Alan Eischens Double E Kennel Iditarod Musher

Starting with the purchase of two bred females, the Sisters Margarita and Jam, Double E Kennel came to life. Since then, we have participated in dog races such as; Yukon Quest, Tug 150, Northern Lights, Cooper Basin, including racing and finishing in the Iditarod two times going on his third in 2017! Caring for our dogs is one of the things we are known for, being only one of 4 other Kennels in the history of the Iditarod to finish with the same intact team of dogs we started with! That is truly a feat! Double E Kennel has been built with a lot of joy & tears, hard work, long nights, countless feedings along with general dog care, vet care and preparing for races. Today the Kennel has 38 strong, good looking and powerful dogs all from championship blood lines.

About Double E kennel

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell a small part of our story. We are Alan and Tanjala Eischens, owners and operators of Double E Kennel. Alan was born in Minnesota, and raised in Adak in the Aleutian Islands. He always had a dream of racing a dog sled team of his own. Our story together started over 7 years ago. We met and soon became the best of friends. Tanjala, a resident of Missouri, came up to Alaska for a visit in August, then came back for another visit in October! Tanjala moved to Alaska the following summer and we haven’t been apart since. Well, except for dog sled races! Double E Kennel was born after being involved with the Iditarod, being a head checker for the Tustamena 200 for years, and during this we always wanting to run a team ourselves. That lifelong dream came true in 2011. Opportunity came knocking, we answered, ran with it and are still running with it! Alan is the first person in the history of the Iditarod to cross the Nome finish line with all 16 of his dogs two years in a row.

Welcome to our Double E Kennel, where no one is a stranger.

Alan & Tanjala Eischens
Double E Kennel, Owners & Operators

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Sevi your team has made the headlines 😉. Keep up the great work ...

Here is a view from Meier’s Lake checkpoint of the Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race this afternoon. Teams of Severin Cathry, Dakota Schlosser, and Kelby Dillon rest up after the long haul over the mountain from Chistochina. Strong wind and snow slowed travel for rookies and veterans alike. Temperatures in the 20s and 30s are also slowing travel. Six teams have scratched, one is still on the trail to Meier’s Lake. The front runners are in Sourdough - Allen Moore/SP Kennel - Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore, Nic Petit.

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Waiting patiently for Severin Cathry to get into Meirs Lake. Broke a runner on the way to Chistochina, came in with it bandaged up... dogs looked great and still wanted to go. A little slow coming in this morning as it has been snowing so a little slower. Looks like he is breaking trail. ...

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