• mental toughness
    My dogs are phenomenal.
    Their physical and
    I know very few people who are as tough as a sled dog.
    and dedication are amazing
  • I have learned to trust
    and myself.
    the strengths of my dogs
  • thinking that the next will be
    ‘Nothing is Easy.’ I live every day
    more challenging.
    Our motto has always been:
  • If I can honestly do that ...
    For me, it’s simple:
    do the absolute best that I can do.
    then I will be satisfied.

Latest posts

Thankful for so much!

Our family, our friends, our fur family, our life and the SNOW! Here is a gorgeous video from the snowy BLM White Mountains National Recreation Area just north of Two Rivers. WoHoo!

Family Mushing

Dog mushing is fantastic but when you can involve your family it’s even better. You never know who will show up on the weekends at SP Kennel. Allen’s daughter, Bridgett, ran a dog team 28 miles on Saturday and Kaz and Sam, Aliy’s sister and nephew, ran two teams on … Read More

Snowy Sled Ride

Here is a video from a training run just to the east of Two Rivers:

Introducing “M”

We have another exciting new addition to the kennel. Let us introduce you her. Meet “M”: Four years ago, Nacho was mated with good kennel friends’ girl Stoner, who now races on Pete Kaiser’s Iditarod Team. Today we welcome one of their offspring “M”. You may think M is an … Read More

Nomex Wins Dog Fan Club Draw #2

  Thank you all, again, for joining the Dog Fan Club. Congratulations to Jennifer Smith who has won today’s draw. Jennifer is a fan of a number of our dogs and Nomex’s name came out of the virtual hat! We will send Jennifer a winter neck gaiter with the SP … Read More


Because, in life, best laid plans don’t always come to fruition. The truth is we did a calculated breeding this summer… but it didn’t produce any offspring. Then the summer months got the best of us and zoomed on by. In the Fall, as we realized that our of overall … Read More

Waylon and Torch’s Excellent Adventure

Waylon and Torch have retired from SP Kennel! It is always a big decision for us to retire someone and especially someone as iconic as Waylon or with as much potential as Torch. Check out this story (click on red link) for some more information about dogs that have been … Read More

Training at Night

Now that the sun is taking a vacation from the Northern Hemisphere, we find that we are often training dogs in the darkness. Of course we use headlights and other artificial lightings. But, even more special than that, the moon is our friend. The moon was full just a few … Read More

Photoshoot Out takes

Portrait Day at the kennel is always very amusing. Each dog, of course, smiles and poses somewhat differently. And in order to get that ‘perfect smile’ or that side angle appearance those of us “grunts” work very hard: We run in circles, squeak toys, toss gloves in the air, open … Read More


Fun photos from around SP Kennel