Age: 7 months old, male
Weight: about 45lbs
Breed/Mix: husky x
Sled dog name: n/a - born to a rescued sled dog-his puppy/pre-adoption name was Sprinkler
Age at adoption: 8 weeks old
Adopted from: Victoria Humane Society, 2018
Coat - single/double: double coat
Likes: playing with other dogs, toys, running
Dislikes: water/rain sitting still
Sleeping locations: at night in his crate, on the bed or couch; during the day, on the couch
Off-leash time: yes (mostly fenced)
Escaped or lost?: no
Siblings: Joey, Zoe, Darwin, Suki, Olive, Daisy, Frankie (from Arwen's litter)
Medical conditions: none
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: mom Arwen was a rescued sled dog
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed December 22, 2018
I first met Kepler when he was known as Sprinkler. He and his litter had been named by a group of 3-5 year olds so there were some very inventive names in there. Kepler was adopted and now gets to model the bow ties his mom makes and sells - he definitely wears them well.
I find it an important part of this project to include dogs who were born of sled dog lineage. Although they may not have had to pull a sled, they do still offer a visual representation of the breed mix of dogs that are used in commercial and sport sled dog operations as well as genetic information.
Next up is his mom Arwen!