• 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

We have snow!

Winter has recently settled in at the kennel with several inches of snow covering the ground. There are still some deep unfrozen puddles hiding under the white. Some team members do their best to tippy-toe around the water: Prata and Spark. And some team members don’t have a care in … Read More

Recent Retirees

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed a few dogs missing from the Team Cards / Fan Club page so we thought we would get everyone up to date with all the recent retirees. (Click on the red links on their names to take you to stories we already have … Read More

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Another reason to love these DOGS

Sled dogs run and pull. They love it. It is part of their being and they do it every chance they get. So when Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association decided to have a 5K Canicross Event, many of us at SPK thought: “Oh my. Let’s do it!” Even Allen’s daughters, … Read More

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Dog Fan Club is Open!

We know how much you love our dogs! You can now join their fan clubs! Can’t pick just one? No problem – you can join them all!  Every two weeks (or more often, depending on what is going on) we make a random draw of all fan club members for … Read More

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New Team Cards with Portraits

The new team cards will be up shortly but here is a sneak peek! We think you will agree that Jeanne has, as always, done a fantastic job of capturing personalities in these pictures. Thanks Jeanne! As always, the yearlings, who were of course puppies from last year, give us … Read More

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Woody’s New Mission

At five years old we decided it was time for Woody to move to his new life. Those following us for the last couple of seasons will know that Woody and Chris formed a really strong bond and became the best of mates. Woody is now living full-time with Chris. … Read More

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Big Puddles

Winter is NOT here in Two Rivers yet. We still have plenty of big puddles and the dogs are happy about them. Mismo and Izzy lead a 14 dog team through many on a 2 hour training run this morning. (Team: Mismo & Izzy, Five & Tinder, Spark & Lydia, … Read More

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New Log Homes

Scout has a new custom Alaskan log home. For you diehard Scout fans… please note: Scout spends more time on his Thermarest dog bed in the living room than at his new log home. But when you’ve reached the premier sled dog status that he has, you’ve earned several residences. … Read More

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2017 Portrait Day

Portrait Day at SP Kennel is fun, exhausting and very, very satisfying. We know that our dog fans love these portraits as much as we do. We promise… you will see them very soon! Actually, we put aside two days this year for portraits. Jeanne, our photographic magician, flew up … Read More

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Welcome to the New Face of SP Kennel

The SPK Dog Log has been a place for people to truly become part of our team. You’ve seen our ups and downs, and all the ins and outs of running a world class competitive sled dog kennel in Alaska. You’ve also been our most ardent supporters and teammates, keeping … Read More

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Fun photos from around SP Kennel