Age: 11 years, 4 months (at time of photo), male
Weight: 25 kg
Breed/Mix: husky x
Sled dog name: nordique
Age at adoption: 8 years, 10 months
Adopted from: Victoria SPCA
Coat - single/double: double
Likes: car rides, scratches
Dislikes: all loud sounds, new dogs
Sleeping locations: inside or outside
Off-leash time: yes, but only in fully fenced areas
Escaped or lost?: yes, twice for 1 hour and 2 hours
Siblings: hockey litter - Oilers, Flame, Gretzky, Canuck, Jet
Medical conditions: no
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: came from Whistler
Anything else you'd like to add: Nordique loves to chase deer when he is off leash
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed August 5, 2017
Session notes: I first met Nordique in Sept 2013 when I visited the kennels in Whistler and have seen him a few times since.
He and his brother Lion and foster sibling Luna (coming up next) came to the studio together. Nordique gets a bit uncomfortable at times, and when he does, he puts his leg on his human's - just a paw, or part of his lower leg - just to let him know. I like that he found a way to communicate his unsureness with his human. Although Nordique was pretty nervous during his session. We managed to get the two photos needed for the project - thanks buddy!
Here's a throwback to an adventure with Nordique in Six Dogs Six Humans One Mountain
Nordique is a survivor of the Whistler cull in 2010.