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Burglar... doesn't everyone like nap time?? :)

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Jul 23rd 8:16pm • 5 Comments

Our thoughts our with our friend DeeDee and her family....

Mother of Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe dies after battle with cancer

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Jul 23rd 2:27pm • 10 Comments

Monroe, Cutie and Clementine! Hanging out in the cache on an evening tour! :)

Jul 22nd 12:00pm • 6 Comments

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED for our "name the puppy" project!

Thank you SO much for the great response! It has been very fun seeing the names that you have come up with! :D

We will do some compiling and let you know what this little girl has been named!

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We need your help! This little puppy needs a name! :D

If you've visited us in the past week, you may have met this little girl - a litter of one! She was born to Momma "Greystone" on June 7, 2015 and is joining us from the kennel of Paul Gebhardt. It was Paul's idea to have YOU help with naming... so please comment your ideas below.

The most "likes" will win! :D

** We will combine "likes" for names that are repeated... make sure to scroll through the comments and "like" them, too! :)

We'll keep this going until Friday, July 10th at 9am AKST - and let you know the winning name!

Jul 10th 11:10am • 10 Comments

We need your help! This little puppy needs a name! :D

If you've visited us in the past week, you may have met this little girl - a litter of one! She was born to Momma "Greystone" on June 7, 2015 and is joining us from the kennel of Paul Gebhardt. It was Paul's idea to have YOU help with naming... so please comment your ideas below.

The most "likes" will win! :D

** We will combine "likes" for names that are repeated... make sure to scroll through the comments and "like" them, too! :)

We'll keep this going until Friday, July 10th at 9am AKST - and let you know the winning name!

Jul 6th 2:31pm • 25 Comments

Happy 4th of July from everyone at Husky Homestead!!
Don't forget to keep your pets safe.... 😉🇺🇸

Jul 4th 1:33pm • No Comments

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It's Wednesday Redpaw Fans! We have a great update from Jeff King and the gang. Read below to see what they are up to this Summer :)

With the passing of the Summer Solstice, and Iditarod 2016 sign-ups today…. everyone here at Husky Homestead feels the tug of an impending fall season approaching. The fireweed has begun blooming, the dogs are being trained daily and exercise schedules are being formulated. We do love our summer and all that it brings… but bring on the winter!

The Iditarod Volunteer Picnic and Sign ups are held at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla. It is a huge event with dozens of mushers and hundreds of volunteers expected. This year the picnic will be tempered with the sadness that follows weeks of loss due to a wildland fire that has taken the homes of several long-time Iditarod mushers. I am taking my Bobcat skid steer to the affected area for volunteer clean up for those in need, and those ready to start rebuilding.

I am proud to announce the marriage of my daughter Tessa king to Clint Taggart! A wonderful ceremony and celebration was had here in Denali this past weekend with 'Redpaw' dogs from Husky Homestead whisking the bride and groom away for a musher/dog lover send-off to start their new life together! The dogs looked pretty sharp with their red bandannas on… if only we had some of those awesome Redpaw capes we’ve seen other teams sporting! Check out the fun video of the take-off… and yes, I was the one who made that giant cake for the top.

Cheers,
Jeff

Jul 1st 9:21am • 2 Comments

Our fearless leader is at the Iditarod Trail Committee today - signing up for the 2016 race!! :D

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The King is back!

Jun 27th 3:03pm • 13 Comments

"Houston, we have lift off."

Bailey gets some big air during hook up!

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Jun 24th 9:14am • 25 Comments

So... the dogs of Husky Homestead Tours were recently featured on the Facebook page of The Alaska Life!

One of Jeff's daughters got married here in Denali this past weekend, and the dogs got to take part in it too!

The crew of Husky Homestead (dogs included!) wish the newlyweds all the best as they embark on their life together! <3

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How newlyweds exit Alaska style!

Jun 22nd 3:55pm • 16 Comments

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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.

"We visited Husky Homestead and it was the highlight of our trip. Holding the puppies and watching them play was fantastic!" - Bob & Mary Adams – Plattsburgh, NY

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