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 and nothing phases him! He usually just runs back to his house when we are done with a run, but after his first time in lead this year, he did a victory lap around the yard, smiling and letting everyone know that he nailed it! He finished the Iditarod the same way he started it, barking and harness banging! 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!

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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. 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!

SPONSORED by PAT MARINAC

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.

SPONSORED by BENJAMIN GILLAM!

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!

SPONSORED BY TRISH COX!

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.

SPONSORED by STACIA GILLAM!

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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 Copper Basin in the 2nd place team and the Iditarod multiple times! She loves her job!

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.

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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!

SPONSORED BY AYANA CRAVEN

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 has a sort of grumpy old man attitude to go with it! He is confident in lead and happy to go the distance…just on his terms. He finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod in 2016, so I think we have figured out his terms!

SPONSORED by ROB GILLAM

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 always smiling and is always up for play time!


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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 finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod as a two and three year old. I believe you will see this guy in a starting line up this year!

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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. He broke a toe so sat last year out but is back and happy to be putting the miles behind him.

SPONSORED BY ERIC SVENSSON and Coffee Quality Laboratory!

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 has run both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. 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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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. Ginger has started leading the team with confidence! She has finished the Iditarod multiple times and was barking for more at the finish line! She didn’t know that the trail would ever stop and clearly did not want it to! This year, she hasn’t missed a step in her dance routine!

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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 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!

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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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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.

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TEAM DOGS 3

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.

BORON

BORON
Male, 85lbs, DOB 3/22/2012
AKA ” the 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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BOSS HOGG

BOSS HOGG
Male, 65lbs, DOB 7/27/2014
Boss Hogg is the sweetest of boys and always seems to be smiling! In his first year of racing he finished both the Copper Basin and the Yukon Quest! He has also been running lead like a BOSS! Look for this guy at the race starts!

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 finished the Copper Basin in the 2nd place team and finished Iditarod! Her tail was wagging the entire time!


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Team Dogs 4

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. She is a great leader already and has led a portion of the Iditarod in 2018! We expect to see this girl at the start line of a few races this year.

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. He ran 800 miles of the Iditarod last year and was happy the whole way. The future for this guy looks great!

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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!

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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Team Dogs 5 – 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 very daring in the dog yard, running through circles playing chicken with the adults. This girl will make you laugh! She is already running lead with confidence!

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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!

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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 is already leading the yearling team with confidence!

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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!

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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! He is already running lead and reminds us of his sister, cars 1.0, Chevelle!

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RETIRED DOGS

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.

SPONSORED by BRUCE AND KELLI BURTON

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!

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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 12 years old and the couch is where he wants to be!

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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 training them to become the amazing dog that she has been!

SPONSORED BY ERIKA DAVIS

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. She is retired from racing and is now training the young dogs to perform as well as she has!

SPONSORED by CYNDIE HENDRICKSON

KRAKEN

KRAKEN
Male, 58lbs, 11/26/2010
Part of the mythical creatures litter out of Seavey’s Windsor and Mackey’s Chicken. Kraken is now retired, running with the puppies and yearlings. 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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YOUNG GUNS – 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 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!

SPONSORED by PIRIE AND MARIA GALL

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.

SPONSORED by LUETTA TODD BRUTSCHE

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!

JESSA

JESSA
Female, 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! She is a firecracker in lead and we love putting her there with Boron, our biggest dog! Talk about funny.

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YOUNG GUNS – 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 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!

Sponsored by Carol McIntyre and Ray Hander

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! He looks like a rottie and his size makes you nervous to approach but he has the heart of a puppy and melts at your feet for attention. He is the smoothest of the litter and is confidently running in lead!

SPONSORED by DON COULSON and CHERYL MOORE!

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!

SPONSORED by BRUCE AND KELLI BURTON

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 has matured nicely over the summer and is looking forward to her first year of training with the big dogs!

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. When she is on the line, she screams for the first 100 yards out of the yard. This girl is going to be a superstar like her namesake.

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YEARLINGS & PUPPIES

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 puppy and loves to be chased by other dogs. He loves the big dogs and can often been seen trying to make new friends in the dog yard.

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 puppy you have ever come across but when it’s time to run, he is up and ready!

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STIEBER

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 happy in a lap or running circles around you while talking to you. He is very talkative like his dad, Sullivan. He is not afraid to tell the big dogs to back off and also not afraid to get in the middle of things. He is as dynamic and unpredictable as his namesake!

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 going to be a beast of a dog.

BORIS

BORIS

Male, DOB 6/8/2018

Boris is very similar to his brother, Gorbachev, in looks, but their personalities are very different. Boris loves playing with other dogs and can often be founds rolling around the dogs yard, while Gorbachev is hanging out on the deck with the humans. 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:)

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