Meet the dogs of Squid Acres Kennel

LEAD DOGS

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! In 2018, he finished the Iditarod the same way he started it, barking and harness banging! And then repeated that with YQ and Iditarod finishes in 2019. We are excited to bring Uncle Jesse to the start line this year!

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 is a multi Yukon Quest and Iditarod finisher! This girl is not happy unless she is running!

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. She is a multi Yukon Quest and Iditarod finisher, mostly in lead .. Superstar! She is now the mom to the 2015 fire litter and continues to impress us in races!

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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 has also finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod, in LEAD! Expect this guy in the race team again this year.

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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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! She finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and we are sure to see her at the finish line for years to come.

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LEAD DOGS 2

NEKO CASE

NEKO CASE
Female, 53lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
The leader of the pack! She is as beautifully gaited as her siblings. Neko loves playing with her neighbors and harness banging to get going down the trail! She is leading the team with confidence finishing the Yukon Quest and Iditarod multiple times! Mostly in lead! Last year she ran almost every mile in lead in both YQ and Iditarod. She loves her job! She is the mom of the 90s hip hop artists and the Russian leaders.

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 without a harness, but once he is hooked up he is CRAZY! He has the attitude and confidence of a leader and proved it his first year racing! This guy ran almost 2000 miles in lead during races last year! What a strong boy!

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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! This girl has now started 14, 1000 mile races and has only been dropped once for an illness! What a superstar!

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COUPE DE VILLE

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 demands attention and is always at your side barking for something. As a two year old, this guy finished Yukon Quest in our 6th place team and Iditarod in 7th place and was still barking for more! He has become a pretty confident leader and after his break out season racing, we are expecting great things from this guy. He is also the dad to the hip hop artists litter from Neko!

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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. She was almost renamed Benjamin Button as she was born looking REALLY old! She has lost her grey face and has turned into a beautiful dog. This girl is a firecracker! She finished the Yukon Quest and made a great showing in the top Iditarod team last year, running lead much of the time. This girl is a superstar!

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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 and is confidently running lead. She finishes races, exactly as she starts them; fat, happy and always barking! She has finished in the 4th place Yukon Quest team and the 7th place Iditarod team. This girl is an energizer bunny!

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TEAM DOGS

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 has never been dropped in back to back Yukon Quest and Iditarods as a two, three, four and five year old! I believe you will see this guy in a starting line up this year!

NOVA

NOVA
Male, 70lbs, 7/5/2013
Nova is from the cool cars version 1.0 litter. He is the biggest dog in the yard and the hardest to handle. He gets so excited about everything that he usually knocks his house over or rips the lid off to let us know what he is thinking. We know you want to go Nova! He finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a 2 year old. And now, continually stomps out the miles. This guy is a powerhouse but also a snuggler!

DOS

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

DOS is a little puffball that reminds us of 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 is a multiple Yukon Quest and Iditarod finisher. He has settled in to the routine and looks like a power house this year! Look for this guy, barking down the trail and dodging water puddles!

SPONSORED BY ALAN KOLSKI

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 after that and found a spot on both 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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JOPLIN

JOPLIN
Female, 45lbs, DOB 8/22/2016
Joplin, named after the famous Janis, came to us from Hey Moose! Kennel this spring and she fits right in. She is a happy girl that is always smiling and loves everyone. She has been running in lead and stomping every run she has done so far. We are excited to see how this girl tackles this race season!

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TEAM DOGS 2

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! She has a beautiful trot that sets an easy pace for the long haul. She has finished the Yukon Quest and Iditarod multiple times and was barking for more at the finish line! She doesn’t ever want the trail to stop! This year, she hasn’t missed a step in her dance routine!

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 has finished multiple Yukon Quest and Iditarods. He knows what it takes to make it to the start line and he is eager to show he belongs there!

DAVID BOWIE

DAVID BOWIE
Male, 65lbs, DOB 8/22/2013
The big boy of the litter, this guys moves effortlessly! He gets more serious each year about his job. Which is pretty serious considering he finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a two year old! At 6 years old, he is still destroying necklines if we make him wait to long! Sorry Bowie, we will get moving!

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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! A friend who has agility dogs, went for a dog sled ride and said, “that dog doesn’t run races does he?” This guy defies all odds, finishing 4, 1000 mile races by 4 years old!

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AGGIE

AGGIE
Female, 50lbs, 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. She is a great leader already and has led a portion of the Iditarod in 2018 and finished the Yukon Quest in 6th place in 2019! We expect to see this girl at the start line of a few races this year.

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KOBE

KOBE
Male, 60lbs, 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. He has starting running in lead and has now finished both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod! His easy going nature is a pleasure to be around on the trail and he is always happy the whole way. The future for this guy looks great!

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TEAM DOGS 3

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 very daring in the dog yard, running through circles playing chicken with the adults. This girl will make you laugh! She finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod in top 10 teams as a two year old. Pretty sure this girl will be at all the starting lines this year, as well!>

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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! He finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old.

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. He is fast and agile and is the life of the party! He loves his job as it directs that energy and he is leading the yearling team with drive and confidence! Astro finished the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a two year old!

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 eyes that will hold your gaze forever. He likes hanging out with the humans on walks and never gets too far away. He has a top notch engine that just purrs as he runs! He loves to be out front leading the way and is becoming a great leader!

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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! He finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and ran some of the race in lead. That is where he likes to be!

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TEAM DOGS 4

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 never stops moving and her distinctive wiggle and thrown back head when you call her name will always make you laugh. She is always the first to let us know it’s time to get moving again. This girl is going to be a standout!

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. Laird finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and has now started leading the team around on training runs!

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HANNAH

HANNAH
Female, DOB 7/25/2016
Out of Daisy and Wizard, this litter is full of happy, waggy pups. A real gentle soul, Hannah has surpassed all of her sistes in growth but is soft in all the right ways. She eats up the miles and gobbles down the food. She has been leading the yearling team with confidence. She is perfect in every way!

SPONSORED BY David and Karen Spirk in memory of Hannah’s uncle, Roscoe P. Coltrane!

VENUS

VENUS
Female, DOB 7/5/2016
Venus grew into a very beautiful dog. She has a thick long coat and long legs like her mom, Oz. She loves running and playing with her sister, Serena. She and Serena are very bonded and are often paired together to run! Venus is one of those easy going dogs that you can just put in the team and forget about because she is always doing her job and doesn’t bother anyone! She finished the Yukon Quest as a two year old and is eyeing that start line again this year!

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SERENA

SERENA
Female, DOB 7/5/2016
Serena is a beautiful dog that has been slow to mature. She likes to turn around and bark at the dogs behind her so she has been most often seen in the wheel position. But this year she has gained some focus and confidence and is all forward momentum. We hope she continues this as she is a force when she wants to be!

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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!

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YOUNG GUNS

ROLLO

ROLLO
Male, DOB 5/5/2017
Rollo and Ragnar are bothers who couldn’t look more different but they both have some similaries. They both love to snuggle and be lap dogs, despite their large size, and they love to run! Rollo is more of a high energy dog and loves to be chased by other dogs. He has a few miles under his belt after last year and has liked running in lead. He has the confident personality for it so we will see what he thinks this year!

RAGNAR

RAGNAR
Male, DOB 5/5/2017
Ragnar and Rollo are bothers who couldn’t look more different but they both have some similaries. They both love to snuggle, despite their large size, and they love to run! Ragnar is probably the most mellow sled dog you have ever come across but when it’s time to run, he is up and ready!

IVAR

IVAR
Male, DOB 8/6/2017
Ivar is fearless. The first time he met Dundee at 8 weeks old, it took him about 8 seconds before he started pulling on his tail! He shows the confidence of a dog much older than his age! He has a lot to say like his dad, Sullivan. He has grown into a beast of a dog but still thinks he is tiny. He is our resident bull in a china shop, so look out if you are near him! Ivar has an effortless gait like his dad and is showing all the signs of being a leader as well.

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FLOKI

FLOKI
Male, DOB 8/6/2017.
Floki is a lover at heart. He loves to burrow his head underneath your chin and fall asleep. He is very talkative like his dad, Sullivan. He has an effortless gait and is truly joyful to watch. He led a little on the expeditions last spring so we will see how his does with his first year race training! He is as dynamic and unpredictable as his namesake!

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GORBACHEV

GORBACHEV

Male, DOB 8/8/2018.
Gorbachev loves his people. He stays close by on walks and always prefers the company of us over other dogs. He has the same expression in his eyes that his grandma, JD, has, so we are betting he has some similar traits to hers. Hopefully, the right ones! This boy is a beast of a dog and uses that in a forward motion. I bet he could single pawedly pull a sled

BORIS

BORIS

Male, DOB 6/8/2018

Boris is very similar to his brother, Gorbachev, in looks, but their personalities are very different. But they are very bonded and are generally paired running with each other. He is a happy boy who has finally grown into his tongue! It used to hang out of his mouth or maybe he was trying to show us his personality from an early age:) Boris is showing great promise in harness, always lunging forward wanting more!

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RETIRED DOGS

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 Denis Morehart!

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 13 years old and the couch with puppies is where he wants to be!

SPONSORED by MELISSA REDDY!

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.

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. She is a finisher of both the Yukon Quest and the 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! Thule is now retired and training all pups to become the amazing dog that she has been!

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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. Atigun retired this year after finishing the Yukon Quest. She will now be a pet dog and roam as she wishes.

TANTO

TANTO
Male, 50lbs, DOB 6/2013
Tanto 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 and finishing the Yukon Quest and Iditarod showed us he has the skills necessary to be a main leader. Tanto is slowing down a little now and preferring to run with the young dogs doing short miles. Still smiling the whole way:)


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BORON

BORON
Male, 85lbs, DOB 3/22/2012
AKA ” the Donkey”. Boron is our largest and strongest dog. Boron has raced 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 his time teaching them how to be amazing sled dogs.

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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. He does like to play keep away when he gets free so for this reason he stays away from racing and trains the young dogs how to be good leaders.

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PUPPIES

FREDRO STARR

FREDRO STARR

Male, DOB 5/19/2019

Fredro is a pup that came to us from another kennel but his mom is from our second car pup litter. He is as spunky, happy and human devoted as all the other car pups. He has shown he has the focus and love of running, utilizing our wheel all summer and showing off for our guests. This guy never gets tired! We can’t wait to put a harness on this guy!

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AD ROCK

AD ROCK

Male, DOB 5/12/2019

Ad Rock came to us from another kennel to help with our tours this summer and we just couldn’t let him go home! A hazard of the job:) He is a super sweet pup who is really vocal and also mouthy. The combination is hilarious to watch as he loves putting toys in his mouth and still telling you what he is thinking. He has also been very focused in our puppy wheel this summer and loves exploring out in front. We can’t wait to see this cute boy shine!

DJ SPINDERELLA

SPINDERELLA

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

Spinderella is only 6 weeks old right now but this litter is fierce and feisty. They are out of two of our rock star leaders, Neko Case and Coupe de Ville so we expect nothing less of them!

QUEEN LATIFAH

QUEEN LATIFAH

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

Queen Latifah is only 6weeks old right now but this litter is fierce and feisty. They are out of two of our rock star leaders, Neko Case and Coupe de Ville so we expect nothing less of them!

LADYBUG MECCA

LADYBIG MECCA

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

Ladybug Mecca is only 6 weeks old right now but this litter is fierce and feisty. They are out of two of our rock star leaders, Neko Case and Coupe de Ville so we expect nothing less of them!

Q-TIP

Q-TIP

Male, DOB 8/17/2019

Q-tip is only 6 weeks old right now but this litter is fierce and feisty. He is the only male of the litter and has proven its true, that boys mature slower than girls. But he is doing a good job of trying to keep up with his sisters! They are out of two of our rock star leaders, Neko Case and Coupe de Ville so we expect nothing less of them!

LIL KIM

LIL KIM

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

LIL KIM is only 6 weeks old right now but this litter is fierce and feisty. They are out of two of our rock star leaders, Neko Case and Coupe de Ville so we expect nothing less of them!

T-BOZ

T-BOZ

Female, DOB 8/17/2019

T-boz is only 6 weeks old right now but this litter is fierce and feisty. They are out of two of our rock star leaders, Neko Case and Coupe de Ville so we expect nothing less of them!

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