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Monday, July 13, 2009

 

The Family


The newest family members. This is the Peak (Joee Redington)/ Silver litter they are almost 4 weeks old and looking pretty cute!

The family is growing but also shrinking at the same time. Because of the arrival of this new generation I have had to find some homes for some dogs that just arent going to make my Quest Team. Since the fall I have sold or found homes for over 20 dogs and have 3 more that need new homes. This was a really hard thing for me to do but it had to be done. These were all really good dogs they just did not have what it takes to be on a winning Quest team. This was really hard for me that is why there were so many. I become so attached to them that it is like selling a family member. But in thee end it is whats best of for the dogs and me. Because of this I currently have 23 adult dogs and only 15 races dogs. Instead of going into the season with 33 dogs to train and pick from I will be starting the season with just 18, but eighty of the best from the 33 I started with last season plus a couple big additions. It is the start of what I hope to be a long career as a dog musher. Every year that goes by the dogs and I both get so much smarter and gain so much experience with every race. My first race was the Quest 300 in 2006, A race we won and the race that would be the defining moment in my career. (See The press releases tab) Since then I have competed in 10 races finishing all of them and placing in the top ten nine times and the top five seven times. So at the brink of my 5th season of competitive racing I feel stronger and wiser then ever before. I have a team comprised of mostly veteran dogs with a few new comers with lots of potential. But what makes this season so exciting is the puppy program. 2009 marks the first season of serious breeding program. I have spent the last 5 years figuring out what kind of dog I like to run, created that and now am breeding them with some very successful genetics to create my perfect dog and future Yukon Quest and Iditarod Champions. This season is going too be very exciting please stay tuned for more information about the dogs in the 2010 team as well as puppy updates.
Thanks for checking in

B

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