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Jeff Holt

Hometown: North Pole, Alaska


Mushing has become a lifestyle for Jeff and his family.  Anyone with a team of sled dogs knows the work involved.  Some 9 or 10 years ago the Holt family began mushing when a close friend needed to wean some pups off their mother prematurely.  The adventures have been numerous since that day when the Holt children brought home those 5 rag tag puppies.  The kennel today consists of 35 well bred, athletic dogs.  Maintaining Northern Dogs & Dreams kennel is a family endeavor, primarily centered around the Holt children.  Jeff and his wife Gaynel have 7 children, ages 14 to 24 (JeNel 24, Danielle 22, Kasey 21, Amy 20, Baillee 20, Jeff Jr. 15, and Taylar 14).  Responsibility, dedication, and commitment are just a few of the important lessons the Holt's feel the kennel has helped teach their children.  Getting to the 2009 Iditarod starting line will once again be a family endeavor, especially for Jeff, Jeff Jr. and Taylar. Jeff, 48, was born in Idaho and farmed in southeastern Idaho until moving to Alaska in 2001 to teach in North Pole. He is currently a refinery operator. He says his hobbies are the outdoors and family.


Universal Welding & Fabrication
Frontier Flying Service, Inc.
Big State Logistics
Arctic Spas & Eco Water Systems
Polar Fuel
Dr. John & Linda Tanner, DDS
Sourdough Fuel
Northern Specialties
Winfree Law Office
Golden Heart Veterinary Services

Law Office of Gary L Stapp
Steve & Debbie Sather and their dog, Penny (the ankle biter)
Interior Alaska Orthopedic & Sports Medicine/Dr. Mark Wade
Dan Callihan
JeNel Holt
Dani Holt
The Lars Sorenson family
Jack & Linda Holt
Jolene Howard