Curt Perano

46 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
UnderDog New Zealand, Canada Goose

Nationality: New Zealand
Current Residence: New Zealand
Occupation(s): Tour Operator
Kennel Name: UnderDog Racing
Name Origination: In 2011 we won Race to the Sky, local paper headline was "Down Under Dogs win". It became our touring name and then the race team merged with it.
Kennel Bloodlines: Mostly Jamie Nelson lines, some first and second generation dogs that we have bred ourselves
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 60+

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
This is a young dog team, several in their first race season. The veteran crew has retired and joined the tours in New Zealand. We will have 3 dogs that are 1,000 mile race veterans. Two of whom will retire after the 2019 YQ. Taizer has completed six thousand milers and Kroc 3.

How did you get started running dogs?
Stared with a Malamute as a pet, took him for runs. It's gotten radically out of control ever since.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Enjoy the outdoors and being able to do that by dog team makes it better.

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Took three years off from racing to focus on the touring business, family and building a new team. Just looking forward to running the Yukon Quest again with a new crew of dogs.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2014 - Iditarod - 23rd 2013 - Iditarod - 27th 2011 - Beargrease Marathon - 7th 2011 - Race to the Sky - 1st 2013 - CB300 - 12th

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2014 7 12d 01h 29m