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Trail Breaker Kennel

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Trail Breaker Kennel is one of Alaska's legendary dog sled kennels. The kennel was established in 1974 by the late Susan Butcher, a four time Iditarod champion, and her husband David Monson, a Yukon Quest champion. By opening its doors in the...more
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5880 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4607
+1 907-750-2227
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We expected attended a back stage pass tour with one other couple. We received a thorough presentation on the life of these amazing sled dogs. The handler, Katrina, is so enthusiastic and passionate about the sport and the dogs that she practically bubbled over telling...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the demo from the Riverboat Discovery, scheduled tour in the evening. We like dogs so we are biased. We also went as a small group of six. We got a good presentation on the two major dog races and how they work, then were...More

Thank pamalogan
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We weren’t aware that thus was included in our river boat cruise. So, how good was that! My wife and I are dog lovers (own 3) and did a similar dog mushing tour earlier on our vacation. This was better though and Dave and his...More

Thank SydneyJim56
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This was a lot of fun and was very informative as well. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer any questions we had for her. Getting to hold the puppies was really cool. Well worth the stop.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This was the end of a great trip. A great lasagna dinner, complete with salad, garlic bread and lots of very interesting information about mushing. Laura Allaway gave a great presentation about sledding, dog care and the history of the Kennel. This is a DO...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

First time we have seen how the dogs are bred and trained. Very experienced female musher conducted our tour. Were able to interact with both adult dogs and pups. Told my wife she could not take them home. Very informative visit.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This kennel is wonderful. The walking tour was about 45 minutes long and very informative. We then went into an area for a short lecture on the musher's equipment and how they survive in the long races. There are dogs walking all over who were...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Got the Backstage Pass for a guided walking tour of the Kennel. By chance, got a tour for just 2 couples. Guide Katrina was outstanding! She spent a lot time providing information as well as answering our questions. We learned a lot of loving and...More

Thank BrianS612
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Situated just outside Fairbanks, this was a memorable experience. Greeted by the owner David Monson we were shown around by experienced mushers and enjoyed a dog sled ride in the snow for two. The site in winter was blanketed in snow, but during the summer...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

During our September search for the northern lights and looking for some daytime activities, we found Trail Breaker Kennels online. What a wonderful surprise. Laura gave us a world class tour, highlighted by puppies cuddling and learning about the intricacies of dog sled racing. We...More

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JoAnn M
27 August 2016|
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Thanks for inquiring! Yes, tours are offered on Sundays. Please call the kennel at 907-347-1979 for more information and to book a tour.