Laughing Eyes Kennel


Born in ChattanoPhoto by Susan Smalley Stevensonoga and raised in Chicago, Hugh Neff has been an Alaskan long-distance sled dog competitor since the year 2000. He has competed in 14 Yukon Quest and 9 Iditarod races since that time. His team, "Walter's Warriors" won the Quest in 2012; Hugh also earned  the Iditarod's Rookie of the year award in 2004. He has participated in numerous mid-distance races across Alaska and around the world since 1998.  The 'Gypsy Musher' is a  northern nomad seeking to explore as much of this earth by dog team as is possible. In 2013 he was the 1st Alaskan to participate in Norway's world renown Finnmarkslopet race finishing in 6th place earning his team the 'Rookie of the Year' award. Hugh has a kennel in Tok, Alaska consisting of some of the finest canine athletes on the planet. The 'DAWGS' also happen to be his closest buddies. We're not just a dog kennel- WE are a Canine Community. Each year we live to play on and explore new trails with our furry friends leading the way.
Welcome to our World, now let's all learn to enjoy a more beautiful day! Enjoy the show my friends...

Yukon Quest 2015 Team

2014 Yukon Quest Team



The Gypsy Musher-Weblog

Vintage VDB-Part of the team!

Glacier Veterinary Service