Leonhard Seppala

The Siberian Dog and the Golden Age of Sleddog Racing 1908-1941

Bob & Pam Thomas

The Nome Kennel Club was founded ostensibly to sponsor races as a way to settle the never-ending dispute over who owned the best dogs. The club’s rules for participation led to a greater respect for and care of sled dogs in a way that, until recently, had yet to be fully appreciated. That Leonhard Seppala and his Siberians became the ambassadors carrying the Nome Kennel Club’s humane dog care message from Nome to New England was inevitable—nice-looking, calm, friendly dogs who adored their driver and a charismatic man who loved his dogs.

This book includes race results from the era, pedigrees and numerous photos, many from Seppala's daughter Sigrid Seppala Hanks.

216 pages, paperback, 8.5 x 11
ISBN 978-1-57510-170-5

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