Iditarod Live: The Sled Blog

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Meet the Sled Dogs: Aliy & Boondocks

Boondocks at the Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage.Boondocks at the Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage.

From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --

Name: Boondocks
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Weight: 34 pounds
Musher: Aliy Zirkle, Two Rivers

“Boondocks is the anomaly of a sled dog. She weighs 34 pounds, she is 2 years old and she has already finished one 1,000-mile race this year,” Zirkle said.

“She was officially the smallest dog on the Yukon Quest and she might be the smallest dog on Iditarod,” she said.

Boondocks ran the Quest this year with Zirkle’s husband, musher Allen Moore. She’s also the daughter of Moore’s leader, a dog named ChaCha.

The couple run the Skunk’s Place Kennel in Two Rivers, near Fairbanks. Boondocks was part of the “Honky Tonk" litter, along with her brothers Willie, Waylon, Scruggs and Lester, Zirkle said.

Read more about Zirkle & Moore on their kennel blog.

See the rest of the "Meet the sled dogs." We're going to try to do one a day through the race.

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