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You have found the home-on-the-Web of Nomad Kennels Racing Sled Dogs.  Here you can meet the dogs and the mushers of Markstay, Ontario’s only mid-distance racing dogsled team.  Meet our dogs by clicking the Our Dogs button and follow along with us by reading our blog under the Journal button.  During the early training season and after the racing season we offer tours to people interested in seeing the Northern Ontario wilderness from a dogsled.  We may, by special request, offer an outing during the busy racing season.  For more information, click the Tours button.  Of course, none of this would be possible without the help of our sponsors, so please, before doing anything else, check them out under the Sponsors button.

Meet the Mushers

We are Evan and Jennifer Lowe, and our 6-year old daughter, Hunter.  We keep a small mid-distance racing team of twenty Alaskan Huskies, although that number varies up and down depending on whether or not we have litter of puppies.  We don’t have puppies every year, only to replace our older dogs that can no longer race.  We would like to run longer distance races but work, family and farm keep us from devoting the time it takes to properly prepare for the big races.  Our focus for our kennel has been temperament, personality and heart with a sound genetic background. Our dogs are a big part of our family and it is essential that they have manners around children, visitors and other dogs. We like to compete at local sprint races, too, so we can connect with friends and because our dogs LOVE racing.

We have been involved in dogsledding for ten years now, and it has taken us from Ontario to the Yukon Territory and back again.  Evan handled for a Yukon Quest musher while living out there and while he was busy running someone else’s dogs, Jennifer ran the mountain trails with their own dogs until their daughter was born.  Hunter’s first ride in a dogsled was at three days old.  She arrived at the cabin by dogsled after leaving the hospital.  She continues to run dogs with Evan and Jennifer and she trains her own team – Ruby – for her kid ‘n’ mutt races.

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