The Kennel

Click through the dogs in each litter:

"A" Litter – Born April 20 2005

A handsome loveable boy that can run in any position in the team

Theme Song: All ya need is love

2005 - 2016

Full of energy and love, Abby is one of the more dominant females and runs best on wheel with her sister Ally.

Favourite Food: Anything that comes into my circle

A very sweet gal, that loves a good pet by those that pass by, a reliable girl that runs well in wheel with her sister Abby

Best Quality: patience

A true sweetheart that gets along with everyone

Theme Song: Hello, I love you won’t you tell me your name

You can tell by his picture that this guy is a flirt, happy to be a sled dog and be with his pack

Voted Best: Personality

"B" Litter – Born March 6 2006

A little shy till she feels comfortable with you, very gentle and loving, but a very hard worker on the line

Claim to Fame: She is a hidden gem that is easily over looked because of her size

Brad’s “Mr. Dependable” for many years, but is starting to get a little attitude about all the other younger leaders stepping up to fill his boots, he may be a little moody, but he gives great hugs

Moto: Do what I say, not what I do

Very much like her brother Bear, but without the attitude, she is always ready to greet you with a big hug, runs well anywhere in team

Voted Best: HUGS

Brad says when she was born she looked like a slate blue colour and over time she turned white, a very happy go lucky girl that always greets you with a goofey enthusiasm

Favourite Hang Out? The meat saw

Funny name, but this guy stays skinny no matter how much you feed him.  A strong and motivated wheel dog that loves to run with his son Hank

Theme Song: Lean on Me

2006 - 2016

This guy loves to bark, but is a gentle giant, prefers to run wheel with Dallas

Favourite thing to do: BARK

Great dog with a good work ethic, she also is recently a mother to some great pups – P-litter

Thing She Loves Most?  HER puppies

"C" & "D" Litter – Born Feb. 2 2007

Most dogs love women because of their caring and loving nature, but Coolie is more of a man’s man, he wants nothing to do with Leah and everything to do with Brad

Favourite Hang Out: the comfort of his dog box

2007-2015

This guy has a beautiful coat, gets along with everyone and knows his job well

Favourite Song: Insane in the Membrane

Does not have the best eye sight, but utilizes his other senses to keep in stride on the trail, always ready to pull. Runs best on wheel with Buck

Favourite Saying: Where on earth am I?!?

"E" Litter – Born April 4 2009

Currently the top dog in the kennel.  Elgy has it all, he is a great leader, has a great stride and listens well, you will usually find him leading out Brad's team on tours and Leah's team at races

Moto: Follow my lead and we'll be ok

Mr. Personality, Elliott is like a human in a dogs body.  He always drives hard in the harness, a solid leader

Favourite Music Genre:
 
Death Metal

 

What a princess.  Elise is very friendly, loving and craves attention.  She is quite light on her paws and doesn't enjoy pulling, but more so running along side the team

What does she want out of life? For people to pay attention to ME!

The ham, this guy is hilarious with his manners and can usually be found on his back waiting for a belly rub

Moto: There is always time for a belly rub.

 

No dog has more forward drive then Everest!  This guy is the motivator on the team and some how can encourage the whole team to run faster

Moto: I do what I want.

"F" Litter – Born Feb. 15 2010

A solid runner, Freddie settles into his pace and can hold it forever, runs well with Friskie in wheel, but has been known to be a good chase-leader

Nickname: The Freighter

The guys, guy. He is tough, yet friendly and works hard with a constant smile on his face.  A wonderful leader with his brother Forest.

Favourite Song: What a wonderful world

Always looking for attention and trying to impress.  Forest always leads the way of a solid team

Moto: I got this!

This gal is the female idol of sled dogs.  With 5 tough brothers, she had to be awesome.  Fizz is everything, a great leader, mother, friend, teacher.......

Theme Song: Every Woman

Built Ford tough.....what more can I say....this guy is huge, a gentle giant

Known As: The guy no one messes with

If there is trouble to be had, you better believe Friskie is the root of it.  Always looking for mischif, this guy defines love to hate, but hate to love.  He is a camelion and can do it all, just depends on what mood he is in.  He has a short tail that looks like a crank when he is wagging his tail. Favourite Thing: Tag teaming with Freddie

"G Litter – Born Dec 31 2010

Mr. Reliable.  If you need some extra power on you team, Gator will always be there to happily contribute

Favourite Saying: It’s all good

Long and leggy, this guy has a huge stride...too bad everyone else can't keep up to him :)

Favourite Song: If your happy and you know it…..

"H" Litter – Born January 3 2011

Born January 3 2011, a single pup, he is rather shy when not running, but once on the line all he wants is alittle attention, a great powerful little dog that runs best with his Dad Bones

Message to Others: NEVER leave home!

"I" Litter – Born January 18 2011

Born January  18 2011, a single pup, Iggy is really starting to come into his own, and has gained a lot of confidence in the last year.  He is a joy to have on your team

Favourite Music Genre: Pop

"J" Litter – Born March 7 2011

Beautiful blue eyes, her look is very unique to Alaskan huskies, but is a twin to her brother, Jenny runs great in the team and is starting to experiment with

Favourite Saying: YAHOO!

 

Quite the boy, with high amounts of energy and drive, he has a lot of potential, but is still not that trusting of people or the world around him

Favourite Saying: Let’s just GO already!

"K" Litter – Born March 8 2011

Basically the identical twin to Kramer, but is alittle more timid, the K litter is starting to mature and are showing some very prime qualities for sled dogs

Moto: I’m ready when you are

This guy loves to pull, pull, pull and we love him for that

Favourite Song: Life is a Highway

Not overly personable, but loves his pack and his job, Kobi has developed a lot in the last year and is getting noticed for his progress

Claim to Fame: People love him

"L" Litter – Born March 17 2012

Mister I'll Do What I Want.....yes he is “that guy”, there is one in every bunch.  Levi definitely can lead, but listening is not his strong suit.  He has found himself closer to wheel then lead lately because of his attitude

Favourite Drink: Coffee & Baileys

"M" Litter Born March 23 2012

A smaller build then her siblings, but Momma Mia does she work hard to keep up, a great little puller that always makes you smile

NickName: Mighty Mouse

Showing great potential for wonderful leadership, every run Maple is improving as her confidence goes up

NickName: Maple Sugar, cause she is so darn sweet

A funny little personality this guy has, but there isn't a whole lot you can say bad about him, he loves to run and is proving to be quite the leader

Favourite Song: anything by Bob Marley

Walking in her mother Fizz's foot steps, not only does she look like Fizz and runs lead with Fizz, but she also has the confidence, personality and drive like Fizz

When I grow up, I want to be: A cheerleader!

"N" Litter – Born Nov 1 2012

Born Nov 1 2012, the neighbours dog came to visit our females and voila, the N Litter, Niko is the only one we kept, the others where adopted out to pet homes

Dirty Little Secret: I like squeaky toys

"O" Litter – Born Nov 18 2012

Born November 18 2012, the neighbours dog came for another visit and voila, the O Litter, we kept Ozzie to keep Niko company, the others where adopted out to pet homes

Hero: Ozzie Osbourne

"P" Litter – Born Dec 20 2012

This guy is the hodini of sled dogs, one moment you think he is in a tangled mess, and when you are finished blinking everything is fine again.  Although still young he is certainly setting himself up for success as a sled dog

Hero: Superman

Funny and full of energy this girl makes me laugh all the time, whenever everyone else is tired and done playing, Pepper is still looking for a chase

Favourite saying: Let’s PLAY!

Adopted in 2015 to live with Auntie BJ

A gorgeous girl that I have very high hopes for, she has all the qualities of awesome

Moto: GIRL POWER!

A high energy girl that loves to play with her sisters and Sienna

Favourite Song: Anything by Miley Cyrus

A funny little character and an almost identical look to Hank

Favourite Saying: PICK ME!

 

 

"Q" Litter - Born May 11 2013

He has a load of energy and loves to put it forward into his harness when running.  Everyone loves a little puppy power

Moto: Keep your eye on the prize

Hands down the sweetest boy in the kennel, all he wants is alittle attention and he knows just how to get it

Voted: Mr. Congeniality

 

 

"R" Litter - Born January 22 2015

A remarkable litter of pups that will always be missed.

RIP Rudy, Rebel, Rascal & Roxy

"S" Litter - Born March 4 2015

The sole survivor of the S Litter.  Sarge will always miss his brothers Sailor & Stryder, but cousin Phoenix has stepped in as a big sister and is determined to turn him into a great lead dog like her.

Favourite Saying: Life Is Good

"T" Litter - Born March 16 2016

Terri was named after a young girl that was on tour with us when she was conceived.  We love her sweet natured personality and her endless energy.

Favourite Saying: All those that wander are not necessarily lost.

Torq is a big goof. Super fun and excitable this guy is guaranteed to make you smile.  He is a very fun loving guy that absolutely loves playing with his brothers and sisters.

Favourite Game: Tag

Tango is definitely the leader of this litter. Her confident, friendly and outgoing nature is hard not to love.  She definitely has unparalleled puppy power and hopefully a future as a great leader!

Nickname: Houdini

Turbo is a big boy that is sure to impress on the trail. His strength and drive will leave the most seasoned sled dogs wondering if they can keep up. He is a big teddy bear though and absolutely never misses a chance for a cuddle.

Favourite Song: Gonna Fly Now

Other Dogs

2000-2014

One of 2 Matriachial retired females, she earned the right and respect to roam freely through the dog yard

DOB:  April 24 2000

Favourite Thing: long afternoon naps in the sun

1999-2014

The other queen of the kennel, Diablo makes sure she always knows what is going on in the kennel and she sleeps where she wants

DOB: March 6 1999

2003-2015

A strong, dependable and consistent girl that has proven to be an amazing puppy trainer this season, runs well in team

DOB: March 12 2003

Favourite Saying: Don’t make eye contact

An amazing sled dog with great heart, he sets a strong and steady pace that can always be relied on

DOB: March 12 2003

Nickname: Blind Dog

2004 - 2016

Not one to show a lot of excitement, but is all business on the line

DOB: 2004

Moto: Work hard then relax

1999-2016

a beautiful white male who in his prime pulled hard all the time, now that he is in his golden years he prefers to observe from the comfort and warmth of his dog box

DOB: June 12 1999

Favourite Saying: Man, what smells so good?

1999-2015

one of the best leaders to come out of the kennel, if you asked him to do something, he would do it with no questions asked, every mushers dream.  Now enjoying retirement with his brother Cobra

DOB: June 12 1999

What’s On his mind? Hey you! Come over here and pet me.

About as gentle and precious as they come, she appears alittle calm at first, but when you get her out on the line she is all business.  A very dependable leader  and patient puppy trainer

DOB: June 1 2004

Theme Song: She works hard for her money

2012 - 2017

The official puppy personality & tolerance trainer.  Minnie Me will probably never run as a sled dog as she was born with a cognitive disorder, but she is the happiest, funniest, most carefree dog out there.

DOB: March 6 2012

If Minnie could talk: She would speak really fast

After a wonderful career as a long distance race dog, Tonka was kindly retired to us from Bruce Langmaid.  Tonka is a natural fit with our kennel and we are very happy with this cheerful and hard working lead dog.       DOB: 2011

Favourite Thing: getting love from the kids

A new addition to our kennel in 2015. Peadar has come to us from Kathy MacKay a retired sprint musher from New York.  Peadar is a little shy with new people, but puts his all into his harness each and every time. He certainly is happiest running down a trail.

DOB April 26 2010

Best Friend: Maple

Derry came to us in 2015 from the same kennel as Peadar although he looks like a sibling to the E litter.  He has affectionately created a love/hate relationship with Sienna.

DOB: 2011

Nickname: The Flash

Kip came to us from the same kennel as Tonka and is fitting in wonderfully.  Kip is a huge asset to any team he runs with. He may look pretty chill in this photo, but his attitude quickly changes once the musher gets on the runners.

DOB: 2014

Favourite Activity: running....duh

 

Blondie is small, but mighty and she never stops!  This little girl has energy like no other.

DOB: August 2015

Role Model: Energizer Bunny….just keeps going

 

This sweet girl has found a new home in Marmora.

 

Captain joins our team from a local kennel that was closing down.  He is a friendly and handsome guy that could be a brother to our F litter.  He is winning the hearts of everyone he meets.

DOB: 2014

Favourite Human: Brea

Goose is the son of Tiva and what a strong boy he is growing up to be.  Always happy to see everyone, he is a pleasure to be around.

DOB: March 3 2015

Favourite Movie: Top Gun

 

Timber is the brother of Tuck and son of Tempo.  He has a ton of energy and is rather smitten with Sienna.  His striking blue eyes are sure to catch the attention of most camera lenses.

DOB: January 5 2016

Favourite Saying: “Can we be friends?”

Tuck is the brother of Timber and son of Tempo. All this guy wants to do is run and snuggle.

DOB: January 5 2016

Nickname: Mr. Snuggles

 

Mowat has a calming presence.  She is a little timid at first, but once she realizes you just want to pet her uber soft coat, she seems to step in and enjoys it.

DOB: June 12 2011

Favourite Thing: Personal Space

 

Teva is a happy gal that always greets you with a wagging tail and smile in her eyes.

DOB: May 8  2011

Favourite Season: Winter of course.

 

 

Tempo is all business with the desire to drive forward.  It’s hard not to love those sky blue eyes too.

DOB: May 1 2011

Favourite Song: Eye of the Tiger

 

Sienna is our house pet, personal greeter and sled dog herder.  She thinks she is special and enjoys flirting with the male sled dogs and smack talking the female sled dogs….yup she is that kind of gal.

DOB: Sept  22 2005

Personality: Diva

North Ridge Ranch  |  Huntsville, Muskoka, Ontario  |  705-788-2828  |  Contact the webmaster | © MacArtStudios 2017

Welcome to North Ridge Ranch.  We are very happy you stopped by and hope that we can share the magic and adventure of dog sledding with you in Muskoka.  Huntsville, Ontario is where we call home and have had our kennel for over 15 years.  Owner and Operator Brad Fetterley along with Leah Blenkinsop and over 50 amazing Alaskan Huskies make up a dynamic team that are excited to take you on an unforgettable dog sled tour through the wilds of Muskoka.

A little shy till she feels comfortable with you, very gentle and loving, but a very hard worker on the line

Brad’s “Mr. Dependable” for many years, but is starting to get a little attitude about all the other younger leaders stepping up to fill his boots, he may be a little moody, but he gives great hugs

Very much like her brother Bear, but without the attitude, she is always ready to greet you with a big hug, runs well anywhere in team

Brad says when she was born she looked like a slate blue colour and over time she turned white, a very happy go lucky girl that always greets you with a goofey enthusiasm

Funny name, but this guy stays skinny no matter how much you feed him.  A strong and motivated wheel dog that loves to run with his son Hank

2006 - 2016

Great dog with a good work ethic, she also is recently a mother to some great pups – P-litter

Most dogs love women because of their caring and loving nature, but Coolie is more of a man’s man, he wants nothing to do with Leah and everything to do with Brad

2007-2015

Does not have the best eye sight, but utilizes his other senses to keep in stride on the trail, always ready to pull. Runs best on wheel with Buck

Currently the top dog in the kennel.  Elgy has it all, he is a great leader, has a great stride and listens well, you will usually find him leading out Brad's team on tours and Leah's team at races

Mr. Personality, Elliott is like a human in a dogs body.  He always drives hard in the harness, a solid leader

Favourite Music Genre:
 
Death Metal

 

What a princess.  Elise is very friendly, loving and craves attention.  She is quite light on her paws and doesn't enjoy pulling, but more so running along side the team

The ham, this guy is hilarious with his manners and can usually be found on his back waiting for a belly rub

Moto: There is always time for a belly rub.

 

No dog has more forward drive then Everest!  This guy is the motivator on the team and some how can encourage the whole team to run faster

Beautiful blue eyes, her look is very unique to Alaskan huskies, but is a twin to her brother, Jenny runs great in the team and is starting to experiment with

Favourite Saying: YAHOO!

 

A funny little character and an almost identical look to Hank

Favourite Saying: PICK ME!

 

 

Kip came to us from the same kennel as Tonka and is fitting in wonderfully.  Kip is a huge asset to any team he runs with. He may look pretty chill in this photo, but his attitude quickly changes once the musher gets on the runners.

DOB: 2014

Favourite Activity: running....duh

 

Teva is a happy gal that always greets you with a wagging tail and smile in her eyes.

DOB: May 8  2011

Favourite Season: Winter of course.

 

 

Tempo is all business with the desire to drive forward.  It’s hard not to love those sky blue eyes too.

DOB: May 1 2011

Favourite Song: Eye of the Tiger