In this video, Jeff King relates his experiences and how he became interested in dog sled racing. Jeff tells his story ia a way similar to a Garrison Keller format. This seminar was both interesting and entertaining. It is full of humor and keeps the audience interest till the end. If you love dogs, the DVD is full of enjoyment and worth the price of admission.
Presentation by: Jeff King
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Jeff King is recognized as the "Winningest Musher in the World." His victories include not only the 1,049 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006, but also over two dozen first place finishes in races all across Alaska. On two different occasions Jeff has received the prestigious Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award for exemplary care of his dog team. During the past 35 years, Jeff has logged more than 150,000 miles on a dog sled. Jeff moved to Alaska in 1975 in search of adventure. He quickly became interested in dog sledding and Alaskan huskies, devoting all of his spare time and money to building his own team, while developing a construction business. He began racing in 1980. His competitive nature had found a new outlet, and Jeff set his sights ever higher, entering his first Iditarod just one year later. In 1992 he decided to devote all of his time and energy to training and racing, setting aside his construction business. He won his first Iditarod the following season. Jeff and his family began developing their homestead on Goose Lake just south of the entrance to Denali National Park. The King family also includes three daughters Cali, Tessa & Ellen Their Husky Homestead is home to approximately 40 sled dogs. In the summer months the King family welcomes visitors from around the world to tour their kennel and learn about Alaskan Huskies, the sport of dog mushing and the life and spirit of Alaska, the last frontier. In his free time, Jeff enjoys developing innovations in dog training and equipment, as well as hunting and playing ping pong.
This video qualifies for 1.5 trainer CEUs