Meet Our Sled Dogs
Our dogs are our best friends, our team mates, and our family. We enjoy spending time with them not only out on the trail dog mushing but also at our home in Seward, Alaska. When they aren’t busy pulling sleds, we enjoy taking our canine family out hiking or letting them run loose in the yard. We take great pride in the fact that we are able to turn all fifty of our sled dogs loose at once to let them play together — sometimes a brave cat or two will even join in on the fun.
We work hard to make sure our sled dogs have the opportunity to enjoy fun activities besides mushing. We have recently made improvements to our home to easily allow our dogs to come in, relax with us, and to be dogs. We believe that good socialization skills are a key to any sled dogs success and work hard to have happy, well adjusted dogs.
Although now retired, Copper’s offspring now play a valuable role in our team. This older dog still gets peppy every time he gets to run or he watched the other dogs get hooked up.
This bright little lady loves running up front at the head of the team, showcasing her intelligence and drive. Strong and determined in the team, Dolly is sweet, docile, and a giant cuddle bug anywhere else!
This spunky hard headed boy finished his first Iditarod in 2016 and continues to work on his skills as a lead dog. Tenacious and loving, Coda is great at melting hearts!
Being named after the Goddess of War and Wisdom sure was fitting for this hard working girl. Athena doesn’t know what stop looks like. Even at the end of her first Iditarod, she was bouncing in her harness ready to go further and further!
10 years old and Ray still has it! He still trains with the A-team, eats like a champ, and knows how to live a very full life. This is a dog who has mastered floating along in the team but still providing lots of effort when needed.
Bensen is a lovable, hardworking dog who is happiest when he is getting some love or is working his little heart out. This sweet boy finished in the 2016 Iditarod and we are expecting a long and bright future for him!
Rowdy’s name says it all. This guy is feisty, exceptionally loud, and always ready to run. Rowdy is an extremely talented young dog who we are expecting big things from!
Wrangler is the biggest, goofiest, and arguably the friendliest dog in our kennel. Wrangler is an all-around super-star able to run at the front of the team when needed and lead the team like the boss he is or he’s content to chill in the back, plugging away and working hard. Wrangler will do just about anything for a kibble!
Mongoose is a dog that is so fun to watch. He makes the most hysterical faces and is always do something silly — whether rubbing up against his house to get an itch or trying to convince Travis to scratch his butt. He is a true force in the team and a fun dog to have around!
Zema is without a doubt the brains of the operation. This precocious hard-driving dog has taught more sled dogs (and mushers!) the ins and outs of dog mushing. Although only 6 years old, this little lady has given us her heart and soul every step of the way. She is a phenomenal dog.
Zeus is the up and coming super star. His long legs, blue eyes, and slender build make him incredibly dreamy. We absolutely love all the hard work this guy puts in and are expecting a very bright future for him!
Check is a happy-go-lucky dog who effortlessly moves down the trail. This friendly blue-eyed beauty is a crowd favorite and a true mama’s-boy. Check ran in the 2016 Iditarod all the way to White Mountain. We are expecting a long and distinguished racing career from this guy!
Shark is anything but quiet. She is arguably the loudest dog in our kennel. Unlike the stealthy predator she is named after, Shark likes announcing her presence. She is a true force on the team and always gives her all.
Bruce is loud, happy, and a fan favorite. His boisterous attitude is infectious among his team members. Unlike the Shark he was named after in Finding Nemo, Bruce loves fish snacks. Bruce usually runs towards the back of the team where his powerful build really helps propel the team forward.
Flo is a spunky tomboy. Growing up with 3 tough brothers, she has become incredibly feisty and fierce. Like her parents, Boston and Madori, she is developing into a determined leader who thrives on adversity. This little lady is one force to be reckoned with!
Hoover is a quirky dog with many peculiar habits. She is loud and driven, like her sister Shark, but is also incredibly coy and flirtatious. She has beautiful eyes and is strong-willed.
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Tamere is the pretty pretty princess of the kennel. She is a haughty know-it-all with a wild side. This fun, sassy little dog wins over the hearts of all she meets. She loves to sing and is a determined in the team.
Gremlin is a total flirt. The only thing she loves more than running is playing with her sister Goblin. Although she is small, she is mighty. This tenacious female has now finished two Iditarods in the top 20.
Madori is a shy dog who is an incredible leader and very loyal to those she bonds with. She has incredible leadership skills and is quite the cheerleader when on the team.
Krum is a smart, energetic goofball who loves prancing at the front of the team in lead as fast as her tiny feet can carry her. She is a speed demon and a love bug. In the kennel, she always brings a laugh as she loves to play the drums by banging her feet on her food dish.
Kermit is known for his unique side-ways running style that we call crabbing. One of the old geezers of the kennel, Kermit is still racing and training for Iditarod. Kermit is a super friendly dog who is quick to make friends with both humans and canines!
Everyone loves Teddy. He’s a hard working, energetic dog who is equally happy if he is running in the team, fetching a ball, or giving out slobbery kisses. His jet black coat often makes people mistake him for a wolf. He is a one-of-a-kind super star who is just hitting his prime!
Max thinks everything we do is all about him. He is the official janitor at our kennel. His job is to clean up any kibble that gets spilled or goes uneaten. He is a real goofball who loves belly rubs, Betty, and riding in the car. Although not officially a racing sled dog, Max does run with the team every now and then to help him stay in shape.
Betty is a 14 year old pure bred German Shepard. Her favorite things consist of following Sarah around and rough housing with Max. Although she is now almost completely deaf, Betty is an incredibly loyal dog who enjoys following the dog team from a distance on their shorter runs.
Archie was one of Travis’ very first lead dogs. Although retired, this 14 year old dog looks like a spring chicken whenever his favorite food, pizza crust, is anywhere in sight. Besides pizza, Archie loves watching his younger kennel mates get hooked up, sleeping on the couch, and eating vanilla ice cream.
More Dog Bios Are Coming Soon!