Dog of the Week: Ricky

Ricky has a snowy face after burying his head in the snow. The sled dogs will eat snow to cool down and stay hydrated.
Ricky with a snow-covered face. . . The sled dogs will eat snow to cool down and stay hydrated.

Type of dog: Canadian Inuit

Age: 5, born in March of 2008

Birthplace: Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge; Ely, MN

Parents: Lucky and Jens

Favorite position: Lead


I’m Ricky. I am a smart dog. I always do what the musher tells me to do. I think that is why they like me to run in lead. I don’t cause any problems. I like to run. I like the snow too. Whenever we stop, I stick my head down in the snow. I like to eat snow. I am really good at following directions. I get along with most of the dogs. You can pet me if you want, I don’t care. Some dogs go crazy when they get attention from people. I can take it or leave it. I just like to run.

This week we had to run past two guys who were filming us. They set the camera really close to the trail and told us to run past. Some dogs were curious and wanted to run into the camera, but not me. I kept the team on track! I lost count of how many times we ran past the camera. Every time, I kept the team going straight. Seriously, I’m a good lead dog.

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