About Us

Who is Karen Ramstead and North Wapiti Kennels?

For the whole history behind Karen, her husband Mark, and how they got into mushing, champion show dogs, Pretty Sled Dogs, and North Wapiti, visit their "about us" page on the web site

Mark and Karen Ramstead

Cast of Characters

So you know who we're talking about in the blogs and on Facebook, here is the North Wapiti Cast of Characters!

The Musher!!!!

Karen Ramstead


The Pretty Sled Dogs (also known as Pretty Curly Tails)

Featuring The Musher Minions:

Donna Quante (Photographer)

Helen Thorgalsen (smells of cookies, former handler)

Brittany (Briffany Splat) Butt (handler) with TopDog and Skookum

Simone (falls off of things) Schalk (handler) with Bet

Heather Walls (Merchandise and everything else)

Donna Finner (Booty maker extraordinaire)
I could have used the Mr. Potato outfit, hehehe)

Kim and Kelly Berg (eagle eye knows all Webmasters)
Kelly, Kim, Wired, and Utin

Kathryn Trussell (snack bags, former handler, pizza ordering queen)
Kathryn and Sierra

Dan Rehak (photographer)

Penny Blankenship (cartoonist)

Karen Ernest (all things shipping and gifty)
Karen E is elusive, so here are her dogs :)

Non-Roving Border Collie Reporter

Also Starring:

Richard! (Training, mushing, blogging, picturing, texting, guardian of Pretty Curly Tails and all around good guy with a cool British accent)

Musher Mark (Logistics, holding the homestead down angry birds addict and husband of Karen)

Special Guest appearances by:

Cricket (Official North Wapiti Head of Security)

Bear (Official Second in Charge of North Wapiti Security)

Bait (Official Musher Mark Cat)

Tic (Lowly doesn’t get a lot of publicity and is bitter cat)

KD (short for Kraft Dinner) fearless defender of birds, squirrels and her spot on the couch)

And special guest appearance by:

Wayward D. GPS
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