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Old 10-26-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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Well here are some pics of our team in the making. The road crew really did a good job on the road so we can't get the sled down to the trail right now.
This is my oldest playing with Sugi. Who is our 1yr old 95+lb Malamute





This is Achillies our 7-8yr old hound/husky Gee/Haw leader


Ulu-Our only female Alaskan Husky-8months old


And now our pups
The Brothers-6months old Alaskan/Siberian Husky mix
Kenai

Sitka


Tug AKA Piggy boy-4month old Malamute/Husky mix



And now the dream team-our house dogs
Summer the stray that was dumped on Eagle Summit earlier this year.


And our mascot: Princess

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Well here are some pics of our team in the making. The road crew really did a good job on the road so we can't get the sled down to the trail right now.
This is my oldest playing with Sugi. Who is our 1yr old 95+lb Malamute





This is Achillies our 7-8yr old hound/husky Gee/Haw leader


Ulu-Our only female Alaskan Husky-8months old


And now our pups
The Brothers-6months old Alaskan/Siberian Husky mix
Kenai

Sitka


Tug AKA Piggy boy-4month old Malamute/Husky mix



And now the dream team-our house dogs
Summer the stray that was dumped on Eagle Summit earlier this year.


And our mascot: Princess

Great MM - Sugi looks like the long-haired giant we had way back...he topped at about 140 at 5 years, but had lazy life and heat in WY, but the biggest, most gentle baby They are all gorgeous...Piggy is hilarious - you named that one right, the resemblance...don't ever think saw a dog that looked like that one.......do the big ones try to eat that bitty, little one???Could be a dog treat....
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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She like most little dogs rules,she is true to her name Princess. She keeps them in check. She came all the way from SC with us. Everyone keeps telling us she is going to freeze to death but she loves the snow.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Well here are some pics of our team in the making.
Congrats!

Looks like the making of a great team! When can we expect the notice of the first race!
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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We are going to be looking at another swing dog this weekend. The pups are to young to run with any weight on them so they are just hooked up so that they learn. So we are looking for a few more adults to finish us out. My son if he can get his team all working good wants to try for the Jr. Quest. We have the possiblity of maybe having part of a team that is already running well. It means more dogs but they are young and already trained with 3 gee/haw leaders.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Nome
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Nice looking Dogs
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Nome
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I found the team for you.

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Wow, that Malemute looks great. I had a friend with some dogs on his team that looked like him. I think they were about 80 pounds and man could they pull.

I'll never forget seeing Ray Bane with a team of 8 big malemutes just like yours. He had just arrived into Bettles from Allakaket with a full 10 foot freight sled. That's a trip of 50 plus miles of very rough trail.

His dogs were so excited coming into town that he was riding the brake with both feet cutting a 4 inch deep furrow into the packed ice on the road. His dogs all had their tails and heads up and looked like they weren't even working hard. Impressive.

Very few people run those big malemutes any more...too slow. But you can't believe the power of a team of malemutes.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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I would love to have a whole team of them but they are very expensive. I lucked out and got Sugi for free because the lady was going on a super long vacation. She gave me his paperwork and included was her bill of sale for $1200. I talked to the breeder and she will sale me a pup if I we are going to have a team for $800 which is a lot of cash. We picked up the Malamute/Husky mix pup from someone who got him and tried to keep him inside an apt.he began tearing up the place. He is between 35-45lbs easy and he is only 4 months old and that isn't fat weight he is slender(my son says he has a figure) He puts on weight real easy so we have to watch him.
In fact all our dogs have been given to us. There are so many that need homes and many people get these dogs thinking its so great to have a Husky since they live in Alaska but they don't do their homework and then when the dog gets bored and into trouble they either sale it or take it to the pound. The big dogs are just our type,racing dogs are easier to get but there is something to be said about going out in the dog area and cuddling up with a big mushy love bug. And they really do keep us hopping. I would say we spend 4+hrs a day with them and making sure they are taken care of and have plenty of attention and exercise.
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