30 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Musher
Nationality:
American
Current Residence:
Talkeetna, Alaska
Occupation(s):
Musher
Kennel Name:
Dallas Seavey Racing
Kennel Bloodlines:
Seavey, D.
Breeds:
Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel:
120

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
4
Tell us about your dogs, particularly some stories or facts about dogs running the 2022 race with you

The majority of dogs in my team are dogs I've raised since birth and they're my best friends! We've been through everything together, including falling through a frozen river in -36 in last year's Quest 300. We've learned a lot together and grown as a team and are excited to return to the Quest 550!

How did you get started running dogs?

By accident! I happened to live in Talkeetna when Dallas moved up from Willow and was building his kennel here. My boyfriend, Elliot, and I joined on with an interest in dogs and helping with construction. Best accident ever! Now this place and these dogs are our life and we couldn't be happier!

What do you love most about running sled dogs?

In the years raising dogs I was constantly enamored with their progress learning how to run, camp, and lead the team. They continue to blow my mind regularly with what they are capable of! I'm most inspired by how proud I am of my babies and I love the serenity and adventure of mushing silently through the backcountry with them. The ultimate reward is sharing the excitement of a new trail with them and watching them excel at what they love to do most... run!

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Willow Dog Musher's Association and Two River's Dog Mushing Association
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Though I work at an Iditarod-focused kennel, I have always had an odd obsession with the Quest. I LOVE the cold and the brutal coldness of the Quest has always interested me. I wear my Quest sweatshirt everyday while giving tours about the Iditarod :) We did not finish Quest 300 last year due to sickness sweeping in the team, but we are excited to return this year and run again!
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
Year: 2021; Race: Willow 300; Finish Position: 26
Year: 2021; Race: Two Rivers 200; Finish Position: 12
Year: 2021; Race: Alpine Creek 300; Finish Position: 2