Ever wondered about dog sledding? Ever imagined riding behind a team of traditional sled dogs? Intrigued by Siberian huskies? Looking for a unique, hands-on adventure in the great outdoors? You don’t need to go to Alaska! We live in the Connecticut River Valley in Windsor, Vermont, just across the river from New Hampshire. You can join us for a dog sledding adventure with our 36 purebred Siberian huskies!
Dog sledding is the historical job of the Siberian husky. They simply love to run! We share their love of dog sledding! We’re also passionate about them! We offer excursions, rides, custom events, and programs for school groups because we want to share the adventures and memory-making experiences that our canine family facilitates. Our adventures are appropriate for all ages and designed to provide an in-depth experience. We are educators by nature, and will take the time to answer your questions, share dog sledding stories and stories about our dogs, teach you some hands-on tasks such as how to harness, and create opportunities to get that perfect photograph. We’ll let you assist us as much as you would like, and the huskies will insist that you snuggle with them!
We hope you enjoy our site! We’ve included lots and lots of photos (all clickable), a lot of information about Siberian huskies in general and our dogs in particular, videos, and articles that have been written about us. We invite you to join in the fun of a memorable dog sledding adventure in central Vermont and New Hampshire! Please free to contact us with any questions or comments, and as us mushers say, “Happy Trails”!
Braeburn Siberians is run by Kathy Bennett and her husband Alex MacLennan in Windsor, VT. Our daughter Elizabeth opened the door to the captivating world of Siberian Huskies and dog sledding by asking to learn how 10 years ago at age 9. We began with 5 dogs for her to train, race, care for and love; we now have 35! Siberians are happiest when they can do what they were historically bred to do and so we dog sled! We breed on a limited basis to build our team and are working towards certifying a few as emotional therapy dogs. People often comment that it must be a lot of work to take good care of so many dogs; it is! However, when you are passionate about something, it doesn't feel like work, especially when you receive unconditional love in return. We can't imagine a day without our canine family!
Someone once commented to us that a Siberian Husky is like a potato chip; you can't have just one. True enough! Harking back to their roots as partially domesticated working dogs in Siberia, Siberian Huskies have a mystical and primitive quality that is intriguing and captivating. Sensitive and strong, eager and stubborn, outgoing and reserved, playful and dignified, Siberians have an independent spirit that one can never quite capture. As Jon Katz says in his book A Good Dog, these “dogs live in their own sphere, by their own lights”.