Below are dogs that are retired from mushing on the trails. These dogs have spent their younger years racing mid-distance and the Iditarod. They still make very short runs to stay exercised and they are still barking and wanting to run with the rest of the team. These dogs are kept at the kennel in a large fenced pen and sometimes will come inside. Nellie is a full time indoor house pet of mine, and has been for the last 6 years. She travels with me to and from Alaska. At one time I had 4 retired sled dogs as house pets. They do adapt to indoor living as long as you take the time to teach them. Before you know it, they will take over your bed.
This picture is of retired sled dogs that made a great transformation from running on the trails to living indoors. Pictured here are Pearl, Nellie, Indy and Thunder. These dogs all participated in the Iditarod and several other mid-distance races. They have made lots of trips with me to and from Alaska.
This male was born July 5, 2006 and was acquired from Streeper Kennels along with his brother Bernie. He has completed the 2011 Iditarod, 2011 Willow-Tug 300, the 2012 Knik 200 and the 2012 & 2013 Northern Lights 300. Tundra has missed a bunch of training due to a Zinc deficiency and is currently on meds for this and missed the 2015 Iditarod. Tundra will no longer run another Iditarod but will participate in shorter races and train with the younger dogs.
This male dog was born in the summer of 2009 and is one of our strongest dogs!
He participated in the 2011 Iditarod and finished in White Mountain. Mick usually
runs in wheel position. Mick completed the 2013 Northern Lights 300. Mick finished the 2014 Knik 200 & 2014 Iditarod. He's a great wheel dog that only likes to run on the left side. Mick has finished both the 2015 Gin Gin 200 and the 2015 Northern Lights 300. Mick was in the 2015 Iditarod and was dropped at the Ruby checkpoint.
Whiskey finished the 2010 Yukon Quest as well as the 2012 Knik 200 and the 2012 & 2013 Northern Lights 300.
This spayed female was born July 1, 2003 to Arctic, (daughter of Cymba). Nellie is retired from dog racing and lives part time in Illinois and part time in Alaska. She has had a great life of running the trails, and most recently completed the 2011 Willow-Tug 300, and the 2011 Iditarod.
This male was born on April 20, 2011 and is one of seven of the litter. He likes to run in team or wheel and has lots of engery. Goodyear has competed in the 2014, 2015 Northern Lights 300. Goodyear has finished the 2015 Gin Gin 200. Goodyear competed in the 2015 Iditarod and was dropped in Nulato. Goodyear was not in any races during 2018 season.