Fidget is a dog of humble beginnings who rose through sheer determination and will to be come one of the most outstanding dogs we have ever seen. Fidget came to our kennel at 7 months old the summer of 2011. At the time, she was shy and didn’t like people. She hid in her house and came out only to eat. We’d spend time in the dog yard taking extra care to stop at her house, even if she wouldn’t come out. We ate our lunches with Fidget and slowly, our little turtle came out of her shell. .
Over the next few years she slowly found her confidence in the team. In 2013 she was the 16th pick for Travis’ rookie Iditarod. By the time he had gotten to Nome, Fidget had proven herself more than once. The small shy girl who Travis had almost left behind stood out. “She was the best dog in my team,” Travis said when he got to Nome.
That summer, Fidget worked in lead in our tours. Every tour she ran she was up front and the guests who visited us in the early parts of June truly got to experience the magic of training a lead dog with us. Today, she stands proud and tall at the front of the team and has become Travis’ go to race leader. This year, she single handedly led Travis 700 miles in the 2015 Iditarod to an impressive 11th place finish. It didn’t matter how short the rest was or how cold the temperatures got, Fidget always rallied the team behind her.
All three of her 3 puppies also ran this year: Wrangler, with Travis and Levi and Carhartt with Nic Petite.
We are excited about her future litters as this little dog is a champion in every sense of the word. We will be breeding her again this summer and are looking forward to raising her pups alongside her.