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Sled and Mushing Equipment Suppliers

Cold Spot Feeds &
Mushing Supplies****
This is a Fairbanks based company that sells a lot of mushing equipment, food, and so on. There is a minimum order required for shipment outside of Alaska.  info@coldspotfeeds.com
Nordkyn ***
 
 
Wolf Packs Catalog
Black Ice ****
Shilon shows and sleds Malamutes as well - all the mal people buy from her
Chinookwind Outfitters
Lorrie McAllister Lots of stuff for the working dog.
Custom Wood Services
182 Hoadley RD. Potsdam, NY 13676. 315.265.1404. Fax 315.265.5781. No catalog (print or HTML). They build dog sleds, custom dog boxes, snow hooks, etc. Also sell other dog supplies. Irv and Beth Baxter.
 
Prairie Dog Supply
Manitoba based.
 
allterraindog.com
PO BOX 837, Campton, NH 03223. 603.536.3864.
           atd@worldpath.net
Adanac**
4108 Hwy. 93N, Kalispell, MT 59901. (406) 752-2929 Sleds, harnesses and equipment.
Alpine Outfitters**
PO Box 245, Roy, WA 98580. (206) 843-2767 Stock and custom harnesses, modular cablelines, skijoring, sleds, carts, etc.
Artic Star Dog Sled Company
Johnn Molburg, RR #4 Box 381, Tyrone, PA 16686. (814) 684-3594. Sleds.
Dog Equipment, Inc.
1205 East Logan, Moberly, MO 65270. (816) 263-5533. Over 30 styles of fiberglass trailers, boxes and toppers from 2 to 10 compartments.
The Dog House
9229 U.S. 41 South, Skandia, MI 49885. (906) 942-7393. Dealer for Sawtooth Mountain sleds and Windigo Outfitters, QCR, assorted hardware, accessories, canine and outdoor publications
Frank and Nettie Hall***
5875 McCrum Rd., Jackson, MI 49201. (517) 782-1786. FAX: (517) 782-0191. Dog sleds (beginner to professional) and rigs, harnesses, ganglines, videos, books, etc.  I know people who swear by their sleds.
Ikon Outfitters, Ltd.**
7597 Latham Road, Lodi, WI 53555-9526. (608) 592-4397.
Kaleb's Kart Co.
Ernst Hediger, W. 5770 Wildwood Rd., Neillsville, WI 54456. (715) 743-2465. Skijoring and other mushing equipment.
Kema Sleds and Equipment
Mile 2.2 Wasilla-Fishhook Rd., P.O. Box 870415, Wasilla, AK 99687. (907) 376-5523. Sleds, harnesses, ganglines, rope, snaps, QCR .
KHIVA Outfitters
1256C Poplar Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-8619. (408) 733-7919. orders: 8 am -10 pm PST. Carts, rigs, sleds, clothing, collectibles, books.
Konari Outfitters, Ltd
52 Seymour St., Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 388-7447. Harnesses, books, sledding gear. Editorial comment: This was the first place I bought any mushing equipment from back in 1988.
Kondos Outdoors
HC1, Box 3108, Ely, MN 55731. /FAX: (218) 365-4189. Harnesses, sprint and long distance sledbags, polyethylene rope in 500' spools, collars, collars, hardware, booties.
Lead Dog Supplies
2269 Lisa Ln., Fairbanks, AK 99712. (907) 488-4135. Arctic headlamps, ganglines, picket lines, aluminum brakes, snowhooks
Never Summer Sled Dog Equipment
P.O. Box 1227, LaPorte, CO 80535. /FAX: (303) 224-5354. Equipment for mushing, skijoring and weightpulling; will custom design equipment
Nordkyn Outfitters***
P.O. Box 1023, Graham, WA 98338. (206) 847-4128. Orders only: (800) 326-4128. Sleds, lines, bags, collars, harnesses; freight/weight pull, cart, tracking, pulk -- custom sizes; prints, jewelry, books
Pet-Tech International
2144 Primrose Ave., Vista, CA 92083. (619) 599-9759. 3- and 4-wheeled rigs; custom manufacturing available.
Resha Sled Dog Equipment**
H.C.#1-M, Box 101, Lewis Run, PA 16738. /FAX: (814) 362-3048. Sledding, weight pulling, freighting, skijoring equipment, books, videos, collectibles
Risdon Rigs****
PO Box 127, Laingsburg, MI 48848. (517) 651-6960. Sleds, wheeled rigs, harnesses, snow hooks, dog bags. One of the most popular sled builders around. My friends all have these rigs so they must be good.
Sawtooth Mountain Sled Works, Inc.**
HC 86, Box 693 , Grand Marais, MN 55604. (218) 387-2106. FAX: (218) 387-1904 Sleds and bags.
Snow Trek
P.O. Box 74171, Fairbanks, AK 99707. (907) 452-7310. In Alaska 1-800-478-8225. Skijoring equipment and books
James E. Tofflemire Enterprises
3780 Tremont, North Bend, OR 97459. (503) 756-7037.
          Sand Lynx sled dog training carts.
Tun-Dra Outfitters
16438 96th Ave. Nunica, MI 49448. (616) 837-9726. FAX: (616) 837-9517. Books, sleds, harnesses, outer gear, Iditarod collectibles, etc.
Windigo Outfitters**
HCR Box 22A, Iron River, WI 54847. (715) 372-8889. "A little bit of everything."
Woodcraft Unlimited
Brian Wiese, Rt. 1, Box 96, Solway, MN 56678. (218) 467-3451
AKKO Dog Equipment
East: Judith Pearce, P.O./C.P. 977, Hudson, Quebec J0P 1H0, (514) 458-5910.
West: Mark and Tracy Paffrath, 84 Glendale Way, Cochrane, Alberta T0L 0W3. (403) 932-7420.
Sledding, carting, tracking,  skijoring equipment.
S.T.K. Sledding Equipment
Jay Verbeek, R.R. 4, Orillia, Ontario, Canada L3V 6H4. (705) 326-8446.
Tanzilla Harness Supply
407 Alexander St., Whitehorse, Yukon Terr., Canada Y1A 2L8. (403) 668-6350. FAX: (403) 668-6113. Sled dog gear -- wholesale, retail and mail order.
PS Sled Dog Equipment
Am Elisabethheim 71, G-5600 Wuppertal 1, Germany. : 0202-721432. Sleds, training carts, 
           snow hooks.
Eastern Hill
Bergevagen 17, S-830 13 Are, Sweden. /FAX: 0647-535 33.
Prairie Bilt Sleds
High-tech sled designs, with some new developments for long distance racing. Jim Miller,
           Prairie Bilt Sleds, Box 68,
Page ND 58064. 701-668-2457.
Alaska Best Wilderness
Guided tours and specialized expeditions.
Yukon Exporer
Guided tours.
 
 
Nooksack Racing Suppy
Full service supplier of dog mushing, skijoring , bikjoring,
          hiking and recreational suppies
for dog sports. Also dealer of National Dog Food products. nooksack@megalink.net, (207) 539-4324. Locatated at 202 Mechanic Falls Rd Oxford, ME 04270.
J and E Tomkins Sled Dog Supplies
Full line of dog supplies, including harnesses, collars, boties, supplements, hardware, dog food, and so on. saska@sk.sympatico.ca, (306) 982-3000. Box 83, Site 1, R.R. #1, Christopher Lake, SK S0J 0N0 Canada.
CB Sled
Basket, toboggan, and custom sleds. Patented design. Contact Carl Brown, cbsled@ncia.net. : 603-837-2395. 104 Hazen Rd., Whitefield, NH, USA 03598.
49th Checkpoint Sleds
An Alaskan-based sled builder. Butch Bologna, 907-892-8105, P.O. Box 520265 Big Lake,
           Alaska 99652.                49thckpt@mtaonline.net
Canvasback Pet Supplies**
40 years in the pet supply business, catering to all manner of dog sports. 1-800-889-6191. Box 398 Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada RiA2B3.
Arrowhead Fabric Outlet
Outdoor fabrics, patters, and hardware. Includes dog booties, leg wraps, dog blankets, dog jackets, collars, leashes, and illuminated dog collars. louise@arrowheadfabric.com 218-727-3121. 102 East Central Entrance, Duluth, Mn 55811.

Sled Tours

Absarka Dog Sled Treks
Dog Sled Treks in Pray, Montana. General public guided day trips into Montna's backcountry. Also provide a rookies Musher School (students work with their own team of dogs, cart, 4 wheeler training, and sled). Mark Nardin, MNardin@aol.com.
Paw Tuck A Way Kennel
Dog sled rides and tours in northwest Wisconsin. Cliff Maxfield kmaxfield@centuryinter.net. 1-715-656-4419. 035 26 lake rd. Danbury Wi. 54830.
 
Oregon Trail of Dreams
Sled dog rides. Contact Rachael Scdoris, rachael@bendnet.com
Iditacamwww.extrememontana.com
Full, live, coverage of the Iditarod. Iditarod products. Iditarod photo gallery. Contact team_iditacam@iditacam.com.

Side Note*** I was never privledged to meet Cheekah in person, but she must have been one special girl!

Cheekah has since gone to the rainbow bridge and Kirsten wrote her the most beautiful tribute:
One Soul

My sun, my moon, removing gloom
From days gone past where shadows cast
And lonely nights would loom
My confidence, my fears, my source of tears
A sense of worth given birth
On the day that you appeared
My silent muse, my starry skie
s Aloof and strong while all along
A comedienne in noble ‘guise
‘Tis you I think that made me whole
When you came to me and shared one soul.

Cheekah touched so many lives. I just thought you might want to know what’s happened to her.

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Working Alaskan Malamutes

Alaskan Malamutes need "something to do" and below are ways we've worked our dogs.  Sledding in the arctic would be fun, and buying a sled or rig is on my to-do list,  but so here are some activities we've tried beyond playing with and showing our dogs:

We went to the Renaissance Festival and Mula did her part by backpacking some munchies, water and stuff for us.  She did a great job.

There's snow, lets goHey, let me pet the kids!

Sledding with kids                  School  visits

Take my picture mom. The big guys pull (Shadow & Homer)

Biking                          Pulling a Wagon

I recently had a chance to go sledding!  Mula took to it like a duck to water, and Jazzy freaked out - she said she'd rather be home watching TV....we plan to try again in the future - I'll keep you updated on our adventures here! (sorry, didn't get any pictures - I was too busy holding on for dear life!)

My Document Shredder-Shadow   doc shredder 2
Some people have one of those electric shredders under their desk...in my office, I have Shadow....

Meanial labor?  I'm so abused, really!!

Folding Laundry???   Don't you wish!!

Jen and Kiska doing some Urban Scootering


Postal package destroyed (as in inspected) by Shadow

But there's always the opening for Postal Inspector....

For Everything Sled dog related - this has the BEST links...Sled Dog Central

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Dan's Visit to Togo, Minnesota

(Training camp for the Iditarod) click here

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Kirsten Hill has done some school visits with her Malamute Cheekah*** and found it very rewarding.
(faces are obscured because release only obtained from Kirsten) See Cheekah's tribute below too.

Visiting a classroom

Classroom teaching with Cheekah

Obviously happy kids, and somewhat bored Cheekah

Putting on Cheekah's harness without cooperation

teching about arctic dogs

C'mon, put the harness ON.... Cheekah thinking, "they didn't ask me my slant on things"

Interested in what it's like to REALLY run your Malamute in a race?  There was an article about when Malamutes ran the Iditarod Race in Alaska a few years ago.  Holly's sire, Sprite,  was one of these very special dogs!  Very interesting!     Also, Homer did Therapy work as a young guy and received his Therapy Dog title.  A little about what he did is here:  link opens in new window AMCA Newsletter Obedience Column.   

Also, if you are seriously considering dog sledding, you might try these links to get started - they have great beginner information:

Interesting idea: Urban Dog Sledding


Working Dog Supplies

Many mushers start out with a scooter or adapted bike before they ever use a sled. There are many 'rigs' available and you'll want to talk to an experienced musher to help you decide which ones would work best for you and your dogs. In the meantime there are many things you can do to work your dog -from backpacking to skijoring. Below are a few of the supplies you might just want to get to get that mal up off the couch and doing something.