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Dec 18th 5:44pm • No Comments

LOL!
Wonder if we could do this with our crew??

Freshpet's Holiday Feast

This is what happens when you invite 13 dogs and a cat to the dinner table for a hilarious Holiday feast.

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Dec 18th 10:06am • 4 Comments

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Dec 17th 2:25pm • No Comments

Thank you Redpaw for your support!

Read our latest update here:

Redpaw

"Dear Race Fans,
One down, four to go! Husky Homestead is off and running! Race season began last weekend on our home trail just of south of Denali National Park with the Alpine Creek Excursion (ACE) race. HH teams placed 1st and 4th out of a competitive field of 18 mushers. The awards ceremony dinner was made all that more delicious thanks to the fresh wild California pork that I brought back from my recent vacation there for the Thanksgiving holiday – and so wonderfully prepared by the Alpine crew. Great fun!
Now the rubber hits the road. Well into December, our team is ready to rock & roll. I am signed up for the Kuskokwim 300, a race that I have won an unprecedented nine times. The Kusko is known as Alaska’s Premier Mid-Distance Sled Dog Race. With the Yukon Quest and Iditarod following within the six weeks after the Kusko 300, there will be no time for goofing around. The team has an unprecedented 2,000 miles of training logged to date. And another 1,000 expected by the first of the year. The low snow conditions around the state have been worrisome, but have in no way impacted our training negatively. Snow is forecast throughout the interior of Alaska over the next 10 days, and we will proceed with optimism that race organizations will have plenty of the fluffy white stuff to provide safe trails to racers and their teams.
W really can’t say enough about the dogs’ performance and condition on Redpaw PowerEdge 32K. It is the core of the diet, easy to feed, calorie dense, and highly palatable. In 35 years of racing sled dogs in Alaska, I have never fed a better dry dog food. Congratulations Redpaw – your dog food truly is dog food for canine fitness. Husky Homestead thanks you for your support!
Husky Homestead Tours and Jeff King

Dec 17th 9:42am • 3 Comments

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Dec 16th 12:38pm • No Comments

WOW!!! Jeff's sled has SOLD as part of the IditaRider Ultimate Experience package!

Click this link to find out what makes this Ultimate Experience so ultimate!
http://www.iditarodauction.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&auction_uid1=3657159

Congratulations to the winner! We look forward to meeting you in March!!

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Bid! Win! IditaRider Breaking News! Jeff King has an IditaRider! That's right! Jeff's sled ride has sold along with the IditaRider Ultimate Experience package. The luck rider and guest will be headed to Rainy Pass, too, as a part of the package! Congratulations to the winning rider and thanks to the bidder. What an incredible adventure this will be! Remember, fans, you, too, can Bid! Win! and RIDE! http://www.iditarodauction.com/Home.taf

Dec 16th 8:57am • 2 Comments

We are excited to head back to the Denali Highway with the team today! :)

We are not very excited that it was 40* when we woke up this morning, and our low snow level continues to shrink... :(

Please send snow!!!

Dec 15th 1:38pm • 4 Comments

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Dec 15th 11:09am • No Comments

Want to go for a ride??

This video is Matt Hayashida's team from the 2011 Iditarod Trail Committee - the year that Jeff "retired" and Matt leased some of Jeff's youngsters.

Don't forget! You can get your own ride during the Iditarod Auction! http://www.iditarodauction.com/ Bid, Win, Ride! :)

Wonder what it would be like to be an IditaRider and ride in a musher's sled at the start of the Iditarod? Listen to the sound of the runners and imagine yourself along for the ride... Visit the auction site and go from imagining to reality. There is a seat for you. You just need to start bidding because you can "Bid! Win! Ride!" http://www.iditarodauction.com/

Dec 12th 9:53am • 1 Comment

haha!

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This dog is a GENIUS! Deserves some Ruby Snacks! Happy #Thursday! #Alaska #dogs #GSD #rubysnacks

Dec 11th 3:55pm • No Comments

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A Denali Destination

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Jeff King

Jeff King is often recognized as the “Winningest Musher in the World.” He holds four championship titles for the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006. Jeff took first place in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest in 1989 in addition to earning twenty-four other first-place titles in races across Alaska and other parts of North America. Jeff was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2006, at age 50, he became the oldest musher to win the Iditarod. Jeff King has twice received the prestigious Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award for exemplary care of his dog team. He has logged more than 150,000 miles on a dogsled over the past thirty-five years.

Jeff King has captured worldwide media attention for decades. Associated Press, BBC, CBC, ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” ESPN, CNN, Discovery Channel, National Public Radio and Mushing Magazine have regularly featured Jeff in race coverage of the Iditarod and international news reports. From his scientific methods of feeding and training dogs, to his calculating trail strategies and innovative sled designs, Jeff has been the one to watch, year after year.

“For years, the inventive King has cut his own mushing path with notable success…he has trained his dogs by having them swim during the summer to build stamina, he’s tinkered endlessly with nutrition…” says the Anchorage Daily News. Lee Larsen, president of the Iditarod Trail Committee, calls King a “champion in many, many ways.”

Jeff moved to Alaska in 1975 in search of adventure. He quickly became interested in dog sledding and Alaskan huskies, devoting all his spare time and money to building his own team, while developing a construction business. He began racing in 1980. His competitive nature and athleticism had found a new outlet, and Jeff set his sights ever higher, entering his first Iditarod just one year later. In 1992 he decided to devote his full time and energy to training and racing, setting aside his construction business. He won his first Iditarod the following season.

Jeff enjoys living just outside of Alaska’s Denali National Park and sharing his life with his sled dogs. In the summer months, Husky Homestead welcomes visitors from around the world to watch his sled dogs in action, hear stories of adventure, learn about Alaskan Huskies, the tradition of dog mushing and the life and spirit of Alaska, the last frontier.

A natural-born storyteller, Jeff shares a lifetime of adventure stories in public speaking engagements and in his book Cold Hands Warm Heart. Since the release of his first collection of stories, fans have been begging for “More!” In the fall of 2011, Jeff produced a newly expanded edition with additional stories and photographs and a deeper look into a life well-lived.

"Loved the Husky Homestead Tour! So informative and staff was awesome! Puppies, of course, were adorable." - L. Middete – Ft. Wayne, IN

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