Impressive Statistic:

Two consecutive Top-2 Iditarod finishes—2018 Iditarod Champion Lead Dog


Birth Place: Willow, Alaska, USA

Residence: Willow, Alaska, USA

Team | Kennel: Qrill Pet Professional Mushing Team w. Joar Leifseth Ulsom

By the Numbers:

1 x Iditarod Championship (2018)

1 x Golden Harness Lead Dog Award Iditarod (2018)

1 x Yellow Roses Lead Dog Award Iditarod (2018)

3 x Iditarod top-4 finishes

Longest race/fastest runtime:

8 days 11 hours 0 minutes 40 sec (1000 mile/1600 km)

With an outstanding performance in the 2018 Iditarod, Russeren earned the most prestigious and coveted sled dog award in the sport with the 2018 Iditarod Golden Harness Award—along with being adorned the Yellow Roses as he took his team and Joar Leifseth Ulsom to victory of the 2018 Iditarod. Coming in at +75 lbs and standing some 170 cm / 69 inches tall on his hind legs, Russeren is a very large and insane powerhouse—the hardest driver Ulsom says to have ever worked with. “This dog pulls like a freight train, in lead or anywhere in the team.” He is nicknamed “The Russian Express.”  His name “Russeren” means ‘the Russian’ in Norwegian. A sweet, affectionate and responsive dog, Russeren is very sensitive, wants to please and loves cuddling. He is part Alaskan Husky, part Chukchi dog from Chukotka, Russia.