Leonhard Seppala

Norwegian musher

Leonhard "Sepp" Seppala /ˈlɛnərd ˈsɛpələ/ is most famous for his part in the 1925 serum run to Nome. He owned famous dogs dogs called Togo and Balto. He was a dog breeder. He bred dogs for sled racing. He was a dog trainer. He was also a musher. [1] He was important in making the Siberian Husky breed popular.

  1. Salisbury, Gay; Laney Salisbury (2003). The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-01962-9.
Leonhard Seppala
Born(1877-09-14)September 14, 1877
DiedJanuary 28, 1967(1967-01-28) (aged 89)
Occupation(s)Sled dog breeder, racer
Known for1925 serum run to Nome
SpouseConstance Seppala