Age: 12 years, female
Weight: 60 lbs
Breed/Mix: Husky Cross
Sled dog name: Fiddle
Age at adoption: 10 years
Adopted from: Victoria Humane Society, February 2016
Coat - single/double: double
Likes: pets from people, hikes, beach walks, other dogs
Dislikes: bedrooms in houses, brooms/sweeping, going into water (baths, lakes, ocean)
Sleeping locations: dog bed in kitchen at night, outside or dog bed in kitchen during day
Off-leash time: yes
Escaped or lost?: no
Siblings: Cello, Banjo, Tuba, Oboe, Trumpet, Harpy, Drummer
Medical conditions: no, but her hind end is failing a bit, no meds required yet
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: She came from the Whistler kennels originally. She was adopted out by SPCA and then surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society in 2016 and then we adopted her
Anything else you'd like to add: she likes to bury things like treats and then dig them up later
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed June 17, 2017
SESSION NOTE: Fiddle is one of the happiest looking sleddies I know. Maybe it's the fur on her face, her markings? Whatever it is she always looks to be smiling and knowing something super fun that we don't.
Not long before this project went live in March 2018, she did go missing for a few hours on a local mountain. Her mom Heather instantly let the sleddie community know and people were out with posters and to help look. She was found a few hours later, tired, but ok.
At 12-years-old, Fiddle still loves her romps in the woods with her dog brother and human family, so now she wears a bell.
Fiddle is a survivor of the Whistler sled dog cull in 2010.