Lead Dog

Queen Natasha the Evil, of course, has long been the leader of The Herd. And when we cart or sled, she is our regular lead dog. Since she is 10, however, we have also been working Cheoah as the lead dog for carting and sledding (though QNTE has no intention of giving up leader of home life). Based on some pictures from our hike today, though, some pup is trying to be the upcoming lead dog.

lead position

The Herd out for our typical hiking time, though some youngster appears to want the lead position.

lack of confidence

The Little Prince, Typhoon, sure doesn’t lack confidence.


  1. houndstooth on September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I laughed out loud because we call Küster the Little Prince, too! They have such confidence, those pups!

  2. Dina on September 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    He’s trying to say “Get a move on!!!”

  3. KJ Pierson on September 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Typhoon sez> Faster! FASTER!

  4. The Ao4 on September 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Typhoon – don’t you know we girls are ALWAYS in charge? 🙂

  5. Piappies World on September 29, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Typhoon the little prince sure shows promise in taking the lead one day. Not too soon though. Happy hiking to the Herd!

    Hugs from the Piappies!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  6. Ice 'n Ayla on September 29, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Ayla sez: Jus’ take it easy “Little Prince”, your day will come. Meanwhile, maybe best you don’t “step on anybody’s toes”!

  7. PlayingWithTheBigDogs on September 29, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Why are there no pictures of the dogs sledding or carting?

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