• Mutt race sled puller
  • Excited dogs at the start line
  • Philip McEwen and his jumping husky
  • Stoffel Reitsman from Minnesota with all husky team
  • Endurance
  • Classic Postcard
  • Philip McEwen and his howling dogs
  • Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
  • Everett Heseman With Team Circa 1945
  • Weight Pull Hound
  • 1926 Derby

ATTENTION: Changes to races due to warm weather - see story below.

NEW IN 2016: Celebrity Race Scheduled for 10:30 on Friday AND Saturday

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The Oldest All-American Dog Sled Race

From 1917 when Tud Kent won the first American Dog Derby during a blinding blizzard to this year’s races, the running of the dogs in Ashton is an exciting event rich in history. There are 5 different races offered and a start/finish line full of activities including a celebrity race, a snowshoe race, and a weight pull in which spectators and their dogs can compete. Read more about the historical American Dog Derby's past

There are 5 different races offered and a start/finish line full of activities including a celebrity race, a snowshoe race, and a weight pull in which spectators and their dogs can compete.

News

Changes to race due to warm weather

Due to warm weather and trail conditions, the Tud Kent 92 mile race has been cancelled and the 10 Dog Ray Gordon race will run the same distance as the smaller 8 dog race, creating 2 classes in this distance. One 10 dog 45 mile race and an 8 dog 45 mile race. All other races will remain the same as planned. Contact our race director with any questions: 208-360-0988