ICEPAW - Story of success

"With the power from the sea" is the claim of our northern German company ICEPAW from Burg/ Dithmarschen. We are the ones with the "fish" and see ourselves as pioneers in the field of pet food from sustainable, controlled fishing. We put highest value on freshness, quality and regional products. ICEPAW has avoided meat processing as far as possible since its foundation. 

My name is Michael Tetzner, founder and owner of ICEPAW. Together with my family I live on the Tetzner Racing Sled Dog Farm in Burg/ Dithmarschen at the Kiel Canal. With my wife Doreen and daughter Leonie I share the great passion dog and the fascination sled dog sport. Leonie, now a teenager, has already been featured in numerous media and TV shows due to her unique successes in sled dog sport. I myself have meanwhile competed in over 700 sled dog races in Alaska and Canada. During my races I was often guest of the Indian natives of Canada and Alaska. Thereby I noticed that the dogs were extremely healthy, resistant and powerful. Surprisingly, the dogs were fed only on fish scraps - according to the Inuit, the best food for dogs. Thereupon I began to experiment with various food mixtures and different fish proportions and developed my own recipes, which finally brought the breakthrough and the world championship title. Over the years, countless other titles and prizes followed. Decades of practical experience and nutritional analyses from sled dog sport at world champion level flow into the new and further development of all ICEPAW products. In the meantime, ICEPAW offers a wide variety of complete feeds, snacks and high-quality supplements, especially for nutritionally sensitive animals.

"At ICEPAW, we live our brand. We are passionate about dog sports and your contact in pet food, Michael Tetzner."

Daughter Leonie Tetzner - Successful young talent and 5-time World Champion.

Leonie, now a teenager, is an enthusiastic dog fan and sled dog athlete, just like her father and founder of ICEPAW, Michael Tetzner. Leonie steered her first dog sled when she was three years old. From an early age, she has shared the fascination of sled dog sports with her successful parents. Since the age of 4, Leonie has been training for the annual World Championship in Alaska. Leonie is already a 5-time World Sled Dog Champion and American Champion and has also won countless other awards and honors. Her victories are unique in the history of sled dog sports. Learn more about Leonie here:

Michael Tetzner - athlete with heart and passion

Michael's way on the sled started in spring 1987 when he visited a sled dog race in St. Andreasberg. Already in the following year he formed his first own team and won his first international title with six dogs. Soon after that, the big dream was born to compete at the top of European and World Championships. This goal has long since been achieved: Michael has been racing for over 20 years, seven of them as a professional. Since the winter of 1993/94, he has been competing in the demanding top class, in which teams of more than eight dogs race against each other.

Great successes of his musher career (excerpt):

2017 Worldcup Winner
2016 1st in TOK one of the Triple Crown Races 
2016 1st Fur Rendezvous Invitational 
2016 ISDRA Silver medal, king class
2016 ISDRA Silver medal, 10 dog class
2016 ISDRA Silver medal, 8 dog class
2015  1st in TOK one of the Triple Crown Races 
2015  1st Eagle River Classic
2015  1st Northpole
2012  World Sled dog Champion
2011  Vice World Sled dog Champion
2010  1st  Asdra Point Alaska
2010  1st  Montana Creek Championship 
1999  Guinness Book World Record

Doreen Tetzner - Sporty heart

Behind every successful man is a strong woman. Michael's wife, Doreen, is the heart of the Tetzner Racing Farm, the "back wheel" of the family. Doreen also shares the great passion of sled dog sport with her family. Not only does she hold the strings together in the background, but she herself is very ambitious when it comes to sports. Her own most exciting participation was the mass start in Oslo in the 4 dog class. At the World Championships in Hamar 2011 she was best German in the 6 dog class. 

Greatest successes:

  • Norma Rasmussen Memorial Race, 1st (in 6 dog class) and 2nd (in 4 dog class)
  • South Central Challenge, 2nd (in 6 dog class) 
  • Eagle River Classic, 2nd (in 6 dog class) and 3rd (in 4 dog class) 
  • North Pole Championship, 4th (in 10 dog class) and 4th (in 6 dog class)