Welcome to Tagish Lake Kennel

Located roughly 100 km south of Whitehorse, Yukon, Tagish Lake Kennel is an off-grid sled dog paradise nestled in the forests and mountains near Tagish Lake. It’s a short trail down to the lakeshore, where stunning views of the Southern Lakes unfold.

Tagish Lake Kennel is a long distance sled dog racing kennel, run by veterans Michelle Phillips and Ed Hopkins. Together they have a combined experience of almost 50 years of working with sled dogs.

Tagish Lake Kennel is home to over 60 canine athletes along with 2 cats and 2 horses.

Join us in our quest to reach for the top!

Michelle Phillip's 2017 Iditarod Sponsor: Fujitsu Computer Products of America


2017 Platinum Race Sponsor: Carstar Whitehorse

My Blog Posts

December training

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Gearing up for a busy racing season. We are running the 2016 Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. As well we will be entering two teams in the Copper Basin 300, a team in... READ MORE

Monday Morning Update

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Monday morning update: Michelle is 13 miles out of Kaltag where the current temperature is -36F/-38C. Michelle and her team are averaging an impressive 8.5 mph but have dropped a few spots to... READ MORE

Michelle is on the Way to Ruby

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Michelle is pulling into a popular camping spot between Tanana and Ruby, which at other times of the year is a Bible camp. It’s 119 miles between checkpoints in this stretch so it’ll... READ MORE