about By Dog

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.

George Graham Vest - c. 1855

There are few things in life as rewarding as one's relationship with their dog.  Only bonds of family can compare, of which most owners would argue their dog is wholly a member.  As so eloquently stated in the quote by that great orator George Graham Vest, a dog is the most stalwart of friends, on whom one can utterly rely.  This is true of all breeds, but no place is the quality as readily apparent as in the working dogs.

This site is dedicated to our team of Siberian Husky sled dogs, and relates our experiences raising, training, working, and loving Siberian Huskies.  For more information about ByDog Siberians, please contact us.

Happy trails

Brandi and Cobey Williamson


  1. I have been looking for people who could maybe help me get into mushing. We have 3 dogs right now and live in Idaho.

    1. Are you looking for a local mentor or advice (or both)? First of www.sleddogcentral.com is a great source for local kennels (search on kennels page), equipment and advice. Great place to start. We're willing to help with advice if you need. Our mushing club (www.bitterrootmushers.org) is putting on a race at Lost Trail Pass in a couple weekends if you're close enough; great place to meet mushers/ learn about the sport.