Snowy Plains sled dogs are mostly Alaskan huskies, sometimes described as a mutt, highly bred for running and pulling. Several Snowy Plains dogs are a mix of Alaskan husky and Siberian husky and are descended from Jim and Jackie Winkowski’s first sled dog, Ryza, a purebred silver and white Siberian born in 1993. Some of their dogs have run the Midnight Run, Jack Pine 30, Tahquamenon, and other Upper Peninsula of Michigan sled dog races. The dogs have ancestors that have competed in the Iditarod, UP200, and other distance events. Snowy Plains sled dogs are sweet, affectionate and gentle. Each has a unique personality.
Snowy Plains’ dogs are housed in spacious pens with plenty of room for exercise and play. Those that enjoy company have a compatible roommate. The dogs are regarded as family members, living out their natural lives at the kennel. The dogs range in age from one to fourteen. The retired dogs have special housing in a comfortable multiplex retirement cabin.
The dogs of Snowy Plains have inspired Jackie Winkowski to write numerous stories over the years and more recently a series of Sled Dog Picture Books.
More information on the Alaskan husky breed can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_Husky
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