Fäbodraget March 2005
Unfortunately Sanak was not able to run at the race in Särna
3 weeks earlier so we decided to drive down to Orsa Finmark and
run our 6-dog team again and run Sanak instead of Sam on the team,
since Sanak was now our only dog that have not passed the Swedish
working dog test 1 the rest of our dogs were still to young
On Thursday the 11th of March we drove in heavy snow from Järpen
and down to Rosentorpen, where we arrived in the evening, fed
the dogs and went to bed. During the night it continued to snow
so next days trail was soft and heavy. This was the first time
ever we had entered a team at this race. We have heard a lot about
this race and we were looking forward to participate, so it was
very disappointing that only around 30 teams were entered
and we were the only Alaskan Malamute team the condition
and preparation of the trail was even more disappointing. All
teams were pretty slow on Saturday, but luckily it froze during
the night, so the trail was much better on Sunday and all teams
ran much better faster on Sunday. Our team was the fastest of
the pure-breed not Siberian husky teams and they passed the Swedish
Polardog test 1 again.
The 6 dogs on the team were:
> Black Lotus Magical Mystery Tiger "Kiskayo"
> Aluks Dressed In Black "Sequoia"
> Black Lotus Tigress Frequent Flyer "Xander"
> Aluks Still Going Black "Shenoa"
> Alaskan Graces Cuddly Sanak " Sanak"
> Snowriders Flashdancer "Willow"