Welcome to the Lodgepole Siberian website. Our kennel is owned
and operated by Carol & Kep Preble in Marengo, Illinois. Carol is a member
of the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Chicago as well as the Siberian Husky
Club of America. We occasionally have puppies for sale as well as some adults,
but usually on a limited registration basis. All of our dogs are AKC registered
and have been OFA'd and clear of any hereditary eye defects before breeding.
We do not generally offer stud service to outside bitches, but will make an
exception on occasion. We are not a boarding kennel.
It all started in 1976 when we saw this cute little Red &
White Siberian Husky pup that we felt would make a great companion for our Shephard
mix, Lady. Little did we know what that rotten little red bitch, Natasha Red
Coat, CDX would do to us. Purchased from a pet home in Connecticut, we got one
of those really head strong Siberians. She taught us a lot and we were often
asked why we ever got another Siberian.
Some have followed over the years, but in general, we have
mostly bred our own dogs. Obedience showing was our first venue and we have
put 2 CDX's and 6 C.D.'s on our Siberians. After Ch. Lodgepole's Rumpleteazer,
CD, SD, CGC took HIT at the Minneapolis Specialty, the dogs that followed never
could compare to her, and my interest in obedience showing ended.
Since our second Siberian, we have always loved the Conformation
ring. In the early 80's we had some showing success with Ch. Oaklyf's Bundle
of Joy, CD, SD, Sch AD, and Ch. Lodgepole's Telcontar DraNoel, CD, SD,Sch AD.
It was during this period that we really got the sledding bug and we trained
like the devoted mushers we used to be. This just about stopped the Conformation
showing. Kep's team won several sprint races, beating some of the Alaskan teams
in the Midwest. Carol's team, the leftovers, did all right, but never achieved
the success of Kep's team. In 1985, Kep got the bug to do mid-distance racing.
Over several years, he excelled in the 25 - 35 mile races. The 60 milers, he
finished mid pack. After a few years of this, reality hit us, and Kep's business
was taking the front stage to our racing. We dropped back to sprint, only as
a fun thing. And with the lack of snow the last few years, we have retired from
competition, but we still get out to do some training and do demos on training.
In the mid 90's Carol got the show bug again and finished
a few more dogs, Ch. Lodgepole's Rebel Rouser, Ch. Lodgepole's Rough Ryder,
CGC, Ch. Kivalina's Bella Donna, Ch. Lodgepole's FireCat, CGC. Then in 1996,
Carol was asked to handle Ch Stormwatch's Montana for Wayne and Chris Curtis
of Team Stormwatch. Within 6 months, Monte had completed his championship and
was ready to run his second Iditarod. Since then, a few Lodgepole dogs, Monte
and Kitty descendents have made their way to Alaska and one has completed the
Iditarod. It was a proud moment for Carol to stand at the finish line in Nome
and watch OJ come across the line.
We have always tried to maintain the workability of our dogs
along with the show ability of them. Every dog that lives at our kennel has
run on our team. Even though we have stopped competing in the race circuit,
we still try to get our dogs out to train and have fun behind the sled.
We hope you enjoy seeing our dogs and feel free to contact
us with any questions.