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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Chemo and I.V.

SP Kennel has had a litter of pups!
The two puppies were born April 20th.
Pepper is the mamma and Waylon is the sire. For all of you kennel geneology geeks - this breeding is genetically the same as last year's litter (Schmoe, Scooter, Sissy and Scooter). Waylon is the younger brother to Ranger.

They add constant entertainment for all of us this summer!

The pups were named by our Two Rivers neighbor and dog lover, Ava. She is a strong, brave, gorgeous child who was diagnosed with Lymphoma in June. She has started her year long chemotherapy this summer in Seattle, Portland and Anchorage.

Ava is truly an inspiration to us here at SP Kennel and she was kind enough to name our pups.

Thanks Ava!!!

Chemo play with "Great Uncle" Pingo

"Auntie" Blue Dawg and the pups play tag!


LindaVistaLLC said...


And well wishes to you, Ava, for a strong healing.


kat said...

aww the pups are so cute hope they catch some of that strength Ava shows they'd be unstoppable

Lisa said...

Such cuties!

I'm hoping that Ava re-names them "cured" and "recovered" next year!

Is this the only litter for SPK this year?

Libby the Lab said...

How special!!

Anonymous said...

They are very sweet puppies. Are they girls or boys or one of each, please? IV doesn't look much like a sled dog. He looks like a Jack Russell terrier! Why did you choose that mum and dad again please? Ava is very unlucky to have to go to hospital. She is very lucky to be your neighbour. We liked seeing all the grass at your house.
Chloe and Indigo

Cindy Eckhoff & Hoss said...

Aliy, congrats to the new additions, Chemo and I.V., and best wishes for Ava. What a wonderful kid to come up with names like this!! You know it is close to my heart, and it brought tears to my eyes!!