Our Huskies

Trail Breaker Kennel continues the legacy of being home to some of the most outstanding Alaskan Huskies. Meet the beloved members of our team below. Want to be part of their journey? Click on a husky to learn how you can sponsor them the upcoming race season.

 

Trail Breaker Kennel Main Team

Ansel
ANSEL

Birthday: April 5, 2015
Parents:
Equinox & Zazu

This guy has the greatest attitude you could ask for. Our mushers have dubbed him the kennel clown as he boosts morale with his goofy personality. Ansel has with age grown into an amazing, dependable leader and with him being patient and caring with his fellow pack members we fully trust him with passing this skill on to our younger members of the kennel.

Bolt

Birthday: August 15, 2016
Parents:
Chiska & Malcolm

Bolt is the most interesting dog you will ever meet. He may not be the brightest, but he will out-work any dog, any day. His work ethic comes from his namesake, Usain Bolt, and his loving personality comes from his mother, Chiska. We have yet to see Bolt without a smile on his face!

Chuli
CHULISponsor
 

Birthday: May 5, 2018
Parents: Shenzi & Wizard

Related to the champion Granite, it comes as no surprise that Chuli is a beautiful sled dog. She and her siblings make up a large part of the race team as they are some of the hardest workers in the kennel. Her firecracker personality makes her an always entertaining member of the team. But she is also focused and has a beautiful gait when on the trail, making training look and feel graceful and effortless.

Cushman
CUSHMAN

Birthday: November 13, 2020
Parents:
Chiska & Slim

Since birth, Cushman has been a crowd favorite. As the only one of his siblings with a gray coat, he stood out from the other pups. Now that he’s grown, he’s more than just his looks and has turned into quite the hard worker. As Cushman and his siblings enter their second season of training for distance racing, we are so excited to see what he will do!

Dale

Birthday: November 13, 2020
Parents:
Chiska & Slim

Dale is the smallest of her litter and the firecracker of the kennel. Although she is little, she never struggle to keep up with her team members and has turned into a fantastic, high-energy sled dog. She loved transitioning into race training during the 22/23 season, and we’re excited to see how she keeps developing as a racing long distance sled dog this coming season. 

Farmer
FARMER

Birthday: November 13, 2020
Parents:
Chiska & Slim

As one of the younger members of Trail Breaker, Farmer has a ton of potential. This guy not only has a ton of personality, but he’s also quickly turned into an eager and attentive leader on the trail. He did really well in his first race season, and it makes us very excited to see what the future holds for him! 

 

Bootie sponsor: Melanie Marple

Felix
FELIX

Birthday: August 15, 2016
Parents:
Chiska & Malcolm

Felix and her sister Simone are the co-stars of Trail Breaker. With a personality fit for stardom, Felix wows the crowd with her big smile and cuddly nature. Like her mother, Chiska, Felix has a need to have her face in your face, always. Since she has the best intentions, we lovingly oblige. Along with her vivacious personality, Felix is a dependable leader and finished the 2019 and 2023 Yukon Quest looking strong! Felix is also the proud mama of our future stars, the “tools” themed litter – Ace, Dollie, Jack, Allen, and Bob-O. 

 

Bootie sponsor: Christine Donahue

Frank (1)
FRANK

Birthday: April 9, 2019
Parents:
Eclipse & Ian

Frank is a lovable guy with copious amounts of energy and spunk. He is a fan favorite and (hands down) gives the best hugs in the kennel! As a member of the race team, Frank can’t wait for an exciting 2023/2024 season! 

 

 

Sponsored by Elizabeth Wood and Bronson Jamison

Havak
HAVAK

Birthday: May 5, 2018
Parents: Shenzi & Wizard

This guy is one of the hardest workers in the kennel. Looking very wolf-ish, Havak comes off a bit intimidating. But he’s a big softy at heart. Havak has an incredibly animated personality and face that says he has all kinds of jokes. On the line, however, he’s all about his work, always pushing forward, and excited to get things done on the trail. 

 

Sponsored by Sharon and Kurt Adams

Airport Industrial
“INDY”

AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL
Birthday: November 13, 2020
Parents:
Chiska & Slim

Growing up with three brothers, Indy is tough and unafraid to roll with the big boys. Indy has more energy than she knows what to do with, which is also showing when she’s in a harness this young lady is definitely an exciting handful for the mushers.. We are stoked to see how she continues to develop as a long distance sled dog in the coming seasons.

 

Bootie sponsor: Christine Donahue

 

Jibe

Birthday: December 17, 2017
Parents:
Eclipse & Ocho

Jibe (or Jibe-alicious) is a silent but deadly member of our team. Never a problem child, Jibe eat his food, gets his work done, and always makes time to play with his teammates afterward. His unique stub tail (he was born with it) earns him a special spot in our hearts, but his determination to go earns him a special place on our team.

 

Bootie sponsor: Sonia Main

Malcolm (2)
MALCOLM

Birthday: April 13, 2015
Parents: Mary & Boss Hog

A bit of a ladies’ man, Malcolm makes sure he’s always looking fresh and working hard. He’s a lovable guy who will always make you laugh but also can’t get tired of being out on the trail. While he loves to run, he also loves the ladies, and it can be an effort to keep him focused. When the time comes, however, Malcolm always shows up and shows out for his team.

Mofarah
MOFARAH

Birthday: August 15, 2016
Parents: Chiska & Malcolm

Mofarah is the winner of the “Most Beautiful Dog at Trail Breaker” for the fourth consecutive year, and he knows it! But that isn’t what makes him a great sled dog. With all the gumption in the world, we’re not sure there is anything that could stop him. Although his bark is loud and can ruffle some feathers, Mofarah is constantly boosting the team’s energy and is always ready to go!

Bootie sponsor: Karalee

Nelson
NELSON

Birthday: April 13, 2015
Parents:
Mary & Boss Hog

Brother to Malcolm, Nelson is a sweet boy who wants nothing more than a good scratch on the head. Nelson has an endearing smile, gregarious personality, and is always down to show the team a good time. Nelson is a hard worker too, and a valued team member here at Trail Breaker Kennel. When he’s not busy in the harness, he charms our guests and human team members. 

Old Steese (2)
OLD STEESE

Birthday: November 13, 2020
Parents:
Chiska & Slim

Like his brother Farmer, Old Steese has all kinds of potential. As a puppy, he was incredibly chubby and adorable! Since then, he has grown into his body and is now a strong, fit guy who is ready to take on the trail. Steese has A TON of energy, and will force his friends to play, but once in a harness and moving with his team he is all business. 

Phelps
PHELPSSponsor

Birthday: August 15, 2016
Parents:
Chiska & Malcolm

Phelps tugs at the heartstrings of every passerby with his undoubtable charm and wit. Example: just look at those crossed paws! He’s a big goofball who knows how to get to work when it’s time. As a Yukon Quest finisher in 2019 and Ididn’trod finisher in 2021, Phelps is prepped and ready to push his team in another great season.

Rochambo
ROCHAMBO

Birthday: March 3, 2013
Parents:
Shale & Linus

Rochambo is the sweetest dog you’ll meet. He is so over his rowdy, frat boy stage and is content to just lay in your lap and feel the love! Despite his reserved demeanor, Roch is an incredibly diligent worker and a great mentor for the younger pups. 

Sponsor: Carmine Plott

Shenzi
SHENZI Sponsor

Birthday: August 1, 2012
Parents:
Gengis & Dancer

At 11 years Shenzi is one of our more experienced dogs and she has quite a few kids (and even grandkids) in the kennel. She is a great lead dog, and serves as a great mentor for our puppies and young dogs in training. Shenzi might be a little shy at first with people, but she quickly warms up and accepts (and loves) some butt scratches and love.  

 

Sponsor: Wendy Hawkins

Simone (2)
SIMONE

Birthday: August 15, 2016
Parents:
Chiska & Malcolm

Simone and her sister Felix share the limelight at Trail Breaker. Simone counterbalances her sister’s vibrant personality, with a chill demeanor. But she still shines just as bright. An accomplished leader in her own right, she raced in the 2019 and 2023 Yukon Quest amongst other races.

 

Bootie sponsor: Susan Becker

Slim

Birthday: May 8, 2017
Parents:
Nora & Kev

As an only child, Slim is a momma’s boy. As a result, he got all of his mother’s work ethic and leadership qualities. He’s stern, focused, and unstoppable. Talk about a go-getter! As the father to our most recent litter of pups (now on the race team too), he sets a fine example of what being an overachiever can do and who will be an excellent husky to show them how to be star leaders.

Teak
TEAK

Birthday: December 17, 2017
Parents: Eclipse & Ocho

Teak is an excitable guy who loves to pull. And he’s a cutie to boot! Teak has had some good race experience, and is now enjoying shorter miles and slower paces being a very charming and valuable member of our tour team. 

Trout
TROUT

Birthday: April 9, 2019
Parents:
Eclipse & Ian

At 4 years old, Trout has proven herself as a great sled dog. While she might not have the prettiest gait, Trout finished her first few races with loads of energy to spare. Come feeding time, Trout gets the most adorable case of the wiggles and seems to lose complete control of her hind end. She is a floppy, excited mess and eats her food with a ferocity unmatched by anyone (even the mushers) at the kennel!

 

Tuna Large 2

Birthday: April 9, 2019
Parents:
Eclipse & Ian

Tuna, a four year old Granite descendant, is a playful and fun girl to be around. Tuna is still maturing and finding her stride as a race dog, she is a good eater and a great team dog and we hope to have many years with Tuna on the team.

 

Turner
TURNER

Birthday: April 5, 2015
Parents:
Equinox & Zazu

Turner is the size of a small horse and works like one too. With a tendency to get too excited when on long runs, we keep him to shorter runs which he loves. While he might come off as a little rough around the edges, Turner is a big softy and is quick to cuddle up to anyone who will give him attention.

Wookie
WOOKIE

Birthday: May 5, 2018
Parents:
Shenzi & Wizard

Speedy, quick, and determined, Wookie puts his heart into every run. He is an all-business type guy, always ready to see just how far he can go. He and his brother Havak are total studs (just look at them!), and they’re ready to work as a team this upcoming season!

The Future of Trail Breaker Kennel

Ace Hardware
ACE HARDWARE

Birthday: May 29, 2023
Parents:
Felix & Slater (B. Sass)

Born in the spring of 2023, and son of our Felix and the very accomplished Slater from Wild and Free Mushing, Ace is the ham of his litter. He works hard to please his humans, but he’s not shy of having some fun either. Being the future of TBK, we are excited to see Ace and his litter mates grow up and develop as sled dogs in the coming years.

 

 

Sponsored by Ace Hardware, Fairbanks Alaska 

Allen Wrench
ALLEN WRENCH

Birthday: May 29, 2023
Parents:
Felix & Slater (B. Sass)

Allen wrench (Allen) is one of the most independent puppies we’ve got here at Trail Breaker Kennel. He loves interacting with other dogs, puppies and humans but he clearly isn’t afraid of solo adventures and is oftentimes found doing his own thing once he’s had enough of socializing. Tough little one, this boy! We can’t wait to see if his independence and brave manners translates into him leading the pack down the trail in a couple years?!

Dollie

DOLLIE

Birthday: May 29, 2023
Parents: Felix & Slater (B. Sass)

Being the only female, and the smallest one of the litter, Dollie had big shoes to fill but she surely doesn’t skip a beat! She will hold up her own with the rest of the litter and shows amazing willingness to go and listens very well to her humans. With the looks and the attitude of this young lady, we are so excited to see what the future holds! 

Sponsored by The Petty family in North Pole, Alaska

Jackhammer
JACKHAMMER

Birthday: May 29, 2023
Parents:
Felix & Slater (B. Sass)

This stunning, big boy sticks out in a crowd and has been one of the highlights of our guests’ experience here at Trail Breaker Kennel during the summer of 2023. Jack is outgoing, strong and fun and he loves to move! We can’t wait to see how this young man will do once the harness comes out this coming winter, and we are sure we will have a lot of fun with him both on and off the trails in the coming years.

 

Plumb Bob
PLUMB BOB

Birthday: May 29, 2023
Parents:
Felix & Slater (B. Sass)

Plumb Bob, also called Bob-O, is the fastest one of the litter and will often be seen sprinting ahead of the pack to stretch his legs out. That being said, he happily listens when we call him back and will come right back to us for attention and treats.

 

Plumb Bob is sponsored by Carol Klager. 

Caliper
CALIPER

Birthday: May 31, 2023
Parents:
 

Caliper was born in the spring of 2023, and is one of the 6 puppies joining the TBK pack this season. Being one of two females in the puppy pack, “Callie” is already used to dealing with the rowdy boys and standing up for herself. Caliper is a curious, friendly lady and we can’t wait to see her develop and get out running in a harness later this season!

 

Caliper is sponsored by Jan & Ken Stuart

Adoptable Trail Breaker Huskies

Bonnie
BONNIE

Birthday: May 5, 2014
Parents:
Shale & Soapy

Just like her sister Cassidy, Bonnie has a very quiet personality. Perfectly content to hang around the yard, she’s settled into an early retirement. As she’s only eight, she still loves to join the team on runs for tours and loves to have a blast running around the yard

Billie
BILLIE 

Birthday: May 5, 2014
Parents:
Soapy & Shale

Billie is a fun, energetic character in our kennel. She doesn’t seem to actually be still, ever. She clearly loves to run, and has been a staple in our team for quite a few years now just like her siblings Geronimo, Bonnie and Cassidy. 

Cassidy
CASSIDY

Birthday: May 5, 2014
Parents:
Shale & Soapy

Cassidy has a quiet personality, but that doesn’t stop her being a great sled dog! Last year, her final year as a prominent member of the race team, Cassidy became a dependable leader and key component to us finishing our first Iditarod qualifying race. While she may not be part of the official team this year, she still has a crucial role in the team as she’s been charged with training up the pups and leading tours back at the kennel in Fairbanks.

Scorpio
SCORPIO

Birthday: April 16, 2015
Parents:
Linus & Spots

Scorpio is a gentle and lovable dog who is a bit of an attention seeker. He will spend all day on the couch or trail with you, which makes him the greatest companion. As he nears retirement, Scorpio tends to want to spend more time on the couch…and how could we blame him!?

Virgo
VIRGO

Birthday: April 16, 2015
Parents:
Linus & Spots

Virgo has wisdom in his eyes and determination in his heart. He may not have the prettiest gait, but he works just as hard as the next dog. While he is usually calm and collected, Virgo tends to have the urge to inform the kennel when he needs to relieve himself by letting loose a long and wild howl before getting to his *personal* business. He puts on quite the show, which we find quite endearing, if not hilarious at times.

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