Leaders


Piper

Gender: Spayed Female

Age:10 Years Old

Weight: 45lbs

Lineage: Lionel x Corporal (Martin Buser)

Known Race History:

About:Piper came to DWK in the spring of 2015 from Matthew Failor. 2020/2021 will sadly be her last year on the main team. Piper ran in the 2015 Iditarod, and finished with Matthew. Piper has been a main leader with us, has been a main staple, and has whelped some pretty amazing puppies.

Pie

Gender: Spayed Female

Age:10 Years Old

Weight: 50lbs

Lineage: Unknown

Known Race History: Unknown

About: Pie came to DWK in the summer of 2019 from Sarah and Ryan Freedman as a training leader for up and coming leaders. Pie is an exceptional leader who listens to everything on a dime. Pie will be retiring at the end of the 2020/2021 season.

Katmai

Gender: Intact Female

Age: 6 Years Old

Weight: 55 lbs

Lineage: Joker (Zirkle) x Riley

Known Race History: 2015 Solstice 50,2016 Valley Funale, 2017 Solstice 50, 2018 Valley Funale

About: Katmai came to DWK as an 8-week old puppy as one of the first six. I remember finding the ad on Craigslist and jumping on it. I spent 2 hours watching her brothers and herself play. I chose her due to her independence, but also willing to please. I never knew Katmai would turn into my heart and soul. This dog has gone above and beyond for my expectations. When she is in harness, she is full of heart and confidence. Katmai not only runs lead but is able to run single-lead. Katmai is also my service dog. We are planning Katmai’s first litter for Spring of 2021. Katmai’s Emark test can be found HERE.

Rontu

Gender: Neutered Male

Age:5 Years Old

Weight: 45lbs

Lineage: Hugh Neff

Known Race History: 2018 Valley Funale

About: Rontu came to DWK from FNSB Animal Control. Rontu had escaped after being newly adopted. When things didn’t work out with his previous owner, he escaped. After spending 4 days attempting to catch this boy, I caught him. In order to make the ownership official, I adopted Rontu. Surprisingly enough, he loves running lead and has come leaps and bounds since being adopted.

Spitfire

Gender: Intact Female

Age:5 Years Old

Weight: 45lbs

Lineage: Badger x McKinley

Known Race History: Unknown

About: Spitfire came to DWK in the spring of 2016 from Mathew Failor (17th-Dog Kennel). Spitfire is Piper’s niece. She is a very intelligent leader who follows her aunt to a T. Spitfire is super sweet and is always a cheerleader in harness.

Everest

Gender: Intact Male

Age:4 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Lineage: Seavey (Online Dogtec link coming soon)

Known Race History: 2018 Valley Funale

About: Everest came to DWK during the Summer of 2019 as a result of another musher moving out of state. Everest was originally bred by Meredith Mapes in the summer of 2017 and is a part of the 7 Summits litter. Everest is a sweet boy who is all power in harness.

Gandolf

Gender: Intact Male

Age:3 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Lineage: Piper x King

Known Race History: 2018 Valley Funale

About: Gandolf was born into DWK and is part of the Sci-Fi litter, born in June of 2017. Gandolf is a super sweet and loving boy who we hope to leader train this winter. He is all business in harness and has heaps of confidence.

Apache

Gender: Neutered Male

Age:3 Years Old

Weight: 45lbs

Lineage: Piper x King

Known Race History: 2018 Valley Funale

About: Apache, born into DWK is a part of the Sci Fi litter born in June of 2017. His original name was Hans, after Hans Solo. Apache has leader potential we are hoping to work with this winter.

Team Dogs


Plane

Gender: Spayed Female

Age:10 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Swing/Team

Lineage: Vern Halter (Tool Litter)

Known Race History: Unknown

About: Plane came to DWK in the fall of 2017 from Matthew Failor. Originally out of Vern Halters Dream a Dream Dog Farm, Plane loves to run in team or swing. She can always be found in the yard with her sweet bark and her loving personality.

Smokey

Gender: Intact Male

Age:10 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Swing/Team

Lineage: Unknown

Known Race History: 2015 Solstice 50, 2016, 2017,2018 Valley Funale

About: Smokey came to us from Matthew Failor along with Piper, Yankee, Plane, Schooner, and Mike. Smokey is a very sweet boy, although his exact age is unknown. Smokey will be retiring after the 2020/2021 season.

Schooner

Gender: Spayed Female

Age:10 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Swing/Team

Lineage: Vern Halter ( The Boat Litter)

Known Race History: 2015 Solstice 50, 2016, 2017,2018 Valley Funale

About: Schooner came to DWK in the Fall of 2016 from Matthew Failor. Originally bred by Vern Halter of Dream a Dream Dog Farm, she was known from the boat litter. Schooner is a super sweet girl who is always along by myself when free running. Schooner will sadly be retiring at the end of the 2020/2021 season.

Tibby

Gender: Spayed Female

Age:5 Years Old

Weight: 45lbs

Position: Swing/Team

Lineage: Cim Smyth

Known Race History: 2017,2018 Valley Funale

About: Tibby, mother of the Hawaii litter came to DWK in the Fall of 2015 from Cim Smyth along with her sister, Sitka at 5 weeks old. Tibby is a sweet girl, although she absolutely hates men. She runs just about anywhere in harness.

Ray

Gender: Spayed Female

Age:4 Years Old

Weight: 45lbs

Position: Swing/Team

Lineage:Aron Burmeister

Known Race History: 2017,2018 Valley Funale

About: Ray came to DWK in the winter of 2016 with King from a death in a family of a friend of ours. Ray has the most impressive satellite ears and absolutely loves her best friend Koda who is about three times as big as she is the smallest dog in the yard. Ray is all heart and cheerleader in harness who is always rearing to go.

Spock

Gender: Intact Male

Age:3 Years Old

Weight: 45lbs

Position: Swing/Team

Lineage: Piper x Yankee

Known Race History: None.

About: Spock was born in June of 2017 with the Sci Fi litter at DWK. While the litter was a dual sire litter (two males bred with Piper), Spock was the puppy out of Yankee. Spock is a complete picture of his father and is a complete cheerleader in harness.

Lily

Gender: Spayed Female

Age:3 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Swing/Team

Lineage: Unknown

Known Race History: Unknown

About: Lily came to DWK in the summer of 2019 as a result of an interception of her going to the shelter. Lily is a very outgoing girl with lots of leader potential. Due to Lily coming from a sprint kennel, she does a fantastic job at setting the pace for the rest of the team.

Kyro

Gender: Intact Male

Age:4 Years Old

Weight: 50lbs

Position: Swing/Team

Lineage: Mackey (Coming Soon)

Known Race History: 2017 Valley Funale, 2018 Valley Funale

About: Kyro came to DWK in the winter Spring of 2016 as a puppy from Lauro Eklund. He is known as the hairless wonder due to his fascinatingly short coat. While Kyro may be jacketed during any weather under – 15F, he doesn’t let the cold stop him. Kyro is a powerhouse and cheerleader in harness. This boy is always rearing to go. He is also the easiest going all around intact male I know.

Trout

Gender: Spayed Female

Age:3 Years Old

Weight: 50lbs

Position: Team

Lineage: Scout x Mika

Known Race History: None

About: Trout came to DWK as a rehab case along with her brother, Tahoe in the Summer of 2019. She came from a plan where she was not socialized. As a result, Trout is extremely fearful. While working with her is a daily requirement, she has come leaps and bounds. We are hoping to be able to race with this girl this winter.

Beacon

Gender: Intact Male

Age:7 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Team

Lineage: Zombie x Folsom

Known Race History: None

About: Beacon came to DWK in April of 2020 as a rehab case. While he was bred by Mackey’s Distance Dogs, unfortunately from the time he was sold until now, Beacon was abused. He has been able to lead in the past and even has an impressive lineage. We are excited to tap into and work with this boy this season.

Luke

Gender: Neutered Male

Age:3 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Team

Lineage: Piper x King

Known Race History: 2018 Valley Funale

About: Luke, out of the Sci-Fi litter and Sire of the Hawaii litter was born at DWK in the summer of 2017. While not the brightest, Luke has a heart in the harness. This boy absolutely loves to run.

Tahoe

Gender: Intact Male

Age:3 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Team

Lineage: Scout x Mika

Known Race History: None

About: Tahoe came to DWK as a rehab case with his sister Trout from a home where he was unsocialized. While he is more outgoing then his sister, Tahoe is a tad on the shy side. He is super sweet and a power house on harness.

Willow

Gender: Intact Female

Age:3 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Wheel/Team

Lineage: Pete Keizer

Known Race History: None

About: Willow- Willow came to DWK in the Winter of 2018 as a result of a kennel down in Willow as a result of hoarding. Willow came to us without a name, so we decided what better to name her than Willow. She is super sweet and had a corky personality.

King

Gender: Neutered Male

Age:5 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Wheel/Team

Lineage: Frog x Kudos

Known Race History: Valley Funale 2017,2018

About: King, father of Luke, Gandolf, Apache, Merlin, and Chewy came to DWK during the winter of 2016 from a death in a family of a friend of ours. King is a super sweet boy who is a powerhouse in harness.

Diesel

Gender: Neutered Male

Age:8 Years Old

Weight: 55lbs

Position: Wheel/Team

Lineage: Foresburg x Jagow

Known Race History: 2015 Solstice 50, 2014,2015,2016,2017 Valley Funale

About: Diesel came to DWK during the Fall of 2014 from Joanna Jagow and is considered to be one of our founding dogs. Diesel has been one of the best wheel dogs I could ask for. He is super sweet and loves everyone.

Koda

Gender: Neutered Male

Age:8 Years Old

Weight: 110lbs

Position: Wheel/Team

Lineage: Unknown

Known Race History: 2015 Solstice 50, 2016,2017 Valley Funale

About: Diesel came to DWK during the Fall of 2014 from Joanna Jagow and is considered to be one of our founding dogs. Diesel has been one of the best wheel dogs I could ask for. He is super sweet and loves everyone.