Rob Cooke

51 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
S,R&T (Scotland) Engineering Ltd., Born to Run Rescues, dogbooties.com, Head Lites, Trail Baby, Muktuk Adventures, Giachello Clothing, Julien Schroder - ArcticMood.com, C. Bend, D. Hansen, C. Davies, L. Olsen, M. Anderson, C. Dort, K. March, J. Suan/Headlites, N. Hendrix, J. Harf, N. Garrett, K. Janowsky, D. McMahon, S. Haley, S. & I. Berry-Bowers, A. Ayrault, C. Mawson, G. Kirby (Meg), M. & S. Clarke, J. Kingdon, D. Beckwell, K. Pearson, M. Peters, K. Czarnecki, Aj Pearson, M. Ali

Nationality: UK & Canadian
Current Residence: Whitehorse
Occupation(s): Technology Advisor
Kennel Name: Shaytaan Siberian Huskies
Name Origination: My mad wife
Kennel Bloodlines: Shaytaan, Kodiak, Kraken, Northwapiti, Vargevass, Lou Franc, Cheffins
Breeds: Siberian Huskies
# of Dogs in Kennel: 56


Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
20

Tell us about your dogs?
The majority of our team (8 dogs) come from two breedings between Kraken's Kermit the Frog and a bitch that came to us from the UK's Penkhala's Medea - these dogs now have 38 thousand mile races between them, all of them have done the Quest/Iditarod double at least once (five have done it twice) and 8 of them were on the first Siberian team to finish the double in 2015.

How did you get started running dogs?
As a hobby to have fun and keep our pet dogs exercised.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Being on my own out in the wilderness with just the dogs.

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Because Louise said I shouldn't. To have fun, a great time with the dogs, and to improve on the previous year's runs.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
None but if I did it would mostly be 70's and 80's punk rock.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
We pick litter names that we think may offend people (whilst amusing us) and go from there.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2017 - Yukon Quest - 11th; 2017 - Knik 200 - 12th; 2016 - Yukon Quest -18th; 2016 - Iditarod - 67th

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2017 11 12d 8h 7m
2016 18 12d 0h 37m
2015 16 13d 0h 13m
2013 18 11d 16h 35m