After ten years with siberian huskies, I began to figure out what type of dog I liked the most. These dogs I mainly found at kennel Nisstorpets (Jens Lindberget) and at kennel Team Israelsson (Marie Israelsson). Jens and Marie are both very fond of the swedish sprint lines from the ’90s and they are not alone – those swedish lines is found behind several top performing european siberian husky teams today. I have especially put an interest in breeders who evaluate their dogs in competitions and prefer breeding on elder individuals. Thanks to them, the Yabasta breedline has been able to start as close as four generations from the foundation dogs below.
Foundation dog of Stuyahok line (Mats Eriksson). Mats was one of Swedens fastest sprint mushers with his 8-dog Siberian husky team during the ‘90s running average speeds well over 30 km/h (20mph). Trapper was all Zero blood, born from Zero’s Brew and Zero’s Flutter at Tupilak.
Igloo Pak’s Snow Bandit
Snow Bandit is known for achieving the highest marks when he passed the the SEPP test (Siberian Evaluation Performance Project 1982-88). The test evaluated Siberian huskies by putting them into a world class team of alaskan huskies. The test evaluated speed (35 km/h, 22 mph), endurance, attitude, temperament, exterior and movements. Snow Bandit had four litters in Sweden where he was bred to females from Unisak (Nils Hjelm), Snowtrails (Ingvar de Forest) and Kanalaskas (Egil Ellis).
Influencing the Yabasta Breedline