Alex was born June 14,
1996 at the Howling Dog Kennels, home of the
Anadyr huskies, owned by Earl and Natalie
Norris in Willow, Alaska. Jen and Blake
were both mentored by Earl and Natalie. So
upon Jen's first visit to Howling Dog
Kennels is when she met Alex who was only 4
weeks old at the time.
Jen returned to
Howling Dog Kennels in 1997. At that time
Jen started Alex in harness as a yearling
and worked with him though out the winter.
By Spring, Jen had come to love this dog
and noticed his potentials thus purchased
Alex and his older sister "Splatters" who
was born in 1994. Both dogs then became
very influential to Manitou Crossing Kennels
as incredible race leaders.
Alex was involved in
many sprint and mid-distance races and is
known as Best Race Leader from 1999 to 2003
competing in UP200 and Beargrease 150. He
led his last Beargrease team in 2005 and in
the continuing years he taught his amazing
skills to MCK's yearlings and puppies.
Alex is a foundation
male here at MCK and has many offspring in
which he imprinted his strong mind, drive,
and leadership abilities!
- In 1999, Alex
was bred to "Kandle" and produced
"Fiona", "Nelson" (Influential in
England), and "Vampire".
- In 2000, Alex
was bred to "Jordan" and produced
- In 2001, Alex
was bred to "Maggie" and produced
"Baldy", "Trekkie", "Capri" "Flint"
"Dozer" and "Twister"
- In 2002, Alex
was bred to "Splatters" and produced "Altoid",
"Pepper", "Ziggy" and "Wintergreen"
Alex was one of our
highly respected dogs and is still
considered the hardest working driving
leader we've had the pleasure of
owning-always being willing to go faster- in