• Excited dogs at the start line
  • Vet Check
  • Close finish in the 40miler number 75 3rd place finisher Taylor Berge
  • Kent Enroute To Ashton
  • Philip McEwen and his howling dogs
  • Tired Dogs Still Running Strong
  • Barbie being pulled by the powerhouse
  • Mutt race start ready to go
  • Kid snowshoer celebrates his victory
  • Centennial Race
  • Centennial Race

The Oldest All-American Dog Sled Race

February 14, 2019 to February 16, 2019

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.