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Consider sponsoring a dog! Picking out your own personal dog to follow all year is a wonderful way to become a real part of the team!

    

   

Elway

Sponsored by _________________

 

Born: November 2011

Position: Main leader

Description: By 18 months old, Elway had already completed more race miles than many dogs ever do, including Iditarod. There is no end in sight - this dog just goes. He is a monster dog; huge, friendly, and very affectionate. He is extremely athletic, VERY tough, and absolutely LOVES to go on adventures (races). He is a very handsome boy, but his cockeyed ear gives a little hint to his silly, happy personality.

 

    

 

 

McCaffrey   

 

Sponsored by _________________

Born: November 2011

Position: Team/lead

Description: McCaffrey is full of fire and energy and sweetness - like a good spicy barbecue sauce! She is a strong leader - when she isn't harrassing the girls behind her.

 

    

 

 

Shanahan   

 

Sponsored by _____________________________

Born: November 2011

Position: Team/lead

Description: Shanahan is such a pretty color, and has such a long, lovely build. She is very smart - maybe too smart, and learns everything quickly. She never holds still, and has run around her house so much she has built herself up a little race track. She is sweet, cuddly, and full of so much energy and drive. She is tough and always ready to go.

   

 

 

 

Muddy Waters

Sponsored by ___________________

Born: June, 2012

Position: Holy smokes! This puppy led the team to Nome as a yearling, and rocketed into main leader status in her first year in harness!

Description: Muddy was the standout as a newborn - first out of the house, first to figure out how to get out of the puppy pen, etc. As a yearling in 2014, she was the only youngster to make the Iditarod team. We don't put too much pressure on the babies, but don't tell Muddy that - she led the team across untracked glare ice, deep drifts, and through the notorious Solomon Blow Hole, where winds were blowing her off her feet. She seemed to think it was fun, and barked all the way to the burled arch in Nome. I've never seen such talent in one so young. As an adult, she has proven herself as a fabulous leader, but really prefers a challenge - if she gets bored she can really cause problems!

      

 

Sumlin  

Sponsored by _______________________

Born: June, 2012

Position: Team/Lead

Description: Sumlin may be the sweetest natured dog we have. She never shuts up in harness unless we are moving - she hates to stop! She ican do a good job up in lead (as long as we don't need to go on by any loose dogs - she just can't resist!) Named after blues legend Hubert Sumlin.

 

   

 

 

Pinetop Perkins  

Sponsored by ____________________

Born: June, 2012

Position: Main leader

Description: Pinetop is a big happy goofball, and a seriously handsome guy. As outgoing and friendly as his bluesy sisters. He is a solid hard worker and always happy to eat, run, play! At two and three years old he was a marginal leader, great during training but not too interested in the job during races. At four he took over and lead the team to Nome! He's now one of the most reliable up front.

 

            

 

 

 

Oreo  

Sponsored by ____________________

Born: 2012

Position: Team

Description: Oreo is a ball of energy and a very hard worker. He obviously has quite a bit of german shorthair pointer in him. He is a silly, happy, playful dog. Pointers aren't known to be tough, or able to deal with cold well, but Oreo is a real exception to that rule - he ran Iditarod during the frigid 2017 race, and finished up wagging.

 

 

Nome  

Sponsored by _______________

Born: March, 2013

Position: Leader

Description: Nome is friendly and sweet and loves to cuddle. She is invisible in harness, just quietly doing her job. She excels in lead, or anywhere else in the line. She has beautiful marbled eyes to go with her colorful face. She comes from Lance Mackey bloodlines.

   

 

 

 

Coal  

Sponsored by __________________

Born: August, 2013

Position: Lead

Description: Coal's dark gray coat with red low lights inspired the name for the Fire Litter. He is full of goofy energy and loves attention. He is a strong leader, but so far has little race experience. One of the most beautiful dogs I've ever seen!

 

      

 

 

Glow  

Sponsored by ________________

Born: August, 2013

Position: Team/Leader

Description: Glow is also from the Fire Litter. With her pale coat, she glows in the moonlight. She gets very frustrated whenever she is not in lead. She hops along with her head high, craning around the other dogs, trying to see down the trail. But often when she is in lead, she goofs off and misbehaves. She has finished Iditarod several times and proven she is tough and hard working even though she is small.

     

 

 

Whack-A-Mole  

Sponsored by ___________________

Born: July, 2013

Position: Main leader

Description: A great big boy from the Carnival Litter. Very happy, very silly, very strong. As a two year old he became one of the best command leaders (turns and directions) in the kennel, and just keeps getting better over time. This boy has some brains behind all that goofy!

 

 

 

 

Tilt-A-Whirl  

Sponsored by ____________________________

Born: July, 2013

Position: Leader

Description: From the Carnival Litter. She stood out as a baby, and she loves to run! She has run Iditarod several times, often in lead. She's a tiny little thing, but she is all business about pulling a sled!

 

   

 

 

Boom  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Team/lead

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. He has grown into a serious powerhouse. As a yearling he showed lots of talent in lead. As a two year old he was too distracted by other dogs to be consistent - typical for teenage boys!

 

   

 

 

Crunch  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Team

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. So far she loves being a sled dog, but doesn't show a lot of work ethic. I think she will grow into it, since ALL her siblings and relatives are super hard workers! Sweet and affectionate abnd silly.

Rumble  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Team

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. Rumble is a serious, responsible, hard worker who tries so hard to always do right. He is easily intimidated by other dogs, so he prefers not to run in lead. He is a great big snuggler and loves to cuddle up on the couch!

Sizzle  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Team/lead

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. This one is a brat! She is also seriously athletic, smart, and energetic. As a two year old she really started shinning in lead, but is still mischievous enough that she needs a strong co-leader to keep her focused. I see amazing potential in her!

Zap  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Main leader

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. Zap is an old soul. She never acted like a goofy puppy - she has always been a responsible, hard working, reliable leader since her first times in harness. We usually ask a strong, reliable, older leader to help train up new leaders, but this youngster has been teaching her littermates, she is so good. Not that she is all serious! Take off her harness and she is super playful and silly.

 

 

Flame  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: 2013?

Position: Team

Description: Flame was new to the kennel in 2016. She is small, fiesty, and hard working. She knows her job in harness, but is is still working on basic ground manners and socialization within the pack. She is very sweet and quiet with humans, but can be dominating with other dogs. She is really hard working in harness, and I bet if I raised her from a pup she'd be a strong leader. So far she can't be relied on up front, but we will see if she develops as time goes on.

 

Sabin  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: 2013?

Position: Team

Description: Sabin is a big goofy dog. He likes to run, but is still learning to focus. He knows his job in harness, but is having to learn basic ground manners. He made it all the way to Koyuk in Iditarod 2017 and showed a great work ethic, happy attitude, and ferocious appetite all the way there. A keeper!

 

 

PepperJack   

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: June, 2016

Position: Team

Description: A single pup from Nome and Fly. Mamma stole a half pound block of habanero cheese, and promptly went in to labor. He's really full of energy and mischief. As you can see from the pictures, Pep is one spicy little pup! He is a ball of fire in harness, but had a hard time behaving himself during his yearling year.

 

Crash   

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: May, 2016

Position: Team/Lead

Description: A double pup litter from Lyra and Fly. Crash is the sweet snuggly one of the pair. He pays attention and really wants to learn. He did an amazing job as a yearling, quiet, hard working and reliable, including quite a bit of leading. He is going to become a mainstay of the team. He is also a champion snuggler.

 

 

 

Burn   

Sponsored by _____________________

Born: May, 2016

Position: Team/lead

Description: The second pup litter from Lyra and Fly. Burn is the fiesty fireball who lives up to her name. She REALLY loves to lead, but she attacks her co-leader in her excitement. She may be too bossy to share the work, and may be a dog who prefers single lead. Super athlete and crazy, silly, sweet.

 

 

Juke

   

Sponsored by _____________________

Born: May, 2017

Position: Team/lead

Description: Juke is just a pup, but he is going to be ENORMOUS! He is very loud, very excited, and very driven to go down the traIl. He LOVES to lead. I can't wait to see this guy grow up!

 

 

Jive

   

Sponsored by _____________________

Born: May, 2017

Position: Team/lead

Description: Jive is tiny compared to her brother, but just as full of crazy energy. She has been up in lead since her first time in harness, and she is really showing lots of talent!

       

 

 

 

Non-Team/Retired Dogs

These dogs are an important part of the kennel, and they deserve recognition here.

 

Fly 

Spnsored by __________

Born: June, 2004

Position: Super stud

Description: Fly is one of the hardest working, most athletic, and happiest dogs anyone's ever seen. Because he is such a phenomenal dog, almost all the rest of the kennel are his offspring. He retired from his racing days in 2014, and from his stud duties in 2016. Now he spends his days wandering around the dog lot and sleeping on the couch. He is very clear that he wants to remain part of the pack and not become a pet dog, so that is what he shall have!

     

 

 

 

 
 
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