Yukon Sled Dogs – Tenacity and Focus

Yukon Sled Dogs – Tenacity and Focus

 

Head up to Yukon, Canada (The Yukon or The North) in autumn and you will be blessed with landscapes in two primary colours (blue and yellow) in every direction, even if it is raining. Bright azure skies and golden fall foliage are showing off their best on a stage of unspoiled beauty, mountains, fens, mosses and mooses.

You will be even more blessed if you are lucky enough to spend some time with the Yukon sled dogs that the far northern hemisphere is known for. For a location near Whitehorse, Yukon to get your own fresh licks of love, try Muktuk Adventures . They offer the northern dog sled experience, hearty meals and more paw shakes than you can handle in one visit. Four times 120 and counting!

Trained to run at the front of the sled, these dogs know tenacity and strength, focus and drive. And they also know love. But running straight is not instinctive to a species that makes chase to forest critters crossing their path at any and every opportunity. Squirrel intersection ahead! So training is intense, just like the dog breed. The dog yard zooms from zero to one hundred in the blink of a tail swish. They are all about energy, captured and released.

Be warned, if you live with husky dogs for a few days there will be licks and there will be hair. Lots of it, on your coat, on your socks and in your mouth, from time to time. It is all about spreading the love around!

For more on man’s best friend, dogs, see also:

Pet Therapy – The Last of a Long LIne

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Dog Daze

Winter Creeps Up On Dogs Too

 

northern Canada dog
Yukon Sled Dog ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

northern Canada dog
The Dog Yard, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada                                                          ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

 

northern Canada dog
Yukon Sled Dog                                                                                                         ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

northern Canada dog
Yukon Sled Dog                                                                                                          ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

northern Canada dog
Yukon Sled Dog  Eight Week Old Puppy                                                                    ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

northern Canada dog
Yukon Sled Dog Puppy and Friends                                                                          ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

 

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