Sponsor an Athlete

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Sponsor an Athlete 2017-03-16T09:06:48+00:00

The sport of mushing is unique in it’s own right, with a variety of dog breeds, equipment, personalities, and events for every type of team age and ability.  Here’s your chance to become part of that!  By sponsoring a sled dog (your athlete), each season they will receive a new harness for training and racing, neck lines and tug lines, booties, and a bag of high protein dog food to recover from hard training sessions and races.  Each athlete has their own unique personality, just like us so choose one that fits best for you!

The cost of sponsoring an athlete is $150 per season.  In exchange, you will get a free dogsled ride with the entire Endurance Kennels team and an 8″ X 10″ picture of your choice from our gallery along with an email about races and results, training, and dog life in general.  Your name or business will also be listed along with your dog on the website. Dogs can have multiple sponsors too!

If you would like to sponsor the entire kennel at any level, fill out the form on the contact page.

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Toivo

Toivo – 9 y/o Endurance Leader

Sponsored by: 2009-2010 Season – Lori & David Sommerville – New York, NY

Breed: Alaskan Husky

Bloodlines: Buser/Swingley

Personality: Toivo is one of two dogs that lives in the house, he has since he was a puppy to keep Helena occupied. He likes to go for hikes, runs, and swimming off leash. He’s very friendly and isn’t afraid to ask you for affection. His favorite toys are tennis balls and sticks, but you have to find the stick first. Toivo is a good pace setter for long runs up to 40 miles once we are on snow and helps younger dogs with commands and is the largest dog in the kennel. He tries to be tough, but hook him up to a chain and his real personality comes out, he’s a big softie.

 

 

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Valor

Valor – 8 y/o Main Gee/Haw Sprint Leader

Sponsored by: 2008-2009 Season – William and Kathleen Duppler – Duluth, MN

Breed: Hound Cross (1/4 Greyhound)

Bloodlines: E. & A. Streeper

Personality: Valor is a big lump of cuddling affection, he sleeps most of the day and loves to come in the house. However, when it’s time to go for a run he’s a driving machine. He pulls the weight of two dogs and has lots of muscles to show for it. Valor is the sire of our “espresso” litter (Mocha, Grande, Breve, Turbo, Bombon, Crema, Latte, Cino, & Cortado). He’s also won quite a few events for us, an amazing athlete and dog. Valor’s half sister is Mindy out of Fern (1/2 Track Greyhound).

 

 

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Seppo

Seppo – 7 y/o Main Gee/Haw Sprint Leader

Not yet sponsored

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Hochman/Hartum

Personality: Seppo is the smartest gee/haw leader in the kennel and absolutely loves to work for you.  No matter how slow, fast, or far we run he’s 100% into it.  Seppo has tremendous drive and potential, he raced lead the entire 2010-2011 season with Jaana, he is an awesome gee/haw leader helping train young athletes to be as good as he is.

 

 

 

 

Jaana

Jaana

Jaana – 6 y/o Main Sprint Leader

Sponsored by: 2013-2014 Season – Jana Rice – Port Orchard, WA

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Serbousek/E. Streeper/Raitto

Personality: Jaana is a sweetheart, always wanting to be with you and please you.  She started running lead with Valor at 11 months old and hasn’t looked back since.  We believe she may be the future of the kennel as a leader and a brood bitch.  Her favorite friend to play with is her brother Ari, you can’t take one without taking the other!  Jaana has a very athletic physique, good attitude, and is very fast!  She also enjoys going for car rides, swimming, and fetching the tennis ball. She is the dam of our “espresso” litter (Mocha, Grande, Breve, Turbo, Bombon, Crema, Latte, Cino, & Cortado).

 

Ari

Ari – 6 y/o Point/Team/Lead

Sponsored by: 2010-2016 Season – Fall General Surgery, LLC. – Ashland, WI

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Serbousek/E. Streeper/Raitto

Personality: Ari is our vision of the “perfect” dog for our kennel with outstanding drive to run and team motivation, while being the fastest dog in the kennel.  When you get dogs out of the yard he is barking.  When he is drop lined to the truck, he is barking.  When you hook him up, he is barking.  And guess what…when you take off for the first 100 yards, he is barking!  Ari has a great personality and loves people and other dogs. He enjoys swimming with Toivo and being scratched and groans when you do so.  Like Jaana his litter mate, he is very athletic, has a good attitude, and has tremendous potential.  I hate to say it, but he is slowly becoming one of my favorite dogs besides Toivo. He is the sire of the “black” litter (Ninja, Puck, Tarmac, Domino, Diamond, Jett, Oreo, & Raven).

Raimo

Raimo – 7 y/o Point/Team/Wheel/Lead

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Ellis/Erhart/Tetzner/Serbousek

Personality: Raimo runs in circles on his chain all day, literally! He says he’s training for the Fur Rondy World Championships…He’s a very goofy dog with a great personality always barking for attention. Very fast and hard driving, he does well on any position in the team but we like to pair him up with his brother Ollie. I would not be surprised if Raimo ran lead this year during a few races with Valor. His mother Mandy (leader) was a Limited North American Champion in the 8-Dog Class.

 

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Grace

Grace – 5 y/o Team/Point/Lead

Not yet sponsored

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Ellis/Serbousek

Personality: Grace is almost the size of Toivo, she’s big! She has a super long stride and loves to run. Her and Ari are very similar in confirmation and run well together. The guardian of the kennel, she’ll let you know if she doesn’t approve of your presence. She is the dam of the “black” litter (Ninja, Puck, Tarmac, Domino, Diamond, Jett, Oreo, & Raven).

 

 

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Mindy

Mindy – 6 y/o Point/Team

Not yet sponsored

Breed: Greyster Hound Cross

Bloodlines: E. Streeper

Personality: Mindy came to us by way of Windigo Outfitters. She trained with us back in 2009-2012 at Windigo and showed promise of running lead. She’s a very mellow dog and loves to hang out with you right at your side. Mindy is a smooth fast runner with very fine conformation. Her half brother is Valor, both share the same mother Fern (1/2 Track Greyhound).

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Narcissa

Narcissa – 7 y/o Team Athlete

Not yet sponsored

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Ellis/Serbousek

Personality: Narcissa is really shy but loves you when she is off her chain and anticipates a training run. She drives really hard and is extremely strong for her size. She runs well with her half sister Chevelle.

 

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Crema

Crema – 3 y/o Point/Team/Wheel

Sponsored by: Traczer Bikes USA

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Coughlin (Valor X Jaana)

Personality: Crema is a very beautiful short haired red colored female and real sweetheart and carries a lot of the couch-potato-when-not-exercising genetics from her greyster father Valor. She is VERY fast topping out at 35mph (proven with the Garmin Alpha GPS Tracking Collar), hard driving, and runs straighter than an arrow. We tend to pair her up with her littermates Breve or Turbo.

 

 

 

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Turbo

Turbo – 3 y/o Team Athlete

Not Yet Sponsored

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Coughlin (Valor X Jaana)

Personality: Turbo is extremely affectionate, he loves attention. He was the smallest male out of the “Espresso” litter coming in at 45lbs. We pair him up with his sister Crema, Narcissa, or Chevelle. He’s also training very well this season. Turbo resembles his mother in size and color so much that sometimes we have a hard time telling who is who!

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Breve

Breve – 3 y/o Team Athlete

Not Yet Sponsored

Breed: Hound Cross

Bloodlines: Coughlin (Valor X Jaana)

Personality: Breve has a lot of power and drive, the biggest male out of the “Espresso” litter coming in at 75lbs. We pair him up with his sister Crema or uncle Ari. He’s also training very well this season. Breve was the first dog out of the litter that figured out how to be a sled dog, almost instantly!

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Oreo

Oreo – 2 y/o Leader in Training

Not Yet Sponsored

Breed: Hound Cross (GSP, ESP, Greyhound, Alaskan Husky)

Bloodlines: Coughlin (Ari X Grace)

Personality: Oreo is the smallest sled dog we have coming in soaking wet at 35lbs. What she lacks in size she makes up in attitude and athleticism. Always willing to run, she’s inherited a lot of her father’s traits with drive and durability never having to wear booties. She is currently training to be a leader with Seppo and auntie Jaana. Her first race was in Kalkaska last January in the 6 dog class.

 

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Diamond

Diamond – 2 y/o Leader in Training

Not Yet Sponsored

Breed: Hound Cross (GSP, ESP, Greyhound, Alaskan Husky)

Bloodlines: Coughlin (Ari X Grace)

Personality: Diamond was the odd duckling out of her litter, she was the only one with tan/brown in her coat all of her littermates are black and white. She has a nice coat on her with great confirmation and durability like her father Ari. She’s a goofy girl who’s entire hind end wags when you go up to see her. Diamond is so enthusiastic about running she doesn’t pace herself very well and is usually more tired than her littermates after training, a trait she inherited from her mother Grace. She is learning to run lead with Valor. Her first race was last year at the Dirty Dog Dryland Derby in the 4 dog rig.

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Domino

Domino – 2 y/o Team Athlete

Not Yet Sponsored

Breed: Hound Cross (GSP, ESP, Greyhound, Alaskan Husky)

Bloodlines: Coughlin (Ari X Grace)

Personality: Domino is another goofy female with a little more independence in her personality. She is long and lean like her littermate Oreo, but just a few pounds heavier. Very athletic and durable like her father Ari. Her first race was last year at Kalkaska in the 10 dog class.