Poodle Mushing in Alaska — Poodle Sled Dog Site

I guess Poodles CAN do everything! Check out the Poodle Sled Dog site! Now, has anyone got a site showing Poodles herding sheep? The Poodle...

Joy  |  Sep 15th 2006


Poodle Musher

Poodles Can Sled Too

I guess Poodles CAN do everything! Check out the Poodle Sled Dog site! Now, has anyone got a site showing Poodles herding sheep?

The Poodle Sled Dog Site has some great pictures of mushing Poodles! And check out the theme song, “The Poodle Man Song!”

As the site main page says, “Alaska, where women win the Iditarod and men mush poodles!”

Here’s the history of how John the Poodle Man got into mushing with Poodles.

One day, John Suter went along for a snowmobile ride and was amazed that his miniature poodle could keep up with the snowmobile, at a reasonable speed. He decided to race standard poodles in the 1976 Chugiak Sled Dog Race. The poodles enjoyed running so much that they competed in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1988 thru 1991. The poodles finished all four Iditarod Races, towards the middle of the pack. John and his poodles, also ran the John Beargrease 500 mile sled dog race in Duluth, Minnesota. Today, he enjoys spending time with his poodles, by going out on hiking trips.