The Sled Dogs
THE SPIRIT OF THESE AMAZING ANIMAL ATHLETES WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART
Our Pack of Friendly Sled Dogs is made up of Alaskan Huskies, Siberian Huskies, and Eurohounds.
While some of our Dogs come to us as rescues and second-chance dogs, many of them have a Family line that can be traced back up to 8 Generations started by my Father’s Dog Sled Team! This line of Dog’s has been with my Family for 37 years!
Our Dogs are our Family too! We don’t re-home our dogs simply because they no longer run. We continue to provide a happy and enriching environment that meets their diverse needs as they age.
Our Dogs love meeting People! They are well socialized and very friendly, so be prepared for jumping and kisses, they’ll be excited to meet you!
Our Kennel is also a Haven for a number of Sled Dogs that have come to us from “less than desirable” circumstances. Their Backgrounds have instilled some fear of Humans in them and we work to overcome that while they slowly settle into a new life here. Their Kennel is a respite for them from the sudden movements, loud noises, strange smells, and presence of strangers. It is a slow, but rewarding process to watch these dogs come out of their shells and learn to trust and love people again. These members of our Pack still love to run and live with their furry companions, but prefer to do so away from the General Public, working one on one with those of our Staff and Family that they have bonded with.
Alex began dog sled racing (starting with just one dog) at only 3 years old! His Father Paul raced professionally before Alex was born, and passed the Family kennel onto Alex when he turned 18. Alex and his family have maintained their kennel of Sled Dogs since 1987 and started sharing their passion through tours with the public in 2013.
Among his many trophies, Alex holds a Silver Medal from the International Sled Dog Racing Association, Maine State Championships: 6 dog (4 years running), 8 dog (2 years), and Unlimited class (1 year). He came in 4th in the World Championships in Laconia, New Hampshire in 2011 and has also received the 6 dog season trophy from the New England Sled Dog Club. He recently placed 2nd at the Can-Am Crown International Dog Sled Races in 2022 and 3rd in 2023!
He has placed in the top 10 racers in North America for several years, and actively races each year all through New England and Canada.
Alex and his Family are looking forward to sharing with you the beauty and excitement of their favorite sport!
The Therriault Family
Paul Therriault instilled a love of Dogs and Dog Sledding in his sons Alex and Brandon from the very beginning! He started the Family Kennel in 1987 with only a six Dog team and the kennel has grown every year since!
Ask any of the Therriault Family and they’ll retrace their Family dog’s lineage back eight Generations to the cornerstone Dog that started it all, Buffy!
Among his many accomplishments, Paul holds a 1st Place medal in the 1991 Trail Saver 70, placed 7th in the Labrador 400, 4th in the Can-Am 250, and 1st at the Can-Am 60 in 1994 and 1995. He was a 2nd place holder of the 1996 Marmora Ontario Races and an Open Class Champion at the Maine States from 1997 thru 2008.
Alex’s brother Brandon is our Lead Guide and Kennel Manager here at the Ultimate Dog Sledding Experience. He too is a life long Dog Sledder and is now a Father of two young Boys he is instilling the Family passion in!
Brandon is an expert Musher and racer with wins at the 3 Dog Jr, 6 Dog, and 8 Dog Maine State Championships, He is an Open Class club champion, Open Class Maine State Champion, and won the World Champion Sled Dog Derby 3 Dog Jr.