My name is Sanskrit for ‘first born’ as I was the first puppy born in the 'ABC-litter'. I’m really easy-going and a little goofy, like my mum Saiho. When I was younger my nickname was ‘ADHD’. These days I am enjoying my retirement with easy lazy days.
I was the second born of Saiho's litter. My name means ‘brown,’ which I was when I was born, but I grew up to be much lighter, with beautiful blue eyes. My brother, Aadi, is my best friend and I have always lived with him. I’m a little bashful and like my own space.
I was the only girl in the 'ABC-litter' so I know how to stand up for myself having grown up with four brothers. I’m a sweet girl and love it if you take me walking with you in the forest.
I was Saiho's fourth born, and in my time was one of the strongest wheel dogs in the kennel. I’m more timid than my other brothers, and I am especially scared of snowmobiles! I love living with my brother Eemil and we still love going for hiking adventures in the forest if the opportunity arises.
My name means eager and friendly and I was the last-born puppy born in the ABC litter. I certainly was an eager sled-dog in my time but I prefer my brother Davin’s company to human's. These days I am also enjoying my retirement with easy lazy days.
I am an easy-going dog and have been running for many years. I am very calm and gentle these days, although I used to be a bit too interested in the girls. As this was quite a problem, a small operation was needed and now I live happily ever after with my BFF Tupla.
I am an extremely valuable member of the main team, and have been running in lead for many years. I am very calm and obedient, and proud of my boys, Loiste and Liekki, who are fine sled dogs. We have always lived together – that way I can be sure they don’t get up to any mischief.
I am a beautiful boy from the ‘G-litter,’ all named after silver screen film stars, but I’m a little shy. All of us got our looks from mum and dad, Sigga and Uhku, but I’m a different colour: creamy white. I am good as a leader and know my directions very well, but I get a bit frightened with loud noises and unfamiliar people.
I can get a little over enthusiastic - particularly at feeding time - when I like to tell Nanuk off very loudly, but deep down I’m a big softy and love lots of hugs and kisses. I am the proud mum of Unna.
I am named after Ginger Rogers, and I am pretty and graceful like her. I’m obedient and easy to handle although occasionally a little grumpy. I mostly run in lead with Greta. I am the mother of the ‘P-litter’ and grandmother of Uffe.
I returned to my home kennel after living elsewhere for a few years. I love it here and charm anyone who comes near my kennel. I live with Ukko–Njord and he is my new best friend. We love it when you come to visit us and we think we give the best cuddles.
I am named after Greta Garbo, and like a film star, I can be a little diva. I know that I am beautiful and I love attention. I’m smaller than my sisters Gina, Ginger and Gloria, but I’m still really strong and fast. I run in lead with Ginger and we are very smart, never taking the wrong turn.
I am the biggest dog in the kennel, a real ‘BFG’. In winter I love to carve out a hole in the snow on top of my box and sit there to keep an eye on all that’s going on around the yard. Before I retired, I ran in wheel in the main team, and was really strong. I never stopped pulling over the longest distances. Nowadays, Hera and I enjoy our time with guests who come to say hello.
If the kennel was a monarchy, I would undoubtedly be its queen. I am a very beautiful husky, and until I retired was one of the hardest workers. I can be a bit grumpy with other females, so I usually ran with males. I am the mother of the four-strong ‘N-litter’ and the nine-strong ‘R-litter’!
I am a friendly chap but a little impatient, so I find it hard to keep still, even as I get older. I was a valuable member of the lead team for many years and also ran in mid-distance races along with my brothers Hyrrä and Hapsu, before we all retired. I live with my good friend Sievä.
In my time I was one of the best lead dogs in the kennel and I took my work very seriously. I am proud to say I was a member of several race teams. I am a little shy with people, pretty easy going with the other dogs, and a real gentleman to the ladies. Retirement is good and Suohpan and I now enjoy taking things at a gentler pace.
Seemi and Sarmi are the parents of us, the "I-litter". I am a beautiful girl with clear blue eyes and I love to sing to whoever visits me. I am incredibly easy going and I get on with most dogs and have made many doggie friends over the years.
I’m a slim, sleek husky from the ‘I’ litter and can be a little apprehensive of new situations and strange people, but once I realize there is no threat I am very affectionate and friendly. I like to eat much more than a dog my size usually would and I’m lucky as I never get fat, despite it! I usually run in the ‘White Team.’
I’m a pretty little lady and have always loved living with my brother Iisku. You need to keep a close eye on me while I’m waiting in the lines before we run as I have been known to slip out of my harness and collar in an instant and take off down the track. These days however the easier life beckons.
I am a beautiful boy and I love human company but sometimes this is hard for people to see amidst all my excitement – in fact you will probably just think I’m wild and crazy. I once climbed out of my cage to visit Sigga and 9 weeks later I was the proud father of two little puppies, Monty & Marley.
I’m the biggest dog in my litter and I looked like a polar bear cub when I was born. I’m a strong boy and usually run as a wheel dog. I like food a lot, so it’s lucky that my sister Ingir does not mind ‘sharing’ her dinner with me sometimes.
I usually run in with my brother Imba and I am quite strong for a girl. Even though Imba always tries to steal my food, I'm ok with sharing it and we never fight. We love to share the same box too on cold nights.
I am one of Seemi and Sievä’s ‘J-litter’. I love attention and have a smiley, happy face. I’m slightly hyperactive and always curious about what’s going on around me. I am semi-retired and feel the pace nowadays. Shorter runs are still fun though. I live with Ozzy and we like to share a box when the weather gets cold outside.
I’m quite a shy boy and get along with just about everyone. I have the nickname ‘chomper’ as I can chew through collars, harnesses and lines - in fact everything that looks edible to me! I had the chance to run in a couple of races in 2017 was proud to bring my team to the finish line, leading on my own from the front.
I’m a pretty girl and I love to run, although age has caught up with me and I am happy now to go for gentle walks. I’m proud to say I made it into a race team in 2017, and have also done well at dog shows - I know I’ve got what it takes.