Group 2015 5th place Copper Dog 150

We had a GREAT time at the Copper Dog!!!! The weather was absolutely perfect and beautiful!!! That first night on the trail with the 3/4 moon shining so brightly was unforgettably lovely!!! We had some great runs placing 5th the first leg, 5th the second (moving up to 4th overall) and 5th the 3rd led ending up with 5th place overall!! The competition is as always at this race, very tough and I was really just hoping to place in the top ten! The dogs did fantastic and with Vader and Hawk setting a driving pace in lead we had 3 very consistent runs putting us over some excellent teams!!! The team finished very strong and happy!! Also was extremely honored to be awarded the Best Cared for Team Award!!!! What a great end to an amazing season, so proud of my dogs and how well they did at every race! Sad the race season is over but looking forward to next year!!!

NameSexCommentsFatherMotherBreederPedigree
Echo-2012 (L)Perm
Echo-2012
M

Echo was a superstar, just driving loping and loping!!! Unfortunately he came up with a sore shoulder muscle halfway through on the 2nd leg in a twisty/rough section but still pulled great all the way into the checkpoint. Missed his speed and drive on the 3rd leg. Super dog and nice young leader!!!

Stryder-2002Perm Sparrow-2004Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree
Hawk-2009 (L)Perm
Hawk-2009
M

Hawk again ran lead the whole race setting a fast pace up there with Vader! They make a great team!!! Very smart dog and gee'd over to run tight on the right when I wanted him too!!! Tireless athletic boy!!!

Stryder-2002Perm Sparrow-2004Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree
Layla-2008 (L)Perm
Layla-2008
F

Layla ran back in the team with Viva as they were both in heat as I was trying to keep them away from the boys:) She did great!!! Loping tirelessly and screaming to go after we crossed the finish line back in Calumet after three days of racing! Smallest dog on the team (and oldest) but has a big heart!!

El Toro-2002Perm ARROW-2000Perm Doug Swingley Pedigree
Swift-2009Perm
Swift-2009
M

Always a superstar, this boy had loads of drive, power and speed!!! Great dog!!!

Stryder-2002Perm Sparrow-2004Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree
Tango-2012Perm
Tango-2012
F

Tango did awesome at the Copper Dog! Fast, driving girl always full of energy and spunk!!!! Ran point with Vapor 3rd leg. Finished like she never ran!

Stryder-2002Perm Sparrow-2004Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree
Vader-2010 (L)Perm
Vader-2010
M

Vader was the MPV, driving super hard setting a competitive pace the whole race! Just an amazing dog that continues to impress and amaze me!!! He is just a superstar, loaded with heart and drive!!!

Cash-2001Perm Tulsa-2000Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree
Vapor-2011 (L)Perm
Vapor-2011
M

An amazing huge powerhouse that just lopes and lopes!!! Always does super!!!!

Slider-2004Perm Sparrow-2004Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree
Vashti-2011 (L)Perm
Vashti-2011
F

Bittersweet run with Vashti as it was our last race together before she headed west to Austin Fornay's kennel. She was one of my strongest finishers, a driven dynamo always, just a great dog!!!

Slider-2004Perm Sparrow-2004Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree
Venture-2011 (L)Perm
Venture-2011
M

Always amazed how fast my huge powerhouses are, just lopes and lopes!!! Love his power, speed and drive, just a great dog!!!

Slider-2004Perm Sparrow-2004Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree
Viva-2011 (L)Perm
Viva-2011
F

Viva is always awesome!!! Ran her back in the team the whole race with Layla as they were both in heat and I wanted to keep them away from the boys:) She has proven herself to be a superstar leader!!

Slider-2004Perm Sparrow-2004Perm Joanna Oberg Pedigree