I had been running six dog races in Minnesota and Wisconsin for the past five winters and this was going to be my last year. There is a certain cycle to having a dog team.
Freight historySome breeds of freight dogs (such as the Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and Inuit sled dog) were developed over centuries.
The only thing against us was that these were huskies, dogs who don’t instinctively appreciate the notion of moving slowly. Still, the animal trainers were confident.
Shortly after the rescue on Eagle Summit, I had a chance to sit down with Randy Chappel, Aliy Zirkle, and Alan Moore and discuss the events.
Mackey wins toughest Quest yet.The 2006 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will go down in history for several reasons.
As you may have heard by now, the musher who won this year’s Quest300 and bested the harrowing Eagle Summit storm was in his first race. “This was never a race I thought I was going to win.
Tough weather in this year’s Quest forces tough decisions for long time veteran Race Marshall Mike McCowan.No one said it was going to be easy, yet no one thought it would be this hard.
© Mushing Magazine – Featured in the Nov/Dec issue 2005 Issue:In the past we believed that pyometra was simply a bacterial infection of the uterus.
Featured in the Nov/Dec issue 2005 Issue:February 2003 was a bad month for all dog mushers.
© Mushing Magazine – Nov/Dec issue 2005A remote community in Northern Saskatchewan keeps the tradition of running dogs alive!All season long they have shared their knowledge about dogs and t