SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

If it's Not Broken...

As the saying goes…

"If it's not broken, don't fix it."

Well, after a 'puppy free' summer we are now looking forward to a litter born on or about September 27th. And as that saying dictates… why not keep doing what has brought us so much success. So, here we go! Olivia and Nacho are the expecting parents.

As many of our long time kennel fans know, Olivia and Nacho are the parents of the four 3 year olds: Kodiak, Lydia, Dutch and Junior; as well as the eleven 2 year old siblings from the Fire Litter: Chena, Spark, Coal, Torch, Daisy, Hotshot, Commando, Violet, Amber, Nomex and Tinder (pictured in that order below.)


Puppy Portraits: 3 year olds Kodiak, Lydia, Dutch and Junior; 2 year old Fire Litter.

Olivia is already quite round, therefore we are expecting a large litter. She has never had complications with her pregnancies so we are hoping for the best. Olivia is 8 years old, is very fit and will be the great mom that she has always been. This pregnancy will obviously keep her out of training for several months. We hope that, if all goes well, she will start training after she weans the pups in the beginning of November. We will have to be very cautious as we bring her back into training and she might even have to sit our first few races. Time will tell.

We will give you a weekly update and, of course, an announcement!

21 comments:

Moosekahl said...

Awesome!!!!!

marilyn cozzens said...

Congratulations Olivia, Nacho, & SPK. If these pups are as great as the previous litters, they will be awesome.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!

Breeding for personality, spunk and cuteness, what a plan!!!

Thanks so much for the news!!!

Best,

Margaret

Mary Lynn Roush said...

Yay Olivia!

Kathy F. said...

Fantastic Big O & PaPa Nacho! Congrats to SP Kennel. Of course,
my favorite fire pup is VIOLET!

Anonymous said...

Oh joy! Ms O is a great mom and Nacho a good dad too. Excitement overflows, Fall pups. Hmm what will be their theme?!

patricia lewis said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations. Looking forward to the updates.

Anonymous said...

Exciting news ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป looking forward to updates ! Denali & Jo ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Nessmuk said...

I was wondering if pups were on the way....fantastic! Now us fans will have to really become SPK Sled Dog ID experts with 3 Olivia/Nacho litters to differentiate....wonder how many will have that big white forehead and baby blue eyes? Time will tell! Can't wait for the Happy Birthday!

Carrie Hopkins, Windsor, CT said...

Yay!!! Congrats SPK and Olivia and Nacho!

Dawn E said...

Sa...weeeeeettt! So happy for more pups and future of SP Kennels congrats

A-town's Becky said...

Woohoo!
Congratulations Ms. beauty queen Olivia.
I got goose bumps reading your news.
No worries, I know you love to get out there and pull like a maniac,
but you have lots of offspring big enough to pick up the slack this year.
Best of health during the pregnancy. Eat for 5 or 6 or 7 or ?
And go Olivia and Nacho 2.0, train hard pups!
:-)

Anonymous said...

Olivia does everything with gusto, including having puppies! She and Nacho are certainly creating a dynasty at SPK. How will we ever be able to tell them all apart? Best wishes to the new litter.

Val

Anonymous said...

Chena, I believe, still runs with her head down, blue eyes looking up at the trail ahead. Does she still do the pasodoble with Torch?

Cindy Schaus said...

Hooray!!! That's fantastic news. I will definitely look forward to weekly updates.

Linda Toth said...

So glad to know that you are expecting :) Congratulations!

Richard Willis said...

Awesome. If you have another large litter do you have that many dogs ready to retire? Good job Nacho and Olivia. Looking forward to the new pups.

marilyn cozzens said...

It is amazing how cute Tinder is in Fire litter puppy picture. Tinder buddy you are an amazing dog.

Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

Marvelous news. Can't wait for the new arrivals and some second hand puppy breath.
Given the record these two have there should be some great dogs in this litter. Hurrah! Thanks for sharing this news!

Judy in VA said...

What fabulous news! How exciting for Sp Kennel. Way to go Olivia and Nacho!

Anonymous said...

So excited for the SP family on this great love match going another round! Here's to healthy mom and pups and an easy birth in the near future.

Holly