BISS GCH CH Banshees American Adventurer, CGC, TDI, WWPD, AOM

IMGBreeder: Carlene Way (Banshee)
Date of Birth/Death:  06/02/10 - 01/01/2023 (AKC Reg.: WS34480907)

AKC GRAND CHAMPION of Record : December 12, 2015
AKC CHAMPION of Record : April 27, 2012

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5-Generation Pedigree

Indiana crossed the Rainbow Bridge January 1, 2023

- All Entries Below in Reverse Chronological Order -


Rainbow Bridge  

January 1, 2023

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...


BISS - Mid-Hudson Kennel Association, Inc. - 06/26/2016

INDIANA wins Best in Specialty Show (BISS) at the Empire Alaskan Malamute Club AMCA Specialty, Mid-Hudson KA Show, New Paltz, NY on Sunday, June 26, 2016 under judge Mr. P. Levi Marsman. Expertly handled by Paul Levesque.




SD & GCH - Lehigh Valley KC - 12/12/2015

Indiana takes GCH Select Dog to complete his AKC GCH at the Star of Bethlehem Cluster in Allentown, PA under judge Beth Riley.


BOB - Back Mountain KC - 10/31/2015

Indiana takes Best of Breed at the Back Mountain KC show on 10/31/2015 in Bloomsburg, PA under AKC judge Mr. Lloyd Armodei.


BOS - Warrenton KC - 9/26/2015

Indiana takes his 4th GCH Major (5-point) at the Warrenton KC show on 9/26/2015 in Millwood, VA under AKC judge Mrs. Francine W. Schwartz.


BOB - Butler County KC - 9/19/2015

Indiana takes his 3rd GCH Major (4-point) at the Butler County KC show on 9/19/2015 under AKC judge Gay Kuehnel-Hisatake.


BOB - National Capital KC - Sunday, July 06, 2014

INDIANA, CH Banshee's American Adventurer, CGC , TDI, WWPD, AOM wins BOB for his second GCH Major at the National Capital KC show in West Friendship, MD under judge P. Levi Marsman. Shown here with litter-mate sister HALLE who won BOS and completing her CH.


AOM, OH-BOB, OH-G2 - Bronx KC - March 23, 2014

"Indiana" - CH Banshee's American Adventurer, CGC, TDI, WWPD (now AOM too!) receives his first Award of Merit (AOM) at the Bronx KC Show under judge Dr. Steve Keating on March 23, 2014.


OH-BOB - Bronx KC - March 22, 2014

Indiana wins Owner/Handler Best of Breed under judge Mrs. Kimberly Meredith Cavanna. Indy also won OH-BOB (O/H-Series) and Working Group 2 under judge Mr. R C Williams!


2nd WWPDA Title Leg - October at the Port Weight Pull - Port Clinton, PA

Indiana completes his second leg toward his WWPDA title with this 1875# (current personal best) pull on wheels and on natural surface. Weighing in at 80# he easily cleared this 23.4x pull on October 6, 2013.

2nd Leg of WWPDA title


1st WWPDA Title Leg - March at the Port Weight Pull - Port Clinton, PA

Indiana completes his first leg toward his WWPDA title with this 1200# (current personal best) pull in wheels on natural surface. At 70# he easily cleared this 17.14x pull for the first leg.

1st Leg of WWPDA title


GCH Select Dog - Rockland County KC - Suffern, NY

Indiana takes Grand Champion Select Dog at the Rockland County KC Show under Judge Thomson P. Stanfield, Jr., Sat., 02/23/2013


4th Place & WWPD Title - January at the Jym Weight Pull - Colmar, PA

Indiana, with owner-handler Alicia McGuire, pulled his Fourth WWPD (Working Weight Pull Dog) Title leg on January 13, 2013 in Colmar, PA at the "January at the Jym" IWPA Weight Pull. With a high pull of 980# , and weighing in at 74#, Indy placed Fourth in the 61-80# class.

Completes WWPD Title



2nd Place Finish - Fair Hill Challenge Race - Elkton, MD

Indiana competes in the Fair Hill Challenge Race on December 8-9, 2012, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club (PSDC) under ISDRA rules. Competing against five other teams in their class, the "4-dog Gig, Amateur Class", the All-Male, All-Malamute, 4-dog team finished second place to a team of Euro-Hounds. By finishing Second Place Indy (Pictured here at "Left Wheel" position) was awarded his first leg toward his Working Team Dog (WTD) title.


2nd Place Maturity 24+ Mo. - 2012 AMCA Nationals - Chattanooga, TN

Indy takes Second Place in Maturity 24+ Month Class at the 2012 Alaskan Malamute Club of America's Nationals Event under breeder judge Larry Chu on October 25, 2012 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel in Chattanooga, TN.


Best of Breed - Valley Forge Kennel Club - Kimberton, PA

Indiana takes Best of Breed at the Valley Forge KC 65th Annual All-Breed Dog Show, Obedience & Rally Trial on a bright and sunny Sunday morning, September 23, 2012 under judge Eric J. Ringle

CH Banshee's American Adventurer, CGC, TDI ranked #23 in the US as of April 2012.

Image of AMCA Newsletter confirming Indiana's placement as ranked #23 in the US and is in contention for the 2012 Top 20 competition. Indy is also ranked #5 in Pennsylvania this year, and is #13 in Lifetime Statistics. He is also ranked in the Top 100 for GCH points by the AKC as of August 1, 2012.


Back-to-Back GCh Select Dog - Bryn Mawr Kennel Club - Ludwig's Corner, PA

 Indy takes back to back Grand Champion Select Dog at the Bryn Mawr Kennel Club Show under Judge Mr. Robert Stein (06/16/2012) and Judge Ms. Sharol Candace Way (06/17/2012).


Best of Breed - Monmouth County Kennel Club - Freehold, NJ

On his first dedicated weekend out as a "Special", Indiana takes Best of Breed for a 5 point Major / Grand Championship points win, under Judge Mr. Louis G. Bond on May 26, 2012 in Freehold, NJ. 16 total dogs were defeated, with 6 Champions defeated (2 Ch and 4 GCh) of which three of the specials were currently AMCA "Top 20" dogs. Owner handled by Michael McGuire.


Awarded AKC Championship - 04/27/2012


BBE-WD / 1 Point - Wilmington Kennel Club - Bear, DE"A NEW CHAMPION"

Indy takes Bred by Exhibitor and Winners Dog (1 pt.) at the Wilmington Kennel Clubs show in Bear, DE on April 27, 2012 under judge Mr. William C. Cunningham for the last point toward his Championship.


3rd WWPD Title Leg : OPEN Class - Alaskan malamute Association of Southeastern PA - Harrisburg, PA

Indy completed his third leg of his WWPD title on Friday, 13 April 2012. Weighing in at 76 lbs and pulling 1050 lbs at the Harrisburg Farm Show Arena. He was entered in the 61-80 lb weight class.


OPEN-WD-BOW / 2 points - Bronx County Kennel Club - Edison, NJ

Indy takes Open class, Winners Dog (WD) and Best of Winners (BOW) at the Bronx County Kennel Club show for a two point win on Sunday, March 25, 2012 under judge Manuel Queljeiro. Due to an illness this major was broken and reduced to two points. Otherwise Indy would have finished this day. One point to go.


OPEN-WD-BOW / 3pt Major - New Brunswick Kennel Club - Edison, NJ

Indy takes Open class, Winners Dog (WD) and Best of Winners (BOW) at the New Brunswick Kennel Club show for his third major (3 points) win on Saturday, March 24, 2012 under judge Jon R. Cole.


BBE-WD-BOW - Rockland County Kennel Club - Suffern, NY

Indy takes Bred by Exhibitor (BBE), Winner's Dog (WD), and Best of Winners (BOW) at the Rockland County Kennel Club Show in Suffern, NY on Sunday, February 26, 2012 for two points under Judge Mr. Steven Lisker. Indy was handled by breeder Carlene Way in Bred by Exhibitor and Winner's Dog, while co-owner Mike McGuire handled during the Best of Winners showing. Our thanks to Judge Mr. Steven Lisker for the win. Indy also took Bred by Exhibitor (BBE) and Reserve Winner (RW) on Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 under Judge Mr. Robert J. Caswell.


OPEN-WD-BOW / 3pt Major - Lehigh Valley Kennel Club - Allentown, PA

Indy takes Open, Winners Dog (WD), and Best of Winners (BOW) in his Second Major on Saturday, December 17th, 2011. Awarded 3 pts for the win by Judge Mr. David Bolus at the 102nd Annual Lehigh Valley Kennel Club Dog Show in Allentown, PA. On Sunday, December 18th, Indy took Second Place in Open and Reserve Winner (RW). Carlene Way handled during the Second Place finish, while Mike McGuire, one of Indy's owners, handled him to the Reserve Winner (RW) award in the Delaware Water Gap Kennel Club Show.


Open-WD - Purina National Dog Show / Kennel Club Of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

Indy took Second Place in Open and Reserve Winners (RW) on Saturday, November 19th, 2011, and continued on Sunday to take Open and Winners Dog (WD) at the Purina National Dog Show held in Oaks, PA. on November 20th, 2011.Thank you to Judge Mr. Lawrence E. Stanbridge for the win on Sunday.

The Purina National Dog Show is a "Bench Show" where the grooming areas are open to the public, and is a wonderful forum for potential new owners to meet the breeds face to face.

Indy Nationals2011 4thPlaceFuturity  

1 x 2nd Place / 2 x 4th Place - 2011 AMCA Regional's / National's - Ypsilanti, MI

While competing in the 2011 Alaskan Malamute Club of America's Regional / National Specialty, Indy was awarded one Second Place and two Fourth Place finishes. Well done for his second national competition attendance.

  • Awarded 2nd Place in the Regional Specialty 15-18 month Regional Dog Class on Monday, October 24 under judge Ms. Robin Hug. (image 1 below - handled by our dear friend Victoria Petrelli-Darnobid)
  • Awarded 4th Place in the National Specialty 15 Mo. & Older Futurity Dog of the Alaskan Malamute Club of America on Wednesday, Oct. 26th under judge Mr. Tom Knoll. (image 2 below)
  • Awarded 4th Place in the National Specialty 15-18 Month Sweepstakes on Thursday, Oct. 27th under judge Ms. Robbin Haggard. (image 3 below)         

1st & 2nd WWPD Title Legs : OPEN Class - AMCA Nationals 2011 - Ann Arbor, MI

Indy completed his first leg of his WWPD title on Monday, 24 OCT 2011. Weighing in at 69 lbs and pulling 828 lbs at the AMCA Regional Specialty held the week of 23-29 OCT 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI. He was entered in the 61-80 lb weight class.

Indy's second pull competition was entered on Saturday, 27 NOV 2011. He weighed in again at 69 lbs, and pulled his current personal best of 998 lbs in the 61-80 lb weight class.


Second Place - Novice Class - IWPA Weight Pull - Port Clinton, PA

Indy attended his second Novice weight-pull clearing 525lbs for a second place ribbon on 10/16/2011.


Open-WD - 100th Anniversary Devon Dog Show - Ludwigs Corner, PA

Indy takes another point toward his Championship by taking Winner's Dog at the 100th Anniversary - Devon Dog Show Association Show on Saturday, October 08, 2011. Our thanks to ring judge Allan Brown for the win.

1st Championship Points Win - 10/01/2011
 Indy 3-Point Major Win

Open-WD - Wine Country Circuit Dog Show - Onondaga Kennel Association (OKA) Show - Romulus, NY

Indy was awarded his first points win with a 4-Point MAJOR at the Wine Country Circuit Dog Show. Competing in the Onondaga Kennel Association (OKA) Show on Saturday 10/01/2011 under ring judge Mr. Jay Richardson.


Alaskan Malamute Club of America News Letter - August 2011

Indy in a featured listing in the AMCA August News Letter.


Therapy Dog International Certification - Therapy Dog International, Inc.

Indy completes testing for the Therapy Dog International certification, 7/10/2011



Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Certification - American Kennel Club

Indy passes the AKC CGC Certification on May 20, 2011 while attending the Corunna, Michigan Specialty 2011.



Back-to-Back Best of Opposite Sex Sweepstakes - Great Lakes Alaskan Malamute Club Independent Specialty - Corunna, MI

Indy taking the platform for the first time. 5/11/2011,

During this weekend show Indy took Best of Puppy Breed, four First Prize - Sweepstakes, two back-to-back Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes, as well as a three additional First Place ribbons.

Indy also tested and passed his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test at this AMCA Specialty Show (see above).


First Show-Ring Competition - 04/15/2011

9-12 Month Old Sweepstakes - Blue & Gray All Dog Show - Harrisburg, PA

Indy being shown for the first time at Harrisburg, PA 2011 at 11 months old. Indy was awarded third place in 6-12 mo. Puppy Breed and second place in sweepstake on Friday, then a second place in Open Breed and a third place in Sweepstakes. Sunday and Monday's shows were rained out, and the rest of the show cancelled, due to a local stream overflowing its banks and flooding the Harrisburg Farm Show Arena. First time many people had ever seen an indoor event cancelled due to weather!


3-Generation Pedigree

Banshee's American Adventurer pedigree.

Growth Process Images(Reverse Chron. Order)
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Fairhill Challenge Race - 29 Mo


Indy and Cody - 29 Mo

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