Both of these handsome Alaskan Malamute brothers are owned by Elaine Burroughs and Laura Wade of the United Kingdom. Both dogs are involved in sled dog racing, and it sounds like they are a natural team. Here is Nanuk, a black & white Malamute, wearing his royal blue Trekker dog pack during his first pack trip in Wales.
Perching himself on a rock, wolf grey & white Sunka enjoys the rugged Welsh coastline. Like his brother, we wears a royal blue Trekker pack.
You might enjoy Elaine and Laura's comments (see Photos Of Our Dogs) about their dog's packs.
This is an email we received from Sally's owner:
Well, with about 750 miles of backpacking behind us now, I guess I can make an objective assessment of Sally's Trekker Wolf Pack. In a word, I'm very pleased. This puppy (the Wolf Pack, not Sally) is tough as nails, and has held up under all conditions. I like these zippers (I added string pulls though - just one on each side, which makes getting into the bags and closing them much easier on the trail). I like the fact too, that the Wolf Pack can be cinched up higher on the dog's shoulders, where a canine is more comfortable carrying a pack than when the saddle bags are flopping down around their bellies, or under their bellies, as is the case with many of the cheaply made dog packs I see on the trails. Don't buy cheap dog packs!! Wolf Packs are a well made American product and deserves a hearty endorsement.
Tom Sweetnam (and Sally the Wonderdog)
Quincy, owned by Becky Majesky, enjoys a cool dip in a creek during a hike. Becky and Quincy often hike in the backwoods of northern Michigan. This is what Becky said about Quincy's Saddle Bag: "I have had a red Saddle Bag pack for my German Shepherd, Quincy, for about a year now. She knows only good things come when her pack is on. It really is the best day pack out there."
Turner, owned by David Halpern, is the official Ranger Dog for Shelby County Park in Tennessee. Here he wears his Saddle Bag with official Park Ranger patch. David says Turner's pack comes in very handy to carry frequently asked for items such as park maps, park rules, and trail maps. About 100 maps and rule sheets are carried in each pannier, which weigh about four pounds total. David says, "Turner didn't mind the extra weight at all. Visitors absolutly loved it when they asked for info and found that it was available on Turners back! I guess the only downside, as far as Turner is concerned, is that he can't go swimming while wearing the saddlebags!"
Louise & Wayne Laub's Rhodesian Ridgeback Bella enjoys her first experience in snow in the spectacular Yosemite region. Here she is relaxing while wearing her orange Banzai dog pack. Louise sent us these Comment about Bella's pack:
Linda and Paul:
We wanted to send you a photo from our road trip, and say thank you for making such a great product! Our Ridgeback, Bella, enjoyed going on hikes with us and we enjoyed being able to bring her with us. At first, she was reluctant to wear the pack (we nicknamed her 'Miss Mule'), but once we started on the trails, she got used to it quickly, and we all had a great time.
Louise, Wayne and Bella
Czar is a German Shepherd who lives and works in Australia. He belongs to Creese Syred, and is a trainee Search and Rescue dog. Creese often takes him to local shops, where the butcher puts Czar's food in the Trekker dog pack. When this photo was taken, Czar's pack held yummy chicken wings.
Czar is wearing his ID Cape which he uses for Search & Rescue training. Creese has written "IF LOST OR FOUND PLEASE OPEN" above the pocket. The pocket holds a card that reads: "If you find this dog, please don't be scared. Give him some fresh water and call (his phone number or vet's number). He is a member of the German Shepherd Dog League Australia, and N.S.W. Tracking & Rescue Dog Club."
Creese and Czar walking home from town. It looks like this T-shirt has found a good home.
Expedition Samoyeds show off their custom embroidered Reflector dog packs while hiking in Yosemite National Park.
With his luminous blue eyes looking right into the camera, Husky/CattleDog cross Ashiko models his purple Banzai dog pack while on a recent hike.
He is owned and photographed by Rob Pivonka & Michelle Crumrine.
Sheldon Pineo's Samoyed Ice models his royal blue Trekker dog pack. His owner says, "Ice goes nuts!! when I pull the bags out. He gets so excited that it's difficult at times to put the bags on! I love my pack. It gets used quite a bit of use."
German Shepherds Zeus and Apollo, owned by Steve Williamson, hike along the shore of Ennerdale Lake in Great Britain. They help during this five day trip by packing gear in their Banzai dog packs. The teal (front) pack is a size medium while the purple pack is a large. Steve emailed us some comments (see comment titled Photos).
This is Apollo wearing his Saddle Bag at the beach for the first time. He was carrying some water bags, food and towels, etc. Steve said, "He knew when he was putting on the SaddleBag in the morning that he was going to the beach or somewhere else that he likes."
Here is Apollo walking back home over the cliffs to Whitehaven. The trip was about 12 miles long.
Etta is shown with Steve's hiking partner Bob, and Bailey (Bob's five year old Golden Retreiver). Etta is owned by Steve Houser, and really enjoys hiking in her teal Reflector dog pack. She is a two year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever. During this hike she was carrying her water retrieval bumpers, first aid kit, poop trowel, some toilet paper, her trail treats, and some apples. They were hiking in the Pine Creek region of Pennsylvania. Steve says, "The pack fits perfectly and never chafes, even on a 14 miler like this day. She never balks at putting it on."
Neisha, owned by Gilbert & Sharlene Quintana, on a jungle tour of Subic (where the US bases used to be in the Philippines). Her Reflector dog pack held drinking water, the camera, and snacks. The name Neisha means 'little princess' (American Indian origin), which is fitting for this lovely Alaskan Malamute. We received the following message and the image above from Neisha's owners:
Just thought you might want to see how great your Wolf Pack is doing here in the Philippines. We took Neisha on a jungle tour in Subic (where the US bases used to be here in the Philippines) and we had her carry our drinking water, camera, and snacks. In the attached picture, we forgot that the pack wasn't waterproof, and it was too late when we discovered that the camera was still in there. Good thing someone else had a camera to take this priceless shot.
Gilbert, Sharlene & Neisha
King, owned by Richard Amezquita, surveys the California coastline near Pacifica. It is said that Gaspar Portola was the first non-native to view the Bay Area from this historic location. King's royal blue Banzai dog pack helps to carry useful items while he is exploring.
King and Noni are hiking on the Sweeny Ridge Trail in San Bruno, CA. This trail takes you up to the Portola Discovery site and let's you gaze at both the Pacific Ocean & the Bay Area at the same time. On clear days the Golden Gate is almost recognizable off in the distance. Notice how Noni is admiring her brother's dog pack.
Blazer, owned by Barbara & Jeff Thompson, prepares to hike a section of the Pacific Crest Trail with his friends. To help the humans, he totes his share of the load in a Trekker dog pack. Their hike went from just beyond the southern corner of Crater Lake National Park to a small lake about 50 miles to the South. Barbara & Jeff described some beautiful autumn foliage and very little foot traffic.
You might enjoy reading Jeff's message (see Blazer's Trekker).
Blaze, owned by Jennifer Tucker, helps carry some gear with his burgundy Trekker dog pack. This picture was taken during a cycling trip on Kukopf Island (Rhine River), in Germany. The trip was about 12 kilometers with Blaze happily carrying his water, a Frisbee, and snacks for everyone! Jennifer sent us this nice message about Blaze's pack:
"Blaze, our crazy ten month old male Golden Retreiver, has had his very snazzy Trekker dog pack for a couple of months now. It took a bit of getting used to. At first he looked at me like I was mad and refused to move. Somehow the pack seriously affected the use of Blazes legs even when being enticed by a biscuit! But then all of a sudden voila! He could walk again, all be it a little off balance but he managed :)
Now Blaze wonders what all the fuss was about. As soon as it's on and I give him the all clear, he's off - no stopping him! Well in just one afternoon Blaze managed to prove Wolf Packs correct. While he's wearing it he can walk, run, sit, lay down and even 'Oh boy there goes a squirrel, it's running through the bushes, I don't care come on let's chase it!' He gets even more attention from people when he wears his pack. We often hear comments like, "Look at the dog, he's so cute!"
Thank you Wolf Packs for such a great product.
Jenny and Blaze