Pallada Atlas of Sherwal, CGC, AKC RN.
SIRE: Yukko Lajosh s Bostora Vostochnogo
DAM: CKC CH. Sibirski Medved Chernaya Koroleva
Owner: Teresa Wooden, MI, USA
Co-Owner: Jean Brown
Atlas Sired our "G" Litter in 2018 , gave us 8 great puppies
When Teresa, Atla's owner contacted me about a puppy, the idea of bringing Atlas into our MSK family was born.
Atlas flew from Alberta to Toronto, spent a week with me before going home to love and be loved by Teresa.
" I was searching for a very special type of dog, with the soul of a companion and the heart of a lion. I am an artist who works late into the night in my studio, my husband travels and is home only on weekends.
For years we had Airedales who, with their intense loyalty and courage, gave me a sense of security while I worked alone in my studio. After our last Airedale passed, I thought I would never find another to take his place in my heart and at my side. But then Atlas came into our lives, and he has been everything I could have hoped for. The first thing you notice about Atlas is his size. He is big. Really big. He has startled more than a few people on state park trails as they think they are encountering a bear! He is stunning in appearance and draws a crowd wherever we go. He is a magnet.
Atlas is extremely well-trained and obedient. In fact, having had dogs of several breeds for my entire life, I can say that I have never had a dog that was more willing to train and work for me than he is. We achieved AKC Canine Good Citizen and AKC Rally Obedience Champion last year. He passed the entrance exam for a very strict certified therapy dog program. My work does not allow me to pursue more titles, but I have no doubt he could earn them with ease.
Atlas’ main job is to be my companion and security, and this he does extremely well. He is incredibly loving to everyone in the family, loves children and family dogs, but is equally as guarding against strangers. He will put himself between me and any stranger, and in a very calm and quiet but steadfast manner, will arrest their approach simply by his presence. If they continue to advance, his low growl is all that is needed to stop them in their tracks. Amazingly, however, if I introduce any stranger to him and give him the “okay”, he becomes a wriggling mountain of happiness to greet them. He is extremely well trained and responsive to my direction. In addition, he guards our rural home and alerts if any dogs, people or vehicles come onto the property. At home he is the most loving, snuggly, playful dog we’ve ever had, and retains the personality of a puppy even now. He would love to crawl up and sit on our laps, but at 140+ pounds he is banned from the couch. He is constantly at my side as if attached by an invisible thread…getting up and following me from room to room, lying beside me as I work, sleeping beside my bed. His devotion to me moves my heart, and I know I have found the companion I was seeking. Plus, I feel 100% safe staying alone all week, knowing that he will have the courage and presence to protect me if needed. He is amazing.