Ann Stead

Anyone who’s ever tried to pick their next best friend out of a stampede of big feet, slurping tongues, wiggly bodies and whipping tails knows that, when faced with a litter of puppies, the temptation is to just take them all home.

But when sled dog racers get a litter of puppies, it takes a while to know which puppies have what it takes to make a good sled dog.  So all they can do is hang out with the puppies … and wait.

Ann Stead
Lisa Johnson

If visions of your own sled dog team are dancing in your head, you might want to talk to an experienced musher first to find out what you're in for. We found one in Duluth's Ann Stead. (produced by Chris Harwood).