#24 — Doug Butler from Middlebury, Vermont.

Known for being “the only dairy farmer dumb enough to race sled dogs,” people say Doug has “the craziest dogs in the Northeast.” His are the only dogs who will jump up and kiss anyone who crosses their paths. Need proof? Watch him dance with one of his best leaders, Dancing Doug. Laconia mushers have a beer handoff at every checkpoint for Doug “so he stays hydrated.” At the ripe young age of 64, Doug says he’s ready to take on the big leagues at this year’s Pedigree Stage Stop Race.