The Smokin' Ace Family

The Smokin' Ace Dog Yard is comprised of many different lineages of Alaskan Huskies. The core of the kennel are Hall bloodlines stemming from Swingley, Little, Gatt, Kleedahn and Buser. The vast pool of genetics allows us to have a self-sustaining dog yard of healthy & strong canine athletes.

Each of our dogs brings a different asset to the table, whether it's the dogs forward drive, hearty appetite, or mental fortitude--It's a compilation of qualities that makes a dog team successful. In the end, it takes more than one great dog to make a great team.


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 to 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

Born September 15, 2014 | Koyuk x MudSlide | Brains x Brains

Pocket ‘A’ces


The "B" Litter

Born May 2, | Koyuk x Salcha | Happy x Fortitude

The Little ‘B’uggers


The "C" Litter

Born June 2015 | Champ x Gulo | Ravenous x Drive

The ‘C’ritter Litter


The Puppy Team is comprised of yearlings & retired race dogs. Though our retirees may be a little slower, they still have strong desire & passion to run. They also make the BEST trainers, especially in their lower gear speeds! We train and ‘‘race’’ the pups conservatively until they’re 2-years old in order to build confidence and bestow invaluable trail experience.   We welcome the inherent quirkiness of each puppy and respect that every dog matures at a different rate. Training to the individual dog, rather than to a general age based performance, allows our pups to grow into their genetic dispositions naturally.  Once they're ready to pursue their secondary education in sled dog-ery, we act as guidance councilors pointing them in the right direction.  Until then, we just let puppies be puppies! 

The "D" Litter

Born June 13, 2017 | Koyuk x Sansa | Happy x Crazy

Road House Litter


The "E" Litter

Born June 18, 2017 | Koyuk x Neptune | Happy x Hungry

The Great American ‘E’clipse Litter


The "F" Litter

Born August 21, 2017 | Keeper x Salcha | Legendary x Race-y

‘F’reaks (& Geeks) Litter

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 where Keeper was born and raised. They’ve been nicknamed the Freaks of the kennel because of their freakish intelligence & insane drive!


The "G" Litter

Born September 1, 2017 | Ace x Goblin | Brains x Brawn

The ‘G’eeks Litter


Yearling Trainers

Meet the teachers on the trail!


Assistants, Couch coaches & moral support

Meet the mascots from behind the scenes!