Sled dogs and humans have coexisted for many years. There is evidence of this mutually beneficial relationship dating back as far as 4000 years in regions within North America and Siberia. Some anthropologists say that human habitation and survival in the arctic would not have been possible without sled dogs. This may well be true when one considers the story of Balto where a wolf-cross (we like to think it was a huskyJ) risked his life to travel over treacherous landscapes in incredibly challenging conditions carrying the cure to an epidemic that had attacked the inhabitants of a little town in Alaska called Nome.
Today, vaccinations are common place and the technology of ski-mobiles makes habitation of the lands of ice and snow far less challenging. What hasn’t changed over the years however is the relationship between man and his dog and the dog’s unrelenting need to run. That’s what these dogs were born to do. It’s quite simply in their blood. At Howling Huskies we understand this desire. We have built it into our lives. We gather every Sunday morning during the winter at sunrise, hook up our dogs and mush!
Unlike Balto, who did it for the town of Nome, we do it for the dogs...