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About Michelle Phillips and Ed HopkinsMichelle Phillips and Ed Hopkins run Tagish Lake Kennel. Combined, they have more than 40 years' experience mushing dogs in mid-distance and longer races. Ed started racing dogs 27 years ago. He began his mushing career in 1986 handling dogs for Harry Sutherland. After a few years of running his own team, Ed handled dogs for Susan Butcher for two seasons and ran her yearlings in the Yukon Quest in... >> read more
Michelle Speaks at TEDxMichelle Phillips was honored to be asked to speak at the 2013 TEDx event in Whitehorse, Yukon. The theme Michelle spoke on was "A Journey with Dogs." See the video.
Inspiration"Ed and Michelle are an inspiration to people of all ages. They generate a tremendously positive response from listeners who in their hearts have always secretly wanted to be dog mushers . Or not so secretly." My Yukon Life podcast radio
Live your dream of being a musherRun your own team of Iditarod and Yukon Quest veterans through a snowy Yukon forest.
Some call it mysticalExperience the unique bond that exists between a dog team and their human.
Learn what it takesCondition and care for a team of world-class athletes on four legs. >> read more
Warm and Fuzzy
From the pup's first days at Tagish Lake Kennel, socialization with other dogs, children, and adults is emphasized and encouraged. The result? Dogs that are bred for professional racing with a friendly disposition and family-friendly attitude.