Webcam: Sled Dog Puppies
Sultana gave birth to the 2012 litter, three cute little sled dogs. In summer, you can follow the adventures of the Denali kennels on this webcam. Year-round you can see photos from their winter patrols, via their blog and on our Facebook page. The webcam is turned off in late September each year, once the pups are big enough to live in their own separate areas, and once training sessions begin - resulting in the kennels being empty most days. The camera goes live again in the spring, once the next litter of pups are born.
COURTESY CANDY WAGAMAN COLLECTION
Mushing is a cultural tradition across Alaska that dates back many thousands of years. It also provides the National Park Service the most effective available means to patrol vast areas of designated Wilderness during the long winter season.
Managers of the historic park kennels take great care in breeding for qualities suitable for the challenges and responsibilities of a Denali sled dog. Physical traits include long legs to break trail through deep snow, compact paws to resist build up of ice between toes, and sturdy coats and puffy tails to keep warm in the depths of sub-arctic winter. Character traits include tenacity, an unbridled love to pull and run as part of a team, and social skills that tolerate attention of many thousands of admirers to visit the kennels each summer.
This webcam was created, in part, with support from a donation.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Mount McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent? Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, the mountain’s vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.