Welcome to the board. I was born and raised in Fairbanks - Actually Salcha. I know how extreme the weather and the people can be! I still have a warm fuzzy feeling about the place...
I agree with what's been said - really do your research and (I don't mean to sound preachy - okay I do mean to
) - but it's not just about making quality dogs - it's about finding quality people to take care of them and keep them for 13-15 years (and there it means INSIDE 8 monthes of the year). It also means taking them back when people F-up. Even if they're 8 years old. And treating it like it is your problem when your customers are breeding to whatever and making lots of puppies that end up at AC. Sorry for going on...just my opinion.
BTW - I checked petfinder and there are 7 pits and pit-x's at AC in Fairbanks right this moment.
Best of luck and hope to see you postin'