Welcome to Our Virtual Dog Yard
Recipe for Success
The Smokin' Ace Dog Yard is comprised of many different lineages of Alaskan Huskies. The core of the kennel bloodlines from Swingley, Swenson, Buser, Little, Gatt, Kleedahn, King, Bartlett and Hayashida. The vast pool of genetics allows us to have a self-sustaining dog yard of healthy & strong k-9 athletes.
Each dog brings a different asset to the table, whether it's the dogs drive to always charge forward, their seamless gait or the dogs hearty appetite, it's a compilation of qualities that make a dog team successful. In the end, it takes more than one great dog to make a great team.
The dogs eat the best of the best and in turn we hope that these top-shelf nutrients manifest into a team with maximum health & extreme strength. We believe, you are what you eat!
The Original 8
Born April 1, 2008 / Jake x Nugget
Six of the original eight are retired amongst various kennels and families scaling from Colorado to California and some of our local kennels in Two Rivers as puppy team trainers! These include Keeper, Dusty, Ringo, Shaggy, Frosty, Blondie, JJ & Talker.
Alaskan Village Litter
Born June 2010 / Lionel x Highnoon
The Beer Litter
Born May 30, 2011 / Gus x Azali
Porter & Pale still reside at Smokin' Ace Kennels. The rest of the Beer Litter--Summer, Amber, Winter, Stout & White--Reside at a local recreational kennel here in Two Rivers.
Born 2010 / Lugnut x Iowa
Born May 26, 2011 / Adidas x Solomon
Born August 19, 2010 / Crazy x Chen Lei
The Norse God Litter
Born May 23, 2012
The "A" Litter aka Pocket Aces
Born September 15, 2014 / Koyuk x MudSlide
The "B" Litter aka Lil' Buggers
Born May 2, 2015 / Koyuk x Salcha
The "C" Litter aka The Critter Litter
Born June 2015 / Champ x Gulo
The "D" Litter
Born June 13, 2017 / Koyuk x Sansa
Dalton & Doc--Pictures arriving soon!
The "E" Litter
Born June 18, 2017 / Kayak x Neptune
You Can Harness the Dog or Harness the Dogs' Potential
The Puppy Team is comprised of yearlings, but also includes puppies who have yet to be harness trained. These guys are the future of the kennel and are set up for success. We train and race them conservatively to build confidence and offer them experience. We value their individuality and respect that every dog matures at a different rate, just like children. Therefore we practice patience in order to embrace their individuality and wait for them show us what kind of sled dog THEY want to be. Running & training under these guidelines allows the pups to choose their own careers, with no outside pressure. We prefer to act as guidance councilors once they're ready to take their secondary education in Sled Dog-ery, we let puppies be puppies!
Sled dog puppies are born to run and we try to give our Smokin' Ace pups every opportunity to do just that! Early on in life they go on many puppy walks, chasing us on four wheelers and snow machines as they get faster. By the age of 5-6 months old, the pups are harness trained by putting them in a team position and stopping intermittently over a short distance to give them praise and rewards. These guys catch on quick! By the time they are yearlings, they are running 10+ miles and rearing to go further. At 2-3 years old, they finally reach a mature enough age, mentally & physically, to start training and racing with the A-team. Scroll through our future Pocket Aces and pick your favorite little one to follow down the trails!
Sponsor A Puppy!
Put your favorite little one through school by becoming their very own sponsor! This is a great way to start and build a relationship with one of our aspiring athletes and heightens the thrill of following the team and the young ones through out their prestigious racing careers. If year after year you sponsor the same pooch, when the day comes for the dog to retire, we give you first choice on whether or not you would like to adopt them and make them part of your family. Of course we reserve the right to make them a permanent fixture on our couch as well--It's always hard to let go of our kids!