Douglas Fir Mushing is a mid-distance dog racing team operated by Mandy Nauman located just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. Though it would not be accurate to call ourselves a kennel, it is more a fusion of dogs from two well established kennels as well as a few of Mandy's own dogs. The team is made up of young dogs with little to no experience, which Mandy is training for the future Yukon Quest and Iditarod teams of veteran musher Brent Sass and his kennel, Wild and Free Mushing. These young dogs will be taught by older veteran race dogs from both Wild and Free Kennel as well as Trail Breaker Kennel, owned and operated by David Monson, former Yukon Quest champion, and the late great Susan Butcher, former four time Iditarod champion. To round out the team Mandy has four dogs of her own with little race experience but are not new to running in a team. The bonds that Mandy develops and shares with these dogs is remarkable. They are a family that has to trust in each other not only to be successful in races but also to survive in the harshest winter conditions interior and arctic Alaska has to offer.
WE FINISHED!!!! 10/9/2013
Less than one month and 1,000 miles donated
Let's see how fast we can get Mandy and team down the trail! New fundraising "race"/game. Click on the map for more info and updates.
Thank you for taking the time to visit Douglas Fir Mushing. We invite you to explore this site in order to learn more about the dogs, mushing, and Mandy's journey to her dream and the finish line of the Yukon Quest.
Total amount of money saved as of November 14th. Getting closer but still a ways to go as February 1st quickly approaches. Any contributions are greatly appreciated!