Doug Butler has worked on his family farm his whole life. In 1975 he saw an ad for a dog team in the paper, and he’s been racing sled dogs ever since. He’s one of the most notorious racers on the New England and Quebec circuits, known for his uncanny ability to drink beer on the trail. He's completed some of the most competitive races in the world - including the 2018 Open North American Championship and the Wyoming Pedigree Stage Stop Race in 2020 and 2021.
Jules started dogsledding in high school when they were only 16, and has worked at kennels in Montana, Alaska, and Vermont. They've been working with Doug's dogs for 6 years and graduated from Middlebury College in 2020. This year, Jules is excited to race in the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby and give tours showing people the magic of dog sports!