Race is On -- CHOOSE FROM 4 COLOR OPTIONS:
Celebrating dog-sledding, the "Race is On" trim was designed exclusively for Copper River Fleece by Cordova, Alaska artist Susan Ogle, in collaboration with Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. For centuries, using sled dogs for transportation & hauling supplies was a traditional way of life for the Alaska Native people of the north. Over hundreds of years, they bred dogs which had the strength & endurance to pull heavy sleds, and the thick coat needed to withstand the Arctic winters. Sled dog racing, which began in the Gold Rush days, became the official state sport of Alaska in 1972. Distance races such as Iditarod & Yukon Quest, and sprint races such as Fur Rendezvous, are some of the many sled dog races keeping this Alaskan tradition going strong!
Artist: Susan Ogle
Cordova resident Susan Ogle is a well-known artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Her portfolio includes the logos for Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Alaska Center for the Environment, Prince William Sound Science Center, Copper River Delta Watershed, and Orca Book and Sound. Susan created the Race Is On trim exclusively for Copper River Fleece.
On March 20th 1985, Libby Riddles made history becoming the first woman to win the grueling 1,049-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race, after a daring move across Norton Sound in a deadly blizzard. Libby currently lives in Homer, AK with her 28 sled dogs where she is still actively involved in raising and training sled dogs. Libby has also authored several award-winning books including "Race Across Alaska", one of the foremost books about the Iditarod.
Leashes features our signature Alaskan Artist-designed Trims and are built extra-tough for guaranteed durability. Designed to handle the Alaskan outdoors, while keeping your best friend looking great!
- Welded Stainless Steel D-rings
- High-Tensile Strength Nylon Webbing (Ultra soft + 4,000 lb. break strength)
- Solid Brass Swivelhooks (Nickel-plated)
- Webbing is 1.25" in width
- Looped handle at top
- D-ring at base of handle to clip doggy-bag, keys, light, or other walking accessories.
- Rotating swivelhook at base allows webbing to rotate freely as pet moves.