CANINE

Name: POLAR
Age: 3 YEAR-OLD MALE
Owner: JEFF DEETER
Musher currently running this dog: JEFF DEETER
Team Position(s): HE’S BEEN RUNNING AT THE BACK. AS A PUPPY AND YOUNGER DOG LAST YEAR, HE WAS REALLY ONLY LIKE A BACK-OF-THE-TEAM DOG. BUT HE LOVES NEW TRAIL, SO HE’LL BE RUNNING TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE TEAM IN THIS RACE. BUT HE WON’T BE LEAD? WON’T BE LEADING, NOPE. ALL OF HIS BROTHER’S ARE MY BEST LEADERS, BUT HE IS NOT.
Number of completed Iditarod races: THIS IS HIS SECOND
Current Location: IDITAROD HEADQUARTERS – WASILLA, ALASKA
Date of Photo: FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Temperature: 9F / OUTDOORS

What are his/her unique personality characteristics?

POLAR IS LIKE THE LITTLE HAM. HE’S THE BROWN-NOSER THAT ALWAYS SUCKS UP TO THE TEACHER. SO IF ANOTHER DOG GETS IN TROUBLE, HE’S RIGHT BEHIND ME ADDING ANY SORT OF ENFORCEMENT AND, LIKE, NODDING APPROVAL TO MY DISCIPLINE. HE’S A LITTLE GOOFBALL, BUT HE’S ACTUALLY A PRETTY NEAT DOG IN THE TEAM.

What is that litter’s “theme” name and other siblings’ names from that litter?

YEAH, POLAR IS ACTUALLY POLAR GOLD MINE. AND ALL THE DOGS IN THAT LITTER ARE AFTER DIFFERENT MINES IN ALASKA. SO THE FORT KNOX GOLDMINE, THE FORTY-MILE MINE, THE AMBLER MINING DISTRICT, AND THEN POLAR MINE.

What is the bloodline?

THESE GUYS HAVE PEPPY FROM DOUG SWINGLEY ON THEIR MOTHER’S SIDE. AND THEN ON THEIR FATHER’S SIDE IS ACTUALLY A PRETTY INTERESTING DOG FROM BRENT SASSES’ WINNING YUKON QUEST TEAM OF 2015. THEIR DAD IS BASIN, WHO WAS HIS MAIN LEADER IN THAT RACE.

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