A Message from Trail Breaker Kennel on COVID-19

As the situation with COVID-19 continues, we at Trail Breaker Kennel have made the tough, but responsible decision to close down for the rest of the winter season. As members of the Fairbanks community, we have made this decision in order to be good neighbors, limit social interactions, and help flatten the curve and slow the spread of this virus. Our staff and huskies have loved inviting guests to the kennel this winter. We look forward to another winter being able to do the same.

Additionally, we are currently monitoring the ever-evolving situation as it relates to the summer tourism in Alaska. You can currently book a spot on our Summer Kennel Tour, with tours starting May 13th. However, we will continue to keep an eye of the situation and make any changes necessary in order to continue our efforts in stopping the spread of this virus. We will continue to provide a 100% refund, for any reason, for cancellations made 24-hours before the tour date.

In the meantime, we invite all of our fans to keep up to date with us on social media. We are excited to create new ways to interact with you all virtually, while hopefully providing you all with another source of entertainment during self-isolation.

Happy, and most importantly, healthy trails from the crew at Trail Breaker Kennel


Our Story

Family owned and operated since 1976, Trail Breaker Kennel is one of the longest operating kennels in Alaska. The kennel was founded in Eureka, Alaska by the late Susan Butcher, a four-time Iditarod champion, and David Monson, her husband and Yukon Quest champion. Built on a reputation of exemplary dog care and hard work, Trail Breaker Kennel became the premier racing kennel in the world. In 1990, Susan and David purchased property in Fairbanks, Alaska and established Trail Breaker Kennel on the banks of the Chena River.

Today, David, his two daughters and dedicated staff members provide visitors from around the world a look at the lives of mushers and Alaskan huskies in Interior Alaska. For over 20 years, Trail Breaker Kennel has been a favorite stop on the Riverboat Discovery tour. Kennel tours, dog sled rides, and other custom tours are offered seasonally. We hope to see you on your adventure in the Last Frontier!

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