The Making of an Honest Sled Dog


Dog team

In the world of dog mushing, there are different phrases.

Heading into the woods

The one which holds the highest regard is an Honest Dog.

Coming out of the woods

An Honest Dog is one who gives his all. 

Sherry 'Woodswoman'
2/9/2010 11:40:16 AM

Thanks to each of you for your kind and caring comments. We have loved having northern breed dogs (Alaskans and Siberians) over the years. It's such a delight to watch them morph into their ancestral ways. They love being part of a big canine family ~ and work and play together with glee. Cindy ~ I love your observation of the human factor. Very true indeed. Thanks again ~ more stories are coming your way.

Mountain Woman
2/7/2010 6:52:17 AM

I love your dogs. Really beautiful and to see them working in their element was wonderful. I have 7 dogs and although they aren't sled dogs, I understand what you mean by honest. Thanks for sharing the wonder of your world with us.

Oz Girl
2/5/2010 10:05:30 AM

What beautiful sled dogs you have... your pictures conveyed the joy felt by dog and human alike. I can't imagine how stirring and satisfying it must be to glide through the woods like that, with such devoted and committed dogs, who, at the same time as being "Honest Dogs", are simply enjoying the moment!

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