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MEET THE DOGS

THE HEART OF THE OPERATION

Lisbet & Nils operate the Fairbanks branch of the oldest Siberian Husky kennel in the world - Alaskan Kennels.

 

The dogs are the heart of our operation and we are committed to our dogs for the entirety of their lives.

 

We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with guests and are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about sled dogs.

 

We have 45 sled dogs ranging in age from 4 to 12. Each dog has its own unique and individual personality.

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ANADYR SIBERIANS

The line of dogs produced by Alaskan Kennels is known as Anadyr Siberians (Anadyr is pronounced “Anna-deer”). 

For over seventy years, the primary focus of the kennel has been to preserve and promote the original function and appearance of the Siberian Husky as a sled dog. Alaskan Kennels produces dogs that compete successfully in both sprint and distance races, an accomplishment few kennels can claim. 


Alaskan Kennels is committed to maintaining the workability of the Siberian Husky. We believe that participating in sled dog races, both sprint and distance, is is the best way to benchmark the breed. Racing is only possible with the support of sponsors & fans. 

MEET THE PACK

Oskar
Oskar

**Sponsored by Micheal Hanzlik In Memory of Leia the Lab** Age: 7. Sex: Male. Position: Lead. Siblings: None. Oskar was on the 2019 Yukon Quest Team and the 2022 Iditarod Team. 2023 Sponsor Message: "Oskar is an amazing dog. I’d like to sponsor him in memory of my lab named Leia who recently passed away." 2022 Sponsors: Donna & Peter Johnson

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Sluggo
Sluggo

Age: 7. Sex: Male. Position: Lead.

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Sir Q
Sir Q

Age: 8. Sex: Male. Position: Wheel. Siblings: None.

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Winken
Winken

8 year old female. Lead dog. Siblings: Vix, Nod. Winken is a little girl with a big work ethic. Shy at first, she warms up after a day of getting to know you.

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Jetru
Jetru

Age: 9. Position: Lead. Sibling: Kristine. Perfect Jetru.

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Kristine
Kristine

Age: 9. Sex: Female. Position: Lead. Siblings: Jetru.

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Yksi
Yksi

Age: 7. Sex: Female. Position: Lead. Siblings: Nelje, Viisi.

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Viisi
Viisi

Age: 7. Sex: Male. Position: Lead. Siblings: Nelje, Yksi.

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Nelje
Nelje

Age: 7. Sex: Male. Position: Wheel. Siblings: Viisi, Yksi.

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Elsa
Elsa

Age: 8. Sex: Female. Position: Lead. Siblings: Olaf, Anna.

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Lingonberry
Lingonberry

Age: 10. Sex: Male. Position: Lead. Siblings: Cloudberry, Strawberry, Blackberry.

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Blackberry
Blackberry

Age: 10. Sex: Male. Position: Team. Siblings: Cloudberry, Strawberry, Lingonberry.

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Strawberry
Strawberry

Age: 10. Sex: Female. Position: Team. Siblings: Cloudberry, Lingonberry, Blackberry. Strawberry has a bubbly and exuberant personality. She is a wriggle butt, and despite her petite frame, always presents a challenge to those who attempt to harness her.

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Cloudberry
Cloudberry

Age: 10. Sex: Male. Position: Team. Siblings: Strawberry, Lingonberry, Blackberry.

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Bumblebee
Bumblebee

Age: 10. Sex: Female. Position: Team. Siblings: None.

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Annika
Annika

Age: 5. Sex: Female. Position: Lead. Siblings: Tommy (half)

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Tommy
Tommy

Age: 5. Sex: Male. Position: Lead. Siblings: Annika (half).

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Steve
Steve

Age: 5. Sex: Male. Position: Wheel.

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Sonny
Sonny

Age: 5. Sex: Male. Position: Lead.

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Jasmine
Jasmine

Age: 10. Sex: Female. Position: Lead. Siblings: Jenny.

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Jenny
Jenny

Age: 10. Sex: Female. Position: Lead. Siblings: Jasmine. Jenny is one of our most reliable lead dogs - strong, patient and stable. She is shy at first, but her gentle loving nature shines through after a few days on the trail. Jenny was on the 2016 Iditarod Team.

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Flexi
Flexi

Age: 5. Sex: Female. Position: Lead. Siblings: Pogo.

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Pogo
Pogo

Age: 5. Sex: Male. Position: Wheel. Siblings: Flexi.

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New Ray
New Ray

Age: 7. Sex: Male. Position: Lead. Siblings: Decibel, Blue Ray.

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Decibel
Decibel

Age: 7. Sex: Female. Position: Lead. Siblings: New Ray, Blue Ray.

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Blue Ray
Blue Ray

Age: 7. Sex: Male. Position: Lead. Siblings: New Ray, Decibel.

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Svidd
Svidd

Age: 8. Sex: Male. Position: Lead. Siblings: Mygga, Kenobi.

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BoyBoy
BoyBoy

Age: 7. Sex: Male. Position: Wheel. Siblings: Nut.

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Nut
Nut

Age: 7. Sex: Male. Position: Wheel. Siblings: BoyBoy.

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Vix
Vix

Age: 8. Sex: Male. Position: Team. Siblings: Nod, Winken.

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We believe the best way to benchmark the breed is to participate in sled dog races. It costs an average of $20,000 to run Iditarod. Smaller races, such as the Copper Basin 300, run upwards of $5000. To offset race fees, we run an annual "dog sponsorship" fundraiser. Pick one (or more) of the Arctic Dog Co. dogs as your "own” for the season.  

What does your money go towards?

Dog sponsorships go towards race-specific costs such as: entry fees, regular chiropractic vet visits, additional meat and kibble, fuel for training runs and travel to/from races.

What will you receive?

A beautiful picture of your sled dog, a handwritten thank you note, quarterly updates on your dog and the team's training progress, PLUS a special end of season thank you gift. 

 

 All dogs are available for sponsorship, as all play an integral part in our operations and work to support each other in our goals! Our tour dogs are either retired race dogs or current race team members moonlighting as tour dogs. We have different levels of dog sponsorship.