ABAKAN sled dogs in action

 

This is a photo montage of Abakan bred and Abakan related dogs, running as sled dogs, pulling carts or sleds. Some of the photos are more recent than others. They are all posted here in celebration of the dogs, and the people who have worked them.

Abakan Pinyon Pearl WSX, left lead; Abakan Time Traveller WSX, right lead; Abakan Going-to-the-Sun Song WSX, left wheel; Abakan Yikaisdahi WSX, right wheel

 

Jill Wilson, driver; Dashing Hi Sierra Skye Walker, right lead

 

Tundra Winds excursion; Ch. Abakan Frontiersman WSX, right wheel; Abakan Smoke 'n' Mirs WSX, left team

 

Lynn Hornbein, driver; Abakan Paiju of the Baltoro, Samarka's Tundra Losa, lead; Abakan Avalanche Aven, wheel

 

Abakan Ninja

 

David Rossi, driver; Abakan Ninja, left wheel

 

Tom Henry, driver; Am/Can Ch. Abakan Chaika Lliandra, Samarka's Tundra Losa, lead; Abakan Paiju of the Baltoro, wheel

 

Don Duncan's Seaview dogs in training; Nordvikens Obraz Zima Krasiva, at left at lead

 

Don Duncan's team at Nome; Obraz, left at lead

 

Gary Dixon, driver; Abakan Taiga Lily, lead at right; Am/Can Ch. Abakan Brenin of Glamorgan, wheel at left

 

Anita Servaas, driver; Tundra Winds' Snow Lily WS, at right lead

 

Abakan dogs, Walker and Tanni at wheel

 

David Rossi, driver; Abakan Ninja, right wheel

 

Jill Wilson, driver; Dashing Hi Sierra Skye Walker, right lead

 

Donna Dannen, driver; Ch. Abakan Frontiersman WSX, right wheel

 

Abakan Sams carting in Arkansas; Walker at team, Tanni and Kai, wheel

 

Abakan Sams drylanding; Pine and Mir at lead, Brinn and Ivory at team, Walker and Tanni at wheel

 

Mir WSX(front), Scrimshaw WSX(middle), and Tuk WSXM(rear) at the Siberian Rendevous, CO

 

Nikki Becker, driver; Chaika and Kuma lead, Paiju, wheel, AK

 

Lynn Hornbein, driver, AK

 

Don Duncan and the Seaview team, arriving in Nome AK, Serum Run 2007

 

Bok, left lead, Rio, left wheel, Walker right wheel

 

Lorrie McAllister, driver; Ch. Abakan Frontiersman WSX, right wheel

 

Tom Henry, driver; Chaika and Losa lead, Paiju and Avi, wheel

 

Anne O'Neill, driver; Abakan Whitestar of Tundra Winds WSXM HIC RN, left lead

 

Abakan Kaneeli Red Canyon Clay, left, Switzerland

 

David Rossi, driver; Abakan Ninja, right wheel

 

Snowhook Sams, left to right: Snowhook-Abakan in Memory of Stikeen, Tundra Winds' Salcha Queen, Abakan Paiju of the Baltoro

 

Donna Dannen, driver; Abakan Smoke 'n' Mirs WSX at lead on left, Abakan-Tundra Winds Carved-in-Ivory at team on left, Ch. Abakan Frontiersman WSX at wheel

 

Stikeen and Chaika at lead, Paiju and Avi at wheel, AK

 

Anita Servaas, driver; Tundra Winds Snow Lily WS, right lead

 

Donna Dannen excursion CO; Scrimshaw at left team, Boone at wheel

 

Powerline Pass AK; Snowhook Sams

 

Dashing Sams at Roslyn Rig race; Abakan Kaiyishcho right lead

 

Jill Wilson driver, Dashing Sams team; Abakan Kaiyishcho WS at left team

 

Jill Wilson, driver, Dashing Sams team; Abakan Kaiyishcho WS right team

 

Lynn Hornbein, driver, Snowhook team, Summit Family Practice Mushing Day; Chaika and Losa at lead, Stikeen at team, Paiju and Avi at wheel

 

Abakan Sams: Pine WSX(left) and Walker WSX(right) at lead, Brinn WSX(left) and Kai WSX(right) at wheel

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hope M
    Mar 10, 2012 @ 05:52:07

    Found your site while researching dogsled tours. Avid fan of the Iditarod. Do you mainly us Bikejoring to train the dogs to be comfortable with being harnessed and pulling? I wondered if you trained for fun or mainly as a breeder? I have not found many individuals connected to the sledding world in Arkansas. Thank you for your time.

    Hope: Finally one moment to answer your questions. I am no longer in Arkansas, however. I am now in SE Colorado. Very hot here now but I am hoping to be able to do some bike work with the dogs as fall comes along and even on into the winter. Yes, I use bike training to get the dogs used to harness work and pulling. Bikejoring is also the only method I have used, generally, to train my dogs for sled work. I train my dogs because it is simply something that feeds my soul. Thanks for your note. Darlu

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  2. Lynn Hornbein
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 18:23:38

    Nice to see such a long timeline of working Samoyeds!

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  3. abakansams
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 22:33:37

    Fun, huh? Guess we just have to keep the home fires burning while we can.

    Reply

  4. Jungeun Lee
    Sep 22, 2020 @ 12:19:22

    I have a samoyed puppy that I’m trying to teach how to scooter. I so admire what you have done!

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  5. abakansams
    Sep 26, 2020 @ 02:45:48

    There is a good basic book on training lead dogs by lee fishback that gives some helpful information about working with a single dog. Anyway, it did the last time I read it. I have put info and a link on the Working Dog Resources page.

    Reply

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