Mushing for Healthy Babies is a campaign spotlighting Alaska’s State Sport, Dog Mushing. The crusade to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy has been created by the Nome Youth Facility (Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice) with support from the Alaska FASD Partnership.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) only occur when women drink while pregnant, thus FASDs can be 100% preventable. Prenatal alcohol exposure can cause damage to the developing fetus any time during the pregnancy. I am proud to be a supporter of Mushing for Healthy Babies and am honored to display my support by carrying the message of “No Alcohol During Pregnancy” as I race this year.”
Former Model Takes on Iditarod
Zoya DeNure says she’s still a “girly-girl” at heart
John places 2nd in the 2012 Paul Johnson Memorial Norton Sound 450
Zoya places 14th in the 2011 Copper Basin 300!
Zoya places 6th in the 2011 Tustumena 200!
John places 1st in the Tonsina sprint races!
Welcome to Crazy Dog Kennels
We are located in the foothills of the magnificent Alaska Range near the edge of timberline. Crazy Dog Kennel is a competitive racing kennel dedicated to the training and rehabilitation of unwanted sled dogs.
Half of the dogs in our kennel come from area animal shelters or are dogs rejected from other kennels. Many of these dogs would be considered to be unadoptable prior to their arrival at our facility. Here at CDK we let “dogs be dogs”; they are socialized with the goal of letting them become an integral part of the dog community. There are no failures at our kennel; all of the dogs are successfully rehabilitated and go on to race with us or are sent on to adoptive homes where most are used for recreational mushing. Sled dogs also make great house pets and many of our dogs become valued members of their adoptive households. Socialization and behavior adjustments are achieved through innovative, positive training techniques; there are few magic solutions; time and perseverance are the answer to most issues.
Teams from Crazy Dog Kennel and Canine Rescue have competed in and won races such as the Yukon Quest, Copper Basin 300, U.P. 200 and many others.
We have well-behaved dogs of all ages and abilities available for immediate adoption. We also offer, dog sledding tours, rides and scheduled training clinics.
Crazy Dog Kennel is owned
and operated by John Schandelmeier and Zoya DeNure
Merrill Family, Delta Junction, AK for Ruby
Christina Hamlin, Wasilla, AK
for Fender & Chili Pepper
Korin Galarneau, Anchorage, AK for Bobbie J
David McCarville, MN for Mudflap
Shelagh Geller, Amsterdam for Sparkplug
Frederick Huntsberry, Hollywood, CA is a TEAM DOG SPONSOR