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.

 

The 2022 Race 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. This will be his last year racing and he has stepped into that role as a leader, stoked to lead the team into our next season.

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!

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.

Chuli
CHULI

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.

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 Yukon Quest looking strong!

Sponsored by: The Eisenberg Family

Frank (1)
FRANK

Birthday: April 9, 2019
Parents:
Eclipse & Ian

Frank is a lovable, young guy with copious amounts of energy and spunk. He is a fan favorite and gives the best hugs in the kennel, with his brother Stoney coming in a close second. As an upcoming member of the race team, Frank can’t wait for an exciting 2022.

Sponsored by: Ian Petty, Eleanor Riech, Gavin Petty, William Brockett & Andrew Thomson 

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.

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 earns him a special spot in our hearts, but his determination to go earns him a special place on our team.

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 third 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. He had to take the bench last season, so he’s ready to be a crucial part of the team in 2022!

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 finished his first 200-mile race in 2021 looking very happy and is equally happy to be training for the 2022 season!

Phelps
PHELPS

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.

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 Yukon Quest and has been a strong leader ever since. We look forward to seeing what 2022 has in store for her!

Slim
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 up-and-coming litter of pups, 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.

Sponsored by: Richard and Lynda Freedman

 
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! After racing with another kennel last year, we are so happy to have Teak back home with us. Already, he has brought energy and excitement to the kennel and has been a great addition to the team.

 
Sponsored by: Bill & Carol Droe
Trout
TROUT

Birthday: April 9, 2019
Parents:
Eclipse & Ian

At just two years old, Trout has proven herself as a great sled dog. While she might not have the prettiest gait, Trout finished her first 200-mile race 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 three 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.

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 Trail Breaker Huskies

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 promising for her upcoming role on the team. Definitely an exciting handful for the mushers, we are stoked to see how she channels that energy into training and focusing on the trail ahead.

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

Charles
CHARLES

Birthday: May 9, 2014
Parents:
Corison & Donald

Charles is one of the bigger dogs in the kennel, as well as one of the loudest. If you’ve ever visited us in Fairbanks and remember an adorable guy who was talking your ear off, that’s Charles. Not part of the race team, he loves running tours back home and meeting all who visit.

Chiska
CHISKA

Birthday: October 15, 2010
Parents:
Salet & Skeeter

As mother to some of the strongest dogs in the kennel, as well as our five up-and-coming puppies, Chiska is revered at Trail Breaker. She has been an excellent mother to all of her pups, and a great companion to those who are blessed to work with her. She’s great at making her presence known and letting us know when she wants some love. And when she flashes her great big smile, we can never say no.

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 he and his siblings enter into the big, new world of distance running, we can’t wait to see what he can do!

Dale

Birthday: November 13, 2020
Parents:
Chiska & Slim

Dale is the smallest of the litter and the firecracker of the kennel. Although she was little, she never struggled to keep up with her siblings and has turned into a fantastic, high-energy sled dog. She loved transitioning into training, and we’re excited to see how she holds her own with the big dogs.

Farmer
FARMER

Birthday: November 13, 2020
Parents:
Chiska & Slim

As one of the newest members of Trail Breaker, Farmer has a ton of potential. We have yet to see what he can do on the trail, but when it comes to personality, that boy has got it! As a pup, he loved adventuring and we are excited to see how that translates out on the trail.

Geronimo
GERONIMO

Birthday: May 5, 2014
Parents:
Shale & Soapy

Although he looks 20 years old, Geronimo is still a young man. As he’s been graying since he was just a pup, and now he looks like a wise old man, he earned the loving nickname Geriatric. Despite his aged face, Geronimo works incredibly hard and loves to get out on the trail during tours.

Nora

Birthday: May 9, 2014
Parents:
Corison & Donald

Nora has taken a matriarchal role over the kennel. Grandmother to our newest litter of pups, she is now in charge of showing them the ropes and what it takes to secure a spot on the race team. As she gets older, she’s slowing down a bit and will soon be enjoying retirement. But, that doesn’t stop her from showing these pups who is boss.

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. We’re excited to see how he fits into the team over the next couple of years.

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. His goofy side comes out when paired with his bestie Ansel, and you can tell those boys have a blast on the trail.

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!?

Stoney
STONEY

Birthday: April 9, 2019
Parents:
Eclipse & Ian

Like his brother, Stoney is a furry ball of energy. He may be a bit clumsy, but his intentions are good and he makes up for it with his big smile and even bigger hugs.

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.

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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