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Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

Post by dash » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:02 pm

Here's a video we made of our guys doing command training on bikes and a bit of chill time in the park. We only run short distances on concrete and have special permission from the Police to run on pavememts - so maybe don't try this at home!!!!!


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Post by blufawn » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:06 pm

lol, love the music and the titles and credits :)
Cringe on the concrete running though...poor paws, def dont try this at home.
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:11 pm

Great video :)
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Post by wolfwannabe » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:50 pm

Love the video, they all look so happy :)
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Post by AZDehlin » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:33 pm

Thanks for sharing! Look forward to hearing more about

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Post by AngieH » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:31 am

This is adorable! :lol:
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Post by Blustag » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:35 pm

Very good film :D

what about traffic??? dont you meet cars out on the road?

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Post by martinbernstein » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:50 pm

*Like* button.
What kind of sibes are these? Are they from show dog lines or racing lines?
What kind of cart do you use? Thanks for sharing!

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Post by MIKA » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:20 pm

A very nice video !!! :)
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Post by dash » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:57 am

Blustag wrote:what about traffic??? dont you meet cars out on the road?
We run at silly times so traffic isnt a problem.
martinbernstein wrote:What kind of sibes are these? Are they from show dog lines or racing lines?
We have 6 dogs of which:-
Dashka lead dog is a tamaskan not the fastest, but 99.9% reliable unless theres a rabbit on course!!
Mckinnley and Nanuk sibes with seppalla and zeros running lines
Willow sibe with show lines, but only wants to run and is our most competitive runner
Minx tamaskan/ husky cross - fastest runner of the pack
Koda - sibe, non kc pet, but mental dog and great little runner.
martinbernstein wrote:What kind of cart do you use?
we run on bikes, scooters and rig. By far the rig with the whole team is the best of the lot. Not too keen on scooters, they are heavy and slow the team down, but safer way to start.
We don't use ATV's or carts as it's not a sit on look at the scenery ride.
I'll put a video on of the team running the rig, they are pegging it. We do a time trial lap for customers and at present the record is 1min 41, which is a mile. We think they're working pace is about 17 miles an hr

Our pack works as we train people to ride them themselves and we can give a super charged ride or a steady, reliable run depending on the customer.
We have a tipi by the river for overnight stays so the rides are smaller and more about the experience and time with the team. We cook a mushers meal over the campfire and add bushcraft skills to the package.

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Post by Katlin » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:36 pm

I love the music, soo funny when they are trotting (26 seconds) hehe. I'd love to try this!

What kind of bushcraft skills do you teach?
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Post by dash » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:37 am

Bushcraft is pretty basic due to health and safety. Fire lighting techniques (people love the flint!!) wood chopping, navigation by stars, basic shelter making.
We do a demo of rabbit skinning, (the dogs get this after), but do teach fish gutting, preparation and then cooking over the campfire.

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Post by TerriHolt » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:57 am

dash wrote:Bushcraft is pretty basic due to health and safety. Fire lighting techniques (people love the flint!!) wood chopping, navigation by stars, basic shelter making.
We do a demo of rabbit skinning, (the dogs get this after), but do teach fish gutting, preparation and then cooking over the campfire.
ha, if i was left to fend for my self (killing stuff)), i'd need someone like you with me so i could not look while they kill the bunny, prep the meat and wrapped it in tesco packaging for fresh meat :oops: . i'm sure shrubbery tastes good :D

navigation by stars sounds pretty neat tho :P
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Post by AZDehlin » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:48 pm

dash wrote:Bushcraft is pretty basic due to health and safety. Fire lighting techniques (people love the flint!!) wood chopping, navigation by stars, basic shelter making.
We do a demo of rabbit skinning, (the dogs get this after), but do teach fish gutting, preparation and then cooking over the campfire.
Cool, I have a minor in outdoor recreation... I found that the kids I have taught basic bushcraft like the flint the best too. Do you teach the Bow Drill at all? With navigation do you teach compass and map?

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Post by dash » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:58 pm

I have to confess that I don't actually skin the rabbit, we get a man in from the local estate that does this for us!! I do gut and fillet fish and we teach people to do this, however I'm not very good at catching them!!!
Navigating using stars is all about locating the North Star. You have to find the plough first and then look right and you should see it. We teach people by showing them the Alaskan flag, which is the plough (big dipper in America) and the North Star and is a nice link back to the dogs.

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Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

Post by dash » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:04 pm

We don't use a bow saw, just the flint and various kindling collecting.

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Post by AZDehlin » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:56 am

dash wrote:I have to confess that I don't actually skin the rabbit, we get a man in from the local estate that does this for us!! I do gut and fillet fish and we teach people to do this, however I'm not very good at catching them!!!
Navigating using stars is all about locating the North Star. You have to find the plough first and then look right and you should see it. We teach people by showing them the Alaskan flag, which is the plough (big dipper in America) and the North Star and is a nice link back to the dogs.
I wouldn't be skinning a rabbit either... nor a fish... I am not against it but if I do not eat it I do not kill it, I am also a vegetarian though.

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Post by EskyTheHusky » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:50 am

Such a well made video :)
Loves it.
Sounds like you provide a really cool service, the dogs must love it too!

Do you compete in races as well?
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Post by Czertice » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:13 am

Cool video, the dogs can be very fast!
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Post by dash » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:03 am

We don't race because there are some funny rules in this country for competing. The whole team could'nt race because I essentially have 2 mixed sled breeds and they are not allowed to compete, except in open classes and there is hardly any of those races throughout the year.
In order for Dash and Minx to race I'd have to have special permission and they must be spayed. To spay the lead dog in a primarily all bitch team would be very detrimental to her and place her in a vulnerable position - so that's why were not into it.
I think every dog that can run should be given the chance, but there are some funny people out there!!!

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Post by EskyTheHusky » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:59 am

Oh that's so silly!
You can't race them because they are mixed breeds?
Do they let people race with Alaskan Huskies and Eurohounds ?
What country are you in that has these rules?
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Post by dash » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:50 pm

I'm in the UK, which does suffer from some breed snobbery. Alaskans and Eurohounds can only do open races, which are few and far between.
There is also a rule that any KC registered Sibe that has zero's bloodlines in their 5 generation pedigree are also banned from competing and yes we have one of those!!
And I agree very silly and not at all good for the sport.

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Post by EskyTheHusky » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:59 am

:/ Breedist and bloodline-ist :(
So unfair!
The hardcore racers here have bought in racing lines such as Anadyr.
But aside from one race a year (which is a husky race) any dog can compete.
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Post by Rahne » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:05 am

In the Netherlands we actually have a law that forbids any breed (except the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog, Samoyed and American Eskimo) to pull. I'm not allowed to let Konah pull a sled, cart, my bike, a tire or anything else.. It's considerd animal abuse :? Sports like weightpulling are forbidden because of this. It's a pity really, I know a lot of breeds that love to pull!

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Post by EskyTheHusky » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:25 am

:( Wow, for once Australia isn't the country with stupid restrictive laws.
When the Tamaskan is recognised by the kennel club would this be able to change?
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Post by Czertice » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:32 am

Rahne wrote:In the Netherlands we actually have a law that forbids any breed (except the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog, Samoyed and American Eskimo) to pull. I'm not allowed to let Konah pull a sled, cart, my bike, a tire or anything else.. It's considerd animal abuse :? Sports like weightpulling are forbidden because of this. It's a pity really, I know a lot of breeds that love to pull!
Incredible... so you cannot do any dogtrekking, bikejöring and so on with other breeds? :shock:
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Post by Rahne » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:19 pm

EskyTheHusky wrote::( Wow, for once Australia isn't the country with stupid restrictive laws.
When the Tamaskan is recognised by the kennel club would this be able to change?
I don't think so.. There have been some breed clubs from other Northern breeds (FCI recognized) that tried to change it but it didn't work out.
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Rahne wrote:In the Netherlands we actually have a law that forbids any breed (except the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog, Samoyed and American Eskimo) to pull. I'm not allowed to let Konah pull a sled, cart, my bike, a tire or anything else.. It's considerd animal abuse :? Sports like weightpulling are forbidden because of this. It's a pity really, I know a lot of breeds that love to pull!
Incredible... so you cannot do any dogtrekking, bikejöring and so on with other breeds? :shock:
Nope, officially you can't :(
I still let Konah train in a team of Husky's to pull the rig/sled but by law I could be fined for animal cruelty :roll:

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Post by dash » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:30 pm

OMG I'm quite shocked at that!!!! Surely it's animal cruelty to ban a dog from doing what it is genetically predisposed to do..... how sad.
It's great you let your guy work in harness, How much is the fine?

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Post by Rahne » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:44 pm

dash wrote:OMG I'm quite shocked at that!!!! Surely it's animal cruelty to ban a dog from doing what it is genetically predisposed to do..... how sad.
It's great you let your guy work in harness, How much is the fine?
Yeah I agree, Konah is a girl btw ;)
I have no idea how much the fine would be. I don't think the chance is very high though to actually get a fine for this, but it would be possible. Most people don't know the difference between the breeds, they think Konah is a husky too lol.

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Post by Czertice » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:08 pm

Rahne wrote:
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Rahne wrote:In the Netherlands we actually have a law that forbids any breed (except the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog, Samoyed and American Eskimo) to pull. I'm not allowed to let Konah pull a sled, cart, my bike, a tire or anything else.. It's considerd animal abuse :? Sports like weightpulling are forbidden because of this. It's a pity really, I know a lot of breeds that love to pull!
Incredible... so you cannot do any dogtrekking, bikejöring and so on with other breeds? :shock:
Nope, officially you can't :(
I still let Konah train in a team of Husky's to pull the rig/sled but by law I could be fined for animal cruelty :roll:
Wow.
You know I thought it was only my country where lawmakers get severe attacks of imbecility from time to time... :lol:
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Post by dash » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:19 am

Oops sorry Konah, lovely girl you are too!!!
Maybe our rules in the Uk don't seem so bad after all, but guess your right you'd have to really know your artic breeds to notice a tam amongst the huskies.
Good luck with it, I love running in harness and so do the team. Think we all have a bit of a bonding session when out on the trails.

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Re: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Rides

Post by EskyTheHusky » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:21 am

To be honest I've seen racing line sibes that look very close to Tams, so I wouldn't worry too much.
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