Gealach Mor Siberians
Working sleddogs - just for the love of it..............
Born : 6 May 2003 Gender Male
Colour : Black,brown and white Weight 49 lbs
Position : Leader
Taymarr's Harry flew in from the US to join us in May 2004, entering the UK on the Pet Passport scheme.
It was fantastic to be able to collect him from Heathrow just hours after he had landed, rather than put him through months of confinement in quarantine kennels. He was able to wait out the 6 months rabies test period at his home kennel, thanks to the kindness and generosity of his breeders, Tammy and Bob Davis. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit him a couple of times in that period as well.
Harry is another of the Seppala line Siberians that we love - so laid back he is almost horizontal. Nothing so far seems to faze him - following the overnight flight from Boston to London, he then endured a 10 hour car journey north to our home, all without a peep out of him. He sat looking out of the back window all the way, jumped in and out of the Landcruiser for his rest stops, ate, drank and generally behaved as if this was completely normal.
His introduction to the rest of our dogs was similarly (and amazingly) simple. A new pen had been built for him - one night in there next to the others without incident - free running the next day with selected dogs and voila, he was settled - and completely accepted by our dogs.
He has been training with his littermates at Tay Marr and running well for distances of up to 10 miles until the snows in New England melted.
2004 - 2005 season Harry was one of the 11 dogs that made the trip to the States for the 04-05 racing season. He proved himself to be a tremendous athlete and a very willing worker. Harry ran lead for a few weeks early in the season, including several runs as single lead, however it is as a wheeldog that he has excelled and became a permanent fixture with Takeo.
Harry was on our 6 dog race team for all of this winter's races.
2005 - 2006 season Harry has made the transition from snow dog to dirt dog with ease. Still not fully recovered his confidence, he prefers not to be asked to run lead but is a magnificent workhorse anywhere else on the team.
Taymarr's Harry at Gealach Mor May 2004
Harry meets Beth, Seven and Teague
Training at the Boot Camp run by Jamie Nelson and Ann Stead. Harry and Takeo take a breather.
Early season training at Hill, Harry and Teague at lead doing a reasonable job of keeping the line out.
BB and Milloy at point obviously don't feel the need for a stop at this juncture.
You lookin' at me ??
Harry at the end of the NESDC sprint race at Hill Village, N.H. Feb 2005
2006 - 2007 season Progress and maturity best sum up Harry's year. His confidence has grown and there's no doubting his ability. Harry ran lead at every race this year, including our 10 dog team at the NSDSC event at Balloch and our win in 6 dog class at the SSHC Quithel race .
2007 - 2009 seasons For a variety of reasons, some health related, both mine and various dogs, a trip to Alaska, extensive vehicle troubles and race cancellations, we actually only managed to get to one race in the last 2 seasons. Training was going well, and Harry was continuing to perform well at lead and point. He is Mr Reliable.
It's going to be a big jump from what we've been doing these last 4 years to what we'll be aiming for next season.