Age: 12 years, female
Weight: 48 lbs
Breed/Mix: Husky/Coyote (according to former mushers/handlers)
Sled dog name: Grey
Age at adoption: 7 years
Adopted from: SPCA
Coat - single/double: double
Likes: food, love & attention, people in general
Dislikes: puppies, young rambunctious dogs
Sleeping locations: at night - on her dog bed; during the day, the couch
Off-leash time: yes, lots
Escaped or lost?: Took her 2.5 years before we could let her off-leash. She would run for the truck.
Medical conditions: mammary tumour, cancerous, but no signs of it now
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: Came from Hans Gatt kennel in the Yukon then sold to kennel in Whistler
Anything else you'd like to add: Grey is a gentle leader of our pack of three. She is patient (except with puppies). Not much rattles her. She is not nervous or afraid. She is very trusting and just wants to be loved. She has a quirky side and often gets the zoomies in the house, running and sliding on rugs and banging into furniture. When playful, she chin ‘nips’ and soft bites. Eyes go black and ears go back. She’s a nut.
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed June 18, 2017
SESSION NOTE ~ GreyGrey was so comfortable during her session - totally evident that she's got a confidence that a lot of sleddies lack - maybe it's the coyote in her...? She was also very food motivated which is why you see her mom's hand holding the treat!
I met GreyGrey back in 2012 - she came in with a group of 'old lady' sleddies - there wasn't anything old about her then, and there doesn't seem to be these days either...
GreyGrey is a survivor of the Whistler sled dog cull in 2010.