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Some of Karen's current favorite race leaders...

Lead Dog Sponsors
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If mushers are coaches of a dog team, then lead dogs are the quarterbacks! Generally the fastest and most responsive dogs on the team. Good lead dogs make or break a dog team! They shoulder a lot of responsibility, setting the pace down the trail and listening for the mushers commands! Of course, everyone knows my favorite leader had been Grover, but now that he is gone, there are a number of other wonderful, hardworking leaders in our kennel that I can rely on (actually almost every dog in the pool runs lead at one time or another!).

Eagle Pak/Well Pet
Doug & Donna Finner
Richard and Sue Tremblay
Pat Ford
Heather Walls and Dan Rehak
Jan DeNapoli/Muzzy's Place
Morna Murray of Okotoks, AB
Marlene Daniels of Belgrade, MT

Some of Karen's current favorite swing dogs (backup leaders)...

Swing Dog Sponsors
$1500 Cdn

Swing dogs are the dogs right behind the leaders. Normally the dogs here are also fully trained lead dogs or leaders in training. It is their responsibility to 'swing' the team around corners! Having a strong 'Front Four' is a real plus in a race!

Heather Walls & Dan Rehak
Kim & Kelly Berg
Lara & Alice Baker (Anchorage, AK)
Pat and Mark Ellinger of Corcoron, MN
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Some of Karen's current favorite team dogs...


Team Dog Sponsors
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Team dogs make up the bulk of a dog team. Lead dogs, swing, and wheel dogs all get chances to take a break from the other positions and run in the team! One of the most valuable spots in the team is right in front of wheel. I generally use this for dogs that are sore or a little ill, as they are close enough to keep an eye on but not in the demanding wheel position. In the middle of the team hang out the big powerhouses in our group.

Some of Karen's current favorite wheel dogs...


Wheel Dog Sponsors
$500 Cdn

Wheel dogs are the power house of a dog team. The dogs immediately in front of the sled, they have one of the most physically demanding jobs in the team! Traditionally, the biggest, toughest dogs on the team are used in wheel. We do things a little different, though - I like a little smaller and very athletic but still tough dog for this position. It is very important to rotate the dogs out of wheel regularly - wheel dogs are the most prone to back injuries.

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Doug and Krista Grilliot, Willow, AK
Mike and Mary Dillingham of Palmer, AK
Randee McQueen of California and the Bay Area Siberian Husky Club


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