When asked the same question by that musher, My answer was :"Fast Dogs"!
In order to be fast dogs they all have to have athletic builds, good bloodlines and desire to excel.
Here at Miortuk, there is no preference for color or gender.
Here there is a consistency of bloodlines that has produced hard working, durable, enthusiastic speedy athletes.
With this being said, We have (now and in the past) more female Leaders!
Most of the Leaders her are females with the exception of Max.
He had the same attributes that our female Leaders had. He was the same size as many of the female Leaders and great attitude.
Here, we have discovered that female Leaders mature quicker, more focussed, a greater desire to please and be upfront.
Currently of the 18 dogs in the kennel, 10 are female and 5 of the females are Leaders.
I definitely have a young female that has great Leader potential and another that is a possible.
However that being said, there are two young males that are also displaying Leader potential.
The last litter bred here have 4 of the 6 pups showing potential for lead.
That should not be to surprising as we bred Leaders or dogs with Leaders on their close backgrounds in hope of producing Leaders.
Female are a little smaller and seem less prone to muscular injuries and strains.
We have been very fortunate here being injury free for many years due to a one month conditioning program at the first of the season.
Yes, here at Miortuk "Females Rule"!
Until next week.....