Hendrik Stachnau

35 year old Yukon Quest rookie

My Sponsors:
The Voice of Nature Team

Nationality: German
Current Residence: Hamburg Germany
Occupation(s): Tour Operator
Kennel Name: Voice of Nature / Wild Dalarna's
Name Origination: We are the Voice of Nature because we breed the original pure bred sled dogs, the Greenland dogs and Alaskan Malamutes. We want to show them in the biggest sled dog race of the World, so that people don’t forget how the real original sled dogs look.
Kennel Bloodlines:
Breeds: Greenland Dogs and Alaskan Malamutes
# of Dogs in Kennel: 60


Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
25

Tell us about your dogs?
The team will be experienced dogs from Finnmarkslopet 1000km 2017 and some younger dogs on top. Most of the dogs are born in my kennel.

How did you get started running dogs?
At the age of 10 I was training my first Alaskan Malamute with a handcart in a park in Hamburg-City Germany and I started my first race at the age of 13.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
I like the challenge with the dogs, myself and nature.

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
DSLT and SPHK

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I want to show that it is possible to finish the Yukon Quest with a good team of pure bred Greenland Dogs and Alaskan Malamutes.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Voice of Nature

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
They have Greenlandic names, Indian names and some fantasy names.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2018 Polardistans 300km - 1st , 2017 Finnmarkslopet 1000km - 21st , 2016 Femundlopet 600km - 29th, 2012 Femundlopet 600km - 28th, 2010 Femundlopet 600km - 32nd, 2008 Finnmarkslopet 500km - 26th