Gaetan Pierrard

40 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Pierrard Construction, Irene's Place, Klondike Rib & Salmon, Beez Kneez Backpacker, Citius Engineering

Nationality: Belgian & Canadian
Current Residence: Mendenhall, Yukon
Occupation(s): Carpenter
Kennel Name: K9
Name Origination: All about canines
Kennel Bloodlines: Gatt, Kleedehn
Breeds: Alaskan Huskies
# of Dogs in Kennel: 16

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
My dog Dona did not have a name when I got her. I asked my human friend Dona if I could call my dog Dona. She agreed to differentiate them; there is Dona the Bitch and Dona the Queen.

How did you get started running dogs?
Being a handler for experienced mushers.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The quiet, attitude, seeing the dogs perform.

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I want to race the Quest as my dogs are still young enough. The goal is to finish and have as much fun as for the first one.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
No music.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
One by one, following the inspiration of the moment.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2016 - Percy de Wolfe - 6th; 2016 - Yukon Quest - 18th; 2015 - Percy de Wolfe - 4th; 2014 - Percy Junior - 1st

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2017 - Scratched
2016 18 12d 19h 51m