40 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Veteran
Nationality:
Belgian & Canadian
Occupation(s):
Carpenter
Kennel Name:
K9
Kennel Name Origination:
All about canines
Kennel Bloodlines:
Gatt, Kleedehn
Breeds:
Alaskan Huskies
# of Dogs in Kennel:
16
Sponsors:
Pierrard Construction, Irene's Place, Klondike Rib & Salmon, Beez Kneez Backpacker, Citius Engineering

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
10
How did you get started running dogs?

Being a handler for experienced mushers.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
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.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?

One by one, following the inspiration of the moment.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Share a quick story about one of your indispensable Handlers

Last year was my first Yukon Quest. It was also the first time I had handlers. They brought me a lot of help and joy. Thanks Emerick and Faustine.

Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
Mike Sager of Trout Creek was inspiring. It was humbling to hear his motivation to open his cabin and host mushers. His thinking was that water, shelter and food would benefit the dogs. He has been there pretty much from the beginning of the Yukon Quest.
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