Redpaw-Sponsored Athletes

4-H Mushing Program

Redpaw is a proud sponsor of the Fairbanks 4-H Mushing Program at the Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School. Effie is a non-traditional school incorporating both Western and indigenous knowledge in its curricula. In this flagship program there are four active volunteers working with the 7th grade class—about 20 students. More... about 4-H Mushing Program

Lance Mackey

Professional Musher
Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel | Fairbanks, AK

Tell me it can’t be done; I’ll give it everything I’ve got to prove that it can.

Born and raised in Alaska, Lance Mackey has grown up around dog mushing and tough times. His father, Dick Mackey, was one of the founders of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Dick went on to win the 1978 Iditarod race by ONE second. Alaskans still talk about that great race. In 1983, Lance's oldest brother, Rick, was the winner of the Iditarod. For Lance, this was his legacy, as a son, as a brother and as an up-and-coming dog musher. Lance wanted to win the Iditarod also. This dream almost ended when he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2001 and underwent extensive surgery and radiation treatment. More... about Lance Mackey

Ken Anderson

Professional Musher
Windy Creek Kennel | Fairbanks, AK

The dog is never wrong.    —George Attla

I currently have about 45 Alaskan Huskies and live 20 miles north of Fairbanks on the edge of civilization. I could run right out of my yard and run all the way to Nome (700 miles away) without ever crossing a road.

Accomplishments: More... about Ken Anderson

Buddy & Terry Streeper

Mushers
Streeper Kennels | Fort Nelson, Canada

Work hard, think smart and be honest with yourself. Anything is possible with the right mindset.

I [Buddy] was born into the sport, as my father Terry Streeper has been racing for over 35 years. At age 18, I decided that I wanted to work to become the most succeseful sled dog racing kennel in the world. More... about Buddy & Terry Streeper

Eddy & Amy Streeper

Streeper Kennel | Osage, MN

You can't help someone who won't help themselves.   —Eddy

I believe the most important component to a superb sled dog is 'heart' and the relationship to their musher.   —Amy More... about Eddy & Amy Streeper

Alyeska Ski Patrol Avalanche Canines

Alyeska Resort | Girdwood, AK

People can learn a lot from dogs. Dogs wake up in the morning, have a good stretch, drink some water, eat a good meal, and then go play. The closer our work can be to that play, the better off we are. More... about Alyeska Ski Patrol Avalanche Canines

Rick McConico

Professional Dog Trainer
Old Oak Retrievers | Blooming Prairie, MN

Train every dog as an individual.

At Old Oak Kennels we specialize in training hunting dogs and we have British Lab Field Trial Champion Studs available for breeding.

All of our runs are indoor/outdoor; our indoor runs are heated & air conditioned. We have more than 20 years of experience training retrievers and we care for your dog like family. More... about Rick McConico