Meet the dogs who live at the kennel located in Knik, Alaska. Each of these dogs has its 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 Charley Bejna.
This picture is the dog lot during a spring day in 2017. There is also 2 separate puppy pens.
There is plenty of lighting at the kennel. It helps out a lot while feeding, cleaning up, hooking dogs up and putting them away.
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
This male was born in May of 2014. Aspen likes to run in swing or team with his brother Oak. He likes as much attention as he can get, especially petting. He is a quiet dog that is all about working hard. He has finished a lot of mid distance races. Aspen has finished the 2017, 2018 & 2019 Iditarod.
This male was born May of 2014. Birch likes to run in team or wheel with his brother Cedar. Birch is a very powerful dog. He likes to stand in his doorway to his house and lean on the corner of it. He has been in several races and has not finished Iditarod yet.
This female was born April 18, 2012 and has 3 other litter mates. They are all named after bears. Black likes to run in swing or lead with her sister Brown. She is a very shy dog and is all about working hard on the trail. She has finished the 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Iditarod.
This female was born April 18, 2012 and has 3 other litter mates. They are all named after Bears. Brown is an amazing leader and also runs in swing. Brown is very picky who she runs in lead with and has also run single in lead. Brown is a little shy and is all business when she's on the trail. When she doesn't get her way, she tends to tip her dog house over in protest. Brown is definitely one of a kind and wants to be 100% in charge. Brown has completed a lot of mid distance races and has finished the 2017, 2018 & 2019 Iditarod all in lead.
This female was born April 20, 2011. Canyon is the smallest of seven in her litter. She likes to run in swing or team. Canyon is one of the first to let you know if a moose is near by. Canyon is a small dog with lots of dedication. Canyon has finished a lot of mid distance races including the 2015 Iditarod.
This male was born in May of 2014. Cedar likes to run in team, swing or recently in lead. Cedar has
very stunning blue eyes and a huge appetite. He loves to play with his brother Willow. Cedar has been in many races including Iditarod but has yet to finish.
This male was born on December 25, 2015. He is one of eight out of the litter. Coal likes to run in team with his brother, Slate, or Marble. Coal is very quiet during feeding and just stands next to his bowl unlike the others who are barking. Coal can be an instigator at times towards other dogs. Coal has been in many races including Iditarod and has yet to finish the race.