As the season starts to gather speed our thoughts start to look forward to upcoming races. Of course, one of the big ones on SP Kennel’s calendar is the Yukon Quest.
Canadian Broadcasting & Media Production Company Red Letter Films made a documentary series “Mushers: Conquering the Yukon Quest” during the 2015 race. If you haven’t seen it already, or you would like to see it again, you can watch it ‘on demand’ on Vimeo (click the red link to take you to the page). Red Letter Films say about the series: “It depicts the awesome and true relationship between the mushers and their pups” so check it out!
Watch the interview the team did with Allen before the 2015 race and see some fantastic action shots of the team training on the Two Rivers trails.
“…people say “Why do these dogs do this, and why do they do it for 1000 miles? The best analogy I can give is why does a black Lab go after a tennis ball? If you throw it all day long, it will go after the tennis ball. Why? Because it is bred into them. It is bred into that retriever to retrieve, it’s bred into these dogs to run, and they’re not happy unless they’re running.”
Visit Red Letter Films’ YouTube channel for more exclusive interviews and let them know how much you enjoyed the series.
If you ever have any questions about our dogs or kennel you can find lots of information right here on the DogLog (check the “About Us” and “Dog Mushing Basics” buttons or the search function down the left hand side) or email us directly on Email: SPKDogLog@gmail.com and just ask!