Our Dogs

We refer to our dogs as Yukon Huskies. Their bloodlines go back to various parts of the Yukon Territories where they were originally bred by Native people to pull toboggans in deep, soft snow conditions. Some of our dogs’ lineage was in the last RCMP dog team in Old Crow. They are big, long-legged, very intelligent, and extremely devoted. Yukon huskies are not as high-strung as racing breeds, and because of their size and strength you need fewer (normally five) dogs per team. All of these qualities make it easier and more enjoyable for beginners to learn how to work with a dog team.

Jeremiah Angus 2 Hermes 3

We have been raising, breeding, and training our bloodlines for over 37 years. One of the unique features of our dogyard is that we have bred, raised and trained all of the dogs ourselves. We believe in providing an excellent quality of life for our hard-working huskies. We take one or two on our guided canoe trips, and we have four one- acre pens where they run loose and play during the summer months. Our commitment to our dogs does not stop when they retire from pulling. We have a very active elder retirement community in our house. We take care of our dogs from birth to death. They are part of our family.

FEATURED DOG: Aidan

Aidan is one of Kevin’s dogs. He is 13 years old now and living a good life of retirement in our daylight basement with romps in the dog pastures 4 times a day. Aidan is very friendly, loves people including children. He is a big boy and weighs about 90 lbs. When he was in harness in the team he ran in wheel or team positions. Aidan has a big presence and makes sure you know he is around!

 

Aidan

 

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