Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Lines

Tis the season for the Hedlund Preservation Project to receive new lines from two different kennels.  Pups from these kennels have gone to various homes across the country.  We are all excited about the prospect of these compatible lines and we look forward to following these pups. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Arrivals!

3 puppies out of Andy Bassich and Kate Rorke arrived in Minnesota and New Hampshire.  Half siblings Rayna and Rommel are with Linda Newman and Sofiel is with Lidia Dale-Mesaros.  These pups are a wonderful addition to both kennels and to the Hedlund Preservation Project. For updates and photos, please visit  and  Two additional pups also found their way to Mahoosuc Guide Service in Maine.

Topa x Oken Babies Are Born!

We are proud to announce that Topa had 7 puppies and all, including mom, are doing just fine. Born just over a week ago, Topa gave birth to 6 girls and 1 boy. They are a wonderful mix of colors and markings.
These pups will be a big boost to the Hedlund Preservation Project as some will find their way to several homes with folk who are onboard with our preservation mission.  For more information and photos, please visit Linda Newman's Blog   Congratulations!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Topa x Oken Breeding

Linda Newman from Points-Unknown has just had several ties between Topa and Oken.  We remain hopeful that some little puppies will be born around Thanksgiving.  This is an excellent breeding, Oken will bring a little diversity to the Hedund line with his Zulu genes.

Condolences to Kim Fitzgerald

About a month ago Kim said farewell to her faithful companion of 16 years, Migo.  A most handsome Hedlund who will be very missed.  Migo had a glorious coat.  He was kind of an enigma, though a little cheeky at times.  Whilst not cuddly or demonstrative, as he aged, he seemed to welcome bouts of affection.  His name was shortened from Amigo to Migo.  He loved women, but not men so much. He became the babysitter Uncle to all of Kim Fitzgerald's puppies.  He pulled until age 14!  As he aged, he quietly became Kim's shadow.  He was a handsome boy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Finding Chester and a Big Welcome to Debbie and Ken Reiswig

On behalf of Kim Fitzgerald (founder), we are very pleased to announce that we recently located Chester who is owned by Debbie and Ken Reiswig of Dillingham, Alaska. We had lost track of this male who was sired by McKenzie, grandson of Lupe.  The dam was a wonderful bitch named 'Lucky' who has since passed, owned by Kyle Belleque.

With many thanks to Swanny, we were able to follow leads that connected us with Debbie and Ken. They shared photos of Chester and descriptions of his personality and temperament.  With the coloring of his mom, he appears to be a protype well rounded, mellow Hedlund.  We are grateful for their interest in our preservation program and their willingness to cooperate with our mission to preserve this rare line of Husky.  So, we look forward to adding Chester to our program and one day adding his offspring to our lineage.

Debbie very kindly shared with us her description of Chester -

"Happy" "Peaceful" "Calm" "Playful" "Did I say Happy!  This dog laughs!" "Gentle" "Strong" "Powerful"

They so fit his Dad and our overal Hedlund description! especially the "Laugh" word, as his great Grandma Lupe had a huge smile.  How fun to see Chester carrying this "old"ancestral trait.

Kim Fitzgerald

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Happenings!

Some new Hedlund Happenings to report shortly including the lovely Selene who is now living with Thomas Swan and the Stardancer Sled Dogs, plus a potential, future breeding with Canyon, who lives with Rose Rosenberg.  Details to follow shortly.

Meanwhile, all pups from the recent Tumax x Daisy litter are doing well.  They just turned 6 months old already!

The website is going to have some updates and additions and well, much more in the works!

Friday, April 1, 2011

The pups from the recent Daisy x Tumac litter are doing great.  Updates and photos on the pups can be seen at -
Aise and Illy at
Rigel at
Pear, Honey, TJ and Wishbone at

We are hoping for a second attempt at breeding Canyon, who lives with Rose Rosenberg,  later this summer.  Beyond that, the next Hedlund litters are planned for 2012.
A very happy puppy indeed!  Rigel hangs out with his new family at their home in Maine.  For more photos and updates on Rigel, please go to
Rich, Kenzie and Wahya
Great photo of Kenzie and Wahya in the 2011 City of Lakes National Champtionships.  For a great review of how they did and for more photos, please go to

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pronounced Eye-Sha....
Thick coated 4 month old female
Her mask and gray coat are coming in
Aise lives in MN with Linda Newman
Aise is out of the Daisy x Tumac litter
Born November 27th, 2010

Illy moved to MN
She lives with Linda Newman
Very robust 4 month old female out of
Daisy x Tumac

Monday, March 21, 2011

3 Pups Go To Their New Homes

Coming shortly, photos of Aise and Illy who left New Hampshire for Minnesota to live with Linda Newman. Updates can be found on Linda's blog at

Photos and updates of Rigel who went with Caroline Blair-Smith and Andy Bartleet, Maine will follow soon, but in the meantime, photos can be found on Rigel's page at

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Lovely boy, very compact and sturdy. He has stunning blue eyes with a dark mask around his eyes. Gorgeous.
New Hampshire

TJ (aka Turkey Jim)

Big, leggy male. Very sweet, light gray/buff coloring with grayish eyes
New Hampshire


Beautiful looking pup. She's a big girl with a unique colored coat and eyes to match.
New Hampshire


Such a rugged female pup, big coat, big spirit. Starting to see her adult facial mask come through from beneath that huge coat.
New Hampshire

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Potential Litter

We are all rather excited at the recent AI between Linda Newman's Phoenix and Rose Rosenberg's Canyon. Photos of the Dam and Sire to follow shortly.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thomas Swan's Rose Runs Single Lead...

Stunning Hedlund, Rose, gets to show her true skills by running single lead for Thomas Swan. Rose continues to bloom and confidently shows exactly what she is capable of. To read about this budding leader, please click on the following link :- search "bits and pieces"

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hedlund Husky Pups Now 5 Weeks Old

Here are two of the pups, TJ.... short for Turkey Jim. He is a very pale gray with a hint of white and buff. He has blue-gray eyes and is a sweet boy. Next to him is Pear, she is a big girl and has a silver-blue coat, a very striking face with blue eyes. For more information on each pup, please visit