Category Archives: Dogs

Yukon Quest 2017: And they’re off!

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The Yukon Quest kicked off this weekend, as mushers are making their way from Whitehorse Yukon to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The race is a huge event for Whitehorse, with fans visiting from around the world.

Yukon Quest 2015: The starting line

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Today in Whitehorse Yukon Quest mushers launched their 1600km trek to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The race began with temperatures of -33c.

Sourdough Rendezvous: The one-dog pull

DSC_0060 DSC_0061 DSC_0078A favourite event of the Sourdough Rendezvous is the one-dog pull. People bring their mightiest dogs and encourage them to pull a sled with dog food a few metres.

The winning dog keeps the food.

This kind of thing is fun for families, it’s very entertaining at little cost. A good reason to be outside an afternoon, bring out your dogs and cheer for the winner.

Sourdough Rendezvous 2014: Celebrating 50 years

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Whitehorse marks the Sourdough Rendezvous every year. It comes at a time when the sun is returning and people look forward to spring.

The name “sourdough” is of course a type of bread which was brought to this region in Gold Rush times and came to mean experienced miners.

Sourdough Rendezvous has a lot of fur on display. There is snow carving, music and outdoor games for the love of winter.

A cowboy’s best friend in Lower Post, BC

DSC_0396 DSC_0399 DSC_0405  DSC_0434 DSC_0435 DSC_0440A picturesque scene in Lower Post, BC, just outside Watson Lake Yukon.

A group of horses was blocking the road. Suddenly a little black dog arrived without any owner present and herded them all off the road like a sheepdog.

By the way the horses were acting, I guess this little ranch dog is their daily boss. This happened at -35 celcius.

 

Wandering dog in Whitehorse

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Stopping traffic without a care in the world, this dog was galavanting around Whitehorse like it owns the place.

Happy dogs in Dawson City

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