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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2016 Pre Season Report Series: The 5 Year Olds

Before the 2016-17 Dog Mushing season starts for us, we want to take the opportunity to go through the SP Kennel dogs in depth. This will be a Series of videos showing our Racing Dogs grouped by their age class. These videos are shot while Aliy and the dogs are in one of the kennel's 'Play Pens'.

Here are the 5 Year Olds

The Latino Litter:



The Outlaw Litter:




We generally say that our Racing Dogs are between the age of 2 and 9 years old. The youngest and oldest of these dogs will usually compete on the less competitive JV Teams, whereas the dogs who are between 3 to 7 years old are often on the Varsity Teams. There always have been, and surely will be, exceptions to the average.
The Yearling Class will also have a chance to compete in limited Races during their first season in harness. However, the Youngest Class -- the Puppies -- will not be in harness until they are mentally and physically able to succeed. This depends upon what time of year they were born and their genetics. They could be in harness as soon as Spring or as late as Fall.
Remember that all of our dogs are individuals and there are no “Age, Gender or Size Rules” at SP Kennel. Every dog gets a chance to race.

7 comments:

Padee McCrery said...

Oh my the Fives! Even Pepe has matured or settled a bit for the camera. The Outlaws are so fun too,lovers those boys
are. Thanks Aliy
YeeHaw lets start running.
Padee Fairbanks

Nessmuk said...

Love these videos!! The Outlaws look GREAT!! Good thing they have different body types...they would be hard to tell apart otherwise! The Latino's look fantastic as well.....didn't know Felix was such a shy boy....and Izzy....you need to learn how to share that bone!! Thanks for the puppy still shots....how cute!

Margaret said...

Ready to rumble!!!

They are gorgeous all of them!!!

From the "strong silent types" Outlaws to the fantastic five Latinos, this year is going to be lots of fun!!!

WOOF!!! WOOF!!!

Chark656 said...

These are such great videos--thank you!

Lisa&Charlene
Erie, PA

Cindy Schaus said...

Pepe is a ball of energy. Enjoying these videos and had to watch the trip in the hole a couple of times. Too funny.

Marilyn cozzens said...

Thanks so much for the two groups of 5 year olds. Great to see Clyde looking so healthy. They are all so full of energy. Ready to race!

Thuc Nguyen said...


I really like dogs , they are so cute , thank you
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