Our Dogs

Banjo

Birthday: June 20, 2013 – String Instruments Litter

Breeding: Burglar x Skeeter

Race History: 6 Iditarods, 1 Yukon Quest, and many mid-distance races.

Banjo prefers to run in the front half of the team, and proudly holds his head and tail high when in lead. Off the trail, Banjo is very vocal and loves conversing with his people and snuggling. Secretly, Maren is his favorite handler (shh… don’t tell!).

Butch

Birthday: September 8, 2017 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Litter

Breeding: Kenmore x Skeeter

Race History: 1 Iditarod, multiple mid-distance races

Butch is the biggest up-and-coming star! At age 2, he has made the “A Team” for every race this winter, starting many of them in lead position. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for him! 

Cyclone

Birthday: May 1, 2016 – Weather Systems Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: 2 Iditarods, multiple mid-distance races

Cyclone is a popular girl in the kennel. Happy to run and happy to socialize with any dog or human that is around, she has a quiet energy until she gets on the line, then she is all go. She runs well in any position within the team.

Earl

Birthday: June 17, 2013 – Tea Litter

Breeding: Kroner x Zig

Race History: 6 Iditarods, 1 Yukon Quest, and many mid-distance races.

Earl is a go-getter with a big personality! He’s big, strong, and loves telling the rest of the team when it’s time to GO at the top of his voice. We’ve overheard Jeff say that if he had an entire team of Earl’s, they’d be unstoppable.

Goblin

Birthday: July 24, 2016 – Woodland Creatures Litter

Breeding: Mr. Paws (Kristin Bacon) x Chanel

Race History: 2 Iditarods, multiple mid-distance races

Goblin has a phenomenal appetite and never turns down food. He’s infamous for bouncing up unpredictably like a jack-in-the-box out of excitement. Don’t lean over him! With all that excitement, he makes a great team cheerleader!

Jerry

Birthday: July 31, 2012 – Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Litter

Breeding: Solomon x Brennan

Race History: 7 Iditarods, 2 Yukon Quest, multiple mid-distance races

Besides his sweet name, goofy personality, and dashing good looks, Jerry is a very versatile member of the team who is excels in any position. Often heard vocalizing his excitement mid-runs, Jerry is always a happy guy and isn’t afraid to show it.

Kenmore

Birthday: June 8, 2013 – Sewing Machine Brand Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Silk

Race History: 5 Iditarods, 1 Yukon Quest, and many mid-distance races.

Kenmore is one of the more experienced dogs in the team and started the last two Iditarod races in the lead position. When Kenmore is off duty, he’s calm, sweet, and very relaxed. We often find him in an apparent state of meditation that has earned him the nickname “Zenmore.”

Lightning

Birthday: May 1, 2016 – Weather Systems Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: 3 Iditarods, multiple mid-distance races

Lightning was nicknamed the “Wonder Dog” his first year of racing, as he excels running in any position on the team. He’s a good, no-nonsense, hard worker who obviously loves to run.

Noche

Birthday: May 5, 2017 – Cinco de Mayo Litter

Breeding: Bison (Raymie Redington) x Zig

Race History: 1 Iditarod, multiple mid-distance races

Noche is one of only two 2-year old dogs who made the 2020 Iditarod team. He’s very intelligent, is great at commands and at holding out the line, making him the perfect dog to have in the front half of the team. When he isn’t running, Noche is very sweet and affectionate and loves his people!

Pita

Birthday: May 7, 2016 – Sandwich Litter

Breeding: Suspect x Clipper

Race History: 2 Iditarods, multiple mid-distance races.

Pita, like the bread, is an ace you want on your team. Pita’s personality and skill set makes her a great fit for every position and a great running partner. When not hard at work, she is often seen trying to get smooches from the handlers by extending a paw and staring with her big eyes.

Rambo

Birthday: September 16, 2016 – Stallone Litter

Breeding: Bison (Raymie Redington) x Skeeter

Race History: 2 Iditarods, multiple mid-distance races

Rambo is a hard worker, whose main focus in life is running. Even when he’s not running, he seems to be daydreaming about the next run, and willing it to happen sooner rather than later. When he’s not thinking about running, Rambo likes to play with the 6-month old puppies back in the dog yard.

Reuben

Birthday: May 7, 2016 – Sandwich Litter

Breeding: Suspect x Clipper

Race History: 2 Iditarods, multiple mid-distance races

Though she is very sweet, small, and quiet, she’s a pro at leading the team and keeping all the big, rowdy boys in line. Quite the cuddler, she’s usually one of the first dogs picked by handlers to take home at the end of the day.

Swenson

Birthday: August 5, 2015 – Iditarod Champions Litter

Breeding: Barnum x Zig

Race History: 4 Iditarods, 1 Yukon Quest, multiple mid-distance races.

Swenson is described by Jeff as being incredibly loyal with a comedic personality. This goof-ball has an incredible amount of energy and pulls harder than most of the other dogs on the team. He’s also very smart and often runs in lead position.

Twister

Birthday: May 1, 2016 – Weather Systems Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: 2 Iditarods, multiple mid-distance races

Twister’s excitement is often expressed in the form of 4-foot vertical jumps while waiting to run, and even while running. When in lead, this mighty lady will respond to commands the instant they leave your mouth.