don't know what I'm doing, but sure is alot of fun! it's also very frustrating at times.
No official lead dog as of yet, though I've tried all four of em up front. I've burnt two inches off the waste, and spend alot of time sliding on my a s s with the sled on it's side up in Hatchers.
The big wooly red, is Neena. She's a 3 yr old malamute. She's the mother of the two white dogs, which are great pyrenees and malamute= bad pyramute.
Their names are Mao Jr, and Reeba (sister n brother). They're both 15 months old
The latest guy is Akita and Malamute. He's a knucklehead, does his own thing, but getting better. If he had a moto it would be : "I don't give a f!, I do what ahh want!" Very aggressive, he's attacked all other dogs, and me. He got some serious bite-force in his jaw, he tore my thick wool hunting jacket. He was very thin when I got him, not his fault. I double feed him, and he's thickening up well. He pulls good, but likes to wander, and tangle up the other dogs.
I've only run the sled about six times, and each time gets better. Mao Jr. has the best work ethic of the entire group. He's 147 lbs at 15 months, and he LOVES to pull. Just him alone, he can pull me up a mountain pass.
20 gallons of turd per week needs to be picked up. They eat 40 lbs of dry food and 20 lbs of moose scraps per week.
There is so much to learn, it's way harder than jumping on a snow machine and joy riding. I've a new found respect for folks that run dogs!