When people hear the term ‘sled-dog’ they often picture the classic purebred Samoyed, Malamute or Siberian husky. Very few mushers use purebred huskies for long distance touring or sled dog racing. Some sled dogs do not resemble traditional huskies at all.
Sled dogs are bred for performance: strength, endurance, speed, and attitude. It is much more important to have a dog from a line of fast, strong champions than it is to have a purebred dog on your team. When breeding, we try to nurture the best qualities and characteristics from different lines.
Attitude is the first thing we look for in a dog. Our dogs are as well-known for their strength and will power as for their friendliness.
Our kennel is made up of Alaskan Huskies, unique in ever way and extraordinary aesthetes.
University of Alaska Ph.D. candidate Heather Huson and her research helps tell us why. “Indeed, the Alaskan sled dog breed proved to be more genetically distinct than breeds of similar heritage such as the Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky” – Huson.
Read more of this article from the National Human Genome Research Institute