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.

 

Iron

Iron is an exceptional, accomplished dog with a strong head on his shoulders, a crazy desire to run and a loving disposition. If you walk by him without harnessing him up, you will get a stare-down that chills you to the core. Once he’s in team, this otherwise playful and sweet guy is all business. 
 

*Iron is sponsored by Marianne Peters.*

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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 6
Weight: 60 lbs. 
Position: Team
Bloodlines: Sass (Silver x Chicken)
 

Ox

Ox is one of the most reliable dogs on our whole team. He has finished every race we've ever run, always with his brother Iron by his side. Ox's favorite thing is to try to enter your soul through your mouth.

*Ox is sponsored by Nova Cunningham.*


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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 6
Weight: 60 lbs. 
Position: Lead/Team
Bloodlines: Sass (Silver x Chicken)
 

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.


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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 7
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 T-Bone and Kabob. Queen and Leader of the free world. 

*Littlehead is sponsored by Rick, Heidi, Macey and Will Knight.*


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Stats:
Yukon Quest Veteran
Age: 6
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 and T-Bone.

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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 6
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 and Trixie.

*Bullock is sponsored by Susan Carlson.*

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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 5
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 Pete and Deb Nash.*

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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran   
Age: 5
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, Kitty and Dolly.

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Stats: Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 4
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, Loretta and Kitty.
 

*Dolly is sponsored by Amy Holman.*

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Stats: Iditarod Veteran
Age: 4
Weight: 45 lbs. 
Position: Team/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, Kitty and Dolly.

*Tex is sponsored by Karen Czarnecki.*


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Stats: Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 4
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, Kitty, Dolly and Tex.


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Stats: Iditarod Veteran
Age: 4
Weight: 40 lbs. 
Position: Team
Bloodlines: King (Solo x Kabob)
 

Buck

Buck has an old soul for such a young dog. He is the perfect mix between Solo (his dad) and T-Bone (his uncle). In other words, this is a dreamy dog! His sweetness combined with his absolute hate of stopping (his high-pitched bark is the first thing to be heard when a run hasn’t been long enough) make him an invaluable team member. Buck has finished every race he's ever run, including his first thousand-mile race as a yearling! Sibling to Hank, Tex, Loretta, Kitty, Dolly and Tex.

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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 4
Weight: 50 lbs. 
Position: Lead
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, Kitty, Dolly, Patsy and Buck.

*Loretta is sponsored by Barry and Murl Pace.*

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Stats:
Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 4
Weight: 45 lbs. 
Position: Lead
Bloodlines: King (Solo x Kabob)
 

Lefty

Lefty is a powerhouse of a dog who definitely takes after his parents. This big guy is an out-of-control wild child and a super intelligent well-behaved pup all at once. He is unbelievably light on his feet for his size and he is a super vocal cheerleader. Sibling to Jeff King’s Musical Instruments litter.
 

*Lefty is sponsored by Marcia Bresson,*


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Stats: Yukon Quest, Iditarod Veteran
Age: 4
Weight: 60 lbs. 
Position: Team
Bloodlines: King (Guilder x Skeeter)
 

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: 4
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 Kevin Kimura and Mel Hall.*

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Stats:
Age: 3
Weight: 60 lbs.
Position: Team/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! 

*Abe is sponsored by Dre Langefeld.*

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Stats: 2017 Copper Basin 300 Veteran
Age: 3
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!

*Piper is sponsored by Sylvia Oliver.*

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Stats:
Age: 3
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. 

*Oryx is sponsored by The Wabi Sabi Knitters.*

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Stats:
Age: 2
Weight: 40 lbs.
Position: Team/Lead
Bloodlines: Pace/Olson (Solo x Perm)
 

Olaus

Named after famed mountain man Olaus Murie, Olaus definitely lives up to his namesake. This cool, calm and collected boy is a steady and fearless explorer. He loves his sister Boone more than anyone else on earth, and the two are inseparable. Olaus is sure to be a solid asset on the A team this year.

 

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Stats: 2017 Copper Basin 300 Veteran
Age: 2
Weight: 50 lbs.
Position: Team
Bloodlines: Sass (Tastey x Wyatt)
 

Boone

Boone is both the calm center of the universe and the eye of the storm in the dogyard. She loves to play with her brother Olaus (they are inseparable) and is a calm and solid leader. Boone ran the Copper Basin 300 last year and we are excited for her to step up and run with the A team this year.

*Boone is sponsored by Caitlin and Christine Upton.*

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Stats: 2017 Copper Basin 300 Veteran
Age: 2
Weight: 50 lbs.
Position: Team/Lead
Bloodlines: Sass (Tastey x Wyatt)
 
 

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