Interested in Siberian Huskies and/or dog sledding?! You are in the right place! We live in the Connecticut River valley in central Vermont, a stones throw from New Hampshire, with our family of 35 purebred Siberians. They are primarily sled dogs, the historical job of the Siberian Husky. We share our fascination and joy of working with our dogs on the trail by giving dog sled rides and tours. We offer an in-depth experience and they are for anyone of any age! We also provide lots of information on this site about the breed in general and on our dogs and puppies in particular, about our kennel, lots and lots of photos, stories, updated news, a blog, and, last, but definitely not least, a moving dedication. We hope you enjoy our site and even learn from it! Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or to book a tour, 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”.