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Desire changes everything, and it’s genetic

| | February 14, 2014

Fairbanks, Alaska native Lance Mackey knew all about performance sled dogs, and nursed a burning desire to breed and race them. But, poor, to the occasional point of destitution, he had to try something different. Without the funds to afford elite dogs, Mackey instead bred dogs that “yearned for nothing more than to run, eat, and run some more.” In short, his huskies weren’t as fast as the superior racing lines that had been honed for decades, but they would pull, pull, and pull some more until they couldn’t pull anymore. And they’d love every moment of it.

Mackey irrevocably changed sled-racing, though he insists that he just furthered a trend that had already been brewing.

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