Posted in January 2012

Jack

Jack

Jack, and his brother Sawyer, are very closely related to Aklaq and Nuna. The musher that we got Jack and Sawyer from was the same guy that gave us Aklaq and Nuna. This musher had his dogs out on an uninhabited island and that summer there were 2 litters. One litter was from Aklaq and … Continue reading

Sawyer

Sawyer

Sawyer and his brother Jack are our youngest dogs – they are just over 1 year. These dogs were born on a small, uninhabited island. The musher that we got them from keeps his dogs on this island to roam free during the summer months. Due to their unique island beginning, Sawyer and Jack were … Continue reading

Najak

Najak

Najak (pronounced: Nye-ya) is our youngest female. She is the sister of Spike and Gizmo. Her name means “sister of brother” in Inuktitut. Najak is our second fastest dog, although some days she can outrun Sakku. Najak has a very sweet personality, although she can be quite fiesty with our other females. She is always … Continue reading

Gizmo

Gizmo

Gizmo was named after the protagonist in the Gremlins movie. He and his brother, Spike, were always at odds with each other as puppies. He is large in size (especially his head), but not nearly as large as his brother. Gizmo is an extremely “bendy” dog and he can contort his body into ridiculous poses. … Continue reading

Spike

Spike

Spike is by far our largest dog, weighing in at 110 lbs. We call him our gentle giant. When he was little he would always charge at us and at the last second jump up, turn his body perpendicular to us and give us a body check before landing at our feet for a pet. … Continue reading

Sakku

Sakku

Sakku is an Inuktitut word meaning “bullet”. We called our fourth dog this because she is such a fast runner – fast like a bullet. Sakku is our smallest dog and she is Yogi’s sister. Like her brother, she is an extremely high energy dog. This energy is amazing for pulling the sled. She will … Continue reading

Yogi

Yogi

Yogi is our boss dog. He fell into this position by virtue of being the only male. As we added new puppies  to the team, they learned to stay out of Yogi’s way! Even though all the male puppies have grown substantially larger than him, he has still managed to maintain the top position. The … Continue reading

Nunamit

Nunamit

Nunamit (pronounced: Noo-nah-me), which means “from the land” in Inuktitut was our first dog, along with her sister, Aklaq. When we saw her at 6 weeks, she was tiny. She had an identical colouring to her sister, except that the markings above her eyes were a little more obvious and her head shape is a … Continue reading

Aklaq

Aklaq

Aklaq, which means “black bear” in Inuktitut, was one of our first dogs. We got her from a sled dog owner in our community who said that we could take any of the females. We first saw her when she was 6 weeks old and thought she was the cutest little thing. She had a … Continue reading