There was an article on the news of another northern marathon race. This one envisioned by a sort of environmentalist. Race from new York City to victoria by way of the northwest passage. He hopes to have the race go off in 2017. The idea behind the race, besides racing, is to raise awareness of our northern environment.
If you must, a small terrier breed would be ideal. Small, don't need a ton of room on board, good temperament, loyal, and best of all some of them have double coats and don't shed. We had a norfolk terrier on the farm and it was probably the best dog we ever had. It will be the first breed i look at when I decide I want a dog again. Stay away from dalmatians. Nuts in the head.