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Breakaway Siberians: No Signs of Slowing Down

What does a scrappy team of underdogs do after a successful race season? Get bigger, of course.

The 2016-2017 race season was an unequivocal success for Richie Camden’s Breakaway Siberians, a Diamond Naturals-sponsored sled dog team made primarily of rescued Siberian huskies who live and train in Missouri. Though a minor injury and some uncooperative weather prevented the Breakaways from reaching their ultimate goal (finishing the 90-mile Midnight Run in Michigan), the team continued its run of improbable progress, finishing the 56-mile IronLine race in Iron County, Michigan, with two six-dog squads.

But success means something different to Richie and his dogs. Competing at a higher level is always on Richie’s mind, but providing healthy, happy lives for as many dogs as possible is what matters most. Which is why, even with a baby on the way and a double-digit number of dogs already under his care, Richie adopted two new huskies, adding Juneau and Yashin to the team.

With a new racing season on the horizon, watch how Richie and his wife Leah introduced baby Lucca into a busy life with 15 hyper huskies and one bossy Pomeranian as training for the 2018 season began.

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The information in this blog has been developed with our veterinarian and is designed to help educate pet parents. If you have questions or concerns about your pet's health or nutrition, please talk with your veterinarian.


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