Iditarod Trail Kennel
Wasilla, Alaska

Home to 2014 & 15 Iditarod race finisher Charley Bejna who is also a type 1 Diabetic, with an Insulin Pump.
Dogs of the Iditarod

Meet the dogs which live on the historic Iditarod Trail in Knik, Alaska! These dogs live in
a forested area and enjoy making frequent healthy and fun runs on the nearby trails. Each of  these dogs have it's own distinct personality and each plays an important role to the overall success of the entire pack. These dogs are trained and cared for by:
 
 
All dogs can be sponsored by one or more individuals. When sponsoring a dog, please let us know how you would like to have your name appear under that dog.


All photos are courtesy of Jansen Cardy

 

Aspen

2017 Sponsored by students of Glen Crest Middle School, Glen Ellyn, IL

2017 Sponsored by Frank & Yvonne Ogden, of Bonita Springs, FL

2016 Sponsored by Shirley Thomas of Haymarket, VA

Aspen was born in May of 2014.  Aspen was in the 2016 Copper Basin 300.  This male is in training for the 2017 Iditarod and other races.




Birch
2017 Sponsored by Michele & Chelsea Bejna Williams

Birch was born in May 2014. Birch was in the 2016 Northern Lights 300. This male will be in training for the 2017 Iditarod and other races.  Birch will not be making the team for the 2017 Iditarod.


Black

2017 Sponsored by Martha Dobson of Mount Pleasant, NC

Black was born April 18, 2012 and has 3 other litter mates. They are all named after Bears. Black is a good lead dog and a swing dog. She has finished the 2015 Gin Gin 200, 2015 Northern Lights 300 and 2015 Iditarod. 


Brown

2017 Sponsored by Art Schwebke of Berkeley, Illinois


Brown was born April 18, 2012 and has 3 other litter mates. They are all named after Bears. Brown is a very good leader and also runs in swing. She has finished the 2015 Gin Gin 200, 2015 Northern Lights 300 and 2015 Iditarod all in lead. 

Canyon

2017 Sponsored by Sondra Davis of Indianapolis, IN

  This all black female with brown eyes was born April 20, 2011.  Her father is retired Iditarod
finisher Nick. (who lives in Utah).  She was born the smallest of the seven in her litter. Canyon has completed the 2013 Northern Lights 300.  Canyon was in the 2013 Iditarod and made it all the way till the team and I scratched after Unalakleet. Canyon has finished the 2014 Knik 200 & the 2014 Iditarod. A small great dog with lots of dedication!  
 Canyon has finished the 2015 Gin Gin 200 and took place in the Northern Lights 300, but was dropped in Finger Lake for a sore shoulder.  Canyon has also finished the 2015 Iditarod.





Cedar

2017 Sponsored by Dominique & Jaime Bodle of Wasilla, AK

Cedar was born in May of 2014.  This male will be in training for the 2017 Iditarod.  Cedar has recently been working out well for a leader but has a lot to learn.



Coal

2017 Sponsored by Nancy Bauerle of Santa Barbara, CA

Coal was born on December 25, 2015. He is one of 8 out of the litter.  Yukon is the dad and Hawk is the Mom.  Coal has been in the 2017 Knik 200 and finished the 2017 Northern Lights 300.  He is really developing well with the rest of the team.  This will be his first Iditarod.

Festus

2017 Sponsored by Rick, Sheri, Erick Kelly, Jessica & Zach Clovis of Anchorage, AK

This majestic male was born April 20, 2011 and has beautiful blue eyes. A few  weeks after his birth,
  Festus  met the inaugural JetBlue aircraft to Alaska on May 24, 2011.
 (Along with his sister Bubbles and an adult selddog team)! Festus has finished the 2014 Knik 200 and the 2014 Iditarod. He has also finished the 2015 Gin Gin 200, 2015 Northern Lights 300 and the 2015 Iditarod.
 
 
Goodyear

This guy was born April 20, 2011 and is an all black dog with white hind stocking feet. His father is retired Iditarod
finisher Nick. (who lives in Utah).  Goodyear has completed the Northern Lights 300. Goodyear has finished the 2015 Gin Gin 200 and 2015 Northern Lights 300.  Goodyear took place in the 2015 Iditarod and was dropped in Nulato.  Goodyear will not be making the team for the 2017 Iditarod.



Granite

Granite was born on December 25, 2015. She is one of 8 out of the litter.  Yukon is the dad and Hawk is the Mom.  Granite is really developing well with the rest of the team but needs more time for Iditarod. 



Grizzly

2017 Sponsored by Lisa & Mike Chester of Roselle, Illinois
2017 Sponsored by 5th grade students of Puckett's Mill Elementary School of Dacula, GA

Grizzly was born April 18, 2012 and has 3 other litter mates. They are all named after Bears.  Grizzly has finished the 2014 Knik 200 & the 2014 Iditarod. He has also finished both the 2015 Gin Gin 200, 2015 Northern Lights 300 and the 2015 Iditarod. He is now becoming a great new leader to the team.


Hawk
2017 Sponsored by the Guzman Family of Algonquin, Illinois

Hawk was born June 28, 2012. She has 2 other litter mates. Hawk was in the 2014 Knik 200 but had to be dropped at the last checkpoint. She did finish the 2014 Iditarod, in lead! A very great dog! Hawk did not take place in the 2015 Iditarod as since having 8 puppies on Christmas Day, she has missed a lot of training but is back for 2016!  Hawk will not be making the team for the 2017 Iditarod.


Jade


Jade was born on December 25, 2015. She is one of 8 out of the litter and also small like her sister Ruby.  Yukon is the dad and Hawk is the Mom.  She is really developing well with the rest of the team.  Jade might make the final list for her first Iditarod.






Kodiak

2017 Sponsored by Liz Meyer, of Saint Peters, Missouri

Kodiak was born April 18, 2012 and has 3 other litter mates. They are all named after Bears.  Kodiak finished the 2014 Knik 200 & 2014 Iditarod. Kodiak has also finished both the 2015 Gin Gin 200, the 2015 Northern Lights 300 and 2015 Iditarod.



Maple

2017 Sponsored by students of Glen Crest Middle School, Glen Ellyn, IL

This female was born in May 2014.  Maple has finished the 2016 Northern Lights 300 and was also in the 2016 Iditarod.  She will be in training for the 2017 Iditarod and other races.



Marble

2017 Sponsored by Keith Strnad Family of Oswego, IL

Marble was born on December 25, 2015. He is one of 8 out of the litter.  Yukon is the dad and Hawk is the Mom.  Marble has finished in the 2017 Knik 200 and finished the 2017 Northern Lights 300.  He is really developing well with the rest of the team.  Marble is really shy, but slowly starting to open up. This will be his first Iditarod.


McKinley
2017 Sponsored by In memory of Lora Bingham 

This brownish  male was born April 20, 2011 and is a big and strong male. His father
is Iditarod finisher, Nick. McKinley has completed the 2013 Northern Lights 300 McKinley has finished the 2014 Knik 200 & 2014 Iditarod. A great powerful wheel dog! McKinley has also finished both the 2015 Gin Gin 200 and 2015 Northern Lights 300.  McKinley was in the 2015 Iditarod but was dropped at the White Mountain checkpoint.
 

  

Oak

2017 Sponsored by Mary Deweese of Santa Barbara, CA

Oak was born in May of 2014.  This male has lots of energy and is the only dog that is white from the litter.  Oak was in the 2016 Copper Basin 300.  He finished the 2017 Northern Lights 300.  Oak will be in his first Iditarod this year! 



Quartz

2017 Sponsored by Pam Barr of Wasilla, AK

Quartz was born on December 25, 2015. He is one of 8 out of the litter.  Yukon is the dad and Hawk is the Mom.  Quartz is really developing well with the rest of the team but has recently came down with a skin condition and will have to sit out the 2017 Iditarod.  We will miss him out on the trail. 


Ruby

2017 Sponsored by Zane & Madi Knolmayer of Wasilla, AK

Ruby was born on December 25, 2015. She is one of 8 out of the litter.  Yukon is the dad and Hawk is the Mom.  She is really developing well with the rest of the team.  Ruby might make the final list for her first Iditarod.


Slate 
2017 Sponsored by Berdella Bogard

Slate was born on December 25, 2015. He is one of 8 out of the litter.  Yukon is the dad and Hawk is the Mom.  Slate is really developing well with the rest of the team.  Slate might make the final list for his first Iditarod.



Willow

2017 Sponsored by St. Thomas of Villanova School, Palatine, Illinois

This male was born in May 2014. Willow is becoming a strong wheel dog and likes to be in charge of whoever he runs next to.  Willow has finished the 2016 Northern Lights 300. He is the 2nd biggest of the litter and is in training for the 2017 season.



Yukon

2017 Sponsored by Jansen & Stacey Cardy, of Anchorage, Alaska

This guy was born April 20, 2011 and is one of the best leaders in the team!
  His father is Nick (who moved to Utah!) Yukon completed the 2013 Northern Lights 300. Yukon likes to run in lead. He finished the 2014 Knik 200 & 2014 Iditarod.  Yukon has also finished both the 2015 Gin Gin 200, the 2015 Northern Lights 300 and the 2015 Iditarod.  Yukon has finished the 2016 Copper Basin 300, 2016 Northern Lights 300 and was in the 2016 Iditarod. Yukon has led and also has finished all in lead.




 
    

Iditarod Trail Kennel
P.O. Box 879005
Wasilla, Alaska 99687
Iditarodtrailkennel12@yahoo.com