Our dogs live in outside dog yards of 24-28 square metres each with houses that are insulated and protected against the cold and wet. Even when the temperature hits minus 30, our dogs are warm and comfortable in their houses with plenty of straw and sawdust to make a cosy bed. We keep them in pairs as they prefer the company of other dogs but we also make sure they have a space of their own should they want it. Sweden has very high standards when it comes to animal welfare and we strive to maintain even higher standards of care than are required.
We feed our dogs with the highest quality dog food on the market; dry kibble by Royal Canin made specifically for working sled dogs which we mix with high grade raw meat, usually sourced straight from the slaughter house with nothing added, and a specially formulated sleddog meat mixture. Depending on a dog’s individual requirements, the temperature, or other conditions, we may also supplement their feed with salmon oil or animal fat. In the winter, our 44 dogs can easily chomp their way through 20kg of dry food and 30kg of meat or more a day!
Each of our dogs is special and they all have very individual personalities. Here’s a small introduction to the team.