THE SEPPALA SIBERIAN SLEDDOG PROJECT
was a twenty-year coda to the so-called
"Markovo Rescue Effort" of the early 1970s.
Just as the intention of the Markovo programme was
to secure the survival of the Leonhard Seppala sleddog,
so the SSSD Project attempted to create a niche
in which the descendants of Leonhard Seppala's
dogs might enjoy secure survival over the long term.
This naïve attempt to stay the inevitable
processes of time was at first ignored, later imitated
and hijacked, and finally abandoned by its founder
once he became convinced that the dedication,
commitment, energy and loyalty necessary to perpetuate
the SSSD vision were not to be found in sufficient
measure in postmodern society.
Further information about Seppala Siberian Sleddogs may be obtained from the Seppala Kennels website.