These pictures I got off my crappy phone camera from Sunday up in the mountains while we were out on our first official snow run. Hopefully I'll get some better ones here soon. In the meantime, winter weather has hit central WA full force, and I got home just before midnight last night after a 6 mile run and there's serveral inches in the yard.
The hounds are sporting little 'safty jackets' made for us by Alpine Outfitters. I think we'll be using them often on weekends while we're running snowmobile routes, especially on those days where there's a lot of fog... they really do make the dogs much more visible.
There's been some breeding w/ sibes over in Europe, but I suspect most of the crosses these days are with Alaskan huskies. The AH has roots in the village dogs along the Yukon/Kuskokuim rivers and from there has been synthesized through various breed additions as a pure performance dog.