Skunk's Place (SP) Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and care.
Long distance sled dog racing is our main competitive focus, and SP Kennel supports two professional racing teams. Aliy Zirkle races the Red Team and Allen Moore races the Black Team. The goals and strategies for each team vary from race to race, so our dogs may run on either team at any time.
We strive to be good-will ambassadors for the sport of sled dog racing, balancing winning performance with exceptional sportsmanship, community outreach and advocacy for the amazing Alaskan Husky.
We are a "dog first" Kennel. We put the care and safety of our dogs above everything else, including competition results.
Our breeding program is highly selective, and SP Kennel remains small yet highly competitive. We breed only for the dogs we want to raise, train and race. We do not breed for dog sales or lease dog teams. These dogs are breed for our team. We keep virtually every dog we breed for its entire competitive racing career, then either keep them at the Kennel as retired/pet dogs for the rest of their lives or place them in situations particularly suited to their personalities.
Some dogs who are "ready for a couch" will be placed in carefully screened and selected pet homes.
Those who still want to run -- but not the number of miles involved in our racing program --- we place with highly qualified "dog first" recreational mushers world wide. These retired Iditarod and Yukon Quest veterans spend the rest of their lives doing what their genetics have taught them in a relaxed, enjoyable "pet home" atmosphere.
We make the right choices at the right times for all of our dogs!