MacBride Museum Dog Talk: Rob Cooke

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Event Time: 
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
MacBride Museum

Join us at MacBride Museum with Rob Cooke for a Yukon Quest Dog Talk! The talk will cover the topics of Yukon Quest and mushing equipment. 

About Rob:  Rob Cooke is a mid and long distance dog musher who, along with his wife Louise, operates Shaytaan Siberian Huskies. Having been running Siberian Huskies since 1997, firstly in dryland sprint in the UK, then short mid-distance races on the east coast of North America, Rob now lives just outside of Whitehorse with his 63 pure breed Siberian Huskies. Rob and the team have finished the Yukon Quest on 6 occasions, the latest in 2019 where he also received the Sportsmanship award.  In addition, the team have taken part in the Iditarod on three occasions including being the only musher running pure breed dogs to complete both 1000 mile races (Yukon Quest and Iditarod) back to back in the same winter – achieving this in 2015 and 2016. In addition to long distance racing, Rob has completed the Copper Basin 300, billed as the toughest 300-mile race in Alaska, on six occasions and finished 2nd in the 2012 Yukon Quest 300 where he was awarded the Vet Choice award for excellence in dog care.  Having served as a race judge on the 2014 Yukon Quest and Vice President of the Yukon Quest International Board of Directors in 2014/15, Rob has presented on Siberian Huskies, mushing and the Yukon Quest in North America, Australia, Russia and Europe. This year Shaytaan Siberian Huskies will be returning for their 7th run at the Yukon Quest.