Dubbed the “Tasmanian Devil” for his need chew his houses into scrap lumber – Colonel is an incredibly enthusiastic wheel dog that is loved for both his heart and his ability to be a dork.
Big, goofy and loveable, this will be Charles’ second trip to Nome. He’s an exceptionally hard worker that won’t stop pulling until he gets to the burled arch!
Dublin is one of the two dogs that will represent the “irish” litter in this year’s race. His work ethic is unmatched.
Described by Jeff as “perfect” in wheel and great in lead, Shannon is also known as the best cuddler in kennel. A seasoned veteran of other races, this will be her rookie Iditarod run.
Ross is the sole member of the “Friends” litter to make Jeff’s team this year. Always happy, and a handler favorite, this guy was another star from last year’s Iditarod puppy team.
“Grrrrr”… he means it lovingly of course. He’s the most observant one on the team, and brother to fellow “University” littermate Berkeley. He’ll be sure to spend a lot of time leading the team.
Alamo has been an all-star this winter with great runs in the Kusko and also down in Wyoming. He’s sure to impress on this year’s Iditarod team.
Although she looks all business, when not on the trail Dollar is actually a bit of a silly girl – making her one of Dave’s favorites! She ran the Kusko and the Stage Stop this year.
Just like the beer “My Goodness, My Guiness”. Nuff said. (And she’s a girl!)
Just like the character in Jeff’s favorite movie, “Top Gun”, Maverick is the man. He feels the need, the need – for speed!
Solomon is the biggest dog in the team and loved by everyone. He just likes to EAT – anything that’s put in front of him, oh – he likes to run too.
Bronte is our cheerleader! She’s a happy girl who is always barking – before, during and after a run.
Jeff has described Berkeley as a dog on cat-nip! Now a seasoned leader, she will be a great addition to this year’s team.
Call is a wild man! He loves attention and isn’t shy about anything – Jeff was very impressed with his rookie run in 2007.
Deets sat out the 2007 race due to an injury, but he will be a great addition to this year’s team. Look for him barreling down the trail with his brother Call. (They’re both part of the “Lonesome Dove” litter.)
Not one that likes to go slow, Klarney will scream at you (literally) when the speed is not fast enough for her. She was the MVP of last year’s Iditarod puppy team. JJ will be glad she made the cut for Jeff’s team this year.
Very smooth in harness, Teddy is another team cheerleader – always screaming to go!
Sussex was on this year’s Kuskokwim 300 team – so you know that when the going gets tough, Sussex gets going. He is a brother to teammate Charles.
Dickens is from the “great authors” litter and pure sweetness. Jeff even has a special call for her – if you hear it, you’ll know…
Long-legged and handsome, he is brother to Top Gun littermate Maverick. Put the two of these guys together and you’ve got yourself a husky version of “Team Shake N’ Bake”!!!