Sled Dogs at the Park

Saturday was a beautiful day and the humans had some errands they needed to do in Asheville.  Since most of the roads to our favorite trails are still snow covered and closed, we are good with that because we get to go to some great trails in the Asheville City Parks.  What we did not expect to see was a professional sled dog practicing for upcoming races.  Brace yourself for the raw power of a sled dog.  Ready?

Check out the rippling muscles and awesome strength as he slams into his harness.

We know, it is a breathtaking sight.

Just remember, this is a professional.

P.S. – All kidding aside, this little guy looked like he was having the time of his life and his humans were enjoying the beautiful day.


  1. Pup Fan on February 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

    He’s a cutie… and such power! =P

  2. MAXMOM on February 21, 2011 at 12:48 am

    I’ve had the giggle of the week at your post today. What an absolutely adorable sight! My heart is so touched by the abilities, varieties, antics and unique personalities in the dog world. Thank you for sharing this today. What fun!
    Sending lotsaluv

  3. Lorenza on February 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    He looks very determined!
    Happy Sunday to all of you!
    Kisses and hugs

  4. Ryker on February 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Ha. I tried to talk Dad into letting me do that with him. Bottom line, he didn’t trust me!

  5. Huffle Mawson on February 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Interesting. Maybe that dog is bigger than he looks in the picture.

  6. Lisa alias Sitka's Mom on February 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    The raw power & form of that dog is inspiring. Hopefully The Herd absorbed some of it!!!!
    Just loved this blog. I really enjoy the Hudad’s humor.
    Sitka’s Mom

  7. Kari on February 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I used to do that with my pup growing up 🙂


  8. houndstooth4 on February 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I thought of Pip, too! If he could race Bunny, then he could probably give The Herd a run for their sled dog money, too!

  9. FiveSibesMom on February 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Too funny! See, every dog secretly dreams of being a Sibe!

  10. Fiona on February 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Mom keeps threatening to get one of those little Cracker Dogs, uh, Yorkies, to keep us on our toes! Given what I’ve seen of them, I’m thinking it is only the fact that their legs are 2 inches long and they’d get stuck in the snow that has kept them out of the Iditarod! 😉

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  11. Biloxi on February 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    HaRoooooo roooo rooo roooo roooo!
    Dat is so furry funny! He looks like he’s really movin’!

    Husky kisses,

  12. Sierra Rose on February 20, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Heehee!!! Definitely getting a total workout!
    Enjoy the day my friends 🙂

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  13. RADINKA on February 20, 2011 at 11:10 am

    aw that is great!! He looks on top of the world, so strong!

  14. Sagira on February 20, 2011 at 10:43 am

    BOL now that is funny…. does look like he was having a great time.

  15. The OP Pack on February 20, 2011 at 10:20 am

    That little guy must be trying to emulate Pip. What fun he was having!!!

    Not nice not to share a pic of The Herd today:(

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  16. Ina in Alaska on February 20, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Looks like the little guy was fully engaged and happy! We in Alaska are preparing for the real deal… the Iditarod will get underway the first weekend of March! I always enjoy watching the dogs and the action in downtown Anchorage at the ceremonial start of the race. Will be there this year, camera in hand!

  17. Mimi & Cabana on February 20, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Hoo hoo! Did the little guy’s paws ever touch ground?!

  18. KB on February 20, 2011 at 8:11 am

    We’ll have to suggest that sport our friend Pip. He does look happy!

  19. Khumbu on February 20, 2011 at 8:00 am

    wooo what a cool little dude he is. Lil dog with big ambitions, way to go tiny.

  20. Wild Dingo on February 20, 2011 at 7:19 am

    awwee…next to sibes and gsd crackers, yorkies are like my favorite small doggies! and who knew they can sled? woo!

  21. Minnie and Mack on February 20, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Ha ha ha! That’s great! What a strong little guy.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  22. Ruth on February 20, 2011 at 5:14 am

    He must be really strong!

  23. Pepsi on February 20, 2011 at 3:56 am

    BOL, that’s adorable. A used to try to get me to pull her along on her skateboard, but I’m not really a sled dog, hehee.


  24. rottrover on February 20, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Is that the Pipster??

  25. Khyra on February 20, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I get to see one of them in akhtion on my walk – pretty inkhredible!

    PeeEssWoo: WWKD – as in What Would Kara Do?

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