The Original 8
Born 4/2008 // Jake x Nugget
The first litter born at Smokin' Ace Kennels were the perfect mix of bush dog and race dog--Thick coats, strong build, with a mental fortitude of steel. Both Keeper & Dusty are retired to the puppy team here @ SAK, while the other 6 are retired around the States. Shaggy @ Just Short of Magic, Frosty @ Ryno Kennel, Talker & JJ @ Bush Alaska Expeditions, Blondie // Montana, & Ringo // Colorado.
The Alaskan Village Litter
Born June 2010 / Lionel x Highnoon
The Beer Litter
Born May 30, 2011 / Gus x Azali
The Alaska Beer litter hail from Bartlett bloodlines and are referred to as "the hounds". Porter & Pale are both retired to the Tour Team and their other five littermates (Winter, White, Stout, Summer & Amber) are retired with Peter Pop, a recreational musher 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 // Chaos x Sparta
The "A" Litter aka Pocket Aces
Born September 15, 2014 / Koyuk x MudSlide
The "B" Litter aka Lil' Bugger's
Born May 2, 2015 / Koyuk x Salcha
The "C" Litter aka The Critter Litter
Born June 2015 / Champ x Gulo
Recipe for Success: Patience, Consistency, Freedom & Love.
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 raw potential 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 into Sled Dog-ery seriously. Until then, we let puppies be puppies!
The "D" Litter
Born June 13, 2017 / Koyuk x Sansa
Dalton & Doc--Pictures arriving soon!
The "E" Litter
Born June 18, 2017 / Koyuk x Neptune
The "F" Litter
Born August 21, 2017 / Keeper x Salcha
Our first litter of Keeper pups and the similarities with the King of the Kennel are uncanny. This was a large litter of 8 and split with a friend and fellow musher Olaf, who lives in the Bush along the Yukon River. A very fitting home considering that is where Keeper was born and raised.
The "G" Litter aka The Little Goblins
Born September 1, 2017 / Goblin x Ace
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!