16 Dogs of Crankworx Whistler

Aug 17, 2018
by Trevor Lyden  

Luna playing with her human Wade Simmons
THE DOGS OF CRANKWORX

Words & Photography by Trevor Lyden
Luna playing with her human Wade Simmons.


Dogs are our trail companions, snuggle buddies, adventure partners, and best friends. Here are just a few of the pups which were found wandering around Whistler Village for Crankworx 2018. Which good dog is your favourite?


Name Emmy Breed Australian Shepherd Age 1 1 2 years Hometown Squamish BC Fun Fact Part of the Pinkbike family Emmy is an intelligent pup who can mischievously open doors and cupboards.
Part of the Pinkbike family, Emmy is an intelligent pup who can mischievously open doors and cupboards.

Name: Emmy
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 1 1/2 years
Hometown: Squamish, BC


Name Jessie Breed Cole Retriever Age 4 years Hometown Vancouver BC Fun Fact Jessie s favorite toy food is a pinecone. A nearly endless supply keeps this pup happy and when she s tired she ll just put herself to bed.
Jessie's favorite toy/food is a pinecone. A nearly endless supply keeps this pup happy, and when she's tired she'll just put herself to bed.

Name: Jessie
Breed: Cole Retriever
Age: 4 years
Hometown: Vancouver, BC


Name Mersey Breed Springer Spaniel Age 5 months Hometown Vancouver BC Fun Fact This fast moving pup is named after the Mersey river in her human s hometown of Liverpool England.
This fast moving pup is named after the Mersey river in her human's hometown of Liverpool, England.

Name: Mersey
Breed: Springer Spaniel
Age: 5 months
Hometown: Vancouver, BC


Name Ender Breed Australian Cattle Dog Age 3 months Hometown Boulder City Nevada Fun Fact Ender is no stranger to mountain biking and watching big freeride lines. She actually came from the old Rampage site
Ender is no stranger to mountain biking and watching big freeride lines. She actually came from the old Rampage site!

Name: Ender
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Age: 3 months
Hometown: Boulder City, Nevada


Name Khyber Breed Lab Golden Age 4 years Hometown Surrey BC Fun Fact Khyber was named after the famous Khyber pass and loves to chase squirrels and swim in rainbow park.
Khyber was named after the famous Khyber pass and loves to chase squirrels and swim in rainbow park.

Name: Khyber
Breed: Lab/Golden
Age: 4 years
Hometown: Surrey, BC


Name Luna Breed Ormosain Mountain Dog Age 7 months Hometown Langley BC Fun Fact Luna was adopted from Tawain as a street dog and now calls BC home.
Luna was adopted from Tawain as a street dog and now calls BC home.

Name: Luna
Breed: Ormosain Mountain Dog
Age: 7 months
Hometown: Langley, BC


Name Trapper - Rubble Breed Boxer - Boxer Black Lab Age 5 months - Older but wiser Hometown Whistler Locals Fun Fact Trapper is an energetic pup and is eager to learn. Rubble is currently teaching the ways of dock jumping.
Trapper is an energetic pup and is eager to learn. Rubble is currently teaching the ways of dock jumping.

Name: Trapper - Rubble
Breed: Boxer - Boxer/Black Lab
Age: 5 months - Older but wiser
Hometown: Whistler Locals


Name Sproket Breed Mixed Breed Age 7 months Hometown BC Fun Fact Sprocket was recently adopted from a shelter in Korea. Her 10 year old owner saved up money to rescue the cute pup and was named by her brother who is here competing at Crankworx.
Sprocket was recently adopted from a shelter in Korea. Her 10 year old owner saved up money to rescue the cute pup and was named by her brother who is here competing at Crankworx.

Name: Sprocket
Breed: Mixed Breed
Age: 7 months
Hometown: BC


Name Luna Breed Lab Retriever Age 10 months Hometown North Shore BC Fun Fact Luna came from a breeder in the interior and wasn t used to the wet conditions of the shore. It took her a while get over her fear of water and the rain. Luna also happens to be Wade Simmons family dog.
Luna came from a breeder in the interior and wasn't used to the wet conditions of the shore. It took her a while get over her fear of water and the rain. Luna also happens to be Wade Simmons' family dog.

Name: Luna
Breed: Lab Retriever
Age: 10 months
Hometown: North Shore, BC


Name Ellie Breed Dachshund Age 6 years Hometown Canada Fun Fact She may be small but she is fierce. Ellie is a master squirrel hunter.
She may be small, but she is fierce. Ellie is a master squirrel hunter.

Name: Ellie
Breed: Dachshund
Age: 6 years
Hometown: Canada


Name Tito Breed French Bulldog Age Veteran Hometown Sechelt BC Fun Fact Tito is a regular at the Coast Gravity Bike Park and probably scrubs better than you. When he s not ripping up the trails he can be found on the paddle boards.
Tito is a regular at the Coast Gravity Bike Park and probably scrubs better than you. When he's not ripping up the trails he can be found on the paddle boards.

Name: Tito
Breed: French Bulldog
Age: Veteran
Hometown: Sechelt, BC


Name Mabel Breed Golden Retriever Age 2 years Hometown Portland Oregon Fun Fact Mabel has experimented with many different hair styles but after much deliberation has settled on the punk rock mohawk look.
Mabel has experimented with many different hair styles, but after much deliberation has settled on the punk rock mohawk look.

Name: Mabel
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 2 years
Hometown: Portland, Oregon


Name Stanley Breed Pug Age 11 years Hometown Unkown Fun Fact In typical pug fashion Stanley often snores while wide awake
In typical pug fashion, Stanley often snores while wide awake. What a good boy.

Name: Stanley
Breed: Pug
Age: 11 years
Hometown: Unkown


Name Sydne Breed Mexican Border Mutt Age 2 years Hometown BC Fun Fact Sydney is an accomplished model and can be seen in numerous images for companies like Fox Clothing
Sydney is an accomplished model and can be seen in numerous images for companies like Fox Clothing.

Name: Sydney
Breed: Mexican Border Mutt
Age: 2 years
Hometown: BC


Name Mayzie Breed Golden Retriever Age 5 years Hometown Fox Island Washington Fun Fact Mayzie s grandfather won best in show at the Westminster Dog Show
Mayzie's grandfather won best in show at the Westminster Dog Show

Name: Mayzie
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 5 years
Hometown: Fox Island, Washington


R-Dog
Bonus dog. Takes big dumps.

Name: Ryan
Breed: Hucker Spaniel
Age: 3 years
Hometown: Aptos, CA


MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx



166 Comments

  • 421 7
 This if my favorite thing I have seen on PB for a while.....
  • 155 3
 FINALLY RELEVANT CONTENT FROM PINKBIKE. It would be great to see more of this type of content and reviews about new and exciting dog MTB products. Four Pedal Mouth Steer Technology needs to be developed and the industry is awful quiet about this. I'm here to ask the real questions. Small human puppies get these amazing bikes and the dog contingent is left outside with nary a rawhide in sight.
  • 113 4
 @IamTheDogEzra: this is a seriously dedicated novelty username.

pinkbark.com launching soon.
  • 4 0
 ill 2nd that...mint
  • 11 0
 @brianpark: Oh my god, that's a one post blog from 2014. Everyone should comment on it and blow it up.
  • 22 0
 Where's bulldog and brendawg?
  • 4 0
 I‘ll click on that article a dozen times to make it the most read.
  • 7 0
 This article is Best in Show!
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: I accidentally clicked red not green props! Reverse please, worst mistake ever.
  • 2 0
 @IamTheDogEzra: Saw this article and immediately headed here to see your reaction : )
  • 2 1
 Those poor dogs have to deal with all these idiot riders drinking loud mouth soup.
  • 1 15
flag Franzzz (Aug 18, 2018 at 4:34) (Below Threshold)
 This is the most stupid commentar I have been reading on PB for a while...
  • 2 0
 gotta love ur traildogs, paws up!!
  • 2 0
 Indeed, everyone a winner!
  • 130 1
 No water place for a water bottle, I’ll stick with my camel.
  • 4 2
 this should have a million upvotes
  • 2 8
flag Franzzz (Aug 18, 2018 at 4:36) (Below Threshold)
 This is the best commentar I have seen on PB for a while... Smile
  • 82 2
 I expect a dog report now from every major event. This is gooodd
  • 61 1
 Squirrels of World Champs. Ocelots of Rampage.
  • 9 0
 kangaroos of cairns
  • 1 0
 I 2nd that. Love it 3
  • 1 0
 @DarrenV: Deadly stuff of Cairns .( with bonus trees)
  • 1 0
 Next up: Yulin Festival! Count me in!
  • 41 0
 Quality content 10/10
  • 36 0
 Finally pinkbike throws us a bone!
  • 36 1
 This is the best thing that has ever been on Pinkbike in ever
  • 3 13
flag Franzzz (Aug 18, 2018 at 4:39) (Below Threshold)
 Then you probably don't watch enough Pinkbike....
  • 1 0
 @Franzzz: lol “watch” pinkbike
  • 4 0
 So good!
  • 5 0
 That is one good looking critter!
  • 1 0
 What breed/breeds of dog is that? Definitely the best coloured dog I've ever seen!
  • 1 0
 @StraightLineJoe: Australian Shepherd - colour is Blue Merle
  • 29 0
 Who cares about bike reviews, this is the content I've been waiting for!
  • 21 1
 There are enough puppies around the village right now that a follow up article covering the "Dogs of Tomorrow" is required.
  • 16 0
 This pawsitively the best article on PB
  • 5 0
 Pawsibly
  • 17 7
 WARNING!!! If that’s the same Mexican Mutt that was tied up outside the Fox (clothing) tent last year, it bit my dog-loving mother and broke a blood vessel in her hand. Subsequently, I was trying to tell the people at Fox to have the owner attend to it and take it home because it was growling and barking and biting at numerous other passers by, including kids. But the people at Fox just gave me the runaround while the dog continued to completely flip-out at people (which, being a former Fox factory team rider was disappointing to have them do that). Someone at Fox discretely told the owner and he snuck out, but I saw him I talked to him and told him what happened and let him know we weren’t pissed off, but that he should find a better place to tie up his dog (rather than next to a busy walkway right in the center of the Crankworx plaza by the Fitzsimmons lift) where it doesn’t feel threatened nor the need to be aggressive and/or bite people. He just left it there for hours, it appeared unattended, until the dog got so agitated that it flipped out and went berserk. Pretty irresponsible if you ask me, being a dog owner.
  • 11 1
 I have a hard enough time with the crowds at Crankworx, my dog, would have a really hard time with that much noise and activity.
  • 5 8
 Sydney has NEVER attacked anyone, not a person not a dog, nothing. And she was never left not attended by the Fox booth.

And sorry to hear about your mum but maybe people should ask first and not jump on every dog to pet them without asking if they are friendly. That’s called common sense.
  • 6 4
 The owner of Sydney is a she. So your story is bull. Sorry buddy
  • 3 1
 Note I said “If it’s the same” dog — the dog looked virtually identical and was laying outside the Fox tent last year on those same Whistler Village paving bricks in the picture, and the owner was Canadian. So being that it was a male owner, obviously it’s not the same dog. But anyhow, if a dog isn’t people-friendly, it shouldn’t be tied up unattended around hundreds, even thousands of people, like that dog last year. Period. Keep the dog with you if there’s a risk of it flipping out. That’s what I do — not because my goldens might unexpectedly bite someone because of their temperment, but because they might defend themselves if an aggressive dog is super aggressive to them or if one attacked them...and then there could be a dust-up between dogs and an owner or passer by could get bitten if they tried to pull the dogs apart. It’s just not very smart to leave a dog unattended at a place like Crankworx. And as for “not jumping” on dogs, well, that’s never the case with my mother. They were filming me doing berm-exit-jump manual-to-nose-wheelies on the last berm over several takes over 20 minutes and she just happened to pet it after it nicely smelled her hand and seemed completely okay with her standing near it for about 20 minutes, otherwise unattended in the hot sun. But glad to hear it’s not Sydney...but it was a very similar looking dog owned by a dude who knows the Fox people, who was also Canadian. So my “story” is not bull. I can show you a picture of the dog and my mother’s swollen hand with the bruised tooth marks, if you’d like.
  • 3 1
 Just checked pictures and also sent a pic of Syndney to my mother — although your dog has almost indistinguishable markings and the same exact upward-looking friendly expression, the dog that bit her is a shade or two darker in the brown areas. Either way, be careful if you see that other dog! The owner said it had never bitten anyone...and judging by my experience recently with NUMEROUS dogs being super aggressive with me while riding or walking my bike, I think bikes in general can make some dogs uncomfortable if they’re not super familiar with bikes. I’m talking 7 dogs this summer at a leash-only park where all the owners let their dogs off leash. Even last night I had a light English Golden FREAK out (off leash) even once I got off my bike and held out my hand. Although it wasn’t bearing teeth, it was sure going nuts and the owner said it isn’t used to bikes and freaks out (maybe a good reason to put it on a leash in a biking / hiking leash-only park, haha). But anyhow, glad it’s not Syndney. I’ll edit that comment if I can figure out how...
  • 3 1
 BTW, it was Wednesday August 16 last year at Fox’s “Private Event” per their sign — so definitely a member or friend of the Fox family, as he’d been in there for a while. I did get to see Todd Hicks for the first time since Travis Pastrana and I were on the team in 99, so that was fun, despite not being able to find the owner at Fox tent (while being horrified by the dog furiously lunging at anything that came close to it for those several minutes) =o
  • 9 2
 It would be an interesting article to see by dog owners which breed seem to be the best for XC, Down Country, DH and injury recovery.
  • 44 0
 They're all perfect and don't need to adhere to your categories or structures. Good boys and good girls unite!
  • 4 1
 @IamTheDogEzra: I hope they don't get stuck together.
  • 1 0
 Vizsla for XC hands down
  • 6 0
 Ender is my favorite. There's an Australian Cattle dog at the local dog park that is so awesome. I love my dog to pieces but should one need a home I'd be hard pressed to pass on that opportunity.
  • 5 0
 I have two of them (brother and sister we rescued) that allow us to house and feed them. They are the raddest dogs around! Smile
  • 2 0
 He's a boy actually.. we seem to think he does alright.
  • 2 0
 I have a red one that shreds berms and bites tires
  • 7 2
 I love dogs on trails.. I hate big steamers on the trails though.. my wife rode through a wet one the other day in the middle of the trail, it was bone dry on the trails yet looked like she rode thorugh a mud puddle, sprayed all up her back, gross!!!
  • 4 1
 Me, not a fan of them on trails. Looks cool in all those pro YouTube videos but a bit difficult to manage sometimes.
  • 3 0
 @bartb: my a*shole neighbors refuse to pick up their dog's poop. They never poop in their own yard though. Like animals , dislike poop. It's a huge problem nobody seems to address. I don't want to ride with fenders on my even though it's dry as a bone 8 months out of the year!
  • 1 2
 @Beez177: I was riding at RMNP in Manitoba last september (great trails Dead Ox Trailblazers) and there was so much bear poop from bears eating berries in some sections that it was spraying in my eyes on the lower part of "Reeve's Ravine" When I got to the bottom I realized it had even sprayed into my mouth. I just wish people would scoop up after their bears.
My partner rode by a big black bear that day, and our Husky X Charlie didn't even care he just kept running.
  • 1 0
 @acrowe: not a lot bears where I live, just irresponsible dog owners that poop in the middle of the trail, or bag it and leave it for someone else to pick up...
  • 8 0
 Judging by instagram, how many of these are Mike Levy's?
  • 31 0
 None, and he's probably SO MAD about that.
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: I wouldn't complain about a dogs of Mike Levy follow on article!
  • 5 0
 or Casey Brown
  • 2 0
 Mike and I recently found out we have similar looking dogs, my dog is way faster but his dog looks really tough, like a Chuck Norris type of rugged!
  • 10 0
 @Bomadics: 29" dogs are way faster*
  • 6 0
 @shaked: Yes my dog is totally 29", part greyhound, crazy long legs!
  • 2 0
 @Bomadics: Now 29" dogs haters will come.
  • 2 0
 @shaked: My dog is 20" but wide trail feet (WT) with modern GEO,you know...It climb like a goat,no front legs in the air no matter how steep it is...good thing dogs never flat!
  • 2 0
 @homerjm: Throwing a 20" dog is way easier than a 29er one, but I don't think ASPCA will love that
  • 2 0
 @shaked: My dog is an American Cocker Spaniel from Slovenia. It is a crazy fit dog,it can hoop more than 1 meter rocks and jump over fences like any other 29" big dog. It loves air time and makes backflips and 360º like a good 20" dog. Bad thing is the long air,it is a magnet from leaves&little trail sticks and those short&wide legs are not good for top speed...
  • 8 1
 Quietly, while everyone gets distracted by dogs at Crankworx, over at Pinkbike HQ's offices, the cats take over.
  • 6 0
 next one should be rider profiles for the strider bike races
  • 4 0
 My lab used to love hitting the trails with me - she's a bit too old for the miles now. She looks so sad when I head for the shed.
  • 2 0
 It's a sad day when there aren't any Alaskan Malamutes in the dog photos. Here's a picture of our dog Kona out walking the local mountain bike trail (Grand Ridge). I tried riding with him a few times, but any time he sees another dog he'd rather leave me and go play with them instead

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  • 1 0
 Mine love running next to my bike, but they have to be on lead as the first sign of something interesting and they are gone!
  • 5 0
 Getting the important news covered!
  • 16 0
 Hard hitting journalism here. Whatever, dogs are the best!
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: I second that statement!
  • 1 0
 Suprisingly many Eastern, Slavic related names! Many Lunas, Tito! Great! We had same looking franchie but he was very lazy in his veteran years. Now he is substituted with a crazy Vizsla who is just getting ready to start ripping trails with me!
  • 4 0
 Pick a breed and be a dick about it.



...and I pick labs. Whoosa good boy, Khyber!? Whoosa good boy!?
  • 2 1
 Pick a species and only care about this animal.
  • 2 0
 Ender gets my vote.
I have a cattle/healer mix & she can literally go all day. She's awesome with my kids & naturally herds them without getting in the way. Lightning fast too.

Great article!
  • 5 1
 Where is snuff Casey’s dog?
  • 7 0
 Probably out sending it. Next time!
  • 3 0
 That header photo of Luna looks like she's mid whip. Quick someone use photoshop.
  • 1 0
 Definitely great to see something so special! Dogs are great companions. I love my buddy gracie @motivated_byfood and she loves running along side my bike on our adventures. Thanks for keeping it fun pinkbike!
  • 3 0
 You just knocked it right outta the park here Pinkbike!
  • 3 0
 16 dogs that love to play only throw, no take.
  • 4 1
 How on earth did Casey Browns dog Snuff not make this list!
  • 1 0
 Totally.. I was scrolling down just waiting to see her...
  • 1 0
 Finally some Crankworx coverage thats worth reading... Stanley for the Win!
  • 1 0
 I came here just to say my dog is better - probably the best dog ever #notfakenews
  • 1 0
 Best article i've seen for a while! Darn it if I had known I would've brought mine and Dylan's puppers to get featured Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Me cook you long time. You frying pan pan ?
  • 1 0
 Doggo tastes better than chicken!
  • 3 1
 I had to paws to take it all in.
  • 1 0
 I’ll be sure to bring my two golden retrievers next year. I named them Gnarly and Rad =)
  • 2 0
 I assume "Ender" is has something to do with the Enders Game series?
  • 1 0
 Yeah, he's named after the series.
  • 3 0
 #LetSnuffIn
  • 1 0
 Best content on the whole page. Ya we love bikes but we love our dogs more! Nice work pb
  • 2 0
 Must be the dog days of summer.
  • 2 0
 I'd like to know each of these dogs stance on e-bikes.
  • 1 0
 " In typical pug fashion, Stanley often snores while wide awake" HAHAHAHAHA yes
  • 1 0
 Could we see some CathroVision analysis with side by side line choice please.
  • 1 2
 So even with full shelters everywhere and dogs needing homes, wade simmons used a breeder to get a 'perfect' dog? Wow. I'd expect that from a roadie, not from a mountain biker. Really disappointed, wish I missed that part.
  • 1 0
 You missed the awesome German Shepherd that was in the "shut the door" photo...
  • 3 2
 Oh no! Pinkbike has gone to the dogs. Pinkdog.com I know it lame.
  • 2 0
 What! where"s Snuff?
  • 1 0
 This is amazing content!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Quality article???????? We need more of this
  • 1 0
 you did forget Rusty, owned by James and Elise from the Lift coffee shop
  • 1 0
 whaou woouf wouf . thanks for this life time
  • 1 0
 Which one is Enduro specific?
  • 2 1
 Needs more long boiz. #hotdogwehaveaweiner
  • 1 0
 I've seen that last dog around heaps. Stray for sure
  • 1 0
 Khyber is just so damn majestic...
  • 1 1
 This is my favorite article on Pinkbike in a long time. More of these please Smile
  • 1 0
 Me and my dog (furry human) loved this.
  • 1 0
 Yea!! I love how Stanley is so stoked!!! ????????????????
  • 1 0
 Thank you for this quality content!
  • 1 0
 They’re all good dogs Brent!
  • 1 0
 Best content Iv ever seen on pinkbike
  • 1 0
 The most faithful companions, I love dogs
  • 1 0
 Nice work with the Doggos, Mr. Trevor!
  • 1 0
 Choose your dog and be a dick about it Smile )))))
  • 1 0
 Where’s @paulthepunters dog?
  • 1 0
 This should happen for every event!
  • 1 0
 I wonder what would people say if they posted a e-dog picture.
  • 2 2
 Surprisingly no bike-related names.
  • 3 0
 Sproket?
  • 4 0
 What about Sprocket?
  • 13 0
 @ZappBrannigan: Whoops I missed that one. Surprisingly very few bike-related names...
  • 3 0
 I'm thinking sprocket from fraggle rock youtu.be/KLQS6xo40kI
  • 2 0
 What would you name your dog....780mm bars .... ?
  • 2 0
 @shoreboy1866: my English Springer Spaniels called Sprocket !
  • 1 0
 Endless screen savers!!
  • 1 0
 Spaniels FTW!
  • 1 1
 Such a great article. Made my day
  • 1 0
 The best PB post yet!
  • 1 0
 Best article in weeks!
  • 1 1
 This is the best thing I've ever seen on PB.
  • 1 1
 Best Pinkbike article ever!
  • 1 0
 Yass
  • 3 6
 Lol pb, more like the bitches of whistler, AM I RITE!?!??!! I counted at most possibly 3 boy dogs, whats up with the discrimination?!?!? The good boys of whistler deserve a spotlight aswell!! Not just the bitches.
  • 3 2
 Long live Chainpaw !
  • 1 0
 More of this
  • 1 0
 Snuff?
  • 1 0
 13/10.
  • 1 0
 where is REGGIE!
  • 1 0
 Caninegnarcore
  • 1 0
 DO THIS EVERY YEAR.
  • 1 1
 Mabel is the real MVP
  • 4 4
 Cats of crankworks?
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