Welcome to the home page for Lycaon Siberians. My name is Cyndie Long. My husband David and I would like to invite you to enjoy our web site and to contact us if you would like any information about our Siberian Huskies. Lycaon Siberians began in 1996 when David surprised me with a card full of Siberian Husky puppy pictures in my Mother's Day card with a message stating that I could "Go pick your puppy". We chose a very outgoing, full of attitude, little bi-eyed black and white boy that we named Snosecret's Mischa Alexi. Right away, we started thinking about showing him. With guidance from Mischa's breeder, Cheryl Liddle, we entered him at 5 months in a fun match. Well, he took a second place in his class, even though I had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to have him do. I had never even been to a dog show before. That was it, I was hooked! Mischa and I spent a full year going to classes almost every week to learn to show as a team. All the work paid off when he took a 3 point major for his first points at only 18 months. Together we went on to take the full 15 points needed for him to finish his AKC Championship and even managed to take 3 majors. Boy did we learn a lot along the way.
In October of 2003 Dave and I traveled to Portland Oregon for the Siberian Husky Club of America's National Specialty show. We spent a portion of that week visiting old family friends who live in Kelso Washington which is about 45 miles north of Portland. Before traveling back to California at the end of the week, Dave and I had already decided that we wanted to make a move to Washington. We purchased a five acre parcel of land in the middle of the woods where we built a nice house for us and a wonderful area for the dogs. The Siberians have a huge fenced yare to run and play in. Since the yard has hills, trees, and fallen logs for the dogs to play on and around, and because it often snows at our house in the winter, the dogs seem to believe they have gone to Siberian heaven (or Doggy Disneyland as a friend calls it).
Since becoming completely hooked on Siberians, we have worked to slowly and carefully add to our kennel. We have had a few selectively bred litters over the years. Our puppies from these litters are working hard to make a name for themselves in the show ring like their parents and grandparents before them.
Our kennel goal is to produce the best quality Siberians that we possibly can. We strive to produce dogs that are friendly, outgoing, structurally sound, easy movers, and have that attitude "spark" that says "look at me". We test our Siberians to be sure they are free of eye disease by the Canine Eye Certification Foundation (CERF) and are free of hip dysphasia by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Our dogs are raised in a loose "pack" lifestyle, so they are very well socialized and know how to relate well with other dogs. With our large family, all of the dogs have tons of hands-on human socialization from the moment they are born.
While in California we were active members of the Mt. Hamilton Siberian Husky Club where Cyndie served for several years as the Treasurer. Since moving to Washington we have become members of the Lower Columbian Siberian Husky Club where Cyndie has served in several positions including club President for the 2008 year. We are open to any inquiries about our wonderful breed. Actually, it must be said, just give us an excuse to talk about our Siberians and we will be happy to share every bit of information we can.