Our Dogs

Ashley

Birthday: April 6, 2020 – Craig McMullen, The “Mac Pack”

Breeding: Kenmore x Zig

Race History: N/A – Puppy Pack!

The “Mac Pack” is growing fast, and their personalities develop a little more every day. They’re all full of spunk, and we can’t wait to get to know them better as they grow up!

Ava

Birthday: September 3, 2018 – Palindrome Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: Alpine Creek Excursion

Ava is highly intelligent, playful, and friendly. She gets along with all her teammates, both human and canine, and is a budding yoga star for our summer tours. Her athleticism and confidence gives her a lot of potential as a lead dog. Ava has been given many opportunities to run in all positions within the team.

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! 

Clam

Birthday: June 16, 2019 – Sea Creatures Litter

Breeding: Jerry x Zig

Race History: None – Puppy Pack

Clam is smart, confident, and highly energetic. He’s not one to curb his enthusiasm at the prospect of going for a run. This boy has potential to do very well in any position on the team.

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.

Eddie

Birthday: April 6, 2020 – Craig McMullen, The “Mac Pack”

Breeding: Kenmore x Zig

Race History: N/A – Puppy Pack!

The “Mac Pack” is growing fast, and their personalities develop a little more every day. They’re all full of spunk, and we can’t wait to get to know them better as they grow up!

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!

Holland

Birthday: June 4, 2019 – Holland America/Princess Litter

Breeding: Lightning x Luna

Race History: None – Puppy Pack

Holland is a big strong boy. Shy when you first meet him, but once he gets to know you he’ll bound out of his house to say hi. He has the power of a great wheel dog, with the aptitude and curiosity to run up front, and a great appetite to boot.

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.

Kay

Birthday: April 6, 2020 – Craig McMullen, The “Mac Pack”

Breeding: Kenmore x Zig

Race History: N/A – Puppy Pack!

The “Mac Pack” is growing fast, and their personalities develop a little more every day. They’re all full of spunk, and we can’t wait to get to know them better as they grow up!

Kayak

Birthday: September 3, 2018 – Palindrome Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: Alpine Creek Excursion

Kayak is full of energy and spunk! He’s been training with the other yearlings this winter and has experience running in every position. Given the opportunity, Kayak has a lot of potential to excel anywhere within the team.

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.

Lobo

Birthday: May 5, 2017 – Cinco de Mayo Litter

Breeding: Bison (Rayme Redington) x Zig

Race History: Alpine Creek Excursion, Copper Basin, Yukon Quest 300, Goose Bay 150

Lobo is intelligent and strong. He can run in any position, and gets along with most dogs, but when it comes to other males, he prefers to run with his brothers. He was the “most improved” in his litter as a yearling, and he’s been doing very well in training this year! We’re excited to see where Lobo’s energy and drive takes him!

Mac

Birthday: April 6, 2020 – Craig McMullen, The “Mac Pack”

Breeding: Kenmore x Zig

Race History: N/A – Puppy Pack!

The “Mac Pack” is growing fast, and their personalities develop a little more every day. They’re all full of spunk, and we can’t wait to get to know them better as they grow up!

Luna

Birthday: May 5, 2017 – Cinco de Mayo Litter

Breeding: Bison (Rayme Redington) x Zig

Race History: Alpine Creek Excursion, Goose Bay 150

Luna is the mischief maker of the Cinco litter. You can usually find her goofing with everyone and everything in sight, even at night. When it’s time to run, she’ll go all day and still have the energy to play. What she lacks in size, she makes up for in spirit and spunk. Leading from the front since she was young, we expect great things from her.

Luke

Birthday: April 6, 2020 – Craig McMullen, The “Mac Pack”

Breeding: Kenmore x Zig

Race History: N/A – Puppy Pack!

The “Mac Pack” is growing fast, and their personalities develop a little more every day. They’re all full of spunk, and we can’t wait to get to know them better as they grow up!

Madam

Birthday: September 3, 2018 – Palindrome Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: 

Madam left us as a young pup to live with another musher who runs shorter distances. She recently returned to Husky Homestead because with her energy and drive, it was apparent she needed to be running longer distances! We’re getting to know her again, but we can tell you she’s smart and sassy, and fits in very well with the other dogs.

Mussel

Birthday: June 16, 2019 – Sea Creatures Litter

Breeding: Jerry x Zig

Race History: None – Puppy Pack

Mussel is a big goof full of personality! He’s a hard charging strong boy, who prefers running in team or wheel, where he can put his head down and go. Immediately following a run, he’s still got enough energy to scarf down his found, bounce around, and snuggle with any human that passes by.

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!

Otto

Birthday: September 3, 2018 – Palindrome Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: Alpine Creek Excursion

Otto is generally pretty chill and relaxed in the dog yard, but once those harnesses come out and it’s time to be hooked to the line, he’s a whole new dog. Once hooked up to the sled, he just wants to run! He runs and pulls without hesitation. Otto has experience running in every position and has the potential to do great anywhere in the team.

Patience

Birthday: June 12, 2018 – Virtues Litter

Breeding: Blizzard x Chanel

Race History: Alpine Creek Excursion

Patience is an affable quiet personality who just loves to run. As a puppy we couldn’t get her off the wheel, and as an adult, she’s still stealing the show on the wheel. In everything she’s challenged with, Patience loves to put her head down, put her heart into it, and go.

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.

Prawn

Birthday: June 16, 2019 – Sea Creatures Litter

Breeding: Jerry x Zig

Race History: None – Puppy Pack

Prawn is a big, high energy boy who loves to run and cuddle. Still learning the ropes, he is a bit wary of the front of the team, but is more than happy to contribute from the back; he shows just how much power he’s worth when he slows down to take a potty break.

Princess

Birthday: June 4, 2019 – Holland America/Princess Litter

Breeding: Lightning x Luna

Race History: None – Puppy Pack

Princess is proving to be anything but. This tough little girl is already comfortable in the lead position, has an instinctive knack for correcting tangles, holding the line out taut, and going around objects in the trail, we expect great things from her in the future.

Radar

Birthday: September 3, 2018 – Palindrome Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: Alpine Creek Excursion, Goose Bay 150

Distance running came very naturally to Radar. He settled into a beautifully smooth and consistent trot at about 6 months of age, and it hasn’t changed much since then. He’s also highly intelligent and does great running in any position he’s asked to, especially lead and swing.

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.

Scallop

Birthday: June 16, 2019 – Sea Creatures Litter

Breeding: Jerry x Zig

Race History: None – Puppy Pack

Scallop is a ball of energy that doesn’t sit still very well for photos! This girl loves to get out on the trail to get some of her wiggles out. She has run in lead one time. She was a little shy at first, but quickly gained confidence. She runs well with any dog, male or female. Very well socialized and loves everyone!

Siris

Birthday: September 3, 2018 – Palindrome Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: Alpine Creek Excursion

Siris is very intelligent and a hard worker. Siris is a great eater who holds weight easily, contributing to his ability to be a hard puller on the line. He can run any position, and we see a lot of potential for him to develop into a real world-class athlete. Siris is one handsome dude. His mannerisms are cute, funny, and adorable, making him one of the stars of our summer show. Easily one of our most photographed dogs, everybody loves him!

Squid

Birthday: June 16, 2019 – Sea Creatures Litter

Breeding: Jerry x Zig

Race History: None – Puppy Pack

Don’t let Squid’s size fool you. Smaller, smart, and strong, this boy keeps up with the big dogs on the line or on the puppy wheel, and especially at the dinner table.

Taz

Birthday: April 6, 2020 – Craig McMullen, The “Mac Pack”

Breeding: Kenmore x Zig

Race History: N/A – Puppy Pack!

The “Mac Pack” is growing fast, and their personalities develop a little more every day. They’re all full of spunk, and we can’t wait to get to know them better as they grow up!

Thunder

Birthday: May 1, 2016 – Weather Systems Litter

Breeding: Bailey x Zig

Race History: Iditarod, Copper Basin 300, Solstice 50, Alpine Creek Excursion

Thunder is the brains of the operation. He’s intelligent, good at reading situations, and great at following directions. While he’s not a heavy puller, his energy, contagious enthusiasm, and positive attitude more than make up for it. Off the line, Thunder loves spending time snuggling on the couch. He’s very well-socialized with dogs and humans and gets along great with everyone.

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.

Urchin

Birthday: June 16, 2019 – Sea Creatures Litter

Breeding: Jerry x Zig

Race History: None – Puppy Pack

From a young age, Urchin has shown a lot of determination and skill. At only 8 months old, she was holding out the line like a pro when in lead, and she’s picking up the commands quickly. Urchin is very well-socialized and gets along well with other dogs, both male and female. She is a great eater and has a strong, sturdy build that’s especially impressive for a young female.