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.
Retired Dogs   
Below are dogs that are retired from mushing on the trails. These dogs have spent there younger years racing mid-distance and the Iditarod. They still make very short runs to stay exercised and they are still barking and wanting to run with the rest of the team. These dogs are keep at the kennel in a large fenced pen and sometimes will come inside. Nellie, is a full time indoor house pet of mine for the last 6 years. She travels with me to and from Alaska. At one time I had 4 retired sled dogs as house pets. They do adapt to indoor living as long as you take the time to teach them. Before you know it, they will take over your bed.

   


This picture is of retired sled dogs that had made a great transformation from running on the trails to living indoors. Pictured here are Pearl, Nellie, Indy and Thunder. These dogs have all participated in the Iditarod and several other mid-distance races. They have made lots of trips with me to and from Alaska. 





BERNIE
This male was born July 5, 2006 and was acquired from Streeper Kennels with his brother Tundra. Bernie liked to run in swing or in lead with his brother Tundra. Bernie has completed in the 2011 Willow-Tug 300, 2012 Knik 200, 2012, 2013 Northern Lights 300. He was in the 2013 Iditarod and was dropped at the Kaltag checkpoint, in 2014 Iditarod, he was dropped in Takotna and in 2015, he was dropped at the Nulato checkpoint.


TUNDRA

 This male was born July 5, 2006 and was acquired from Streeper Kennels along with his brother Bernie. . 
He has completed the 2011 Iditarod,  2011 Willow-Tug 300, the 2012 Knik 200 and the 2012 & 2013 Northern Lights 300. Tundra has missed a bunch of training due to a Zinc deficiency and is currently on meds for this and missed the 2015 Iditarod. Tundra will no longer run another Iditarod but will participate in shorter races and train with the younger dogs.






MICK 

This male dog was born in the summer of 2009 and is one of our strongest dogs!
He participated in the 2011 Iditarod and finished in White Mountain. Mick usually
runs in wheel position. Mick completed the 2013 Northern Lights 300. Mick finished the 2014 Knik 200 & 2014 Iditarod. A great wheel dog that only likes to run on the left side. Mick has finished both the 2015 Gin Gin 200 and the 2015 Northern Lights 300. Mick was in the 2015 Iditarod and was dropped at the Ruby checkpoint.




WHISKEY

Whiskey finished the 2010 Yukon Quest as well as the 2012 Knik 200 and the 2012 & 2013 Northern Lights 300.

NELLIE

This spayed female was born July 1, 2003 to Arctic, (daughter of Cymba).  Nellie is
retired from dog racing and lives part time in Illinois and part time in Alaska.
She has had a great life of running the trails, and most recently completed the
the 2011 Willow-Tug 300, and the 2011 Iditarod.    


STRYDER

  This black male was born in 2006 and  finished the 2010 Yukon Quest, as well as
the 2012 Knik 200 and the 2012 & 2013 Northern Lights 300.