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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 60
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 17913
Country: Norway

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Last Updated: December 19, 2019

Our kennel has 34 Alaskan Huskies and is owned by Stein Havard Fjestad. We are a racing kennel and our goal is to develop each athlete to the best of their potential. We have both young dogs and racing veterans. They are all being trained to compete in Scandinavia's major sled dog races.

Competing at the highest level, also demands a high level of care: It's a full-time job, and even considered a lifestyle, to keep all four-legged athletes happy and healthy. To provide the best care, Fjestad has a support crew of handlers who help take care of the dogs, train them and assist during races.

Helpers are involved in all daily activities like training the dogs, preparing dogfood, feeding and freerunning(playtime!). In spring, summer and fall, the dogs are trained with an ATV, therefore helpers need to have a drivers license.
We are located in Tufsingdalen. A perfect place for peace-seekers and nature-lovers. Helpers will share a house together with the hosts and have each their own room.
We will take only single helpers, and minimum stay is three months.

Stein Håvard Fjestad is one of Norway’s most experienced competitors in long distance sled dog racing. In 1977 he was the first European to participate in the Iditarod, a 1000-mile sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness. Over the past forty years he has been competing at the highest level of sled dog racing. He runs several long distance races throughout the winter months, with a focus on Finnmarksløpet: Europe’s longest and the world's northernmost sled dog race, which takes place in Norway. More than fifteen times he crossed Finnmarks finish line. With many top-10 finishes and two victories to his name, he is a well-respected sportsman to the scene.

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