Here's Beluga from our run on Saturday. Currently he's on loan to me, not that I need a dog, but he was running most of the winter with a long distance musher and he can't keep up on very long runs. She felt bad for him just sitting there, recognized his depression, so she offered him to me, to keep him happy for the rest of the season.
Beluga is a "stand out leader" which means he'll stand out in front of a string of dogs and hold the lines tight. He also knows some of the more subtle leader commands. I've run him three times now, yesterday 20 miles in lead and he was outstanding (no pun intended).
Anyway, I could go on and on but won't. My current leaders also hold the team out tight, but not very well when we first hook up, but on the trail when we stop they are good. Beluga could become my dog, with him I am at 16 dogs now and that is my self-imposed limit. He's the kind of dog that could be sold for a good sum of money. I never have and never would pay for a dog. And his current owner considers the home more important than money, so I am quite honored to have him.
It's been a little interesting introducing an adult (7yo) male into the mix (he's neutered), I haven't done that in quite some time. Totally different dynamic than introducing a female or pup.
Regarding his looks, I don't need to say anything...