A different lifetime, on a different planet, in a different universe. Priest Lake Pacific Coast Championships. Winter 1978. 3-dog class. Belaya Buccaneer at lead. Abakan Maggie Whitehair at wheel. Abakan Rosalinda de Llana at wheel hidden behind Buck. Dogs descended from this team have received the Samoyed Club of America Top Sled Dog award, have completed the Femundlopet(in Norway), and descendants of the Norwegian dog have completed the Alaska Serum Run. Descendants are currently running on sled teams in Germany, the Netherlands, in Alaska, and in Washington state as well as training with me in SE Colorado. ABAKAN celebrates 50 years in June of 2021.

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  1. Lynn Hornbein
    Feb 28, 2021 @ 09:58:07

    Incredible! 50 years of Abakan Samoyeds!

    This November 2021 will be Snowhook Samoyeds’ 25th year, here in Alaska, thanks to you entrusting us with Abakan Paiju of the Baltoro in 1996. I have learned so much from you and each of the Snowhook Samoyeds. Thank you!

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    • abakansams
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 22:00:37

      Lynn: I will send thanks right back your way. Thanks for providing such an excellent home and thanks for recognizing and appreciating all the fine qualities of the Sams in their many facets. D.

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  2. Rosie & John Pappas
    Feb 28, 2021 @ 22:05:15

    Fascinating…Darlu & her puppies are the best!

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