Dorothea and Ray Zilke have been breeding champion Siberian Huskies for nearly 30 years

Since 1983, Pushinka Kennels has bred multiple champions, multiple group winners,
and multiple group placing dogs. Outstanding past performers include Pushinka's The Specialist, "Sly" (Best in Show, American and Canadian champion, #4 working dog in Canada for 2001).


Dorothea Zilke has been a Siberian Husky enthusiast and a member of the Canadian Kennel Club since 1978. She has also been a member of the BC Siberian Husky Club since 1980. She works with her husband Ray Zilke.

Ray Zilke has been involved with Siberians since 1980, with his first dog being his constant companion "Snow". Since then Ray has bred or co bred multiple Canadian Champions. Ray has also been a member of the CKC & the BC Siberian Husky Club since 1985. Currently he is dabbling with carting/sledding, hanging out with the puppies and generally enjoying his dogs.