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Sled Dogs Mushing on Tana River

Welcoming 2022 In Fairbanks, Alaska

2022 has arrived and winter is in full swing here in Fairbanks, Alaska. With the temperature dipping below negative 40, our days have been spent keeping the dogs happy and doing our best to stay warm. Our evenings have been spent huddled by the fire, sewing dog jackets, booties, harnesses, and any other gear that...
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Alaskan Huskies with Musher

What Breed Is An Alaskan Husky Sled Dog?

 What Breed Is An Alaskan Husky Sled Dog? We often get asked, what makes a dog a sled dog? And, what exactly is an Alaskan Husky? Many also remark that the dogs that take them on their Alaskan sled ride look a lot like a dog they’ve seen before. We will give you some basic...
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Alaskan Sled Dogs in Eureka, Alaska

Our Time In Eureka, Alaska

Our Time In Eureka, Alaska As winter approaches, we are filled with gratitude as we prepare for the season ahead. The entire kennel, puppies to retirees, are out in Eureka, Alaska until December. For those unfamiliar with Trail Breaker history, Eureka is the community roughly four hours north of Fairbanks where kennel founders Susan Butcher...
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Riley Copper Basin 300

What is it like to be an Alaskan Musher? | Riley Dyche 

Meet the Mushers at Trail Breaker Kennel: Riley Dyche  What is it like to be an Alaskan musher? That’s a good question that we get a lot. Earlier this season we sat down with Tekla Monson to chat about her first sled dog race. Today, we are chatting with veteran Iditarod and Yukon Quest musher...
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Musher Tekla Trail Breaker Kennel

What is it like to be an Alaskan Musher? | Tekla Monson

Meet the Mushers at Trail Breaker Kennel: Tekla Monson What is it like to be an Alaskan musher? That’s a good question that we get a lot. Today we will introduce you to Tekla Monson, one of Trail Breaker Kennel’s mushers who are about to hit the race trail. Tekla Monson is the eldest daughter...
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Winter sled dog Tour

What Do I Wear for an Alaskan Dog Sled Tour?

Things to Know About Your Trail Breaker Kennel Winter Tour in Fairbanks, Alaska Before we get started on what to wear for an Alaskan dog sled tour, Yes, you need to reserve your spot on a winter tour with us at Trail Breaker Kennel. We do not accept walk-ups. You can book your tour here....
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Susan Butcher & Alaskan Husky Pup

Trail Breaker’s Founding Principles: Trust and be Trusted

Trust is Where The Journey Starts Susan Butcher, Trail Breaker Kennel’s founder, and four-time Iditarod champion accredited her groundbreaking career in the sport of dog mushing to her deep connection with her Alaskan husky teammates. Susan raised all of the dogs she raced with from the time they were puppies. She believed that bonding with...
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