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Author Topic: 22 Malamute team!  (Read 11449 times)
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« on: November 30, 2008, 10:03:12 AM »

We'd like to re-introduce ourselves.  Several years ago we were posting under the name "arcticjoe", but have been out of touch for quite a while now, so we thought we'd start fresh.  Here are some photos of our dog team here in Alaska.  We run a 22 dog team in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  We love our mals!!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 11:36:42 AM »

Hello and welcome back!
You have a very nice looking team.  I have always loved northern breeds.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 11:53:39 AM »

Beautiful dogs! 
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 02:09:51 PM »

Welcome back!!! Those pictures are magnificent!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 03:11:05 PM »

Hey everyone,

Thanks for the great welcome-back!  Here's a few more photos.  Oh, and please visit our website at www.alaskanarc ticexpedition. com to see photos of each of our mals!

-Joe & Andrea
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 04:06:43 PM »

Beautiful Mals~!  I don' think my sister's spoiled Mal, Guinness, would survive that :-)  How nice that you can have the dogs do what they are bread for~!
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 10:49:08 PM »

Beautiful! The red one is my fav.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 03:32:22 AM »

Beautiful pups! I like the "team captain"  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 04:23:37 AM »

Welcome back!  You are sosoooooooooo lucky!!  I'm going to hop on the first flight out though, don't worry, I don't take up much space, I'll sleep with all those warm, fuzzy, beautiful dogs!

Dog sledding has always been a secret dream of mine.  Do you compete in the Iditarod??
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 06:45:20 AM »

I most definately have a soft spot for Malamutes. My wonderful Malamute Quinn was one of the best dogs I ever had. Sled dogs are awesome. Love your pictures and I am very jeolous!! I would love to be in Alaska and get out of PA and the cold rain & mud!! Ha-ha!
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 04:18:33 PM »

Welcome back!  You are sosoooooooooo lucky!!  I'm going to hop on the first flight out though, don't worry, I don't take up much space, I'll sleep with all those warm, fuzzy, beautiful dogs!

Dog sledding has always been a secret dream of mine.  Do you compete in the Iditarod??

Hey!  Come on up...the snow's great and we've been running teams already for conditioning!  We don't do the Iditarod or any races, we strictly stick to the expedition/freighting side of mushing.  The racing dogs are really small and fast, but mals have no interest in running fast.  They just love to pull, pull, pull!  Sometimes our team of 22 will be freighting 3000 lbs or more!  They live for it! 
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 04:11:19 PM »

If you're interested, please check out this short clip on You Tube about our mals and dogsledding expeditions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL3VzZUi-l4

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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 09:51:52 AM »

Thought we'd add some new photos of some of our mals.  First is Bucko running next to the sled on his first expedition.  Then there's Hooch, looking relaxed after a long day of pulling.  And finally, a photo of Joe and Johnny.  Johnny's a bit of a rebel....rebel without a cause!  But deep down he's just a big baby like all mals!  Wink
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