The Annual ‘Useless Stats about the dog team’
With EKG’s, bloodwork, microchipping and vet
checks behind us, I thought it was time to fill
you all in on useless, but sort of interesting
facts about the pool of dogs that I have brought
to Alaska with me.
As you all know, we have brought 23 dogs up to
Alaska with us. Eleven of them - Kara, Snickers,
Hilda, Dasher, Loki, Odie, Moses, Crunchie, Jr,
Herman, and Hector - are Iditarod finishers.
Herman, Hector, Odie, Loki and Moses 2x
finishers. Two – Batdog and Olena – have started
the Race, but not finished. Three – Jinx, Q and
Barq made the trip up with us last year, but
didn’t make the final 16 – and the remaining
seven – Tesla, Charge, Watt, Spider, Boom, Eeek
and Holly are real rookies.
starters, have not finished yet
Made it to AK
last season, but not the final 16
Real Rookies -
First time in Alaska!
The oldest of the lot are Odie, Loki and Kara
who were all born June 27, 1999 – making them 7
½ . The youngest are Watt, Charge and Tess who
were born August 2, 2004. The average age for
them is 5 years.
There is a tie for the heaviest dog in the team
between Moses and his boy, Boom, both weighing
in at 51.8 lbs. The only other dog over 50 lbs
is Crunchie at 50.6.
The lightest is no surprise – little Spider tips
the scale at 37.8 lbs, although Jinx is right
behind her at 38 lbs even.
The average weight for the 14 boys in the pool
is 46.3 lbs. Average for the girls is 40.4 lbs –
with an overall average of 44.4 lbs.
As mentioned there are 14 boys and 9 girls up
here with me.
Three of the dogs – Kara, Loki and Dasher are
Champion show dogs.
Eighteen of the dogs are leaders to one degree
or another – only Herman, Eeek, Boom, Loki and
Barq would I not classify as ‘front end’ dogs.
And if we want to get really silly – lets look
at color. Nine of the dogs are grey and white
(although that includes Moses and Boom, who are
almost white); 12 of the dogs are black and
white; and 2 are piebalds – one white/red, one
And that is your useless stats for the day…..