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Trail Breaker Kennel

Located along the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, Trail Breaker Kennel was founded by the late Susan Butcher, a four-time Iditarod champion, and David Monson, her husband and Yukon Quest champion. For over 20 years, Trail Breaker Kennel has been a favorite stop on the Riverboat Discovery tour in Fairbanks. David, his two daughters and their dedicated staff work to provide visitors from around the world a glimpse into the lives of these amazing Alaskan huskies and their musher companions.