Tsaani Alaskan malamutes - Welcome


Something behind the kennel name...

We live at South-Carelia, small village called Ylämaa. Nearest city is Lappeenranta, about 30 km away from our home. Our family consist me, my husband Pekka and two adult sons, Jere and Tony.

Our family has been always quite active and that is one reason, why malamute was right breed for our family.



I am member of Finnish Alaskan malamute Club, Finnish Companion Dog Club, Arctic Sleddogs Club and also in Finnish Kennel Club. I have signed FKC's breeder commitment. My kennel name, Tsaani is FCI-registered since 2008, when I also accomplished breeder's basic course. Name Tsaani is old Athna Athabascan language and it means Gray bear. I have completed Finnish Kennel Club's Head Judge course for for Alaskan malamutes official Weight pulling test and for Sleddog's Race Test. I also have rights to be Official in Weight Pull, Race Test and Utility Tests. I have been active in Finnish Alaskan malamute club, as a member and also chairman of Test- and race committee. I have also made club's membership magazine Alma, as a maker-up and chief editor. I have been board member in Alaskan Malamute Club for 3 years, of which 2 last years as a chairman of the Club. Now I have been Chairman of board of Arctic Sleddog's Club and I'm also their internet- ja pr-official.

My first dog was Finnish Lapphund Risku, which me and my sister bought in year 1993. Risku was agility dog and with my sister she made herself all the way to the Finnish national team qualifyings as a first Finnish Lapphund ever.

Malamutes as a breed we have been interested since 2004. After long consideration and getting to know the breed, we started to find appropriate breeder and litter for us. After few misfortunes we got Yepa from kennel Neatut year 2006. Yepa has fullfilled our hopes in every way, by being the malamute we hoped to have. Yepa has one litter in our kennel.

"Sorry to say", but you'll get addicted to malamutes! We started little by little dream about sledding buddy for Yepa. We talked with Yepa's breeder of having another malamute for so little age difference and when they thought that there was no obstacles, we started to wait suitable litter. We didn't want to change breeder and so we got another malamute from Neatut year 2007. This time it was a male, Hino.

Our third malamute was Yona, which we imported from kennel Cahppes from Sweden, year 2008. Yona is proved to be good working dog with good appearance and temperament. She has been really good leaddog in our team! Yona have had 2 litters in our kennel, 2011 and 2014.

Fourth malamute, Yaykaas came also from kennel Cahppes, in November 2009. We got really good worker with leader qualities, but he is too anti-social towards other males.

Yazhi is from our own litter, born 11.9.2010. Yazhi stayed at home, she is small but too feisty to be in our sled team, even though she is good worker otherwise.

Our sixth malamute, Kayitah is from our own breeding between Yona and Timi. Kayitah is born 15.11.2011 and he has been very good addition to our working team. Female puppy, Siida, from same litter was placed as a puppy, but she came back to our family in year 2015 and have been awesome, hard working wheel dog with her brother, Kayitah. Siida has one litter in our kennel, born in 2016.

Leevi came to our pack in autumn 2012. Leevi is from kennel Utamuutin and he is born 17.7.2012. Leevi is son of Yona's brother Talut and lovely Awa. Leevi is co-owned with his breeder, Sari. Leevi has been very good addition to our family and team too, one of our leaddogs. Leevi has three litters, one in Estonia (kennel Karusaare) and two in Finland (Ataciara and Utamuutin).

From C'enyu-litter (Yona x Jyry), born 27.7.2014 we kept two puppies, Lassi and Vilkku. We had high hopes for these two to be good addition to our pack and to our team and so far they have been just perfect additions for our team!

During the year 2016 we got 3 more members to our pack: Yara from kennel Cahppes (born 5.3.2016), Weeko from kennel Karusaare (Leevi's daughter, born 19.6.2016) and Lemmy from Siida's litter with DJ (born 13.7.2016). We have also high hopes for these young stars!

Year 2018 it was time to have new addition to our pack, and we pick Fala from Vilkku's and Folki's Kivliktuk-litter. Will be nice to see, how she developes and do she have same qualities as her mom Vilkku and grandma Yona in working. We also imported Rowtag from Sweden, Kennel Cahppes to our team, hoping to get more young stars to our team. We'll see how he lives up to his name, which means Fire.stars!

2019 we got new girl, Skadi to our pack. Her breeding rights belongs to her breeder, Anne from kennel Neatut but she is living with us. At the end of 2019 our team got also Eir from Sweden.stars!

2021 in spring we got "new blood" to our pack, when we imported Notte from Paha Sapa Mals-kennel from Italy, from Alessandro. We are really happy about having him, because Notte is representing one of the purest Kotzebue-lines, which can be found anymore. We have high hopes for him as our team member but also in breeding in the future.stars!


Alaskan malamute's breed standard starts with words: The Alaskan Malamute, one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs... We'll do our best to cherish these original working abilities and using parents with working results in our breeding when possible. Our goal is to breed healthy, sound and typical malamutes with good structure, temperament and working abilities, for both use and show. We use only officially health checked malamutes for breeding. Malamute isn't right breed for everyone and I'm encouraging to find out the special characteristics of this awesome breed. All litter plans are made carefully to produce quality, not quantity. If we have puppy plans, we are also ready to take puppy for ourselves from that litter. Puppies are sold only active homes.