The Legend Continues...

Many know the story of Leonhard Seppala and Togo saving the children of Nome Alaska from an outbreak of Diphtheria in 1925. But did you know that Leonhard Seppala brought Togo and the rest of his team of Siberians to live, train, breed and race, right here in Maine? Partnering with the owner of the historic Poland Spring Inn and Resort, Seppala and Togo established the first Siberian Kennel in the Lower 48 states. 

For the past 20 years, we have been honored to carry on this Maine legacy by breeding, training, and racing with the direct descendants of that original team, with our CKC registered Seppala Siberian Sleddogs. 



The Legend Continues!

Poland Spring Seppala Kennels is a family owned and operated, working sleddog Kennel. We are devoted, solely, to the preservation of the Seppala Siberian Sleddog. 

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes, the chief poop scooper (aka owner) has his BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Maine. He is a former Infantryman in the US Marine Corps and an ordained minister. 
He is the author of 4 books, including "The True Tales of Togo the Sleddog"  and "MUSH! Leaderhip Lessons Learned from a Lead Dog" (all available on Amazon. 

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 The Legend Continues...

Do you want to spend a few days in North Woods meeting our Seppala Siberians and learning to Mush?
If so let us make all the arangements for you. 
Or perhaps you plan on being in the region and want to book a ride for yourself or your children?

Either way, let us know and we'd be excited to tailor an adventure to fit your budget and daring. 





"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us"

Hebrews 12:1


Upcoming Races

  • Mar 06, 7:00 AM EST
    Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME 04743, USA
    Come out and support our Seppalas and their mushers in this great race!
  • Feb 06, 7:00 AM EST
    Greenville, Greenville, ME, USA
    Come out and cheer on our Seppala Team in this great race!


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