DireWolf Dog - Storm

Vallecito's Silver Lining (Storm)

Born: Nov. 10, 2012

Dam: Nadine, Sire: Rainier


National American Alsatian Registry (NAAR) # NR1003-4

Generation: F1

OFA Hips: Excellent (Prelims) OFA Elbows: L=Negative, R=Negative
Height: 29 in.   Weight: 105 lb.
Eye Color: amber Coat Color: Silver Coat Length: Medium
Conformation Score: 9   Temperament Score: 10+


Temperament Test #2 - 2.5 to 3 weeks


Drop an object into the den away from the pups.

The puppies were sleeping when the object was dropped into the pen.  The puppies awoke and looked toward the object.  They all went promptly back to sleep without any fuss or fear.  Each puppy receives a 10+ for this category.


Using your whole hand, roughly pet the puppy from head to tail.

This puppy was sleeping before being pet.  He did not mind being awakened and pet.  He did not whine or grunt or stiffen, but remained calm and relaxed.  He also rose into the pet as if enjoying the strokes.  He moved his whole puppy up and forward after each stroke.  This puppy receives a score of 10+ for this category.


Pick up the pup from its den using your whole hand to simulate mother dog's mouth.

This puppy was loose and easy to pick up.  He did not whine, grunt or struggle.  He actually relaxed during the lift and kept his eyes closed in sleep.  He was extremely relaxed.  He receives a score of 10+ for this category.


Turn the pup over on its back securely supported.

This puppy was calm and loose when turned over.   His head relaxed and he was alert and calm with no grunting or noise of any kind.  He slowly seemed to melt onto the hands.  He closed his eyes as if content.  He receives a score of 10+ for this category.


Place the pup in a high-sided wicker basket by itself.  

This puppy stayed where placed and stretched out completely in the basket and fell asleep.  He was extremely quiet and very calm in the basket.  She receives a score of 10+ for this category.


Replace the pup back near its siblings.

When placed back with the pack, she sat for eight seconds then slowly walked back to the group of puppies and laid down to sleep.  She receives a score of 10+ for this category.


Overall, this puppy receives the prestigious score of a perfect 10+ on the second temperament test.


Two Weeks Old

One Week Old



Temperament Test #1 - Birth to 3 days


How does this puppy come into the world?

This puppy was extremely quiet and mellow when he came into the world.  She had a more difficult time delivering him and she needed help.  He was so quiet we had make sure he was breathing.  When he was placed with mom, he went right to sleep and rested.  He did not mind any licking or manipulation from Nadine.   This puppy receives a score of 10+ for this category.


Noises this puppy makes in the first 8 hours of life?

This puppy grunted regularly for the first 8 hours of life.  He did not cry out when angry, mad or inconvenienced.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


What is the energy level of this pup?

This puppy is very calm and mellow.  He lies still most of the time, but can be seen moving fast toward his mom when he is hungry.   When picked up, this puppy is very quiet and almost limp in the hand.  This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup to the first medical examination?

This puppy was quite relaxed on the scale, and stayed where he was placed.  He did not struggle or move to try to get down.  He did not mind any manipulation in the mouth.  There was no yawning from this pup at any time.  This puppy receives a score of 10+ for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when it is turned over on its back?

This puppy was immediately relaxed and fell asleep in the cup of the hand.  He was very loose, even the tail. This puppy receives a score of 10+ for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when it is placed back with its mother?

When placed away from the other puppies and mother, this puppy immediately moved in the direction of the pack.  He did not take any time to think or stay where placed.  When he got to the pile of puppies, he immediately went to sleep.  He receives a score of 10 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when touched by a human?

Noticed the touch and became aware, but did not care at all.  He was quiet and calm while being picked up and held.  He receives a score of 10+ for this category.


Overall, this puppy receives a score of 10.3 on this first temperament test.

Storm is a first generation crossbred American Alsatian from Nadine and an AKC registered giant Alaskan Malamute named Rainier.  


Health: Storm is extremely healthy with no known health issues.  He has not had any tremors, seizures, weakness in the legs or feet, limping, panosteitis symptoms, issues with his eyes or ears, excessive scratching or other allergy symptoms, soft stools, etc.   He runs, jumps, lopes, lies down, etc without any difficulty.  He has never showed signs of pain or any symptoms of illness at any time.  He is extremely healthy and vibrant. 


Temperament: Storm is extremely loyal and loving.  He emits love and devotion and has a carefree, gentle goofiness about him.  He enjoys being pet and attended to and gets jealous when any other dog is getting pet instead of him.  He is confident and secure when meeting new people or dogs.  He shows a calm respect for them when coming over for a gentle wagging pet.  He is very quiet most of the time, but will vocalize when excited or impatient.  He talks in a very loud deep pitched voice.  He has a low prey/play drive and will chase a ball only to run triumphantly around the yard showing the other dogs what he has then will lie down and crush the ball with his massive jaws.  We don't give him balls anymore for fear that he will eat them.  He will tug, but only for a moment and would rather be pet then played with.  He has more goofy energy overall than we desire in our breed and he can cover distance easily.  He does not wander or roam however, and prefers to remain close to home.  He always glances back to see where his owner is in relation to himself.  He seems to have an innate ability to respect boundaries and likes to be enclosed in 'his' space.  He needs repetition to learn new skills and learning is more difficult for him than we want in our breed.



Storm is a large, heavy light wolf gray male with brown eyes and a black muzzle. He  will throw light muzzles in his puppies.  He has extremely large bones and a broad stance and his neck and build are excellently thick and broad.  He has large feet and a massive head.  His ears have risen, but the tips are down.  He has small almond shaped eyes and a thick short tail.  He curls his tail above his back, but not tightly and lays it flat with relaxed.   He has a long soft coat with quite a lot of undercoat.  He lopes with an even gate and covers distance with ease. 

Storm does not possess any faults in health.  He shows more energy and goofiness than we want in our breed.  He does not seem to pay much attention to learning and would rather run and play around the yard than learn.  He has a mind of his own in that way.  He also needs quite a bit of repetition and shaping in order to learn new skills.  He has dark eyes, although he will throw light eyes in his puppies.  He has too much 'stop' (where his nose meets his skull is too deep a connection) and the slope there is not gentle enough.  His ears are weaker than we ultimately want in the breed, although they are small and nicely positioned.  His coat is too cottony and long for our breed, although the color is a lovely light wolf gray.  He shows a dark muzzle, but will throw light wolf masks in his pups.


Medical History:
: birth

11-20-2012: 1.5 weeks
Weight: 2 lb 5.25 oz

11-24-2012: 2 weeks
Weight: 3 lb 4 oz

1.5cc Nemex-2 (round worm medicine)


12-1-2012: 3 weeks
Weight: 5 lb 4 oz