Winter Dogs: Living with Huskies as Pet Dogs , book review

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Think of the Iditarod sled race across Alaska in the bitter cold, with only the sled racer and his dog team to keep him warm. But Huskies are bred for much more than that! Winter Dogs explains the complex relationship between humans and huskies. Read the rest of this entry »

Popular Sled Dog Race In Jeopardy

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It’s less than a month until Mushers from all over the world come to Duluth for the John Beargrease Dog sled race.

They will face more than 400 miles of hills and trees and lots of cold winter nights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sled-dog mail run another success

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Although the balmy weekend weather suited the 25 mushers, not so much their dog teams, the 19th Annual Gold Rush Trail Dog Sled Mail Run was yet another success. Read the rest of this entry »

Canadian mushers top Flathead Sled Dog Days

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More than 300 sled dogs, 13 women and 19 men competed in the fourth annual Flathead Sled Dog Days over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff King wins the 2010 Copper Basin 300!!

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Congratulations to Jeff King, winner of this year’s Copper Basin 300!! He finishing time was 50 hours and 34 minutes. Whew!! That was fast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sled dogs get attention

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If all this snow made you think Pembroke was going to the dogs, well, this week you were right. Read the rest of this entry »

Three Minnesotans to participate in Iditarod

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Three Minnesotans are among the 96 mushers who will compete in the 2008 Iditarod trail Sled Dog Race next month in Alaska. Read the rest of this entry »

Stielstra wins UP200

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Ludington native Ed Stielstra led 15 finishers in the U.P. 200 sled dog race, crossing the line 11 minutes and 25 seconds ahead of the second place finisher Sunday. The race is a qualifier for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Skijoring 101

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It’s 1 degree below zero, a pale morning sky pitched over a barren field. A dozen dogs are yipping and twirling on a ski trail near a parking lot. I’m gearing up with the Midwest Skijorers Club for a session at Bunker Hills Regional Park in Andover, Minn., where 12 kilometers of rolling trail have been set aside for the dog-powered sport of skijoring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: Running down a dream

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Musher finds joy running the trail less traveled Read the rest of this entry »

Mushers take frozen paws for fun

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Art Falk was able to cross dog sledding off his “Bucket List” on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey takes Tustumena 200

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Defending Iditarod and Yukon Quest champion Lance Mackey just keeps right on winning. In a tune-up for his repeat, the Fairbanks musher bested a field of 24 in the Tustumena 200 on the Kenai Peninsula. Read the rest of this entry »

Baying for snow

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It is a winter pastime that, like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, requires good snow, demands long underwear—or, for some, thick fur—and favors participants with a strenuous but exhilarating workout. Read the rest of this entry »

Dog is my Co-pilot

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Harness a household mutt, throw on a waxed pair of cross-country skis, strap yourself to Spot, and fly. It’s a quick recipe for speed – inducing thrill-screams like a roller coaster. With natural pulling instincts, Spot tows you up hills and down suddenly surging placid Nordic skiing with adrenaline. Read the rest of this entry »

At 400, Quebec ready to party

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Quebec City is turning 400, and everyone is invited to what promises to be a major 10-month celebration. The city on the St. Lawrence has been sprucing itself up for the 400th celebration, even adding attractions including a new 1.5-mile riverside park, Promenade Samuel de Champlain, named for Quebec’s founder. Expect the whole city to be bigger, better, flashier and brighter. Read the rest of this entry »

Northern exposure

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Alaska’s glaciers and dogsleds are wonderful, but it’s the people you remember Read the rest of this entry »

Ohio sled dog race rescheduled

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Warm temperatures and soft ground kept the dogs at bay earlier this month, but the Ohio Sled Dog Classic has been rescheduled to run February 16-17 at Punderson State Park in Newbury, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Read the rest of this entry »

Dog sledding has filled Butler County home with furry competitors and lots of love

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Cindy Eddy and her son, Austin, sit on the couch in their Butler County home, covered in dogs. Read the rest of this entry »

Seeley Lake plays host to sled dog racers

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Sled dog racers from as far away as Yellow Knife, Northwest Territories, Canada, will line up today in Seeley Lake for the annual Seeley Lake Sled Dog Races. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Suite Life’ Star Lends Voice to Upcoming Disney Film

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Next month, Disney Home Video is releasing a new family film called Snow Buddies, which features the voice talent of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody star Dylan Sprouse. Read the rest of this entry »

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