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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!

 

 

    

 

Harp   

Sponsored by Mom

Born: April 2010

Position: Main leader

DescriptionHarp is a little shy with strangers, but once she knows you, she gives the best hugs in the lot. She gets so excited to run she flips around on the end of her tether like a fish. She has become a very strong, very fast, very responsive leader. Although she looks very serious in her photos, she is one of the happiest dogs I know.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elway

 

Sponsored by Rich & Deb Swenson

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 matured rapidly towards the end of her first season, and started to make it clear that she is very bored unless she gets to run in lead. Now if she would just get a chance to race and prove her abilities!

 

    

 

 

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 Arleen & Tom Derevjanik

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.

 

    

Muddy - sometimes called Monkey for her talent at scaling to the top of ....whatever is near.

 

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 is starting to take command 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: Team/lead

Description: Pinetop is a big happy goofball, but developing into a handsome guy. As outgoing and friendly as his bluesy sisters. He is a solid hard worker and always happy to eat, run, play! He is becoming a reliable leader.

 

         

 

 

 

 

Ziggy  

Sponsored by _________________________

Born: August, 2012

Position: Team

Description: Ziggy is a great big boy. He is a hard worker who needs to learn how to pace himself. He is VERY friendly. He comes from Mackey bloodlines.

 

 

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.

 

 

Nome  

Sponsored by Juliana and Ziggy Pogoda

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 Brooke & Paige Derevjanik

Born: August, 2013

Position: Team

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 ran Iditarod 2015 as a yearling.

 

   

 

Ember  

Sponsored by Denise Van Huele

Born: August, 2013

Position: Main leader

Description: From the Fire Litter. Ember is the first really red boy pup we've had. He loves to leap straight into the air, especially at dinner time. Like his brother, likes to run up front. He ran Iditarod 2015 as a yearling and led most of 2016.

 

    

 

 

 

Glow  

Sponsored by Mom

Born: August, 2013

Position: Leader

Description: Glow is the third in 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.

    

 

 

Whack-A-Mole  

Sponsored by Denise Van Huele

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, has become one of the best command leaders (turns and directions) in the kennel. This boy has some brains behind all that goofy!.

 

 

 

 

Tilt-A-Whirl  

Sponsored by Trish Cox

Born: July, 2013

Position: Main leader

Description: From the Carnival Litter. She stood out as a baby, and she loves to run! She ran Iditarod 2015 as a yearling, and was one of the only dogs willing to lead the last half of 2016.

 

   

 

 

Fun House  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: July, 2013

Position: Team

Description: Also from the Carnival Litter. This one just can't contain her energy, and she may turn out to be a real dynamo in the team. She runs around screeching and gets herself scolded. Getting her to stop long enough for a photo took some time. Very little focus, but has shown some real grit and determination on the trail.

       

 

Boom  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Puppy

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. More on these guys as they grow up!

 

   

 

 

Crunch  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Puppy

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. More on these guys as they grow up!

Rumble  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Puppy

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. More on these guys as they grow up!

Sizzle  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Puppy

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. More on these guys as they grow up!

Zap  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: April, 2015

Position: Puppy

Description: Lyra X Fly puppy. This whole litter is big, happy, and loves to run. More on these guys as they grow up!

 

Flame  

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: 2013?

Position: Team

Description: Flame is new to the kennel. She is small, fiesty, and hard working. She knows her job in harness, but is having to learn basic ground manners, as are all the new dogs this year. Flame is really warming up to me and is earning free running priveleges as she learns to come when called.

 

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, as are all the new dogs this year.

Non-Team/Retired Dogs

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

 

PepperJack   

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: June, 2016

Position: Baby

Description: A single pup from Nome and Fly. Mamma stole a half pound block of habanero cheese, and promptly went in to labor. Pep is really full of energy and mischief. This is one spicy little pup!

 

 

Crash   

Sponsored by ______________________

Born: May, 2016

Position: Baby

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.

 

 

Burn(ey)   

Sponsored by Renee & Tim Burney

Born: May, 2016

Position: Baby

Description: The second pup litter from Lyra and Fly. Burn is the fiesty fireball who lives up to her name.

 

 

 

Cutter   

Born: June, 2008

Position: Retired super leader

Description: Beautiful Cutter ran his last race in Iditarod 2016, and is now retired.

       

 

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. Rough trails in 2014 sidelined him from the race team, and he is ready to retire from his racing days. But his legacy will continue in our kennel, as he fathers new generations of athletes.

     

 

 

 

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