The Dogs of Hey Moose! Kennel.

These are our teams, each stepping up to a different calling: the race team achieving the highest levels of athleticism in the world; the freight team using their skill and knowledge to support remote expeditions; and the yearlings learning how to camp and travel before testing their skills on the race trail in the coming years.

 

Help Support Us.

Help keep our kennel thriving. It costs about $1,000 per dog per year to maintain the high-level training, nutrition and vet care required of our racing kennel. Make a contribution of your choice via PayPal, or choose a dog to sponsor below. Sponsors will be named & linked here on the Dogs Page. If you have a company logo available, we will happily use that on the Home Page. Pick a favorite dog today & do your part to keep these sleds moving.

 

The Race Team.

These dogs exemplify the highest level of athleticism and heart found anywhere in the world. They have what it takes to thrive on the longest, toughest, darkest trails. They push us to be the best version of ourselves.

 

Solo

Solo is the most determined, excited and hard-working sled dog we know. If you have the pleasure of earning enough of his trust, he may let you rub his belly while he gazes lovingly into your eyes. Solo is an outstanding leader who will do anything for his driver. We can attribute so many of our greatest accomplishments to the heart of this amazing dog.

Solo is sponsored by Edward Hertelendy
»Sponsor Solo for $500 a year.
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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 8
Weight: 55 lbs.
Position: Lead
Bloodlines: King (Coltrane x Brooks)

 

Littlehead

Littlehead was supposed to be named Porkchop, but her head was so small we began calling her Littlehead as a joke. Soon, she began responding to this name and we decided to keep it. She is as wild as a coyote and loves to run FAST. If you don’t put her in lead, she’ll let you know how upset she is by standing out in front of the team at the end of a run until every last dog is put away. She is the hero of Kristin’s 2015 Yukon Quest team and crossed the finish line in lead. Sister of Kabob. Queen and Leader of the free world. 

Littlehead is sponsored by Rick Knight
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Stats:
Yukon Quest Veteran
Age: 7
Weight: 40 lbs.
Position: Lead
Bloodlines: King (Merlot x Clipper)

 

Kabob

Kabob is a tiny little powerhouse who loves to snuggle. She looks you right in the eye and wants to be your best friend. We trust Kabob to get along with everyone, take the puppies on puppy walks, run in lead next to big, mouthy boys and always love her sister more than anyone else. Sister to Littlehead.

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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 7
Weight: 40 lbs.
Position: Lead
Bloodlines: King (Merlot x Clipper)

 

Bullock

Bullock’s nickname is "Friend-Face" because he is a smiley, sweet dog who always has a tail-wag and a face-lick for you. Bullock has the perfect coat, demeanor, size and love of food. He is hands-down one of the most reliable, impressive dogs in the kennel and one of the standouts on every race we've ever run. Brother to Hoss.

»Sponsor Bullock for $250 a year.
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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran

Age: 6
Weight: 65 lbs.
Position: Team
Bloodlines: King/Williams Jr. (T-Bone x Zigzag)

 

Hoss

Hoss is a massive, indispensible member of our team. Since birth, he has been the biggest puppy we’ve ever seen. He was so much bigger than his siblings, we were sure he had been in the womb at least a week longer than everyone else. Hoss is so full of personality. He is extremely smart and has a beautiful coat and an even more beautiful gait. He is an impressively agile dog for his size, and is the all-star wheel dog of the century for this team. 

Hoss is sponsored by the Hertels
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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran

Age: 6
Weight: 80 lbs.
Position: Team
Bloodlines: King/Williams Jr. (T-Bone x Zigzag)

 

Hank

Hank is a standout among the Country Legends litter. Since his very first time in harness, he has been calm, mature and enthusiastic in team.  Just like his dad Solo and his grandpa Coltrane, he grumbles and shakes excitedly at the sight of a harness. Hank's leader potential is off the charts this year and we can't wait to see what he can do! Sibling to Tex, Hank, Buck, Patsy, Loretta and Dolly.

»Sponsor Hank for $250 a year.
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Stats: Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 5
Weight: 55 lbs.
Position: Team/Lead
Bloodlines: King (Solo x Kabob)

 
 

Dolly

Dolly has known what to do in a dogteam since her very first time in harness. A spaz of the highest order, she can do a standing jump straight into your arms, no matter how tall you are. We are beyond impressed with this little cutie. Sibling to Tex, Hank, Buck, Patsy and Loretta.
 



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Stats: Iditarod Veteran
Age: 5
Weight: 45 lbs.
Position: Lead
Bloodlines: King (Solo x Kabob)

Tex

This leggy young gentleman has perfect manners and gets along with everyone. He is calm and respectful, with one of the most beautiful trots we have ever seen. He is his dad Solo’s doppelganger, and when the two of them run side by side, it is a real treat to watch. Tex has been a solid finisher of every race we've ever run. Sibling to Hank, Buck, Patsy, Loretta and Dolly.

Tex is sponsored by Sarah Jewett
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Stats: Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 5
Weight: 50 lbs.
Position: Team/Lead
Bloodlines: King (Solo x Kabob)

 

Patsy

Patsy-watsy is one of the all-time sweetest dogs in history. Just like her mama Kabob, she stares lovingly straight into your eyes. And just like Kabob she, too, is a real spitfire in harness. Patsy is an extremely hard worker who excelled during the 2015 Copper Basin 300 and the 2016 Iditarod. Sibling to Hank, Buck, Loretta, Dolly and Tex.


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Stats: Iditarod Veteran
Age: 5
Weight: 40 lbs.
Position: Team
Bloodlines: King (Solo x Kabob)

 

Loretta

Loretty lives up to her name. She is feisty, beautiful, talented and has a set of pipes on her! This little lady is smooth as honey in harness and takes her job seriously. She has her mother’s sweetness and her father’s intensity. She confidently trotted across the finish line of her first race – the 2015 Copper Basin 300 – in lead! She turned right around to finish the 2015 Yukon Quest with her tail wagging and hasn't slowed down since. She ran the 2016 Yukon Quest and the 2016 Iditarod back to back, in lead the whole way. Sibling to Hank, Tex, Dolly, Patsy and Buck.

Loretta is sponsored by Barry & Murl Pace
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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 5
Weight: 45 lbs.
Position: Lead
Bloodlines: King (Solo x Kabob)

 

Ferlin

Woah. This dog means business. As huge and leggy as he is, Ferlin moves like a boxer and is incredibly light on his feet. While seriously powerful, this dog has a sweet side that can melt even the hardest of hearts. He loves to lean and slide down your legs straight into belly-rub position. And he’s already breaking snaps like his dad Barnum. He has proven to be invaluable in every race we have run, and he's finished them all. Sibling to Jeff King’s Giants litter (Barnum x Clipper).

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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 5
Weight: 65 lbs.
Position: Team
Bloodlines: King (Barnum x Clipper)

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Cutuk

Cutuk has something, and we’re stoked to find out exactly what it is. He’s been a naturally calm, confident presence in the yard since he was a precocious pup. Now he’s a harness-banging, super strong, gorgeous adult running in lead. We're thrilled to see him run the Quest with Kristin this year!
 
Cutuk is sponsored by Marcia Bresson
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Stats:
Age: 4
Weight: 60 lbs.

Position: Lead
Bloodlines: King/Williams Jr. (T-Bone x Zigzag)

 

Abe

Abe has big, trusting eyes and he uses them greatly to his advantage. Already one of the biggest dogs in the yard, Abe happens to also be one of the most perceptive. He loves playing above all else, but when he lunges into the harness, hang on! This dog is scary strong! 

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Stats: 2017 Copper Basin 300 Veteran
Age: 4
Weight: 65 lbs.
Position: Team
Bloodlines: King/Williams Jr. (T-Bone x Zigzag)

 

Piper

Piper is a very special girl. Her red coat and green eyes set her apart from most sled dogs in the world. She is extremely intelligent, perceptive and in-tune with her humans. Piper is an exceptional and enthusiastic leader who will contribute to our team in a big way this year. We had the opportunity to train her dad Basin when he was a yearling, and we're thrilled to have his lines continue here at Hey Moose!

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Stats:
Age: 4
Weight: 55 lbs.

Position: Lead
Bloodlines: Sass (Basin x Celia)

 

Oryx

We are so thrilled about this promising young leader. We bred her parents (our Solo and Ryne Olson's Perm) the day before the 2016 Iditarod start, and Solo and Perm led both of our teams to the finish line. Oryx seems to know what the trail is all about, and we can't wait to see what this girl can do this season. 

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Stats:
Age: 3
Weight: 40 lbs.

Position: Lead
Bloodlines: Pace/Olson (Solo x Perm)

 

In Memoriam.

 

Memorial “Moose” Sponsorship

Moose was the biggest person in our lives in every way. Inside our tiny cabin, he comprised at least a quarter of the viewshed at all times. He was the unavoidable spokesperson to all who visited our kennel. He was the insistent smacker of keyboards when we spent too much time on the computer. The gargantuan surveyor of countertops. The enormous enthusiast of all foods, both dog and human (most especially baking ingredients). He was the lover of all things musical, whether it was Andy’s Saturday morning dogyard operas or the deafening booming of a bass drum during band practice. When we started our kennel in 2011, we were looking for inspiration for our kennel name. We wanted to stand out from other kennels with an attention-grabbing name, but we also wanted it to be something meaningful. We didn’t have to look too far! Moose, our very first sled dog, was the reason we got into this lifestyle in the first place. His absence from our lives is felt keenly every day, but his namesake will live on in every dog, every mile, every race and every accomplishment of Hey Moose! Kennel. To honor Moose, this is our biggest individual dog sponsorship. 
 

*The Memorial Moose Sponsorship was donated by the inspiring, hard-working students of Orion's Belt School of Self Defense.*

»Memorial Moose Sponsorship: $1000 a year.
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Stats:
Age: 8
Origin: Denali National Park Kennel

 

Willa

Willa was a feisty New Mexican mutt who after the briefest of trepidation embraced fully her role as resident schoolmarm. She loved playing with the boys in the yard when she was loose. Her big brown eyes were absolutely heart-melting. 

Stats:
Age: 11
Origin: NM Animal Shelter

 

Maximus

Maximus was the handsomest guy around, period. Kristin took him in when he was a wild dog back in Montana, & though certain of those tendencies lingered, he was the sweetest & most honest dog in the brood. If you had bacon on your person, had been around bacon at any point in the last three days, or were even thinking about bacon, Maximus would be by your side. Our hearts remain full for this guy. 

Stats:
Age: 12
Origin: Montana Res Dog