In our May 6th 2020 issue we had a conversation with Correen Pacht & Marc Ralsky.
Name: Correen Pacht & Marc Ralsky
Where You Live: Toronto, Ontario
Kennel name: Cormar
Email address: Cormarsibes@aol.com
1) How did you become involved in purebred dogs?
We fell in love with our cousins Siberian Husky, she introduced us to her breeder and we bought our first show dog! We were hooked at our first show!
2) What breed do you live with?
3) How many dogs do you keep at home?
4) Do you have mentors in purebred dogs?
Yes Tommy ‘O, Marlene DePalma, Judith Russell
5) How many years have you been involved in showing dogs?
6) What success have you had to date in purebred dogs?
We have been blessed and lucky to have owned, co-owned some wonderful Siberian Huskies:
MBIS MBISS AM & CAN CH. Karnovanda’s Niklas Wolf
Niklas- handled by Colin Brownlee
MBIS MBISS AM & CAN CH. Karnovanda’s Paddington Bear
JR – handled by Tommy
BIS AM & CAN CH. Karnovanda’s The Future King
Arthur – Handled by Colin Brownlee
MBIS MBISS MRBIS AM & CAN Ch. Highlander’s Rumour Has It
Rumour – handled by Colin Brownlee and Laura King and Robin Novack
MBIS AM & CAN Ch. CH. Tokima’s Intermezzo
Mitzi – Handled by Colin Brownlee
MBIS MBISS AM & CAN CH. Nanook’s This Girl is on Fire
Amaze – Handled by Laura King and Robin Novack
MBISS AM & CAN CH. Nanook’s On Wings of Fire
Awesome handled by Laura King
Niklas and Amaze hold the Best in Show records in Canada and the USA for the most BIS’s awarded to a Siberian Husky.
Canada – Niklas had 99 Best in Shows
USA – Niklas 3 Best in Shows
USA – Amaze has 61 Best in Shows
Our Siberians have been awarded Best of Breed 3 times at the US National and 1 time at the Canadian National along with numerous AOM’s and other awards.
Amaze was the #8 Dog Among All Breeds in the USA in 2017 and the #3 Working Dog along with obtaining 61 All Breed US Best in Shows – the first time a female Siberian Husky achieved these awards in the breed.
7) How did you become involved with owning Striker?
We saw Striker win the Group in Orlando in 2018 and we chatted with Judi and suggested that he would be a lot of fun to campaign. The rest as you say is history.
8) What made you decide to actively show Striker in the USA, after his successful Canadian campaign?
Judi made such an impact in Canada with Striker and he was so well received that we knew he had to be seen and shown in the USA. He is truly one of a kind! Judi showed him to perfection!
9) Striker is, professionally handled does he live with his handler full time?
Yes, he lives with Laura King and Robin Novack in Milan Il. He is learning how to run and be chased by Springer Spaniels!!!! He is living the good life being spoiled and doted on by two of the best handlers in North America! He is a lucky dog!
10) Did you ever show dogs yourself?
Yes, I have finished a few dogs in Canada. But, I am not a great handler. I like to show them as a veteran and have fun.
11) What does it take to have a successful campaign with different dogs, breeders, owners?
Trust, same expectations and communication. The right handlers with the same goals and expectations.
12) Describe Striker in 3 words?
Stunning, stallion, perfection
13) What has been your most exciting win to date with Striker?
There are many! A real stand out was Striker and Laura being awarded back to back Best in Shows in Florida in January at the first circuit of the 2020 year! Under well respected judges. It was very exciting!
14) What has been your most exciting win to date with the other dogs you have owned?
61 All Breed Best in Shows that Laura and Amaze were awarded! All of them were special, from the 1st to her 61st!
15) If you could wish one thing for the purebred dog fancy, what would it be?
For lots of healthy happy purebred dogs that make us smile, laugh and love every day.