• Classic Postcard
  • Philip McEwen and his howling dogs
  • Centennial Race
  • Whistlin' Lyd
  • Lack of snow will not stop these dedicated mushers
  • Number 2
  • Centennial Race
  • Kid snowshoer celebrates his victory
  • Classic Shot of Huge Crowds and Musher
  • Speed demon girls in the snowshoe race
  • Blizzard
  • Jr. Racer Prepares Herself

The Oldest All-American Dog Sled Race

February 16, 2023 to February 18, 2023

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 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.

American Dog Derby 2017 from Vertex Aerial on Vimeo.