Jim and Pat Kool & family. Owners of Northern Glories
We are a family of eight. Jim and I have been married for 31 years. Our oldest daughter
Elizabeth who is 29 lives in Maine. Our oldest son Tony
who is 25 joined the US Army in June of 2012 and is no longer
with us. He used to take most of our photos and also made
most of our website. With us here at home are Marie(23), Troy(21), Tonya(17), and Katie(15): Pictures of each are at the very bottom of this page. They are/were all homeschooled.
Our whole adventure with dogs and dog breeding started shortly
after I was diagnosed with a rare disease. We stay home alot as a
family due to this rare disease, and therefore, have lots of time to
devote to our dogs and puppies.
Our first dogs were Joe, Smokey (an Alaskan Malamute male that we used to use for breeding), Lady, and Baby. At first we were just going to start a sled dog team because we were anticipating a move up to the Arctic area because of my disease. Then, after so many litters were born, we fell in love with dog breeding. It is thrilling to see each puppy grow up to make a fine pet for someone. They each have their own individual personalities and looks.
Now, we as a family breed Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies,
and Samoyeds, emphasizing the betterment of the genetic health
and temperament of each breed.
OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR DOGS:
We will be the first ones to admit that some of our dogs do not have the best quality looks. When we first began to add dogs and puppies to our group of dogs, we were only interested in quickly building up a sled dog team. We didn't care what they looked like. But when we kept a puppy or bought a puppy or dog, we made a commitment to each that, unless they would be better off somewhere else, we would never get rid of them. If we had it to do all over again, we would only have a small group of highly quality-looking AKC purebred Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies,
and Samoyeds. So, we have alot of great dog friends who are each unique!
OUR NEW HOME:
We are happy to announce that we are living in our new location
as of the middle of August, 2005! We want to thank those folks that
were responsible for us moving into our new home! For months, our
older kids had been saying that where we were living was too small. But I kept saying that we did not have the finances to move. It turned out that we were able to afford to move! We are now living in a
much larger piece of property! Not only is the place much larger for the sake of all of our dogs, but, boy, are our children enjoying country living! They lived in the city their whole lives.
Our new location will now allow us to do the following:
1. Provide a larger area for all of our adult dogs.
2. Provide a much larger and nicer area for each mother and her puppies.
3. Allow us to keep the "pick" of any litter that we want. We
had absolutely no extra room for expansion at our old property.
4. Add several more blue-eyed Siberian beauties from those wonderful Siberian Husky breeders that we bought Hurricane, Earthquake, Cyclone, Storm, Leaning, and Standing from.
5. Provide a place for our dogs to retire and stay with
One of our areas for our dogs that is currently under construction.
This is where most of our Siberian
Huskies live. Do you see the boards
angling in to keep Crystal in?
This is one shelter for rain and
storms as well as where the food
and water are kept.
21, & 20 year olds built all of our new dog areas by themselves!
This is where Silver Star, Chaos, and
Monster live. Also, different groups of females rotate in and out of this area. When one
female group goes into heat, they come out, and a different
female group comes in.
There is royal Joe Kool ("Joe Cool"), our neutered black and white Alaskan Malamute /Siberian Husky, laying in the background. He is
11 years old and tied for our oldest dog. He could get over and through every type of fence, including a 6 foot wooden fence and over a 4 foot chain-link fence with wires on top while being zapped by an underground electric fence. We couldn't watch that for very long before we resorted to chaining Joe just like he was when we obtained him when he was 7 months old. But, now we have an 8 foot wooden fence, and he cannot get out and is unchained 24 hours a day for the first time in his life! Joe thanks those folks who were responsible for our move!
Some of our Siberian Huskies.
Marie & Joe (our first dog)
Tonya & Baby Katie & Lady
Lady & Baby came on the same day as our third and fourth dogs.