Welcome to Børselv, my name is Lulu, and as you can see, I am a one-eyed Husky, the one and only Pirate Husky.
Here I live together with my pack of 30 Siberian huskies, in Porsanger, Finnmark of Northern Norway. With us you can experience the arctic nature while steering your own dog team on a trip you will never forget.
And if you want to experience more than dogs and dogsledding, check out our hikes, kayaking, teambuilding, and of course our activities for youth and children. You can also come to see the midnight sun, or northern lights, to discover Silfar Canyon, or learn ancient history on Roddenes. You find us in Børselv, Lakselv and around in Porsanger, and in Hammerfest.
But back to me again. I did have 2 eyes at one point, but when I was 2 years old, I slowly became blind on the one eye. It started bothering me, and my mood became bad. Luckily, they were able to operate it out, and after living inside for a good while for recovery, I was ready to move back with the pack, and in the dog sledding team, that I love!
Pirate Husky is a family business. We live and work here in our farm In Børselv, Porsanger. Us, that is me Mali, the musher with wide experience in the travel industry on different locations in Norway. I’m running the project with Porsangerfjorden Lodge, and work with selling travel experiences. My husband, Gøran, the handyman, operating the excavator, building sleds, guiding, fixing and repairing, engaged in rescue and security, and product development. We also have three kids in the family, toughest Ruth has been mushing since she was 5 years old, she plays football, plays the flute, and is the very best big sister. Ronja, our bolt of energy, with no fear and a big smile. And the youngest Sigrid, following her sisters close to learn every little trick.
We are all here to welcome you to Pirate Husky.
Janne came here first time for our Dog Sledding School for Children, summer 2021. She is passionate about dogs and dogsledding, and ended up coming back several times, and bought her own puppy here. She is still in school but has a part time job as a guide and handler for us in school holidays. She is originally from Germany.
Nele is our close neighbour and has been in and out of the kennel since she was 11 years old. She loves animals and nature, and dog sledding came easy to her. She has her own dog living in the kennel, Čahkki. She is still in school but has a part time job as a guide and handler for us in school holidays.
Jakob came to work with us in September, he is originaly from Germany and have previously worked with sled dog tourism in Sweden. He is our full time guide and works both in Hammerfest and in Børselv.
čahkki is Máddins doughter, and is a bomb shell of energy! Fantastic girl with a lot of mood, taking of in all directions when going out with the dog team. She is also an expert in escaping from the dog yard, and therefor lives toghether with čeaskat, where there is a roof both inside and out. She is Nele's dog.
čeaskat might be small, but there is a lot of dog in that small body. She is also from Hamar and Vikerkollen Kennel, and is our excpert in breaking away from the kennel, and we have roof on our dog yard because of her. She is really hard working on the team, and a command lead dog. With her loads of energy, she always gives a 100%. We are hoping to breed her sometime soon.
Duottar is a small and curious missy, we see so much of her mother Arya in her, and we call her "mini-Arya". We can't wait to see if she is as good a hardworking sleddog as her mum, and as kind and happy as her dad Mietha.
Gabba is the doughter of Vanilla and Koda, and is an amazing kind and cuddely missy. She is also a good lead dog, as long as she does not see anyone she wants to recieve some cuddles from. She has had one puppie littre, and two of her sons lives here with us.
Gáisá is originally from Sweden, from Finnemarka Kennel, and moved to Svalbard to come live with us in 2017. She grew up with Gulliver, and for a good while, they were unseperable best friends, always playing around. She has become one of our best lead dog, a calm and kind girl. She has had two puppie littres, and we are hoping for one more to come. Is cold eyes, warm hart.
Calmer than her sister, but just as fond of cuddles and attention. She is named after her brother "Lávllu" that lived with us for year and a half, we actually traded back him, for this little cutie. Really happy with our trad so far.
You can hear Lulli before you see her. And what you hear is a cry for more, more attention, more cuddles, and more food, even if she has plenty of all. She is from Trysil, hens the name "south", and siblings with Lávlla, Siellu and also Árktalas, just from another littre. There is a lot of good lead dogs in their ancestors, we have good faith they will be too.
Lulu (Beluga) 08.09.2015
Lulu is the very first Pirate, and the background for our name Pirate Husky. She lost her sick eye at 2 years old, and is doing excellent without it. She is a command lead dog on the team, and boss in the kennel. Calm, kind and cuddely.
Máddin is as the name says, from the south. That is from Vikerkollen Kennel in Hamar, and she was a house warming gift to me, from me, when moving from Svalbard to Finnmark. She is a diva, and a princess, but an amazing sled dog and command leader. Kind, calm and cuddely. She has had one puppy littre, and three of her kids lives here with us.
When we got the boys from Trysil from Arctic Song's Kennel, we had to name one of them "arctic". He is noisy, but runs like the wind, effordless and as he has never done anything else his whole life. And if you scratch him behind his ears, you have a friend for life.
Charlie is also Ruth's dog, and he is all about the fun. He is a really good sled dog, can og anywhere on the dog team, good lead dog and hoping to train him as a command leader. A lot of energy, and always happy.
From the "Pirate-litter", we have Daŋas, only beaten by his mother and brother when it comes to being the calmest dogs in the pack. He is a big "allarounder", that can run in all positions on the team, hard worker, friendly and very cuddely.
Named after his mum from the south, Màddin, Davvin got his name because it means "from the north". He is calmer than his siblings, but still a boy with energy. Playfull, joyfull, and loves a good belly rub.
The king himself, or at least, the king in the kennel. Doalli is a calm guy, as long as no one tries to mess with him. He loves relaxing on the ceiling of his house, and watching over the pack. He can run anywhere on the dog team, and with his size and strength you will notice him on the team. He also loves people, kids, and cuddles.
Not at all a husky. Gulliver loves to come along, but would prefere not having to do the work. If he could, he would sit on the sled with us instead. A loving, friendly family dog, that Ruth is training for obedience and freestyle.
Gumpe, or "wolf", is named after his father Návdi, and is Ronja's first dog. He is curious and social, and we are hoping he will be as an amazing dog as his father is with time. He is very much like his father was, both inside and out.
Jøkul is born and raised in Svalbard, and is from Polarpoten Kennel. He is a good guy, and a skilled sled dog. Not a fighter, but will set the young dogs in place if they mess around. A teddybear, moved here summer 2021, not really used to trees yet after spending his first 3 years in Longyearbyen.
The kennel charmur is little Mietha. He is from kennel Huskyville, and is named after his mother "Honning" (honey). And the name fits, he is defently sweet as honey! If you come here to meet Mietha, expect getting your clothes covered in dog hairs, 'cus he want's to be close, and will rub up to you for cuddles. Mietha is a lead dog, and it looks like he will be a good command leader with time. He has had a puppy littre, and his doughter Duoattar lives here with us.
Our little wolf is actually named "Bark", and comes from Vikerkollen Kennel in Hamar. He is our best command leader amongst the boys, and an amazing sled dog. He would love to keep running, and not go home after a sled run. He has two puppie litters, and if he keeps shining, it might be more.
Pus (Cat) got his name from Linus, when Linus was only 2 years old, and ask to name the dog. He is originally from Vikerkollen Kennel, but grew up in Svalbard, before he moved to Børselv summer 2021. He is a bit shy with strangers, but as a kittycat for the once he knows. Good sled dog, and can go anywhere in the dog team.
Sarvvis is calmer then his brother Gumpe, but still good, social and eager, and just looooooves food.
šiega is Ruth's dog, and his name is "kind", as she thought it about time to get a dog not as crazy as her other dogs. It did not work, he would better be "hyperactive". He is full of energy, always in a good mood, and gives 100% prosent from we start out with the dog team, and as far as he can go. A beloved clown in the kennel.
With his ice blue eyes, Siellu got his name 'cus you can see into his soul. Kindness is what you see. He is a lot calmer than his big brother Árktalas, and we are eager to see if he will be as good a sled dog.
A lot of confidence in a small rapping, that is our handsome Snjor. He is used to getting his will, is a really tough guy, but loves people and attention, a great command leader and sled dog. Do not get fooled by his small size, there is a lot of dog in there. He is from Arctic Song's Kennel, born in Trysil when we still lived there, by Svelvik and to Svalbard, before Finnmark. He is now Ruth's dog, they became best friends when they first met, Ruth was 5 years old and moved in to his dog house.
Splitt is Snjor's brother, and even better command leader, he can also go single lead. A bit more shy than his brother, and sometimes thinks it's too many people visiting. Luckly it passes quilcly when we find the harness, he always want's to go for a run. He is a charming boy.
Vieljaš is mamas good boy! He is such a good heart dog, he loves cuddles, and loves working on the dog team. He can also go in front, and with his big size, we defently know when he is on the team. We tried mating him, but he does not seem to get how that works.. We really belive in this "littlebrother", who for mum is a through copy of his dad, Koda.