Wednesday 23 December 2009

Dog of the Day - X

NorthWapiti's Excelsior
DOB - March 12, 2005
Sire - NorthWapiti's Robert E. Lee (Squeaky)
Dam - Alaskan's Olena of Anadyr

Nicknames - X-cellent, X-quiset, X-trodinary

X is named after Excelsior Creek, an infamous crossing on the Copper Basin 300. Regardless of the weather, this creek is always open and gurgling! Not many teams cross it without problems!!!
X's littermates are all named after 'landmarks' on the Copper Basin trail - Tolsona, Tazlina, Summit and Paxson.

Many know the 'story' of X's litter. He was the product of an accidental breeding while we were in Alaska. We DNA tested the males that we had taken north with us that year to find out "Who's Your Daddy?" and Squeaky was the 17th one we tested (out of 17).

X was the smallest pup out of the litter. As a youngster he was picked on and not particularly confident, but something about him struck me - and rightfully so. X is now a big, strong, confident and capable young male. He is a good leader and a very cool dog. One of my favorites.

He reminds me a great deal of his 'Uncle Surge' - who was an amazing and wonderful dog!

X is sponsored by Ursula and John Remple of Winnipeg, MB!

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