The main leader in Dallas’ team, and father to most of the young dogs in the kennel. He will most likely spend the first several hundred miles in swing or team position. This will keep him fresh, as Dallas will be counting on him to take over the lead when the runs get longer and the rests get shorter. As an experienced race leader, Diesel knows where Nome is and can be counted on to set a fast pace and keep the team moving. His pups are consistently big, happy, and inherit his unique "rolly skin" and soft coat.[close]
The sister and sidekick to Dallas' main lead dog Diesel. Sable is little dog with long legs, kinda giving her the appearance of a monster truck. This gives her the ability to travel quickly through deep snow that a dog with shorter legs would have trouble running through. She loves to lead, and is fast. While most dogs prefer to share the leading responsibilities by running in double lead, fiery little Sable prefers to run in single lead.[close]
A finishing leader. He is the another very experienced lead dog in the team. Beatle’s father is the famous Zorro from Lance Mackey’s kennel. Beatle is fluffy, happy, and always smiling. He has this amazing ability to minimize dismal trail conditions. Breaking trail…NO PROBLEM. 50 below…GREAT! Gail force winds…I WANNA GO![close]
Blazer looks identical to his dad, 2004 Iditarod Champion Colonel who passed away last year. Colonel ran 8 Iditarod's, countless mid distance races, and is the only dog from the Seavey kennels to have finished every single race he ever started. Blazer inherited his dad's legendary long back and smooth trot. He cruises down the trail efficiently and effortlessly. He stands out at one of the top young dogs racing with us this year.[close]
As a young 2 year-old, Paxson won a very competitive Jr. Iditarod in lead. This dog is big, powerful, and seems to be the perfect sled dog. He picked leading right away, and now is emerging as one of the strongest athletes and lead dogs in the team. Even considering his Jr. Iditarod victory and considerable talent, Dallas chose to wait to race Paxson in the Iditarod until this year. The large powerful dogs like Paxson tend to mature later than the small to medium sized dogs their same age. So now that Paxson is fully grown, watch out! This dog is a monster.[close]
Generally found running in lead or swing with his brother Paxson, Fox is the smaller member of this dynamic duo. He is still developing his confidence, so usually ends up playing the side kick roll next to his brother. This will be his first winter training with the A-team, and he is definitely showing signs of greatness. The goal this winter is to set Fox up to succeed, building his confidence, and developing him physically and mentally. This dog has got the speed and drive to really make a difference in the front end of our team this year.[close]
Sierra's litter mate Taurus won the Iditarod this year with Dallas' dad Mitch, and was honored with the yellow roses at the finish line. Sierra seems to have the same attitude and drive that her brother has only in a smaller package. She is so sweet at home in the yard, that you would never guess what a hard core dog she is. It is obvious that she loves her job.While most sled dogs bark excitedly during the hook-up and every time you stop, they are generally quiet while running. Sierra, on the other hand, is so exuberant and vocal that she often starts barking spontaneously while running down the trail.[close]
This is dog that we bought from another kennel. He was for sale because of his high-strung, skittish personality that mushers call a "spook". He's a nice looking dog who is showing potential as leader, and is one of my favorites. After training with the team last year, and experiencing the security that comes from strong leadership, he has started to relax and show his more affectionate, playful side.[close]
Hombre is the son of the 2012 Iditarod Golden Harness award winner Guiness. His unique fuzzy coat gives him the appearance of a very old dog. His entire life, he’s insisted on sleeping outside of his dog house on the ice, causing him to be all frosted up on cold mornings. Hombre comes from an exceptionally talented litter, and though he’s the least impressive looking of the bunch, he’s proven that he may just be the most talented. He finished last year’s Iditarod with me as a two year old. We have never worked with a dog with this much raw talent and athletic ability. It's very likely that he will become the number one dog in our team within a few years.[close]
Runs next to his brother Blazer most of the time. Tux has proven himself as a talented leader. He’s a little bit taller and lankier than his brother, and is an exceptional athlete who hasn’t missed a beat all year. His flashy “tuxedo” markings have made him the poster boy for our Alaska Sled Dog Tours tour business.
Tux is sponsored by Michael Cook and Clair Fitzpatrick.
This little female swing dog is the top athlete from her age group in our kennel. That's a huge accomplishment considering it's the most talented group of dogs we've ever worked with. Named after a village outside of Nome, Candle’s got one of the sweetest personalities in the yard. She has a small, sleek build and an unusually long stride. Candle works hard, travels along the trail effortlessly, and is the happiest dog in the team during the long runs and short breaks. She's always got that super alert look on her face reminding me of a little fox. She finished last year’s Iditarod in fourth place on her rookie year![close]
This guy is so laid back; a total couch potato. He spends his days off draped comfortably over his dog house, or often times sitting slumped with his back against his house, his rump on the ground and his back legs stretch strait in front of him. Schooner is long. Long back, long legs, and best of all, a long trot. He’s one of the larger dogs on the team, and spends most of his run ambling along in wheel. His role in the team is to provide much of the horse…I mean dog power to get Dallas up and over the Alaska range.[close]
"That dog is insane!" is the common refrain after someone has mushed Glitter for a few hundred miles. The first daughter of our kennel matriarch and Iditarod Champion lead dog Guiness, Glitter seems to be following in her mother's paw prints. She has almost identical coloring and markings of her mother, and seems to have her spirit as well. Glitter drives hard 100% of the time, loves to lead, and never seems to tire. She is small, but it doesn't seem to matter. After an especially difficult or long run, when the other dogs are mellow and calm, Glitter and her excess energy can't help but start causing mischief.[close]
Hero is a beautiful dog and has that classic Hollywood Husky look. He is the biggest dog on the team, spends a lot of time in wheel, but despite his large size, is a surprisingly fast and willing lead dog. He's a hard working, good looking dog who's friendliness and personality has made him a favorite. If he makes the team, Hero will be a rookie in this year's race, but since he was conceived at the starting line of the 2010 Iditarod, he almost qualifies as an Iditarod finisher![close]
Photo Credit: Angie Lason Photography