Handcrafted. Made in the USA. Now those are words that you don't get
to hear to often. I say them with pride. I put my heart and soul into each
product I make. From the smallest collar to the largest harness, each
one is made from scratch and built to last.

Automation and instant gratification seems to rule business today. Like
most small businesses, that is not the case with The Working Canine. I
handle everything from the incoming/outgoing communication, to
making each individual product, to shipping, to every aspect of that
item....I am involved. It is a tough business, with long hours that never
seem to end. I don't get to punch a time clock like many 9-5er's. From
the moment I get up, to the time I go to bed, my attention is on fullfilling
orders.  It's a tough job, but something I take alot of pride in.

And what really makes The Working Canine stand out, is that a portion
of our proceeds benefit Cannon County Community for Animals.  We
help foster, care for, transport, and place the strays in our community.  
So know that by supporting our business, you are helping us help the
unwanted dogs in our community.
What's new with us
This is Eagle, our APBT, at a
weight pull event in PA.
This is Harley, our Saint Bernard,
in one of our carts and  carting
harnesses.
The Working Canine              Quality Equipment at Affordable Prices
I've always had a love affair with animals, especially
dogs.  I was smitten with Siberian Huskies and Alaskan
Malamutes.  In the very early 90's, I was given the
opportunity to take a ride on a sled team.  It was an
instant love affair.  There was nothing better than
harnessing up my team and going for a run with my furry
dogs.  It was at a dog sled race that I was introduced to
weight pulling.  
Our first event was in Lake George, NY.  My malamute,
Brownie, was entered in novice.  We sat along side the
frozen lake for hours before his class was up.  Nervous,
I hooked him up, and ran across the line.  Calling his
name, he looked away from me.  My heart sank.  Then
he sprung to life hauling the weighted sled down to the
finish line.  I don't remember where he placed that day,
nor does it really matter.  I just remember that
exhilarated feeling of accomplishment of dog and human
working together.  Who knew that this event was just
the beginning of life destined to "go to the dogs".  And
that is exactly what happened.  My life went to the
dogs.  There is not one aspect of my life that is not
touched by a dog in some way.  My love of the northern
breed has expanded to include Saint Bernards, Presa
Canarios, Pit bulls, American Bulldogs, and Staffie bulls
to name a few.  And dog sports include more than just
dog sledding and weight pulling.    My dogs are my life.  
I started this business not only to support my "dog
habit", but I want everyone to experience that moment
that I did.  That moment when they connect with their
dog on a deeper level, and create a working
relationship.  
So "Come", "Sit", "Stay",
and enjoy your dog the way I enjoy mine.

-Missy
Our pretty malamute, Denali,
wearing one of our dog sledding
harnesses.
Mimi, our American Bulldog, sporting
one of our harnesses and collars.
About Us
What's New
Buell, our Presa, in harness with
one of our collars and leashes.
Contact Us
Located in beautiful Middle Tennessee:

Missy Kehler

Email:
Alaskandreammals@gmail.com


And we are now on facebook too!

Easiest way to reach me is by email.

I attend many dog events, so please give me a day or
two to respond.
on a rooftop during a hot summer
feet and back.