Meet The Team
Poland Spring’s Frost
the kennel matriarch and our most reliable command leader. While Frost has retired from Our primary race team, she is still instrumental in training up the next generation. Frost is the grandmother of many dogs on our team.
Poland Spring’s Druid
Our primary race leader. While not as reliable as his mother Frost, he is tireless and considered to be the most athletic dog on our team. He is a “one man dog” and seems to prefer running lead for Jonathan rather than other mushers.
Poland Spring’s Vodka of New Hope
Vodka can most often be found running co lead with Druid. While not as strong, Vodka sets a very fast pace for the team when given the chance. She likes to zoom.
Poland Spring’s Hatchet
Hatchet is Caleb’s personal dog. He is the grandson of Frost and the son of Druid. Hatchet ran his first 100 mile race at one year old.
Although he is still young he offers promise when put in lead on smaller teams. He is very strong and Caleb continues to develop him into an excellent all round sled dog.
Deer Creek’s Kyra of Poland Spring
Kyra is a tireless sled-dog and reliable trail leader. She has also proven herself to be an exceptional mother. Hatchet, Halo, Hazel and the rest of the H pups are from her and Druid.
Don’t let her small size fool you. Sue makes up for it in drive!
Deer Creek’s Olav
The largest male in the kennel. A gentle giant, he is weary of strangers. But one sure way to get him to come right to you is to show him a harness. He lives to pull and has the will to preserve in even the harshest conditions.
Poland Soring’s Zoe
Zoe participated in our 8 dog 285 mile expedition when sue was just a year old.
Despite being a serious sled dog and a dominant female, she acts like a spoiled lapdog to even the strangest of strangers. Her parents were both staples on the Deer Creek team before they came to Poland Spring. Most recently she became a mother to our K litter. This mating is showing great promise.
Poland Spring’s Jester
Jester is a yearling but already the match to his father, Olav, in size. He also inherited his father’s wariness of strangers. He loves to pull. Has an effortless gate, and is a joy to work with.
Poland Soring’s Juneau
Juneau is Jester’s sister and also a yearling.
Despite her early small size, she refuses to be overlooked. Every time we took her out with the team, Juneau tries to pass the dogs ahead of her. So we kept moving her up.
While Juneau wasn’t what we were looking for in a leader, she tells us every time we go out. “Put me in lead! It’s where I belong.”
So in lead is often where you will find her.
Poland Spring’s Halo
Halo is also the daughter of Druid and granddaughter of Frost.
She is without a doubt the strongest, most driven female I have ever ran. Halo is a dominant female of only two years old. Tireless in traces. She doesn’t fight other females, but she assumes their respect. Once put in harness, she is “no nonsense.”
Poland Spring’s Hazel
Hazel, the two year old sister to the other H pups, is a lover.
This is sue in most part to her upbringing. She was purchased as a pup by our dear friend, Darlene Farr. This past summer, Darlene was given weeks to live, so she returned her to us.
Hazel is a great all round sled dog that has a special place in our heart. When Hazel snuggles us, we remember our dear departed friend and her family.
Poland Spring’s Onyx of Flaming Arrow
Onyx was bred in Alaska by our dear friends, the Scanlins. When we learned that he was in New England and needed a new home, we were quick to take him. He is smaller than most of our males. And this is his first season in harness but every training run reveals more of his Seppala instincts and we continue to watch him with great expectations.
Poland Spring’s Shiro of Snowy Owl
Shiro is a Seppala of Canadian Bragg lines and as such offers a great opportunity for genetic depth in breeding.
When Snowy Owl retired him to us, he showed he still had plenty gas left in the tank, not only to run on our team, but to sire our beloved K litter. He is a lover, and will run against you like a cat. We call him “Shiro the Hero”