Q: Do you sell puppies?
A: No. As a performance-based kennel, we do not sell puppies. We may, on occasion, sell or re-home adult dogs or retirees. Contact me via email for further questions. lisbet@underdogfeeds.com

Q: Do you sell dogs?
A: Sometimes. To the right person. See above.

Q: Do you give away dogs?
A: Sometimes. To the right person. See above.

Q: What happens to the dogs that are retired from the race team?
A: They live out their days in comfort at our kennel, and are a valuable resource for training puppies and lead dogs. A third of the dogs in my lot are retirees. A few of our older dogs have gone on to live happy lives as pets or recreational sled dogs.

Q: What day is your birthday?
A: February 20.

Q: Do you give kennel tours?
A: Not for profit, no.

Q: Who are your lead dogs?
A: In the 2015 Iditarod, my lead dogs were: Ruby, Ripp, Vader & Pete.

Q: Why do you run Siberians?
A: I like them. Also, maintaining the workability of the breed is very important to our kennel. The Siberian Husky is a working dog and racing is the best way to benchmark our breed.

Q: If you ever wanted to be competitive, would you switch to Alaskan Huskies?
A: No. I want to do the best I can with what I've got.

Q: Your dog are slower than Alaskans, aren't they?
A: I don't think so. Victor can trot at seventeen miles per hour. In what context concerning distance racing is that "slow"? Nevertheless, results are the only thing that can really speak to the issue of "fast Siberians."

Q: Your dogs are quite a bit bigger and fluffier than Alaskans, aren't they?
A: Depends on the Alaskan, I guess. The average weight of a dog on my team is forty pounds, and being the efficient cold-weather athletes of sub-Arctic origin that they are, my Siberians have thick, dense winter coats.

Q: Can a Siberian Husky team ever win Iditarod?
A: I think so. See my blog post on the topic here: http://lisbetnorris.blogspot.com/2013/08/could-siberians-win-iditarod.html

Questions? Comments?

Email:   lisbet@underdogfeeds.com

Mail: Lisbet Norris  
PO BOX 750689  
Fairbanks, AK 99775


  1. What inspires you to race?

    1. I race to challenge myself , maintain the workability of the Siberian Husky, and honor the breed's history on the Iditarod Trail.

  2. what year were you born in?

  3. who are your lead dogs for 2016.

    1. Mini Lou, Ripp, Orro, Vader, Buffy & Nils :)

  4. I am named chloe and I am in third grade and studying the Iditarod. I picked you as my musher to follow! I think you are really cool!