MEET THE DOGS

 Sponsor A Dog:

Join the team and outfit our four-legged athletes for the races ahead! Get your friends and family together to sponsor a dog, or be the sole sponsor of your favorite four legged friend. Learn more about each dog and sponsoring them by clicking on the photos below. You can also learn more by visiting our Get Involved page. Pick your favorite! Multiple people and businesses can sponsor the same dog.

Puppies - $100 | Team Dogs - $200 | Lead Dogs - $300.

If you’re ready to sponsor a dog, go ahead and click here to pay through PayPal or contact me Here.

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PO Box 354

Carlton, WA

98814

*Please make checks out to Whiteout Racing Kennel

LEAD DOGS

NELLIE

Sponsored By: Winthrop Mountain Sports

The MVP

Rank: Lead Dog

Female,

Litter: Shacklton

If there’s one thing that remains true, it’s that Nellie is Team Whiteout's Most Valuable Player.
She finished all three of our 100 mile races in 2020 leading for most of our races and giving it 110%.
This sweet girl is patient when it comes to competing and knows how to pace the race team well, a valuable skill to have in a race team.
Nellie is easily the lead dog I trust the most. By the time I’m saying a command she already knows what I want of her, and her unfailing loyalty to me makes her beyond valuable. We’ve helped each other out of many challenging situations because we trust each other.
Drifted in trails, whiteout conditions, rain, wind, dumping snow. None of it matters if I have her determination and intelligence to get the team through.
Team Whiteout’s most valuable player is once again ready to hit the trail again this year!
Nellie always brings her A game to the table and I’m proud to have this sweet and goofy girl at the head of the team!

Fun Fact: Nellie’s theme song is ‘Hell’s Bells’ by AC/DC. Just be sure you sing it ‘Nell’s Bells’ 😉

6th - Eagle Cap Extreme 100

1st - Jr. Race to the Sky 100

11th - Junior Iditarod

3rd - Stage Stop Eukanuba 8-dog Classic

2th - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 8-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

1st - 2021 American Dog Derby 10-dog

RUBICON

Sponsored By: Joanna Mendelsohn & Ellie Horsenell

The Princess

Lead Dog

Female,

Litter: Robin Hood

Rubicon. Team Princess and Heir to the Throne.
The Ice Princess has spent the last two seasons training under the tutelage of a truly great race leader, Farce, and you’d have to be blind to not see the skill she gained from running with the best. She’s stubborn and much too smart for her own good. And there’s no other kind of dog I’d rather have at the front of my team when things begin to go wrong as they inevitably do in the dark and frozen world away from civilization. With her I have an agreement. A partnership.

You keep me safe. I keep you wild.

Quiet and reserved in the kennel, she lets her attitude out on the trail and it’s put her at the top of the teams racing charts. She continues to make the ‘A’ Team with ease, and there's no doubt in my mind that it's where she belongs. In 2020 she finished three back to back 100 mile races on fire with a tight tug and hungry for more.
Be sure to watch for this girl kicking butt in lead once again this season!

6th - Eagle Cap Extreme 100

1st - Jr. Race to the Sky 100

11th - Junior Iditarod

3rd - Stage Stop Eukanuba 8-dog Classic

4th - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 6-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

1st - 2021 American Dog Derby 10-dog

FARCE

Sponsored By: The Wartelle Family

The Queen

Rank: Lead Dog

Female, 8

Litter: False

Fast. Focused. Talented.
The biggest dog on the team, Farce has the heart and determination to match, pulling hard with only one goal in mind. The finish line!
With a big heart also comes the sweetest of personalities, accepting of anyone she meets and quietly asking for attention, but always ready to get back on the job and out on the trail. Since joinming us,
Farce has been a solid and dependable member of our crew along with her brothers Sike and Bogus. Not lacking in intelligence, Farce knows not to give it her all right away, instead saving it, and waiting for the right time in the game to to start driving  hard. She takes commands flawlessly and without hesitation, and the team follows her without question. Everyone knows who holds the title of top dog.
Not only an incredible race leader, Farce also shines at being good company around the yard and in the house! Her quiet manners make her an easy favorite among the musher and handlers. And she gives the best hugs!

Fun Fact: Farcie is scared of bees after biting too many of the Jalepenio Sky Raisins as a young pup, so she gets to go on summer vacation every year with Laura!

2nd - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 8-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

1st - 2021 American Dog Derby 10-dog

SIKE

 

Sponsored By: Randall Schoen

The Ace

Rank: Lead Dog

Male, 8

Litter: False

You can’t miss Sike with his striking markings and always wagging tail!
This boy isn’t just looks though, he’s also incredibly gifted athletically.
In 2020 he lead all three of our 100 mile races, start to finish, finishing 3rd at the Eagle Cap Extreme, 5th at the Idaho Challenge, and 4th at the Race to the Sky. His drive and dedication mixed with his happy go lucky attitude make him the perfect racing sled dog!
Sike is never shy about saying hello to new people he meets, and it’s not uncommon for me to have to pull him out of someone’s lap! His outgoing and loving personality makes him a fast favorite of those that visit the kennel.
He has years of solid competitive racing experience under his belt from his previous team, and he’s passing it on by teaching the next generations of Team Whiteout! Always happy, Sike likes to ham it up for all the cameras. This fun and lovable boy is truly a key player and I’m so excited to have him on the team!

2nd - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 8-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

1st - 2021 American Dog Derby 10-dog

BOGUS

Sponsored By: You?

The 

Rank: Lead Dog

Male, 8

Litter: False

With his grin and easy going personality, you wouldn’t think much of Bogus watching him lounge around the yard, but when the harness comes out and it’s time to hit the race trail, this freight train is ready to tear up the track!
Bogus is brother to Farce and Sike, and no one can argue what a beautiful litter this bunch is. Like his siblings, Bogus stands out with his friendly, loving, and upbeat personality, and gifted athletic abilities.
Bogus is a beauty, but he’s not the flashiest dog, nor the most obviously friendly. He’s calm on the gangline and rather dignified. Until he knows you’re one of his food minions, he’s not one of the dogs to step forward with a waggy, noisy greeting. He’s not going to be the dog that excitedly jumps up and head-butts your chin and makes you bite your tongue, (that’d be Sike). He’s simply a keen observer.
But if you make it into his circle, he’ll reveal himself to be a total leaner. You know the type, the dogs whose bones get all floppy when there’s a human loving on them. Bogus is the one unintentionally scaring people when they meet him with his ‘growls’ that are actually his version of a purr.
When it’s Bogus’ turn for a sleepover in the house it’s a bit difficult to sleep because he’s so noisy expressing his contentment, and he snores like it’s the last sleep he’ll ever get!  But don’t let this sweet and even tempered boy fool you with his easygoing charm, he’s a beast in harness and a top dog on the main team.

In the words of Team Whiteout handler Brooke, ‘Bogus ain’t Bogus!’

2nd - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 8-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

1st - 2021 American Dog Derby 10-dog

WINDSHEAR

Sponsored By: Queer Nature in honor of Altai

The Ferrari

Rank: Lead Dog

Female, 4

Through name and reputation alone Windshear, aka ‘Noodle Nose’, secured herself a spot on the A Team as a JV player last season!
Hailing from Iditarod musher Jessie Royer’s Kennel, and coming out of some beautiful Iditarod lead dogs and lines that are tested and more than proven over multiple generations, I knew I was getting something special. But even the great dog I was expecting was blown out of the water by this tiny natural born leader and phenomenal athlete. She can even hold her own next to Farce, who is well known as holding the top spot on this team. She only falls short in experience, which simply comes with time. Her lovable attitude and willingness to please makes her easy to love, and her athletic abilities have quickly shot her to the top of the race team roster. When she’s not goofing off in a sophisticated way, she enjoys cuddles and cleaning out underneath your fingernails by chewing on them. And yep, that’s as cute and odd as it sounds.
This little rocket is a big part of this team’s future, with her and Sike's pups set to be the next generation of Whiteout's, and she’s finally ready to hit the race trail and and show everybody just how it's done. Keep an eye out for this sleek girl on the trail this season, she’s one to watch!

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SADIE

Sponsored By: Julie Reimer

The Team princess

Rank: Lead Dog

Female, 7

Litter: Shacklton

 

Our Sadie Lady is fierce in her drive but always down to snuggle!
She's the real deal, and has a race record that matches her good looks. Shes one of the core six dogs that finished all three 100 mile races in 2020, and she’s ready to hit the trail once again! Sadie is a complete attention hog, but don't let her sweet personality fool you! Sadie has an alter ego we call Shady Sadie, that comes out when anyone falls out of line. She runs a tight ship and expects her team to perform at their best!
Her skills as a race leader and her competitive drive are ready to shine this season!

2nd - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 8-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

BEAR

Sponsored By: You?

The Golden Boy

Rank: Lead Dog

Male, 7

Litter: Shacklton

Bear, I felt an instant connection with. His quiet intelligence reminds me much of his sister Nellie, who as most of you know, is a dog I share a very special connection with.
His cautious but determined attitude and willingness to please, and his attention to me, made our friendship almost instant. He's the kind of dog that oozes potential, even as he grows older and more experienced. There's a reason he's titled the team's golden boy. His sweet, ready to please, handler oriented personality m,akes him an easy member of the pack, and a true joy to be around.
Bear is always a dog to note, consistently finishing training runs and races with a tight tug and endless desire to run! As part of the varsity team, and a race leader, he holds a sure spot on the A Team roster for our races this season!

2nd - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 8-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

1st - 2021 American Dog Derby 10-dog

STEAMER - 'STEAMPUNK'

Sponsored By: You?

The Headliner

Rank: Lead Dog

Male, 7

Litter: Shacklton

“Never walk away from an instant connection. It happened for a reason.” - Unknown

I remember this every time I watch this kind hearted dog break trail at the head of the team, or eat miles like they’re nothing.
How what used to be the weakest dog in the kennel went to headlining the team and running 140 miles of the Jr. Iditarod in lead, is something that though many may not ever understand, I will always be grateful for. Though that was several seasons ago, since then this dog has really come into his home, and remains a key member of the team. He may not always be the fastest leader, or the brightest, but when I need him he’s there.
This season he's fighting hard for a spot on the A Team, and with how this dog showed up last season, I wouldn't be surprised if he claims a spot. When he gets in his zone, he’s on a level all his own!

Fun Fact: Steampunk isn’t fueled by drive or food like most dogs, instead he’s fueled by hugs!

6th - Eagle Cap Extreme 100

1st - Jr. Race to the Sky 100

11th - Junior Iditarod

3rd - Stage Stop Eukanuba 8-dog Classic

4th - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 6-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

1st - 2021 American Dog Derby 10-dog

TEAM DOGS

BO'SUN - 'BOATS'

Sponsored By: You?

The Jester

Rank: Team Dog

Male, 7

Litter: Shacklton

A Jester brings joy to the world through humor, fun, irreverence and often likes to make some mischief. If that doesn’t describe Bo’Sun, (A.K.A Boats) to a T, I don’t know what does! This boy is packed full of energy and drive just like the rest of the Shackleton litter, and his screams of excitement are heard loud and clear by anyone in the vicinity before the team takes off!
Boats and I did not click immediately when he joined the team several seasons ago. Everything about him on paper is the kind of dog I want.
High drive, energetic, happy, intelligent, loving, and not to mention fast.
But something was just off. He wouldn’t listen to me unless he was in harness, not really, and if he wasn’t in harness, I could sit there and call him in the yard and he’d still go barreling past me with only a glance.
I learned very early on in my dive into dog mushing that some dogs are not there to be perfect in the way you want them to be. Some dogs are there for the lessons that you need. And their respect must be earned. So, I waited.
And I watched him race. I watched an already mature, incredibly gifted dog fresh off a professional race team, do what he does best, and I was floored.
I wonder sometimes when the shock of watching these incredible athletes do what they were built for and love to do will go away. I hope it never does.
After several hundred miles of racing, we have more of an understanding and respect for one an other. His drive and his passion burn bright and he’s a very key part of my team, and I’m beyond proud to have this firecracker on the team this season!
When he’s not busy running everywhere he goes, Boats likes to spend his time flinging stuffed animals around the house until they die. Squeaking them so no one can sleep is his favorite pastime!

4th - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 6-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

1st - 2021 American Dog Derby 10-dog

OLAF

Sponsored By: Heather Aruffo

The Striker

Rank: Team Dog

Male, 7

I remember clearly the day we got back from Jr. Iditarod in 2018, and telling Laura she was only getting three of the four dogs she lent me back. On the three weeks of racing in the Jr. Race to the Sky, driving up the Al-Can, running in the Jr. Iditarod, and driving all the way back home, I had fallen head over heels with the kind hearted dog with a sweet face, and the little heart on his forehead. That next fall he came to live with me after some pretty impressive convincing of my mother, and I haven’t regretted it a day since.

Time to go?
Let’s get movin’.
Time to take a break?
That’s fine, he’ll rest.
A long run that seems to never end? No problem.
Snack time?
Yes please.
Storms? Sun? Rain? Fog? Mud? Water?
All fine. No biggie. Happy happy happy.

He never fails to have a tight tug and a good attitude, and I can’t tell you how many times that’s saved my own attitude during bad weather or a long night on the trail, only that it has been many, many times. Despite his goofy outlook on the world, there’s no question about him making the A Team. He’s a no brainer plug in dog, and I often forget to watch him because he does his job so well he’s ‘invisible’. Olaf was one of six dogs that raced all three 100 mile races in 2020!

1st - Jr. Race to the Sky 100

11th - Junior Iditarod

3rd - Stage Stop Eukanuba 8-dog Classic

4th - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 6-dog

3rd - 2020 Eagle Cap Extreme 100 mile

5th - 2020 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge 100 mile

4th - 2020 Race to the Sky 100 mile

ROBIN HOOD

Sponsored By: You?

The Running Back

Rank: Team Dog

Male, 5

Litter: Robin Hood

This handsome devil is gunning for a spot on the A Team this year, and he wants you to know it.
His athletic abilities make him a true pleasure to watch run in the team. His performance the last few seasons highlighted his consistency in harness, and would have earned him a spot on the ‘A’ Team if it weren’t for his trail manners. If he can keep himself in check this season you’re all but guaranteed to see him on the race trail! With his flashy looks he’s hard to miss! He’s got one of the best coats on the team and is happiest when the weather is below zero!
His foolish attitude certainly gets him into trouble, but his drive and determination shine when he's running in the team. Our itty bitty bean grew up to be one of the biggest dogs on the team, and like his sister, Rubicon, he’s got one of the biggest personalities in the kennel! He’s a huge cuddle bug, and is happiest being a warm fuzzy pillow when we camp out on the trail.
He’s got loads of drive and can’t handle it if we stop too much. His favorite snack? Necklines.

6th - Eagle Cap Extreme 100

1st - Jr. Race to the Sky 100

11th - Junior Iditarod

3rd - Stage Stop Eukanuba 8-dog Classic

2nd - 2019 West Yellowstone Rodeo Run 8-dog

PUPPIES

SARAH

Sponsored By: Janice Gibson

The Ranger

Rank: Puppy

Female, 10 Weeks

Litter: Owl Babies (Sike x Windshear)

Little Sarah is full of sugar AND spice! I've found this attitude filled girl to be the most oriented towards me, a lot like her dad, Sike. She's incredibly smart, and is a small sponge, fast learning each new task I teach her. I'm very excited to watch her this season and over the next few years as she learns and grows into an adult member of the team!

A Ranger has to be light on their feet, think fast, and be aware and alert to their surroundings.

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PERSEUS - 'PERCY'

Sponsored By: You?

The 

Rank: Puppy

Male, 10 Weeks

Litter: Owl Babies (Sike x Windshear)

Our Percy was the mellow, sleepy, and laid back pup of the litter... At least he used to be! That Percy is no longer, and has since been replaced with a speedy, talkitive, and energetic young dog that doesn't have any brakes! When this handsome young fellow manages to wear himself out a bit, he's incredibly sweet and affectionate. The most people oriented of the Owl Babies litter, watching him grow and learn is going to be a real pleasure!

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BILL

Sponsored By: Angie Jordan

The

Rank: Puppy

Male, 10 Weeks

Litter: Owl Babies (Sike x Windshear)

Coming Soon!

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