Charley's Sled Dog Kennel
Wasilla, Alaska

Home to 2014, 2015 & 2017 Iditarod race finisher Charley Bejna who is also a type 1 Diabetic, with an Insulin Pump.
Iditarod 2018

Charley's Sled Dog Kennel is located in Knik, Alaska which is located 1 hour north of Anchorage. The kennel has 22 racing dogs and 8 retired dogs which are owned and cared for by Charley Bejna.  I am a one person operation, so it sometimes takes awhile to respond to emails on this website. I appreciate your continued patience.

I would like to thank all of our great sponsors for making this possible to continue mushing in mid-distance races and in the Iditarod.  We appreciate it very much and always welcome any type of donations to the kennel throughout the year.  I am racing in the 2018 Iditarod to raise awareness that being a type 1 diabetic may slow you down, but you can still live a normal life as long as you take care of yourself.



Welcome to the new website!  I will be adding new pages, and updating the current information on a weekly basis.

We have a new kennel name and a new mailing address:

Charley's Sled Dog Kennel
P.O. Box 879012
Wasilla, AK 99687

I have recently found out that I have had several issues with receiving mail the past several months. If you have sent something and the check was not cashed as of 1/17/18, I never received it. Some mail was returned to the sender. I feel bad as this has happened, and apologize to everyone that it has happened to. Please resend if it was returned. I have filed a complaint and its currently being looked into.

 Thanks,
Charley Bejna
 
 


For the 2018 Iditarod, I will be dedicating this race to Debra Abrams. Debra was my Iditarider during the first 11 miles of the 2015 Iditarod. We had an amazing 11 miles of fun! Debra will be traveling the trail with me in spirit! A great person who left us way too soon!



For the 2018 Iditarod, I will be dedicating this race to Debra Abrams. Debra was my Iditarider during the first 11 miles of the 2015 Iditarod. We had an amazing 11 miles of fun! Debra will be traveling the trail with me in spirit! A great person who left us way too soon!



1/16/18
It was a warmer day yesterday right around 38 degrees. We decided to go on a later run as the sun was going down. The dogs and I enjoyed the cooler temperatures into the evening.

 

1/15/18
It was a nice day to do our 48 mile run. Sleeping Lady was in the distance and is always a nice sight to see while out on the trails. 



1/5/18
Maple (left) and Yukon (right) look like that are up to something! These two dogs and always playing together and both run in lead together. They are both great lead dogs and are excited to go.



1/2/18
I decided to take a 6 dog team out to see how the trails were on dogsled. The trails were melting a bit as it was 45 degrees in Knik. 



12/31/17
The 18 dogs and I crossing 7 mile lake on our way back to the kennel. This picture was taken by Julia Redington and family as they were ice fishing on New Years Day.



12/31/17
The 18 dogs and I crossing 7 mile lake on our way back to the kennel. This picture was taken by Julia Redington and family as they were ice fishing on New Years Day.