Bruno Wins Thanksgiving Dog Fan Club Draw

We are so thankful for our supporters and fans, and that you love our dogs so much. Congratulations to Brenda Dias who has won our Thanksgiving Dog Fan Club Draw. Brenda is a fan of BRUNO!

“Treasure, that is what you are…” Bruno is a real treasure and is shaping up to be a superstar sled dog. He is muscling up into a strong, fit dog with great work ethic. He is also quite handsome young chap and looks much like his Papa Kosak. Look for him to step up this season.

Brenda, who was one of the very first to join the Dog Fan Club this season, has won an SP Kennel “Frozen Face” luggage tag (also available through Red Team membership) as well as a few other kennel goodies and a glam shot of Bruno.

Our next random draw will be on December 8th.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the SP Kennel Dog Fan Club. To check out more information about each athlete including race history and fan club members go to our “The Dogs” page and click on each athlete.

To join the Dog Fan Club go to the “Get Involved” page or click on the button below:

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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 Sunday. Sam’s favorite dog is Scooby. They have been buddies since Sam named him at age 2 days old.

Plus the puppies got to enjoy a little one-on-one Kid “Cuddle time” with Bridgett’s boys, River and Timber.

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 unusual name for a dog but her original name was Ember. We felt that was just too much like Amber and could get confusing for both of them, so we decided to shorten it to M. Besides, if it’s good enough for James Bond to have an “M” on his team then it’s good enough for us!

M is a tall and leggy gal with an independent streak. She is a rookie racer despite her age but she has incredible genetics on her side. She has been at SP Kennel for a month and has been in consistent training. She started her training with the Mature Team but recently has been running with the Racers. Her favorite team mates have been her crazy cousin, Felix, and her half brother, Decaf.

We are excited to have another four year old Nacho daughter on the team.

Check out M’s profile on the Dogs Page along with the other Racers, Yearlings, Puppies and Mature Dogs. M is sponsored by Jenn Bonilla.

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 Kennel logo in celebration of the Winter Storm Warning as well as a Dog Fan Club winner certificate with Nomex’s Glamour shot.

Nomex heads into this season as an experienced veteran. He is a happy soul and a GREAT sled dog. Nomex has just been bumped up to novice lead dog – so WATCH OUT! He was thrilled to win the 2nd Fan Club Draw. He loves dog biscuits but apparently this variety wasn’t “the cat’s meow”.

Congrats Nomex – we love you.

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Our next random draw will be on November 24th.

You can find out about each dog here (click red link) and Join the Dog Fan Club here.

PUPPIES!

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 SPK dog population was shrinking simply due to retirement decisions and no additions. So, we looked elsewhere to find some exciting new additions to the kennel. Obviously this was challenging. ANYONE who has looked for the perfect puppy to add to their family has shared the same dilemma. But we are very, very, very happy with our three additions.

Introducing… Razz, Cloud and Peach.

Momma Sierra at Seavey Kennel

Razz and Cloud are both from the “Berry” litter named by Salmonberry Tours Company. They were born August 12th out of a breeding of Dallas Seavey’s two-time Golden Harness winner, Reef, and a talented and sweet Dallas Seavey dog, named Sierra. Obviously their sled dog talent potential is enormous.

When we think about bringing new dogs into SP Kennel we look for genetics that have the potential for as much, or more, talent as we have currently here at SP Kennel. This is often hard to come by because we still believe that we have some of the very best Alaskan Huskys in the world. But, Dallas’ dogs have accomplished incredible feats in the last few years – we have witnessed much of their abilities from behind! We are very excited to have his genetics here at SPK!

Thanks Ryne!

We are also thrilled to have very different genetics and potential with Peach. Peach was born September 1st. Her father, Goblin lives at Ryne Olson’s kennel but was originally bred by Sebastian Schnuelle. As many of you know, Ryne has had tremendous success in the last few years and she was incredibly generous to let Peach come live with us. Peach’s mother, Ace, is part of Matt Hall’s Kennel and was on his 2017 Yukon Quest Championship team.

With these three pups, we believe we have acquired some of the best genetics in the competitive long distance sled dog world. Now we need to raise them and train them to be the best they can!

They are very cute and we are really enjoying having them at this age during this time of year. They are spending time in an indoor pen in the dog room, in an outdoor play pen, or in the “big” house.

All the puppies have sponsors and we will update the Dog page soon!

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