Age: 11 years old, female
Weight: 48 lbs
Breed/Mix: husky x
Sled dog name: Kusko
Age at adoption: 9.5 years
Adopted from: Victoria Humane Society, March 2016 - we had foster her when she first came into care
Coat - single/double: single coat, light under coat
Likes: soft touch, meat
Dislikes: loud noises, fast movements
Sleeping locations: during the day on the sofa, at night on the sofa, her dog bed or with her human sister
Off-leash time: every day she does
Escaped or lost?: no
Siblings: copper, rondy, calli, kusko, percy
Medical conditions: possible arthritis
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: owned by a private musher - she ran up to 150 miles but was ‘not a good lead dog’
Anything else you'd like to add: knik is a very sweet, very resilient and very quirky
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed March 10, 2018
Knik has those that when she looks at you, you will give her anything she wants - like big seal eyes - Niv has them too.
Her lip lick in the top photo is not from stress, but from finishing hoovering treats off the floor - one of my tricks to help the dogs who are food motivated to be comfortable standing as in-position as possible next to the wall.
The solid eye contact in the bottom photo comes from have a yummy, stinky treat in my hand for the moment after I clicked the shutter!
Knik came with her favourite humans and buddy Kismet and after the session we met up with some other local sleddies for a walk in the park.