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Friday, September 23, 2016

The New Season's Yearlings!

Each year the pups from the previous summer become our "yearlings". This officially happened TODAY for the Coffee Pups who were born exactly one year ago. The "Goldies" will not turn a year old until October 11th.

One of the absolute best things about running a kennel is seeing the new generation start to find their feet and learn which way is forwards. At the end of last season we managed to get the Coffee Litter out in harness for the first time - check out this video of their first run. In the spring the Golden Harness litter was still a little small and immature to start so we waited until the fall to get them in harness.

Since training season has started we've had the babes out a number of times running amongst some more experienced team mates.


Hotshot and Cayenne in front, Bruno behind; Champ and Sanka in front, Outlaw and Creamer middle, Dancer in the rear.

We will post a more detailed account of their individual antics as the training progresses. You'll see from this video (taken today, September 23rd) that the all have their "sled dog" legs under themselves.

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow! They have grown up so fast. Looking Good!

Anonymous said...

They all look so proud to be sled dogs !

Chark656 said...

Love it! All look great (Allen too!)

All the best from Erie, PA
Charlene & Lisa

Margaret said...

OMG!!!

What an awesome yearling group!!!

Great to see Olivia and...Woody (with Commando)in lead!!!

Woof, woof, woof!!!

P.S. With all the rain it looks like Seattle!!!

Dawn E said...

Big Dawgs! Yee haa They looked like they had fun running through the mud!

Nessmuk said...

Must be very rewarding seeing these little pups grow up into yearling Sled Dogs! They looked to be having a lot of fun in the mud! Nice to see Woody is back from his Summer Job...and in Lead at that!!! Man, QT and Dancer look like twins...they all look fantastic!

A-town's Becky said...

This just make my day perfect!
:-)
Some of the youngsters are so well behaved, wow.

Marilyn cozzens said...

Super pups looking so good in harness, & having fun. Allen looks as excited as the yearlings. Way to rock it SPK.

Patricia Lewis said...

Way to go,Yearlings! Woody's back! Glad to see you,buddy. Looking good in lead.

Anonymous said...

"What's more fun than mud?" asks the Yearling Class.

Bruno may be a budding geologist, sifting through the different stones, asking "Is this what we run races on?"

"On white stuff - called 'Snow'" answer the veterans - WOOF!!!

WOOF, WOOF, WOOF!!!

Thanks so much for this, again!!!

Best,

Margaret

Padee McCrery said...

YIPPEE all in harness.. lets go!
padee fairbanks

Cindy Schaus said...

Lots of happy tail-wagging going on...and muddy faces & paws. Love it! The new generation is looking good.

Linda Toth said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy