Jeff King is often recognized as the “Winningest Musher in the World.” He holds four championship titles for the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006. Jeff took first place in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest in 1989 in addition to earning twenty-four other first-place titles in races across Alaska and other parts of North America. Jeff was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2006, at age 50, he became the oldest musher to win the Iditarod. Jeff King has twice received the prestigious Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award for exemplary care of his dog team.
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.
Battle Dawgs Racing owned and operated by Rick and Jennifer Casillo out of Big Lake Alaska. Battle Dawgs Racing has partnered up with Alaska's Healing Hearts, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor rehabilitative programs for nations battle wounded and battle weary.
"Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend." -– Corey Ford
Born in Illinois, Jeff Kuchel became interested in sporting dogs in 2008. A strong advocate for dog fitness , he consistently promotes activity is a key component to maintaining a dog’s health.
Jeff is a trainer in obedience, canine swimming, and dock diving at a local facility. His dogs compete in a wild flying, K9 watersport called dock diving as well as competing in obedience trials and disc dog events. One for learning and taking on new feats, Jeff is currently adding Mondioring to his routine.
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.