter theme was A Goofy Movie. Max is Goofy's son, Maximilian is his full name in the movie.
Training and showing: Max can never be shown in the breed ring due to an accident he had as a puppy. My father in law's wife dropped him on the kitchen floor when he was only 9 weeks old. He ended up breaking some growth plates. It is a miracle he can move at all, and it is amazing he can work in harness. Due to the injury Max looks prancey on the leash.
I started working with Max at home in the Fall of 2018. He showed me so much potential I started him in an advanced obedience class (which is funny because he had zero training to that point). Every night I worked him and each week at classes he was a new dog. At his 5th class I had him tested for his Canine Good Citizen title which he passed with flying colors. The following weekend he was entered in Rally Novice. He was great and got 2 novice legs with a score of 94 and 93 (not bad for 6 weeks of training). Next I had him tested for his Novice trick dog title. Followed by finishing his Rally Novice title with 3rd place at an all breed trial. After the season in harness we started training again spring of 2019. Every night I worked him, and then took him to the advanced obedience class on Tuesday. After 7 weeks I had him tested for his Canine Good Citizen Advanced, and then his Intermediate Trick dog title a few weeks later.
In 2019 Max hiked to earn his Working Pack Dog title. During the pandemic Max earned his Advanced Trick Dog title, followed by his Performer Trick Dog title. HE LOVES TRICKS! Then the summer of 2020 Max earned his AKC temperament test title. Then the fall of 2020 Max earned his Trick Dog Elite Performer title which is the highest AKC trick title a dog can earn. The summer of 2021 he started off with a Virtual Home Manners title. He is also training towards a future Companion Dog title.
Career in harness: Max is amazing in harness. Very focused, very hard driving and fast. I'm so excited to see what his future holds. Max finished his Sled Dog title at the first race of the 2019 season and he picked up many Sled Dog Excellent legs.
Some more about him: Max has a strong but goofy personality. He learns very fast. Max lives in the house with us. His injury will flair up if he is in a kennel for more than a day.
His best friend: Trish and me.
His favorite thing: Running in harness and working with me.
Eyes: cleared 2021
2018 - Milan Fun Run 16 miles ~ Nansen Ski Club Sled Dog Race 17 miles ~ Chinook Trail 14 miles ~ Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race 19 miles ~ Hill Fun Run
2019 - Carpe Diem 9 miles ~ Jefferson Fun Run 17 miles each day ~ Wonalancet 11 miles ~ Chinook Trail 14 miles ~ Nansen Winter Carnival 13 miles each day ~ Great North Woods Challenge 16 miles