Meet the dogs of Squid Acres Kennel

LEAD DOGS

WISEMAN

WISEMAN
Male, 60lbs, DOB 5/22/2010
Part of the North Slope names litter. Son to Lucy and Ruger. An intense dog that only runs lead.. anywhere else in the team and he will eat everything because he needs to move!! He is the go to leader when things get tough. A true race leader, he is excited to chase down and pass teams. But a mellow guy when not in the team, wooing from across the yard to get attention; this is one sweet guy!

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NUK-LUK

NUK-LUK
Female, 40 lbs, DOB 11/26/2010
Out of Windsor and Chicken (along with Kraken). She is super talkative in the yard and the ultimate cheerleader while running. As a leader, she is so light that when she harness bangs, she flies back into the swing dogs. In 2013, she led for most of the Yukon Quest with Elmer and also finished in lead on Iditarod as a two year old. In 2014, she started the Yukon Quest and finished Iditarod .. Superstar! She is now the mom to the 2015 fire litter and continues to impress us in races!

SPONSORED BY PAT MARINAC

THULE

THULE
Female, 55lbs, DOB 9/6/2010
Smyth/Mackey lines and the daughter of Stumpy. She is a becoming a main leader in training. In 2013, Thule finished the Quest and part of Iditarod. In 2014, she ran to Unalakleet in Iditarod. She can often be found scratching her back on her house after a run! She is the proud mom to the cool cars litter 1.0 and 2.0. These pups are making up the core of our team!

OZ

OZ
Female, 58lbs, DOB 12/20/2011
Born at Lance Mackey’s Kennel out of Mayor and Shingles. She was named Oz when we first got the pups.. We had thought she was a male at first and one day realized she was not what she seemed, much like the wizard of OZ!!  A beautiful leggy girl. A natural leader. She ran the Copper Basin 300, Yukon Quest and Iditarod in her first season of racing in 2014 and has continued to amaze us with her drive and eagerness to move down the trail! She is the mom to the tennis stars Venus and Serena!

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ROWDY

ROWDY
Male, 50lbs, DOB 12/20/2011
Born at Lance Mackey’s Kennel out of Mayor and Shingles. Brother to Oz and Skinny Jeans. This guy loves to play. Super happy, a Rowdy sort of guy. Named after the stuffed dog on ‘Scrubs’. A natural leader, who is happy to just run! Rowdy has finished the Yukon Quest and finished the Iditarod in lead.

JD

JD
Female ,55lbs, DOB 7/2010
This girl is one tough cookie and a superstar leader. She needs to move and can do it effortlessly, forever. She always wants to go farther and is the main cheerleader on the team at the ends of races. She finished multiple Yukon Quests and Iditarods in lead! She is mom to the famous redhead singer pups who seem to have inherited all of these great traits.

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LEAD DOGS 2

BORON

BORON
Male, 80lbs, DOB 3/22/2012
AKA “Donkey”. Boron is our largest and strongest dog. Boron raced with us the past two winters, but his intensity combined with his size keep him from making the distance. They say that those who cannot do, teach and so we have Boron in the most important roll here at Squid Acres, he is the main leader for the yearling and puppy teams. He will spend this winter showing them the ropes and teaching them how to be amazing sled dogs.

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ATIGUN

ATIGUN
Female, 60lbs, DOB 5/22/2010
Part of the north slope names litter. Out of Ruger and Lucy. Atigun should have been named attitude! She thinks she is top dog and lets everyone know it. She is a hard working dog that moves so smoothly.  Flawless in lead, she has finished multiple Yukon Quests and Iditarods.

GRITS

GRITS
Male, 60 lbs, DOB 10/28/2010
Grits is another Windsor grandson, showing us that Windsor’s happy face continues through many generations! Grits is a sweet guy who likes leading the team with another mellow dog next to him. He is sure to be on one of our 1000 mile teams this year.

SABLE

SABLE
Female, 50 lbs, 7/8/2010
A bit shy until she gets warmed up to you, but a real lover. She wags her tail like a cat and sounds like a seagull when she barks! She runs all positions but really found her spot in lead. She has finished multiple Yukon Quests and Iditarods and even finished Iditarod in single lead!

TAHOE

TAHOE
Male, 50 lbs, DOB 6/2012
Tahoe’s grey face matches his leader abilities that makes you think that he is much older than he is. He is confident in lead and happy to go the distance. We are excited to see this boy shine in the long races!

TANTO

TANTO
Male, 50lbs, DOB 6/2013
Tanto, along with his sister Katana, has a super playful personality but is also showing he can be serious when it really matters. Tanto did a ton of open trail leading while in the arctic last year and is continuing to show us he has the skills necessary to be a main leader.

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TEAM DOGS

KRAKEN

KRAKEN
Male, 58lbs, 11/26/2010
Part of the mythical creatures litter out of Seavey’s Windsor and Mackey’s Chicken. Runs wheel, team, swing and is learning to lead. Kraken has taken after his dad and is always smiling, happy attitude and his love of the ladies. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 he ran all races including Yukon Quest and Iditarod. This guy is tireless!

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SKINNY JEANS

SKINNY JEANS
Male, 63 lbs, DOB 12/20/2011
Born at Lance Mackey’s Kennel out of Mayor and Shingles. This boy is brother to Rowdy and Oz. He was harness trained here and then went back to Lance. He ran and finished Iditarod in 2014 with Tommy Jordbrudal, but came back to us last year and found a spot on botht the Yukon Quest and Iditarod team! He is here to stay now and has been leading the team like a champ…in skinny jeans.

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GYPSY

GYPSY
Female, 55lbs, DOB 6/14/2011
Part of the Grisman Song litter out of Grisman and Smoke. Gypsy was the smallest pup from this litter of giants so as a pup she learned to be the fastest and the smartest. She runs in team and has been in every team we have taken to the start line. She finished Iditarod with Paige in 2014 and 2015!

DAWGMA

DAWGMA
Male, 72 lbs, DOB 6/14/2011
Part of the Grisman Song litter out of Grisman and Smoke. He is another big dog but is a steady guy with a smooth gait. He didn’t get along with his siblings as a young pup so he spent most of his youth sleeping on the couch and hanging with the big dogs. A real gentle giant. He ran Iditarod in 2015 and 2016.

JUPITER

JUPITER
Male, 50 lbs, DOB 9/22/2012
Jupiter is a playful, spunk of energy! He is always trying to steal you away from doing other chores by grabbing your leg and then pouncing down in play mode. How can you not smile and oblige him? He also barks at any corner, anticipating a command which excites the team. Jupiter ran both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod in 2016!

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TEAM DOGS 2

NOVA

NOVA
Male, 65lbs, DOB 7/5/2013
Nova looks like his dad and is as talkative too. He is a beautiful mover and loves to run! He gets bored when he’s not running so rearranges his house position several times a day, sometimes giving it to his neighbor, brother Datsun! He has been showing his confidence running in lead and open trail leading! He finished both, the Yukon Quest and Iditarod, as a two year old and ran lead a good portion of both races! He is also Turkey’s dad.

VEGA

VEGA
Female, 53lbs, DOB 7/5/2013.
Like her sister, Vega is smart, fast and athletic. She finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and also started the Iditarod! She had a single puppy, Tisdale, this summer and like her mother, Thule, and grandmother, Stumpy, she was a great mom. This girl is a classic just like her namesake and has a long bright future ahead of her!

CUDA

CUDA
Male, 63lbs, DOB 7/5/2013
Cuda has the coloring of his grandpa, Trunk, but the body of his dad, Blue. Cuda is crazy at hook up but then quietly and confidently does his job with total focus. He is becoming one of our go to leaders and finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a two year old. I believe you will see this guy in a starting line up this year!

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CHEVELLE

CHEVELLE
Female, 45lbs, DOB 7/5/2013
Nicknamed Gazelle, this girl is fast, smart, super athletic and always wants to be out front. She barks for the first 5 miles of a run, telling the team to go faster! She runs in lead and all positions. She finished the Yukon Quest and 900 miles of the Iditarod as a two year old! This girl is not happy unless she is running!

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DATSUN

DATSUN
Male, 65lbs, DOB 7/5/2013
The only one whose coloring resembles his mom, Thule. Datsun will roll over for a belly scratch in a heartbeat and will win your affection at the same time. He is a super hard worker in harness! He was a little immature as a two year and ran in Iditarod 700 miles. This boy is all grown up now and ready to race!

DOS

DOS
Male, 50lbs, DOB 7/10/2013

DOS is a little puffball that reminds us his grandmother, Chicken. He is barking and harness banging just to show all the big boys around him that he is as tough as they are! He started both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a two year old. He has settled in to the routine and looks like a power house this year!

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PYTHON

PYTHON
Male, 65 lbs, DOB 7/10/2013
Python is a big, goofy puppy. He has big feet and big ears and they fly in all different directions when he runs but he has a big smile on his face while he’s doing it! He finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a two year old!

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TEAM DOGS 3

MAGNUM

MAGNUM
Male, 60 lbs, DOB 8/8/2011
Magnum talks enough for the whole yard, he always has something to say in a cute wooing kind of way. He also has major hops, jumping up to see you at eye level! He has a beautiful flying trot can go on effortlessly for miles. He has finished both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod.

AXL ROSE

AXL ROSE
Male, 53lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
Axl has proven he has what it takes to be a sled dog. Tough, strong and always willing to go an extra mile. Always barking to go forward, he is a force and cheerleader in the team. He started the Yukon Quest and finished the Iditarod as a two year old. He is sure to be there for the team this year!

DAVID BOWIE

DAVID BOWIE
Male, 60lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
The big boy of the litter, this guys moves effortlessly! He has really matured in the last year and is getting more serious about his job. Which is pretty serious considering he finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a two year old!p>

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GINGER SPICE

GINGER SPICE
Female, 45lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
This little girl is full of spunk and curiosity! She definitely has a rock stars hairdo after this summer on the glacier! She has a beautiful trot that seems to know what is lurking in her future. Ginger, like her brother, Bowie, has also stepped it up this year, leading the team with confidence! She hasn’t missed a step in her dance routine!

NEKO CASE

NEKO CASE
Female, 53lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
The leader of the pack! She is as beautifully gaited as her siblings and has matured a ton in the last year! Neko loves playing with her neighbors and harness banging to get going down the trail! She is leading the team with confidence gained from last year and we hope to see her in this years race team!

SULLIVAN

SULLIVAN
Male, 60lbs, DOB 8/17/2013
Sullivan always has something to say, no matter what he’s up to. Stopping the team is NOT an option with Sullivan in the team. His yodels get everyone fired up again in no time and we have to move! Now that he is leading, he has the power to do what he wants, and move down the trail it is! Sullivan fathered a single pup, Tisdale, who is his doppleganger. He also finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod, in LEAD! Expect this guy in the race team again this year.

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YOUNG GUNS

BOSS HOGG

BOSS HOGG
Male, 60lbs, DOB 7/27/2014
Boss Hogg is the sweetest of boys and always seems to be smiling! This is the first year of race training for him and he is shining! He has also been running lead like a BOSS! Look for this guy at the race starts!

UNCLE JESSE

UNCLE JESSE
Male, 60lbs, DOB 7/27/2014
Uncle Jesse has an old, sweet soul about him and shows a confidence about him, like ‘he’s been there before’. He is turning into one of our go to leaders already this year and nothing phases him! We are excited to bring Uncle Jesse to the start line this year!

CLETUS

CLETUS
Male, 65lbs, DOB 7/27/2014
The big boy of the litter, Cletus, doesn’t use his size against his siblings! He was born with a bobbed tail which makes him look like a tough guy, but his floppy ears balance everything out! HIs first year of race training is looking great so far. He has his 1000 mile trot down and is gaining confidence in lead. We can’t wait to see what this guy can do!

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DAISY DUKE

DAISY DUKE
Female, 50lbs, DOB 7/27/2014
Daisy showed us that she had what it takes to be a fantastic sled dog at a young age. She gave birth to the GIRLS litter this summer and is confidently running lead, ready to prove herself this season!

TISDALE

TISDALE
Female, 55lbs, DOB 8/10/2014
Born a single puppy has made Tisdale a strong, confident, independent pup right from the start. This little girl is fiery like her dad, Sullivan, and is showing her strong willed nature will get her whatever she wants! Also, just like her dad, she was confident in lead, the very first time she was put there! This group of 2 year olds is certainly impressing!


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YEARLINGS

REX

REX
Male, 30lbs, DOB 6/13/2015
Rex is a lover, always sticking real close when he is free. He has starting learning the ropes in lead this year and always is giving that Windsor smile. We expect great things from this litter of Windsor grandpups!

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AGGIE

AGGIE
Female, 25lbs, DOB 6/13/2015
Aggie is the only girl from this litter but she is following in her mothers shoes already! If Nukluk could clone herself, this is what she would look like! Aggie is super vocal, always wooing at you and telling her brothers what to do. This girl is smart and fast. I imagine she will be a great leader in the near future!

SPONSORED BY KAREN COFFMAN!

BAKER

BAKER
Male, 30lbs, DOB 6/13/2015
Baker loves the big dogs! When he is free, you will more than likely find him playing with an older dog or following grandpa Windsor around. He is learning from the best and knows when to respect his elders! Good boy Baker.

KOBE

KOBE
Male, 30lbs, DOB 6/13/2015
Kobe is the big boy of the litter. He has an effortless trot that already shows us he is in it for the long haul. The future for this guy looks great!

BLAZO

BLAZO
Male, 30lbs, DOB 6/13/2015
Blazo is the lightest colored pup in the litter of smoky pups, so he stands out! He is athletic and agile and will show you by jumping on everyone else’s house on the way back to his after a run. He is one happy boy!

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WILD TURKEY

WILD TURKEY
Male, 60lbs, DOB 3/5/2015
Turkey is our first puppy to name himself! He would wake from a deep sleep and come running whenever we said Turkey, so since the rest of his litter is named after Bourbon’s, Wild Turkey it is! He has a calm, sweet demeanor and loves to lay in your lap even though he is now around 60 lbs! He has the attitude and confidence of a leader so you know you will see lots more of this guy in the future!

Sponsored by Craig & Carrie Ziolkowski.

ANAK

ANAKTUVUK
Female, 40lbs, DOB 4/2/2015
Anak is a sweet, submissive, loving girl. She has her dad, Basin’s, big ears, but all the better to hear you with! She stays close to us on her walks and loves her adopted brother, Turkey! She has gained tons of confidence in harness in the last year and is now running confidently up front! With another year under her belt, we are sure to see this girl shine!

SPONSORED BY ERIKA DAVIS!

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RETIRED DOGS

WINDSOR

WINDSOR
Male, 60 lbs, DOB 7/2003
From Mitch Seavey’s yard out of Mesa and Finbar. He has run a couple of Iditarods with the Seavey’s. A natural born leader, he is always ready to go and speeds up when you give a command. Windsor is now retired and spends his days making sure the couch stays warm and that all posts have been watered! He may be the happiest dog on the planet! Out of all the pups he has had with us, only 1 is not a leader… not bad.

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PIT

PIT
Male, 55 lbs, DOB 6/2010
Pit raced with another kennel in last years Iditarod and is also a Windsor grand pup. He has smiles for miles when he is in lead and that personality is a trait we love! He is also the father to the 2015 fire litter. He is retired early due to an injury from the previous kennel.

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STOUT

STOUT
Male, 63 lbs, DOB 3/13/2007
This boy came from tough village lines and his single puppy status trained him to be an incredible dog at fetching a ball, shaking your hand, or off trail leading. The tougher it gets, the more focused and amazing he becomes. Finished 2012 Yukon Quest in lead, but his body and hair are not suited to distance racing, so he sleeps on the couch, keeps the squirrels at bay and teaches the puppies what growling means!

SPONSORED BY CINDY AND DENNIS MOREHART AND HOLLY CARROLL

DUNDEE

DUNDEE
Male, 55 lbs, DOB 7/2006
From Mitch Seavey’s yard. He has run and finished every race with us, including 2012, 2013, and 2014 Yukon Quests and 2013 and 2014 Iditarods. He has started getting bored in training and slacking off but is always there in races! Dundee is now 10 years old and decided that the couch is where he wants to be!

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PUPPIES – Girls Litter (HBO Show)

MARNIE

MARNIE
Female, DOB 7/25/2016
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. Marnie was the first pup to do everything in this litter. Voted most outgoing and most likely to end up in Hollywood, Marnie is unafraid of the world and is charging head first into it!

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SHOSHANNA

SHOSHANNA
Female, DOB 7/25/2016.
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. This girl is smart and fierce. She doesn’t let the older pups push her around and makes sure she gets her fair share. Shosh is often seen running right behind Serena in the dash to get back to the yard. This girl is going to be a standout!

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LAIRD

LAIRD
Male, DOB 7/25/2016
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. The only boy in the litter, Laird looks like a carbon copy of his dad. Happy, fierce and independent, hopefully, this guy will continue in those footsteps of his dad, Wizard.

HANNAH

HANNAH
Female, DOB 7/25/2016
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. A real gentle giant, Hannah has surpassed all of her sibling in growth but is soft in all the right ways. She is the happiest, sweetest puppy that’s midsection makes her have a very distinct waddle!

JESSA

JESSA
Feale, DOB 7/25/2016
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. The smallest but also the sweetest of all the pups, Jessa will win your heart. We have secret hopes that she remains tiny and is a pocket husky! But this girl has wiggles for miles. She learned her name after a very short time and will wiggle whenever it is called!

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PUPPIES – Cars 2.0 Litter

VOLT

VOLT
Female, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Volt is the smallest in the litter but she has the biggest personality. She is almost identical to her brother Astro and has the same speed and agility. She is often seen at the front of the pack with something in her mouth, being chased by everyone else but rarely being caught. She is also very daring in the dog yard, running through circles playing chicken with the adults. This girl will make you laugh!

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IROC

IROC
Male, DOB 7/17/2016.
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Iroc is very independent but also never strays too far from his people. He doesn’t need a whole lot of attention from either humans or dogs. He is just very content. He is fast and sleek just like his car namesake!

SIERRA

SIERRA
Female, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Sierra is found either chewing on your shoe as you try to walk, or playing with Serena. Both of which get her in trouble! She was almost renamed Benjamin Button as she was born looking REALLY old and is just now starting to loose some of her grey face. This girl is a firecracker!

ASTRO

ASTRO
Male, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Astro is the punk of the litter. Always in the middle of things, he has the eyes of a crazy puppy, scheming on stealing a toy or a treat from another pup. He is fast and agile and is the life of the party!

COUPE DEVILLE

COUPE DEVILLE
Male, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Coupe is the LOUDEST puppy we have ever had. He demands attention and is always at your side barking for something. Even when you pick him up, he is still barking and wiggling and needing to move. He is the only white dog in the kennel so he sticks out like a sore thumb! I am betting you will see this guy at the front of the team one day soon!

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PUPPIES – Cars 2.0 Litter and Williams Sisters

EL CAMINO

EL CAMINO
Male, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. El Camino was named for his laid back style! He has beautiful blue/grey eyes that will hold your gaze forever. He likes hanging out with the humans on walks and never gets too far away.

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ONIX

ONIX
Male, DOB 7/17/2016.
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Onix is the biggest boy in the litter and he has the voice to back that up! He has a very distinctive bark that lets you know he demands attention now!

TRAX

TRAX
Male, DOB 7/17/2016
Cars litter 2.0! This is a repeat breeding of Thule and Blue that has produced some of our best dogs. Trax is the most mild mannered of the all the pups and can often be seen sitting off to the side staring intently at you. He is very similar to his older brother, Cuda. He is a smart boy who learns quickly and nothing phases him!

VENUS

VENUS
Female, DOB 7/5/2016
Venus is an independent pup that likes to explore new places. But she is also very attached to her humans and can often be found right next to you on a walk. She is learning the art of fetching from her buddy, Stout. She and Serena are very bonded and it will be fun watching them grow into amazing athletes!

SERENA

SERENA
Female, DOB 7/5/2016
Serena is always striving to do better. She always has to sprint home to be the first one back to the yard on walks. And she is always watching and studying, whether it be when the adult dogs are getting hooked into the team or when we are scooping the yard, she is always watching us. This girl is going to be a superstar like her namesake.

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