Meet The Dogs

Alaskan Huskies are a “hybrid racing mutt.” They got their start in Alaska in the early 1900s during the Alaskan Gold Rush. Prospectors and pioneers brought pet dogs to Alaska to serve as sled dogs. Once here, they bred these pet dogs with huskies from Siberia, as well as with the native sled dogs already in Alaska. Since Alaskan Huskies have never been bred for appearances, they come in a variety of colors, and have a multitude of markings, ear shapes and eye colors. They have only been bred for performance — making them the very best racing sled dog in the world.





The Main Race Team

In addition to running tours, the dogs of Black Spruce Dog Sledding compete in the annual 1,000 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Join our team by sponsoring one of these professional canine athletes. Each dog can have up to 2 sponsors.

Whoop-Whoop! These dogs are fully sponsored for the 20-21 season

The Yearling Squad

Yearlings are dogs between one and two years old. They aren’t puppies anymore, but they aren’t quite ready for a competitive Iditarod run either. The best yearlings will compete in mid-distance races (200 to 400 miles), and join The Main Race Team next year. Each Yearling can have up to 2 sponsors.

The Puppies

Sled runs during a pup’s first winter are kept short and easy, with lots of stops for petting, treats and an emphasis on having fun! Sponsor a Puppy now, and watch them grow into a mature Iditarod racer! Each Puppy can have up to 2 sponsors.

The “Extras”

Every kennel has ’em! Some of our “extra” dogs are old Iditarod veterans, some are fine sled dogs but not quite good enough to make our racing teams, and others have never worked a day in their lives! Some of these dogs may be eligible for adoption. Find out more here >>>