While everyone has been concentrating on the racing season, Quito and Clyde’s pups have been growing up fast! Right now, they are almost 8 months old and ready to take on the world. Here is a quick overview of each.
Gold is just as stout as his dad, with a nice thick golden coat to match. He is going to be pretty big, and already weighs more than some of our smaller adults. With his endless confidence and energy, I can’t wait to see him run on a team.
Prada is a sassy little ball of fuzz. When she isn’t growling at her brother, she is jumping around telling everyone how great she is. Like her half sister Chipper, her attitude is much bigger than her body. It might take some time to teach her about teamwork, but she has no shortage of enthusiasm. She has been a lot of fun to work with!
Bronze is a bit more shy and reserved than her brother and sister, but she has a beautiful long body. She probably has the best build of the three, and has proven herself to be intelligent and aware. It is hard to tell how a pup will act on a team, but Bronze has the potential to be a fast and reliable lead dog.
At this point, we have given each pup a couple walks in harness, and they immediately figured out the basics. Although they haven’t been out on a team yet, they have been watching the adults run for months and get very excited whenever we come near them with a harness. Right now, we are planning to start running them on a team as soon as we get back from Nome. Puppies are a whole lot of fun to train, and these three have an incredible amount of energy. The hard part is keeping that energy pointed in the right direction.
I can’t wait to see what they can do!