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Gift a Sled Dog Sponsorship This Holiday Season

A Non-Traditional Gift For A Dog Lover With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us have begun feeling the pressure that comes with finding meaningful gifts for our loved ones. While finding the right gift can be tricky, Trail Breaker Kennel offers the perfect gift idea for the animal lover in your life: their...
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Dog Sledding with a professional mushing team in Fairbanks Alaska

The Ultimate Destination for Dog Sledding

The Thrilling World of Dog Sledding in Fairbanks Are you ready for an exhilarating adventure in the snowy wilderness?  Look no further than the exciting world of dog sledding, also known as mushing!  And if you’re looking for the perfect destination to experience this unique winter sport, Fairbanks, Alaska, should be top on your list....
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Family Friendly Fairbanks Tour Stop at Trail Breaker Kennels

Things To Do With Family In Fairbanks

Summer Fun With the Family in Fairbanks, Alaska Are you looking for a fun and affordable, family-friendly vacation this summer? Then Fairbanks, Alaska, is the perfect place to visit! This city is filled with exciting activities and tours to keep you and your family entertained throughout your stay. Plenty of things to do with the...
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sunset dogsledding in Fairbanks Alaska.

Racing Season For Mushers at Trail Breaker Kennel

Race Season Is Underway We are excited for the onset of race season at Trail Breaker Kennel. Time sure flies when you’re having fun! We are past the darkest winter time here in Fairbanks, Alaska, and we are enjoying having a bit more daylight (we are rapidly gaining daylight after the Winter Solstice on December...
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Alaskan Sled Dogs Mushing

What Happens During The Yukon Quest & Other Mushing Races?

What Is the Yukon Quest? The renowned Yukon Quest is a 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, named for the “highway of the north,” which is made up of the Yukon River and the land routes historically used by prospectors, adventurers, and carriers of mail and supplies between the Klondike gold fields and those in...
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We Were Featured By The Iditarod Education Department

In October, we were honored to be featured in the monthly newsletter of the Iditarod Education Department. Their Director of Education, Jane Holmes, visited us this summer to show her around Trail Breaker Kennel. Holmes was inspired by the kennel and the legacy of Susan Butcher. We were happy to have her tour and promote...
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Alaskan husky dogs playing in Fairbanks Alaska Fall changing leaves.

Enjoy The Fall in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Seasons Are Changing At Trail Breaker Kennel We are ready to usher in the Fall here in Fairbanks! As we have wrapped up our 2022 Summer season, we wanted to send out a big “Thank you!” to all our fantastic guests who have visited us this summer. It’s been so lovely to welcome people...
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Summer Fairbanks Riverboat Discovery Tour Stoping At Trail Breaker Kennel

Summer In Fairbanks At Trail Breaker Kennel

Enjoying The Summer With Our Sled Dogs Summertime in Fairbanks at Trail Breaker Kennel means lots of tours and lots of love for our sled dogs and puppies! This summer, we have been lucky enough to partner with several new tour companies to bring their guests an authentic sled dog experience and an exciting look...
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Susan Butcher Pulls Baby Tekla Monson On Dog Sled

The Legacy of Dog Sled Racing Continues

The Legacy of Dog Sled Racing Continues For the past few years Trail Breaker has taken a brief recess from racing, but this season we are proud to announce that your favorite Trail Breaker dogs will be hitting the trail and competing in two mid-distance sled dog races! We’ll have more details near the bottom,...
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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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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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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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