Origin: Sterling, AK
Kansas came to us from Alaska along with Nomad. He remained her best bud until the end - she always has to wait for him to be let out so that they could run off together like two peas in a pod... Kansas was initially excited about the treadmill, but then we observed that her performance reduced and decided to take her off exercising. Later in life she has developed paraparesis (paralysis of lower limbs) and we could not spare her from this dreadful condition. We hope her years with us were happy and will miss her badly.
Kansas came from a very experienced musher who ran the Iditarod many times. She was a distance runner, and like Nomad, was able to step into the lead position when it was asked of her, but performed her best among the rest of the team. In the winter of 2018, she ran 20 mile runs and was part of a team that did 2 mile tours.