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Hello everyone, thanks for your responses, and great pictures of your "familys". Here's another spring time picture of mine from the expedition. I'll start putting the individual dogs in paw print profiles soon.
We'll be heading out again in November 1st for another 5-6 month trip in the Refuge, so been busy preparing for that. Hopefully I'll be connected to the outside world this time and send photos via satalite to big paws. Thanks again, good to be back but anxious to go again.

Those are nice looking girls you have there, I have a few ones I'll send some pictures of them next,

Yes, I live in alaska for the past 20 some years, been doing these expeditions with my mals in the arctic for about the same amount of time. Mals are just great for these trips. Think of'em as a big family of kids.

Thanks Ronda, nice looking dogs, I am owned by 25 of these guys, could tell you all the names but it'd take up some space, big family anyway. Here's another picture from last spring.

Hi Everyone,

Thought I'd share a few pictures of my team last year on a 5 month expedition in Alaska.

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / Re: new Alaskan Malamute sled dog pics
« on: August 17, 2005, 05:51:21 pm »
You are absolutely right!!, they are our lifeline and we are theirs. Our reliance on them and their dependence on us is crucial for both of our survival. I live 60 air miles from the nearest person, road or trail. My last supply plane leaves Oct. 1st and I don't see another person until April. I do not recieve any supplys or mail for those 6 months. As you well know the arctic coast is the most brutal enviornment in north america. The Malamutes are believed to have originated here over 10,000 years ago. They are well adapted to the cold with their thick coats. Whereas I have to dress in caribou fur to stay alive. When the mals see their harnesses brought out each fall they get extremely excited. I have never seen a happier animal in my life as these guys when their harnesses are put on. I have been working with dogs all my life, my sled dogs have been in major motion pictures, t.v. shows, documentaries and commercials. I would love to invite anyone who suggests that there is any kind of cruelty to allowing an animal do what they have been born to do and has a history of doing it for thousands of years to come up and witness for themselves and see these most healthy and happy family members of mine, and experience the same joy that they do when running across the tundra.

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / Re: new Alaskan Malamute sled dog pics
« on: August 17, 2005, 12:18:07 pm »
Thanks, looks like you have some beautiful dogs yourselves, alot of my pics are to big to download, but here's a pic of us in the arctic refuge in late April 2005. 

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: New Here
« on: August 16, 2005, 06:39:04 pm »
Welcome, Iam pretty new here also, you have a really nice looking team.
I think you are going to like working with the mals, they should do well in the Quest.  Looking forward to hearing how they do.

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / Re: Alaskan Malamute sled dog pics
« on: August 16, 2005, 10:40:32 am »
The difference in the temperaments are quite a bit, the Mals are a calm laid back dog, compared to most huskies which are kinda hyper, especially when pups, I know there are alot of exceptions. the huskies were bred to either race or run fast as the mals were bred for strength. and a slower pace since most eskimo teams only consisted of around 3 dogs. The mals seem to be born a people freindly dog, probably because they were used as a family dog also. The Alaskan huskies have some mal blood in them but they were basically bred down in size in the 1930's when racing started to become popular.

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / Re: Alaskan Malamute sled dog pics
« on: August 16, 2005, 12:08:30 am »
thanks for the welcome and the pics everyone! Been gone awhile,  Yes, I have kinda of a big family of 22 mals and a few huskys, these guys are great, I live 30 miles south off the arctic coast in Alaska, pure dog country. They love every minute of it (sledding).  and yes there is a discount for all Big Paws members on my trips.  Thanks again for the welcome!!

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / new Alaskan Malamute sled dog pics
« on: August 15, 2005, 11:38:22 pm »
hi, everyone, been gone awhile, just wanted to say thanks for the welcome I got when I joined Big Paws. Posted another pic of some of my team April 2005. 

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / Alaskan Malamute sled dog pics
« on: August 04, 2005, 11:29:00 pm »
Hey, new here, thought I'd post some pics of my team.

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