Welcome to our family
Our dogs are the centre of our world. Our Alaskan Huskies make up our extended family and although they are working dogs, not pets, we treat them with the same respect and care that any pet owner would be proud of. And we think it shows in their behaviour. Our dogs are extremely friendly, obedient and good around children. They are also hard working, loyal and energetic! When it’s time to run they are jumping and barking ready to go. When they are resting in their yards, they are usually playful but calm and quiet. Occasionally you will hear them howl; perhaps a thank you for their dinner or just a show of solidarity but mostly they like the calm, peaceful atmosphere as much as our guests do.
Our dogs live in outside dog yards of 24-28 square metres each with houses that are insulated and protected against the cold and wet. Even when the temperature hits minus 30, our dogs are warm and comfortable in their houses with plenty of straw and sawdust to make a cosy bed. We keep them in pairs as they prefer the company of other dogs but we also make sure they have a space of their own should they want it. Sweden has very high standards when it comes to animal welfare and we strive to maintain even higher standards of care than are required.
We feed our dogs with the highest quality dog food on the market; dry kibble by Royal Canin made specifically for working sled dogs which we mix with high grade raw meat, usually sourced straight from the slaughter house with nothing added, and a specially formulated sleddog meat mixture. Depending on a dog’s individual requirements, the temperature, or other conditions, we may also supplement their feed with salmon oil or animal fat. In the winter, our dogs can easily chomp their way through 20kg of dry food and 30kg of meat or more a day!
Each of our dogs is special and they all have very individual personalities. Here’s a small introduction to the team.
Born in 2017, Arran is strong, powerful and gives 100% to the team. He can be cheeky and is one of our largest dogs.
Born in 2018, Bolt likes to play, although he doesn’t always realise he’s twice the size of his playmates! His litter mates are Flo and Tyson.
Boss is like a big teddy bear and loves belly rubs. Born in 2019, in a litter with Fashion Designer names!
Button is very exciteable and barks continously when she thinks there’s a chance to go for a run!
Chaos is aptly named. As a pup she would run around with limitless energy in all directions. She is slightly cross-eyed!
The biggest female in her litter (born 2019), Chloe has a mind of her own and likes chewing on branches!
Chloe’s sister, Coco is always calm, friendly and up for a cuddle. Named after Coco Chanel!
Dolce is all about cuddles. Named after the Dolce brand, she’s pretty enough to be a model!
Born in 2017 Harris can be shy around strangers but he loves nothing more than a cuddle.
A bundle of energy, Flo zooms around in search of someone or something to play with. She is sister to Bolt and Tyson.
Flora is one of the smallest dogs. She’s sweet and incredibly cuddly.
Gaia is a feisty female born in 2015. She is one of our older dogs but still likes to run.
Born in 2015 Hebe is a gorgeous dog though not very photogenic. She’s very sweet and will cuddle at every opportunity!
Hera is a friendly, energetic female. She’s cute and kind, except when it comes to food… at that point it’s every dog for him/herself!
Hidalgo was rescued in 2017 is naturally nervous but has grown in confidence with us.
Isla is part of the ‘scottish island’ litter born in 2017, she’s sweet and very good at her job.
Jack is well mannered and good natured. He can be very comical and walks along his enclosure fence on his hind legs.
Jura brings energy to the team, yelping and barking to go at every opportunity. She’s a colour match to her brother Lewis but a bit smaller in stature.
Kuka is a little timid with people she doesn’t know but ultra sociable with the other dogs. She has piercing blue eyes and is a bit of a howler!
Loki likes to sleep by his brother Thor’s side. He has cute dark brown frown lines and loves a good scratch behind the ears.
Born in 2022.
Born in 2022.
Nyx is shy but incredibly enthusiastic when it comes to running. He’s also the only one in his 10-strong litter born with pointed ears!
Poppet is quite a special character and can surprise you with a very sloppy kiss when you’re least expecting it!
Richie is small in stature and a bit feisty yet friendly and the only time he stands still is when you’re giving him cuddles.
Fast and smart, Rona was in lead in her first year running. She looks like her brother Arran though smaller and smarter!
Born in August 2016 as a single puppy to Patch and Slash, Rosie is a great runner and is one of our lead dogs.
Small (and somewhat round), Sanday has one blue eye and one brown eye!
Sapphire pronounced Sa-fear not Sa-fire! came to us with Zuko in 2022.
Skye wasn’t quite sure about being a sled dog at first but now she loves to pull in harness!
Born 2019 with sister Tia and brother Troy, he loves food!
Born in 2019, Tia is friendly, athletic and intelligent. She’s recently become a mum! and had her first litter of seven pups.
Thor is a star of our kennel. With those peircing blue eyes he’s a favourite with our guests and loves a cuddle.
Born in 2019 and a look-a-like of his dad Thor, Troy is tall and athletic. He’s currently one of our race leaders.
Turbo is a big softy and loves belly rubs; he’ll roll over and offer you his belly at a moments notice.
A big boy in stature but a true softy in character, Tyson is like a big teddy bear.
Zara is shy but loves playing, even when it gets a bit rough!
Came to us in 2022. He’s got one blue eye and one brown!
Gone but not forgotten!
Our dogs are very much part of our family. Here we remember those who we have lost recently and those who retire to enjoy the rest of their lives in relaxation and peace. Most of our dogs retire with family and friends in the UK, Sweden or Slovakia.
Aida likes nothing better than a belly rub and will roll over right on your feet! She’s retired to the UK this summer.
Bucho and his brother Bak came to us from Slovakia. He retired to the UK this summer with Juno, Ratty and Aida.
Juno is high spirited, independent and a bit bossy! She retired to the UK this summer.
Ratty got her name simply because she looked like a rat when she was born! She’s retired to the UK in the summer of 2023.
Leepey retired with Patch and Dina in the UK. She’s still enjoying her retirement!
Fizz is one of our rare dogs who wasn’t a fan of being a sleddog, so she retired young to be a lady of leisure in the UK and loves it!
Alonso was a little bit shy but very affectionate. He passed away at the kennel earlier this year. His howl will be greatly missed.
Lewis was big and boisterous, until an illness took him from us young earlier this year. We miss his crazy personality.
Bak was one of our smaller, more husky looking dogs. He passed away at the kennel in 2022.
Balto had the look of a fine English gentleman. He retired at the kennel and passed away in 2022.
Slash was sweet natured and a good dependable dog. He passed away at the kennel this year.
Chunky, our cheeky monkey! was much loved! he retired at the kennel and passed away in July this year.
Dina retired with her sister Patch to the UK in spring 2021 and peacefully passed away in 2022.
Patch retired to the UK in summer 2021 and passed away peacefully this year.
Foxy was born in 2008 and retired in early 2019. She had a lovely retirement in the UK and passed away in 2021.
Max retired with Foxy in the UK. He enjoyed running around in the UK heathland and passed away in late 2020.
Nitro suddenly and very sadly at only 6 years old passed away in 2021. We miss him a lot!
Potter got his name because as a puppy he would curl up in his food pot! He passed away at the kennel this year.
Toby Too got the ‘Too’ added as we already had a dog named Toby. He passed away peacefully at the kennel.
Grony (nicknamed Houdini as she could escape from anywhere), passed away in 2020.
Brother to Max (it must be the ears!) Toby sadly passed away in 2019. We miss his lovely nature.
Waf was the star of our kennel for 10 years and loved by all. He passed away in 2019 and is very much missed.
Wuf (brother to Waf) retired to the UK in 2018. He’s having a wonderful time and still going strong in 2023.