The dogs of Yellowstone Dogsled Adventures are the stars of the show! We maintain a kennel of Alaskan Husky sled dogs. The Alaskan Husky is the ultimate winter athlete. Bred for over 100 years for a specific thing- running and pulling sleds in winter conditions- these dogs are the most amazing animals on earth! Ours are treated as family pets- and love having a job. There will be plenty of time on your trip to play with and pet the dogs!
In general, we do not breed often, most of our Yellowstone sled dogs were acquired from racing kennels. We prefer not to breed, but prefer to adopt dogs from other kennels. However, occasionally we do have puppies. In order to be as ethical as possible, and to avoid unintentional breeding most of our dogs are spade or neutered.
We strive to provide the best quality of life possible for our dogs. All of our dogs have their own wooden houses that are packed with straw in the winter, and provide shade in the summer. They get tons of exercise and are fed a high quality premium diet- composed of frozen beef and chicken, and high performance dry dog food. In the summer, all dogs have water available all the time, and in the winter they are watered several times a day. Our dogs aren't just pets, they are athletes and are treated as such!
Alaskan Huskies are not the dogs you usually see in Disney movies and in advertisements featuring sled dogs. Those are normally Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes that are bred for looks- not work. With our dogs we believe in function more than form. We want the best dogs for the job- looks are secondary. To us our dogs are beautiful but, they look more like shaggy greyhounds than the dogs from movies like "8 Below".