Turning Heads Kennel

Publicly Recognized For Outstanding Dog Care
By The Tustumena 200 and The Copper Basin 300 Races

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Dog Sled Tours

We happily invite those visiting Alaska to go dog sledding with us. We offer dog sled tours year round. Come winter mushing with us or join us in the summer on Godwin Glacier or at our Kennel in Seward. Our tours are hands-on, highly informative, and all about the dogs!

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The Iditarod

We are a professional racing kennel that focuses on the Iditarod, a 1,000 mile dog sled race. A dog sled team in the Iditarod is comprised of 16 dogs and one musher. Travis has competed in the 2013 & 2014 Iditarod finishing in 37th both races. We are gearing up for an exciting 2015 Iditarod in which both Travis and Sarah will be racing. We expect to Turn some Heads this year with our fantastic group of dogs!

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Our passion is teaching people about dogsledding, the Iditarod, and our kennel -- that's why we run tours. However we know that not all those interested in the sport can make their way to us so learn about mushing by following our blog!

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Our Dogs

Our dogs are the heart and soul of what we do. We pride ourselves on having, fun, friendly, and highly energetic dogs. Whether it's our little leading ladies Zema and Fidget or our big wheel dogs Weiser and Curly, these guys make every day a fun. Our dog care has been publicly recognized as the best in the sport by both the Tustumena 200 and the Copper Basin 300 races.

Meet Our Sled Dog Family

Travis Beals

Travis Beals won his first dog sled race at four years old. A short "one dog" race, this set him on path that would change his life. "I love everything about mushing," says Beals. "I grew up sprint mushing but that was just too short. I started this kennel at 14 with the dream of one day running Iditarord -- and look where I am now!" Full of enthusiasm for anything dog related, Travis has been sharing his knowledge and passion since he was 14. "I was born to do this," he prouldy states. "And some day, just you watch, I am going to win the Iditarod." Now having bred many of his own dogs, Travis is well on his way to seeing the dream come true!

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Sarah Stokey

"I was six years old when I decided to be a dog musher," Sarah tells people. "I saw the disney film Iron Will and that was it. I knew what I wanted to do with my life." But growing up just south of Boston in the town of Falmouth, MA dog mushers weren't exactly a dime a dozen. Sarah fueled her passion through books, movies, and email correspondence with famous 4-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher. In 2010, after graduating from Northeastern University, Sarah moved to Alaska to pursue her dream of running Iditarod. She met Travis shortly thereafter and they have been running dogs and building a kennel together ever since.

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