Team Sisu


Sled dogs have been a documented part of our family heritage dating back to the early 1800's when our great Ojibwe forefather, Wawanishkam ("One who covers much territory"), and his wife, Neganigishigoquay ("Head woman of the bay") lived and traveled by dog power in the Fond du Lac country near present day Duluth, MN, and down through the St. Croix River Valley and its many tributaries. Today, their spirit and the tradition of rearing and driving dogs lives onward in the Sno-Trek Kennels of Howard & Kay Thompson, and the Team SISU racing sled dogs of Benjamin & Lacey Thompson.

Modern-day Team SISU canine athletes are Alaskan Huskies developed from a mix of some of the top Husky, German Short-hair Pointer, English Pointer, and Greyhound stock in the world; our primary focus being large, powerful animals loaded with athletic versatility and friendly/responsive temperaments. These days, 'Sprint' is our main discipline with these animals having stood atop the podium year after year across North America in events ranging from bikejor, dryland rig, limited class sled, open/unlimited sled, as well as mid-distance disciplines.

Team SISU offers kennel tours, demos, training workshops, individual coaching/consult, professional speaking/presentations, canine sports marketing/promotions, animal stud services, and periodic availability of animals to appropriate homes. We are also an advocate and facilitator of inclusive harness dog sports offering accessibility and adaptations to suit persons of all abilities. Please feel free to contact us for more information regarding our professional kennel services.

Thank you for visiting our kennel page. You can also find us on facebook @ to keep apprised of race schedules/results, pictures, videos, tips, humor, and more, from our life with dogs.

Team SISU is impeccably powered by NutriSource Super Performance Dog Food, made in Minnesota, USA. We also thank our good friends at La Belle Bete Nutrition Animale - Sports Canins, of Quebec, QC, Canada, for their expert service and products for mushing enthusiasts from the beginner to pro!

Be well, folks, and mush on. :)

Benjamin & Lacey Thompson,, (208) 680-4170

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