In winter, the Northwest Territories goes to the dogs. Dogsleds slip across the glittering snowscape, towing harvesters along their ancient traplines, competing in thrilling dog-derby races, and carrying visitors like you to rendezvous with the glorious Northern Lights.
The key to making it all happen? The pups themselves. Mushers take great pride in breeding and nurturing these fuzzy, tail-wagging wonders. You'll find that meeting the dogs is half the fun.
Here's your guide to the pooches that are waiting to guide you on your Northern adventure.
Operator: Nivek Ltd., Fort Smith
Position: lead dog
Breed: Alaskan Husky
Favourite treat: Dog biscuits
Riley loves people. She always wants to be the centre of attention. She is the smallest dog in the kennel but has the biggest voice. In the team, she is tiny but mighty.
Optimus Prime is incredibly friendly with people and a tireless worker. He is a dog most people don't notice because he just works hard and does his job. Kids love him because he is named after a Transformer.
Brothers, Sledge and Hammer, are two special boys. They are obsessed with their owners and love meeting new people. Sledge (front left) is one of our most enthusiastic dogs. Hammer (front right) works like a champ no matter where you put him in the team. Sledge's distinctive barking is the first thing you'll notice when you walk into our kennel.
Najak is the big boss of the kennel. Physically she is the biggest female at Enodah. She walks around the kennel like a lion in a pride. All of our dogs learn to respect her authority, and when they do so, she will be their best friend. She is very loyal to her owners and accepts all the puppies as her own.
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